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

Big is beautiful for shipmanagers and shipowners

Large firms are more financially capable of investing in required services and vessels

Europe United Kingdom LISW

Korea's national shipping consortium appoints chairman

Jung Tae-soon, chief executive of Sinokor Merchant Marine, has taken up the post
Asia Pacific South Korea Containers

Can Japan three move towards ONE in dry bulk too?

Trade data sharing move may lead to more barriers coming down between the former intense rivals, which also have similar businesses in dry bulk, tankers and car carriers

Asia Pacific Japan K Line

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Hot Topics :: Consolidation

US regulator approves Cosco's acquisition of OOIL

Deal now awaiting approval from a number of Chinese regulators as well as the European Commission
Asia Pacific China

Managers must relieve owners of digitalisation stress

Columbia Marlow chief executive says shipmanagers must do the heavy lifting

International Consolidation

Drewry cautiously optimistic over multipurpose shipping's outlook

Fleet of modern project carriers delivered over the past five years well-positioned to capitalise on any sector upturn

International Finance

Cosco shareholders approve OOIL acquisition

CSH's joint takeover offer with Shanghai International Ports Group is still dependent on regulatory approval

Asia Pacific Containers

Listed CSSC units to acquire assets via share issuance

Major restructuring of Chinese state-owned shipbuilding entities likely to involve acquisition of more yards from parent and debt-to-equity swap

Asia Pacific Shipbuilding

Job cuts but no mass lay-offs as Hamburg Süd prepares for Maersk takeover

Maersk is expected to complete its acquisition of Hamburg Süd by the end of the year but the German line is already in talks with works councils about plans to reduce the local headcount by 11%

Europe Germany

ONE will honour Japanese lines' existing contracts, says Jeremy Nixon

Boss of Japanese giant questions the future benefits of of ultra large containerships

Asia Pacific Japan

Container compatriots show joined-up thinking

Poseidon Container’s intention to merge with Euroseas and acquire ships from Diana paves the way for another significant Greek boxship player

Europe North America

South African authorities approve Maersk's acquisition of Hamburg Süd

Competition regulator's approval contingent on Hamburg Süd's withdrawal from the SAAF vessel-sharing agreement involved with the South Africa-east coast South America route

Europe Middle East and Africa
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