Negotiations concerning the crucial climate agreement, two major container mergers, another big slide in the oil price and a new development in the MAN Diesel & Turbo case are among this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.
BY CHRISTIAN BARTELS
Shipping and the final climate agreement
The major drama concerning a new global climate agreement is in full play in Paris, with shipping and aviation being tossed in and out of the final text. Latest status has shipping not included in the draft for a finalized agreement:
The merger between China's two major container carriers, Cosco and CSCL, has been long underway, and this week the move was cleared by the country's authorities. Chinese state TV confirmed the fact on Thursday:
MAN's manipulation of fuel tests does not just date back to 2006, as reported so far. Engines delivered years before have also had their fuel data manipulated, according to documents which ShippingWatch has gained access to: