This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Frontline's entry into the booming tanker market, new uncertainties about China's economy, and the half-year result from Germany's Hapag-Lloyd as well as a long line of LPG-players were just some of this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

Optimism in the strong tanker market was fueled further by the sector's biggest player. The market looks good for the next five years, said Frontline CEO Robert Hvide Macleod in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Frontline CEO: Five strong tanker years ahead

Frontline turns a profit and targets more acquisitions

Photo: Maersk
Photo: Maersk

Maersk Tankers CEO Morten Engelstoft. Source: Maersk

Maersk Tankers eyes strong market throughout 2015


Uncertainties surrounding future growth in China's economy made shares on the global exchanges plummet, and this development also hit numerous already-struggling shipping shares.

Shipping shares tumbled in global market turbulence

Rio Tinto will boost iron ore exports to China


German container carrier delivered a better result than seen in a long time in an industry where the future looks more than bleak.

Hapag-Lloyd: Big dive in demand sent rates plummeting

Hapag-Lloyd maintains profit in first half of 2015

Wave of mega-ships strains container carriers ahead of 2018

Profits dive at China's merger-ready CSCL

SeaIntel: Mega-ships set to hit Asia-Australia


The week also brought interim reports from a long line of leading tanker players enjoying the historically good market.

BW LPG in big growth and high expectations for 2016 

Avance Gas almost doubled its bottom line

Team Tankers maintained momentum in Q2 

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