This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

The refugee disaster in the Mediterranean, the year's biggest shipping summit in Asia, Svitzer's salvage merger with US-based Titan, a new chairman at Norden and a CEO resignation at Maersk Supply Service were among this week's key stories on ShippingWatch.
Photo: Francesco Viviano/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv
Photo: Francesco Viviano/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv

International carriers have been busy rescuing thousands of boat refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy. The humanitarian disaster resulted in a summit on Thursday among European heads of state.

EU ministers summoned after new shipping catastrophe

EU to reinforce maritime patrols in Mediterranean

Shipowners: EU can no longer ignore humanitarian disaster

German shipowners call for Merkel to aid refugees


Hundreds of senior executives and leading figures from shipping and finance were gathered for the Sea Asia summit in Singapore this past week. ShippingWatch was present as well.

Nordea CEO: Shipping needs to adapt

Photo: Danish Maritime Days
Photo: Danish Maritime Days

How Singapore and Denmark will target maritime growth

Wikborg Rein: Fierce disputes to follow oil plunge

Chinese banks want in on quality shipping


Maersk-owned salvage and towage company Svitzer will merge its salvage business with US-based Titan.

Ardent CEO: We'll be the biggest salvor in the world

Svitzer in large-scale merger with US-based Crowley


Shipyards in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea look set to come under further pressure from Poland's Remontowa yard, which aims for continued growth in markets including offshore.

Baltic yard giant will grow 10 percent annually

Offshore crisis forces Polish Remontowa to be innovative

New Royal Arctic Line CEO: A time of change for Greenland


One of the world's largest dry bulk carriers, Danish D/S Norden, welcomed a new chairman on Thursday - and a new CEO will take over on May 1st.

Photo: D/S Norden
Photo: D/S Norden

Norden chairman Klaus Nyborg. Photo: D/S Norden

Norden chairman: We made one big mistake

Norden Chairman: Dry bulk must adjust to new reality


Carsten Plougmann Andersen will resign from Maersk Supply Service after more than ten years as CEO of one of the Maersk Group's top earners.

Carsten Plougmann steps down as CEO of Maersk Supply

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