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Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Interview with Maersk Tankers' new CEO, Christian Michael Ingerslev, a new Asian container alliance, a surge in dry bulk shares, and rigs ready to be scrapped in the North Sea were some of this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

Maersk Tankers will be separated from the Maersk Group and become an independent company as part of the move to split the conglomerate in two. The process is spearheaded by Christian Michael Ingerslev (photo), who will guide the carrier through the divorce.

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This man will steer Maersk Tankers through the divorce

Jan Mechlenburg, until recently executive vice president at Hafnia Tankers, has from the turn of the year left the tanker carrier he helped found together with several former Torm executives.

Key figure and co-founder leaves Hafnia Tankers

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) forms a new alliance with the two South Korean container carriers Heung-A Shipping and Sinokor on the intra-Asian routes after the recent failed attempt to join Maersk Line and MSC's 2M alliance.

Hyundai targets Asia after failed 2M inclusion

"This should not necessarily be seen as a defensive move by Hyundai"

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Korea Line owner votes against Hanjin asset purchase

Asia's shipping lines are facing more mergers

Media: South Korea will get a new container carrier

Korea Line owner votes against Hanjin asset purchase

Several of the major New York-listed dry bulk carriers opened the year's first trading day with significant rate increases. Scorpio Bulkers and Star Bulk Carriers led the surge.

Bulk carriers kick off 2017 with share price leaps

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Alphabulk: 2016 was the worst year ever for dry bulk

Drewry: Multipurpose rates held down by bulk and container

Banks prepare for next round of consolidation in multipurpose

Owner used subsidiary to aid J. Lauritzen through 2016

Dry bulk shipowner weighs purchase of four VLGCs

30 North Sea rigs on the British and Norwegian shelf look like candidates for scrapping, Nordea Markets tells ShippingWatch. Only one rig was scrapped last year.

30 rigs in the North Sea are candidates for scrapping

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Helicopter company has faith in North Sea deal

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Maersk presents flag plan for Hamburg Süd vessels

Maersk Line now reveals to ShippingWatch its plan for how the ships from acquired Hamburg Süd will be flagged going forward. Read on to learn how the ships will be distributed between Denmark and Singapore.

Car carrier cartel met at bars to fix prices

Over six years, sales directors from the major international car carriers met often to coordinate prices and tenders from major car manufacturers. This week, the carriers received huge fines from the EU Competitions Commissioner.

Media: HSH Nordbank close to deal with new owners

German shipping bank HSH Nordbank has allegedly sealed a deal with two US-based equity funds, report German media. According to Wall Street Journal, the funds will buy the bank at a much higher price than originally assumed.

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