ShippingWatch visited one of the most controversial regions in the shipping industry, India's major shipbreaking facilities on the beach in Alang. After years of banning use of the area and its miserable working conditions, Maersk has changed its stance and is now sending end-of-life vessels to Alang.
Maersk Lines competitors have noted the major changes currently taking place at the Danish shipping and oil group. And several of them are surprised.
Singapore's BW Group, headed by Danish Carsten Mortensen, continues to hire Danish shipping executives.
Unmanned feeder vessels could be operating along the Finnish coasts nine years from now, Sauli Eloranta, VP at Rolls-Royce, told ShippingWatch. Several major maritime companies have joined forces to develop the vessels with funding from the Finnish state.