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Denmark wants Italy to receive rescued migrants on board Maersk ship

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen wants Danish integration minister Inger Støjberg to contact her Italian colleague to find a solution after a Maersk vessel rescued 113 migrants. "Merchant vessels are being taken hostage," says Danish Shipping.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen i snak med medierne ved ankomst til et minitopmøde i Bruxelles søndag d. 24. juni 2018 om migration. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/AP/Virginia Mayo

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Analyst casts doubts on product carriers' 2020 hopes

Shipowners and analysts project solid demand growth for product tanker ahead of the new global sulfur regulations in 2020. But many elements remain uncertain, and there is a lack of concrete data, renowned analyst tells ShippingWatch.

K Line hedging its bets ahead of global sulfur cap

In a new report, K Line CEO Elzo Murakami points to various ways in which the Japanese shipping company plans to comply with the 2020 sulfur cap. The company was recently projected to be among the weaker players in terms of competition by that date.

China considers ban on open-loop scrubbers

It is far from certain that open-loop scrubbers will be approved in China once the country imposes stricter sulfur regulations from next year. Meanwhile, a large, German shipping company has just invested in open-loop scrubbers, which have faced harsh criticism in the industry.

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