A new report from British non-profit InfluenceMap determines that the shipping industry has too much influence on decision-making in the IMO. This criticism arrived simultaneously with the week where CO2 was on the IMO agenda.
New owners in the North Sea
The acquisition of Hess Norway has hardly sated the appetite for acquisitions at Aker BP, which is looking at new growth opportunities on the Norwegian shelf. The company is open to boosting its share in the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field, says CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik to ShippingWatch.
Monjasa lawyers summon new witnesses
The defense team has called on a series of new and what seem to be key witnesses in the fraud case against bunker company Monjasa. Last year the Danish company was ruled guilty of gross fraud on charges of having, for years, over-billed a Malaysian customer. Monjasa was fined DKK 10 million (USD 1.58 million), while founder Jan Jacobsen was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for his role in the fraud.
Make sure to keep up with other shipping news, including the interim report from DSV, which raised guidance once again, and about the development at Statoil, as well as interim reports from major shipping banks, the impending sale of HSH Nordbank, and much more.
English Edit: Gretchen Deverell Pedersen