Delayed container vessels are first on the agenda in DHL's talks with carriers
Large container vessels arrive late far too often, which creates challenges for both freight forwarders, shippers and carriers. "What irritates us all is that freight rates have gone through the roof, while service levels have deteriorated," says Dominique von Orelli, CEO of sea freight at DHL Global Forwarding.
While several dry bulk players report of great progress, dry bulk operator Ultrabulk sets forth a more cautious approach. "We probably didn't profit optimally in the first quarter," says CEO Per Lange to ShippingWatch.
There were plenty of interested buyers for tech company StormGeo, but the company ultimately decided to enter a deal with Sweden's Alfa Lava, which placed the best offer, says partner in StormGeo's majority owner EQT to ShippingWatch. Updated.
With a bet on biomethane for the gas network, CMA CGM wants to "provoke investments and scale" in the market, and sees biomethane as a next step for LNG, says Farid Trad, VP of Bunkering and Energy Transition in CMA, to ShippingWatch.
The court case about disqualification for unfitness against Thor Stadil and Thorco CEO Thomas Mikkelsen now begins. In a comment to ShippingWatch, Stadil calls the case "nonsense". He risks losing the right to manage a company.
Revenue grew in the first quarter at Maersk Container Industry, which reports of growing demand from customers outside the Maersk Group. CEO Sean Fitzgerald told ShippingWatch about the strong start to the year in an interview in March.