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From containers to tankers, from ship owning to ship management, market forces continue to incentivise mergers and acquisitions

HSH Nordbank confirms feedership loan sale

Bank sells JR Shipping debts to UK-based fund ahead of privatisation

Europe Germany Containers

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Dorian says it has held more talks with BW

Dorian says it continues to evaluate BW’s proposal as well as other undisclosed alternatives

North America United States

BW chief defends ‘very generous’ offer for Dorian

Mr Sohmen-Pao confirms there have been some discussions between BW and Dorian, but the latter has yet to give a formal response to the merger offer

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

The Interview: Peter Cremers

The industry veteran expects shipmanagment consolidation to continue, but appears to have no intention of giving over his own business into the hands of private equity funds

Asia Pacific Hong Kong

CMA CGM chief says pursuit of Hapag-Lloyd is ‘closed’

Confirming rumours at the start of the summer that the French container line had approached Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM’s chief executive said the ‘matter was closed,’ but the company remains on the look-out for acquisition targets 
Europe France

Transocean to buy Ocean Rig for $2.7bn

Transocean shareholders will own about 79% of the combined company while Ocean Rig shareholders will own the rest

International Offshore

DP World’s acquisition of Unifeeder is ‘no play for global supply chain dominance’

DP World’s move into feedership operations is a logical step in creating a multimodal response to carrier power over terminals

Middle East and Africa United Arab Emirates

Fleet Management to concentrate on customer satisfaction and organic growth

Demand for third-party shipmanagers to increase amid new shipping regulations and trend of vessel ownership, Fleet chief says

Asia Pacific Hong Kong

Shearwater acquires WesternGeco in $600m deal

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year

Consolidation Finance

The Interview: Ian Beveridge

As head of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement since the start of this year, Ian Beveridge has been keen to strike a balance between specialisation and differentiating BSM in terms of its technical capabilities and on the other hand the need for volume in the shipmanagement business
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