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Mr De Stoop leads one of the largest crude oil tanker companies in the world. Over the past couple of years, Euronav has positioned itself as an environmentally conscious company that wants to help the wider industry combat its emissions. Mr De Stoop talks to Lloyd's List about what the future has in store and what the company learned in preparing for the global sulphur cap
The head of the US marine solutions, energy and logistics company Crowley Maritime says it shines most brightly when there’s a big challenge, whether it be an earthquake, a hurricane or a huge salvage job such as the Costa Concordia. Such challenges, he says, bring everyone together, creating a very resilient and capable organisation
Every one-foot reduction in draft is equivalent to about 350 loaded containers. That means boxships sailing from Asia to the US east coast via the Panama Canal will have to carry less cargo than normal in order to transit the waterway during times of drought, with Dr Vásquez now fast-tracking research into possible solutions after one of the driest years on record for Panama
After three years at helm, the chairman of Taiwan-based Yang Ming has put the idea of ordering super-sized boxships on the back burner, with The Alliance to welcome a new member next year. His optimism about the market prospects is laced with caution and he believes the company’s investment in scrubbers will pay off. For all those wondering, Yang Ming is not considering any merger deal.
The Greek shipping magnate has just taken his signature Nasdaq-listed company DryShips private after 15 roller-coaster years. A good moment to take stock of a flamboyant career, but while opening up on past moves Mr Economou’s attention is still relentlessly on the future
He’s the grandson of a man who survived the Scott of the Antarctic expedition and went on to write the rules of professional wrestling. But after half a century in shipping, Lord Mountevans has his own claim to fame as a figurehead for London’s maritime cluster.
Light-touch regulator wants carriers to thrive as long as they follow the rules
New Wah Kwong chairman Hing Chao took an interestingly inland bound path before eventually finding his way back into the family-owned traditional ship owning business. He explains how his experiences have shaped his vision for the company for the future
The newly elected chairman of the European Maritime Law Organisation hopes to broaden the scope of interest beyond competition law to cover all aspects of maritime regulation
Others need to speak up on a ‘potentially catastrophic’ implementation of sulphur cap, says Greek shipowners’ leader
Turning bloated state-owned businesses into globally competitive players has been at the core of COSCO SHIPPING chairman Xu Lirong’s responsibility. He has delivered important achievements, while the constantly fast-changing shipping markets, complicated by rising geopolitical and regulatory uncertainties in this era, will be a continuing test for his legacy
This year has been a testing time for the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, who came under fire from a variety of stakeholders, including dockworkers angered by his decision to grant a relatively low-level building permit to another stakeholder, APM Terminals
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