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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

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

Arkon to combine with Wilson to create European coastal giant

The agreement will start from the second half of the year, subject to approvals

Europe Germany

Larger fleets do not always yield savings, says survey

The Moore Maritime Index report also suggests that larger companies tend to achieve better charter rates and there may be an ‘optimal’ fleet size for each sector

International Tankers and Gas

Small carriers bear the brunt of coronavirus fallout

Consultancy says these smaller carriers may be wiped out from the industry within a couple of years

Containers International

Post-crisis consolidation targets are not where you think

The place to look for consolidation targets is among the asset-light, knowledge-rich, innovation-driven businesses seeking to expand their reach by linking their capabilities together

Ship operations Shipbuilding

Seaborne trade decline could be biggest in 35 years

But port calls data suggests efforts to restart the Chinese economy are gaining traction

Coronavirus International

ONE chief warns of ‘rough seas ahead’

ONE chief executive calls for trade and supply chains to stay open with minimal restrictions

Asia Pacific Singapore

Consolidation pays off for carriers during crisis

The consultancy warns, however, that ‘nothing should be taken for granted’ in the current crisis, under which any companies or even states could go into default 

International Containers

Swiber receives interest from investor

Swiber cautioned that there is no certainty the deal will go through

Singapore Finance

EU suspends separate shipyard merger probes

The European Union has halted its investigations into two shipyard mergers amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has prevented the companies concerned from providing further information

Shipbuilding Mergers and Acquisitions
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