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This week was characterized by Danish Maritime Days - get an overview below. Major bunker company OW Bunker got into trouble and the 2M alliance was cleared by the FMC.

Shipping week in Denmark

This past week, Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Aalborg and numerous other cities in Denmark hosted shipping professionals from all over the world at the first ever Danish Maritime Days. 200 key shipping executives spent two days discussing opportunities and challenges at the Danish Maritime Forum, where various government representatives also participated.

Smedegaard puzzled by equity funds in shipping

China will maintain steady economic growth

Russia looking to ease Arctic bureaucracy

Russia will continue fighting the NOx requirements

Photo: Danish Maritime Days
Photo: Danish Maritime Days

Photo: Danish Maritime Days

Sohmen-Pao: Shipping should step in front with CO2 levy

Here are the pictures from the Danish Maritime Forum

Other reports from the week-long event:

OECD: This is how the ports can make money

Lloyd's Register: Need for heavy fuel is rising

IMO: Carriers should get the fuel they pay for

Photo: Danish Maritime Days
Photo: Danish Maritime Days

Photo: Danish Maritime Days

Ow Bunker downgrades

The falling oil price forced OW Bunker to perform a dramatic downgrade of the company's full-year forecast:

OW Bunker downgrades 2014 result forecast

Major shareholder: Unfortunate OW Bunker downgrade

2M cleared

Maersk Line and MSC's alliance was approved on Thursday:

Maersk Line: 2M to launch operations in January

Maersk Line confirms 2M approval

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Dyrbye: How carriers can save five percent on fuel

Banana merger puts pressure on reefer ships

EU: Maersk must say goodbye to exclusive banana deal 


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