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This week featured heavy debating in London at the meeting of the IMO's environmental committee. Statoil's CEO got a new job and even bigger container ships could be underway. Read on to learn more.

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Environment on the IMO drawing board

There was plenty of work to do for participants at this week's meeting of the IMO's environmental committee, MEPC. ShippingWatch followed the developments:

Japan ratifies ballast water convention 

Ballast water convention moves closer 

The NOx fight intensifies 

IMO listens to carriers' ballast water pleas 

IMO sidesteps legal requirements for bunker quality

Goodbye to Helge Lund

Statoil's CEO for the past ten years got a new job as head of British oil and gas company BG Group:

Statoil CEO resigns with immediate effect

Ex-Statoil CEO sets a new European salary record

Norden's shareholders

Photo: Rasmussengruppen
Photo: Rasmussengruppen

Photo: Rasmussengruppen

Two major shareholders in carrier D/S Norden terminated a mutual agreement, while CEO of Rasmussengruppen told ShippingWatch about his view in shipping investments:

Major Norden shareholders terminate mutual agreement

Major fluctuations make Norden-investor hesitant

 

Further reading:

Lloyd's Register: 24,000 teu ships on the way

Hafnia Tankers-owner uses simple investment test

Avance Gas downgrades consolidation plan

 

Highlights next week include...

... 3rd quarter interim reports from Nordea and Wärtsilä.

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