Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Maersk's return to the controversial scrapping beaches in Alang, a time-frame for the developments toward unmanned vessels, and Maersk Line''s competitors are now noting surprising developments at the group after the split. Here are this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.
Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt
Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt

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 has settled in at the world's ship graveyard 

Report warned Maersk about pollution in Alang

Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt
Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt

Consultant behind Maersk report: It may be too costly to improve Alang 

Alang union: Working conditions are too dangerous 

Cash buyer GMS applauds Maersk's arrival in 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.

Changes at Maersk Line take competitors by surprise 

Jan Leschly joins the board of A.P. Møller Holding 

Maersk Supply Service appoints new CEO

Media: Maersk not likely to buy South Korean carriers 

Singapore's BW Group, headed by Danish Carsten Mortensen, continues to hire Danish shipping executives.

BW Group hires new CFO from Norden 


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.

Autonomous feeder vessels could hit the Baltic Sea in 2025

Photo: Rolls-Royce/PR
Photo: Rolls-Royce/PR

Norway establishes first testing area for unmanned vessels 

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