ShippingWatch opened the week with the news that a legal process is underway to determine the responsibility for Bulk Jupiter, which likely sank due to a liquefied bauxite cargo that had been left on the quay for too long, absorbing water.
MAN Diesel & Turbo tampered with fuel consumption data
A ruling by the district court in Augsburg shows that engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo in the period 2006 to 2011 systematically manipulated fuel consumption data on marine engines that did not meet the requirements stated in contracts with customers.
A Norwegian carrier was unwilling to put up with this.
It then turned out that senior management had been aware of the cheating for two years before taking action.
Shipping should be included in climate deal
Calls for shipping to be included in the COP21 climate agreement are piling up, as both the OECD and the European Parliament demand that shipping contribute to reducing CO2 emissions as part of the efforts to keep global temperature increases within two degrees celsius.
Far from all shipowners agree with this.
And speaking of calls and demands, employees should also remember to speak their mind, as Seago Line CEO Michael Hansen explains in an interview with ShippingWatch.
APM Terminals continues to invest
APM Terminals went shopping in Italy and Spain, where the company will spend more than USD 300 million combined.