This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

IMO's long-awaited decision on NOx was settled, DFDS's Niels Smedegaard had a word of advice for the industry, and APM Terminals signed a deal with China Shipping. These are just some of the stories from the past week.

Environmental compromise

On Friday the IMO member states reached a NOx compromise, thus dodging Russia's proposal to postpone the regulations to 2021:

IMO approves global NOx compromise 

Compromise on NOx rules on the way 

Russia's controversial NOx proposal nearing collapse


Russian businesses

Developments on the Crimean peninsula threaten Maersk's businesses in the country, says Drewry, though the situation has yet to affect the state-owned carrier Sovcomflot:

Fitch: Sanctions yet to impact on Sovcomflot 

Drewry: Crimea is a risk to Global Ports

Fast asleep

DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard had some harsh words for the industry in relation to the coming sulphur regulations in 2015:

Niels Smedegaard: Shipping was fast asleep

Shipowners: We have to do better next time

Photo: Carsten Bundgaard
Photo: Carsten Bundgaard

APM Terminals and the Chinese

This week Maersk executives signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese conglomerate China Shipping Group:

APM Terminals in strategic collaboration with China Shipping

APM Terminals: Europe the goal of Chinese agreement

Shipowners and the EU

Analysis: State-aid secured EU dominance in shipping 

Shipowners present ten new EU demands

Further reading:

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Rickmers Maritime: The next two years could hurt

Maersk sells offshore company Danbor  

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