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The strike in the Port of Rotterdam, Maersk Line's competition case in Russia, good news from Ultrabulk and Stena Bulk's measures in the wake of OW Bunker are just some of the stories that took center stage this week on ShippingWatch.

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The Rotterdam showdown

The feud between the parties in the Port of Rotterdam continued this week:

Port of Rotterdam parties to resume negotiations

European ports waiting for news from Rotterdam

Container traffic down in Europe's largest port

Photo: APM Terminals
Photo: APM Terminals

Photo: APM Terminals

Maersk's Russian headache

The Russian anti-monopoly authorities have reached a decision in the multiple-year competition case against several container carriers. But Maersk Line disagrees with the decision:

Russia fines Maersk Line in price announcement case

Maersk Line will appeal Russian competition ruling

Maersk Line: Demand at 30-year low

Mixed news from dry bulk

Ultrabulk is to become one of the few dry bulk players to herald a profit for 2015, while Golden Ocean's Herman Billung projects an elimination race in the sector:

Ultrabulk CEO projects profit in 2015

Golden Ocean CEO: 2016 will be a dry bulk elimination race 

Rio Tinto breakaway to kick-start new bulk company 

Drewry: Everyone was wrong in dry bulk

Bunker price was the death of slow steaming in 2015

Swedish maneuvers

Stena Bulk has earmarked USD 2 million for the legal aftermath of the OW case, and other plans for the Stena Group's tanker carriers were also unveiled this week:

Stena Bulk wants in on Iranian oil adventure

Stena Bulk has put USD 2 million aside in OW case

Concordia Maritime CEO: Tanker market fragile as an eggshell

 

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