Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

The past week on ShippingWatch was headlined by numerous major interim reports, environmental developments at the IMO and Hafnia Tankers' potential plans of an IPO in New York.
Photo: Maersk Line
Photo: Maersk Line

First quarter interim reports took center stage this week on ShippingWatch.

Maersk delivered a record result, but not without problems

Maersk Line delivered USD 714 profit in Q1

Smedegaard: Breaches at APM Terminals were severe

Clarksons Platou: Is Maersk Line losing the battle?

Maersk Line prepared to shut down services

Maersk Line is also gearing up to order major new vessels:

Media: Maersk close to ordering giant vessels in Korea

While key competitor Hapag-Lloyd is back in black:

Habben Jansen lands profit at Hapag-Lloyd


Norden returned to profits...

Tanker sends Norden into the black in Q1

Norden: The strength of our strategy has now emerged


... and so did Torm

Torm delivers first profit in five years

Jacob Meldgaard: We need to do even better


J. Lauritzen marred by dry bulk woes

J. Lauritzen lowers forecast to minus USD 50-100 mln in 2015

Lauritzen CEO: Bulk will be under pressure until 2017


IMO moved closer to environmental decisions

This week meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) showed a certain willingness from the organization to act on environmental issues:

IMO moves forward with global sulfur requirements 

Ballast water hinges on several wild cards

Meanwhile, two contenders, both named Andreas, look set fight for the job as Secretary General of the IMO:

Denmark and Cyprus fight for IMO Secretary General position


Hafnia Tankers seems headed for a New York IPO

Hafnia Tankers seeks New York listing

Analyst: Hafnia in stronger result than expected

Costs will divide product tanker carriers in 2015 


Further reading:

DFDS lost the latest round in the Battle on the Channel:

DFDS loses Battle on the Channel

The first interim report newly restructured Eitzen Chemical, now Team Tankers:

Team Tankers began the year with modest profit

Marine insurer Skuld's annual report 2014:

Skuld's bottom line cut in half in 2014


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