The dry bulk carriers lost billions again in 2016

An review of losses across several leading bulk carriers, carried out by Alphabulk, shows that the bulk crisis struck the industry hard again last year. The research firm has also put a figure on total accumulated losses since 2010 – and it is big.

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Trade war inches closer in US-China tariff clash

US President Donald Trump has signed a tariff on Chinese goods into force. According to the US President, China's trade surplus is "out of control." Restrictions on trade could trigger severe negative consequences for global trade, warns Maersk.

Tough 2017 cost 835 jobs at DNV GL

The world's largest classification bureau for shipping, DNV GL, had another challenging year in 2017. The coming year will also be tough for the maritime business, and the slimming down of the company is likely not done, CFO Thomas Vogth-Eriksen tells ShippingWatch.

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