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Across the maritime sector, from containers to tankers, from ship owning to ship management, market forces continue to incentivise mergers and acquisitions. Some pursue market share, others seek the scale and market capitalisation to attract long term investors, all are contributing to a changing industry. Lloyd’s List has the latest insights on the impact of consolidation on the wider industry and keeps a weather eye out for the answer to the all-important question: Who is next?



Japanese boxship lines merger should improve customer perception of The Alliance

Merger will lead to two large-sized carriers in The Alliance

Containers Ports and Logistics Ship operations

Big can just become greedy, warn tanker owners

Consolidation seen as a positive, but not if one company grows so large it destroys competition

Tankers and Gas Ship operations Scorpio Tankers

Liner consolidation piles pressure on ports

But there are opportunities for container terminals despite the squeeze on costs and revenue

Containers Ports and Logistics Europe

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ABS chooses Greece for new Global Ship Systems Centre

New approach warranted by increasingly complex vessel systems, say executives

Technology and Innovation Shipbuilding

ClassNK unveils e-certificate service

The e-certificate service will be available to Liberian-flagged vessels on ClassNK's register from June 15 onward.

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BIMCO sees few economic incentives in scrapping converted VLOCs

Vessels are still employed on time charters at profitable levels despite nearing demolition age
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NYK Line embraces data sharing

Company sees benefits of collaboration with DNV GL and MAN engineering

Containers Classification

Low sulphur cap to reignite boxship LNG debate

New regulation will push owners to reconsider, says Bureau Veritas director

Containers Regulation

Another Polaris ore carrier found with cracks

Stellar Queen anchored off Brazil as flag and class inspectors fly in to assess cracks found in deck plating

Dry Bulk Classification
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