This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

New oil research center in Denmark, new potentially huge sulphur alliance, and interim reports from major carriers took center stage this past week on ShippingWatch.

USD 184.3 million for new research center

The DUC partners have donated USD 184.3 million over ten years for a new oil research center, to be headed by a former Maersk executive.

Mr. Triple-E to head oil research

"We need 100 of the best researchers"

Danish carriers take a hit

Both Norden and Torm published disappointing interim reports.

Weak market forces Norden to downgrade 2014

Norden hit by Atlantic nightmare

Dansk Bank lowers Norden expectations

Torm has negative equity of 100 mio USD

Jacob Meldgaard: We're doing exactly what we should

Sulphur alliance in the making

New alliance wants carriers to work together to ensure proper enforcement of new sulphur regulations.

World's biggest carriers to launch sulphur alliance

Here are the principles behind the Trident Alliance

Maersk supports new sulphur alliance

This week also featured in-depth stories

Heavy lift in high seas

BBC Chartering: We all took a hit in 2013

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Private equity funds:

Broker: Equity funds in shipping fumbling blindly

Equity funds pump USD 32 billion into shipping


Maersk Drilling going forward:

Maersk Drilling: We will keep investing


Thorco's plans:

Thorco: Plenty of appetite for growth


Interim reports:

Hapag-Lloyd made new deficit in 1st quarter

MOL improved across all segments 

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