Copenhagen was the center of the Danish Maritime Days 2015 this week and thus also host to a huge gathering of shipping industry CEOs, stakeholders, politicians and overall decision-makers. And DSV finally followed through on its awaited US acquisition.
The key event, Danish Maritime Forum, featured the participation of more than 200 senior executives and took place on Wednesday and Thursday. The event was covered in depth by ShippingWatch, including video interviews with key participants.
DSV acquired US-based logistics group UTi Worldwide
Danish logistics and transport group DSV announced its acquisition of UTi Worldwide for USD 1.35 billion. Economies of scale will make the US-based company profitable again, says DSV CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen.
Seeking independence from Russian gas, the EU will increase availability of sustainable hydrogen with up to 20 million tonnes before 2030, according to drafts seen by ShippingWatch. The EU Commission wants investments in three specific import corridors.
Ane Uggla, chair of the A.P. Moller Foundation, which is behind the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, calls for political action regarding CO2 emissions a few weeks before the next meeting in the IMO’s climate committee, MEPC.
ENVI, the European Parliament’s environmental committee, has approved a proposed compromise on CO2 quotas for shipping. The proposal is to be used in legislative negotations with EU nations in the Council of Ministers.