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Maersk Line's order for 11 new ultra large container ships for USD 1.8 billion was among the stories this week, where Unifeeder's CEO discussed a new trend, Norway presented its maritime strategy and Lett lawyers want a bigger piece of shipping.

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The order arrived

Maersk line announced the order for yet another handful of the ultra large container ships, to be built at the South Korean Daewoo:

Maersk orders 11 new mega-vessels for USD 1.8 billion

Maersk draws on low yard prices for new mega-ships 

2M gets average fleet size of 17,000 teu on Asia-Europe

These are the OECD's recommendations for mega-ships 

SeaIntel: Sharks lurking beneath surface of container industry 

Photo: Maersk Gruppen
Photo: Maersk Gruppen

Photo: Maersk

Unifeeder's victory in a rough market

Unifeeder delivered the lowest result since 2010 last year, where rough competition and the slowdown in Russia played a part. But more freight volumes are landing on the carrier's vessels, CEO Jesper Kristensen explained:

Unifeeder affected by severe competition in North Europe

Unifeeder retakes large volumes of freight

Norway's plans

The Norwegian offshore sector is under pressure from the decline of the oil price, and so the presentation of the government's new strategy was welcomed with open arms:

Norway now ready with new maritime strategy 

Norwegian shipowners: Maritime policy more important than ever 

Photo: PR
Photo: PR

CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association Sturla Henriksen. Photo: Norwegian Shipowners' Association.

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