Topic: Shipping

Coronavirus hits container shipping

Container shipping is under pressure due to the new coronavirus, with Maersk being hit hardest of the major container lines. According to credit rating agency Moody’s, there have recently been significantly fewer ships arriving in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Ship owner Wilhelm Wilhelmsen passes away at 82

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen has passed away on 22 February at the age of 82. Through a long career, he was a well-respected business leader and spokesperson for Norwegian shipping and the maritime industry at large. Wilhelm Wilhelmsen...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Zeamarine officially insolvent as restructuring continues

The German booking and operation offices Zeamarine Bremen, Zeamarine Germany and Zeamarine Chartering have come under court supervision while the restructuring of the Bremen-based MPV-operator continues, meaning the company is officially insolvent. In the first official...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Cruise ship Westerdam welcomed in Cambodia

The cruise ship the Westerdam, with 1455 passengers on board, arrived in the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Thursday 13 February at around 07:00 local time. The Westerdam was not welcome in several Asian ports...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

How to avoid scrubber failures

The global Sulphur Cap is in force now and many owners have opted for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“SOx scrubbers”) to achieve compliance. DNV GL conducted a study to learn about the challenges in scrubber...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Shipping waiting for coronavirus to hit?

With ports in China suspending their operations longer after celebrating the Chinese New Year and China offering force majeure, shipping will probably be impacted by the coronavirus. But it is unclear by how much. In...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk