A Norwegian yard company has, after negotiations with liquidator and banks, taken over Kleven Verft. The plan is to continue shipbuilding operations, and the yard's former CEO, who stepped down two weeks ago, is back.
Hafnia, Torm, Norden and Scorpio Tankers have seen big profits this year in a strong tanker market, which has been highly affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine. The carriers are now sending record-high dividends out to stakeholders.
Demand on the majority of busy container routes is now at its lowest level in three years, an influential analyst bureau reports, saying volumes may continue to plummet beyond the Chinese New Year in February.