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Bimco: Container ship scrapping tripled this year

In the first five months of 2016, the scrapping of container vessels has tripled compared to last year. This is a positive step for the hard-pressed dry bulk freight market.

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Hapag-Lloyd: New BAF will break with old policies

A new bunker adjustment factor at Hapag-Lloyd will help ensure two things, explains Juan Carlos Duk, managing director of global commercial development, to ShippingWatch. The BAF will very much address longstanding criticism from customers.

No supertanker orders in the third quarter

Higher prices and concerns over the order book have meant that the number of new orders for the major VLCC vessels in the third quarter landed at zero, writes JP Morgan in a new report.

DP World looking at Eritrea as a way to sidestep Djibouti troubles

Arabian port major DP World is considering investing in Eritrea as a possible key destination at the Horn of Africa, says CEO. Eritrea could thus become an alternative to Djibouti, where the company is in a dispute with the government concerning a terminal concession.

Aker BP reaches revenue of one billion dollars

Norwegian Aker BP achieved a revenue of one billion dollars in the third quarter and a combined result of USD 123 million after taxes, shows the interim report for the quarter. Rising oil and gas prices boosted the result.

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