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Danish candidate enters the race to become IMO Secretary General, OW Bunker's new downgrade and Turkish Yildrim's European acquisition plans took center stage this week, alongside numerous other stories on ShippingWatch.

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Nordseth enters IMO Secretary General race

On Thursday, Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, was officially named as candidate for the position as Secretary General of the IMO:

Denmark nominates Nordseth to head IMO

The road to the IMO's seat of power

 

OW Bunker downgrades again

OW Bunker's 3rd quarter interim report included another downgrade from the bunker company, which has been hit hard by the falling oil price:

OW Bunker lowers growth forecast

ATP: OW Bunker has breached our trust

 

Yildrim's strategy...

... includes share sales and European acquisitions, the company's CEO told ShippingWatch:

Yildirim Holding to invest massively in ports

Yildirim to sell its CMA CGM shares in 2015

 

Bunker requirements and ballast water

The meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC, brought decisions about ballast water and bunker requirements, which were met with praise from the organizations:

Russia loses NOx fight at the IMO

Intertanko: IMO bunker initiative only first step

IBIA: IMO takes a step forward on bunker

 

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Maersk Line will continue to sail slow:

Maersk Line sticks to slow steaming

The new EU Commissioner for Transport:

The name is Bulc... Violeta Bulc

Shipowners: Transport Commissioner sends clear signals

Jens Martin Jensen's new role at Frontline:

Jens Martin Jensen steps down as Frontline CEO

Klaus Nyborg's new role as Chairman:

Klaus Nyborg appointed new Chairman of USTC 

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