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The Maersk Group's Capital Markets Day along with the coming environmental regulations took center stage this week, while container alliances were in the spotlight again as well.

The impending sulfur regulations

With just three months to go until the regulations are set to come into force, carriers are now beginning to stir, while a new fuel type brings hope:

New fuel could could change the market completely

Media: Mass layoffs underway at Stena Line

DSV: Customers will be hit by sulfur regulations

Scrubber manufacturers looking for orders

Another new alliance

Container carriers are forming alliances across the sector in an effort to protect their business in a tough market:

Hamburg Süd and UASC form global collaboration

UASC: Hamburg Süd to benefit from Ocean Three

Maersk Line challenges rivals with North-South growth strategy

Alphaliner: The first battleground for the major alliances

News from the Maersk Group

At the Maersk Group's Capital Markets Day this week, one highlight was CEO Morten Engelstoft's presentation of the strategy for the fifth core business unit:

The new strategy for Maersk's 5th core business unit

Maersk Line will save USD 350 million a year with 2M

Photo: Carsten Bundgaard
Photo: Carsten Bundgaard

SeaIntel: Maersk Line's fleet to grow moderately

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MacArtney wants to reach USD 170 million revenue by 2016

Danske Bank: Shipping about to enter new upturn

Marine insurance industry concerned about mega-ships 

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