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The Week in Review

A look back at the stories that shaped the week



The Week in Review

Blame the executives, not ships, for lack of consolidation - June 23, 2017

Opinion
Blame the executives, not ships, for lack of consolidation

The shipping industry is ripe for consolidation given its fragmented status. Too bad that fleets of various companies may be compatible, but not the people who run them

Analysis
The battle for Scandinavia’s biggest port

Gothenburg’s container terminal runs risk of being left behind

Analysis
New tech must not compromise ship safety, says Lloyd’s Register

Digitalisation is surrounded by hype, but will have far-reaching effects on shipping companies’ core assets

Opinion
Yard Talk | Japan’s digitalisation

From eco ships to smart ships, Japanese yards seek to lead the pack in innovation again

Opinion
Cosco poised to take over OOCL on July 1

The arrangement would make sense from a political standpoint

News
MPC Container Ships seeks 50-vessel fleet and US listing in short order

Constantin Baack outlines company’s go big or go home strategy

News
Bergeron: Cargo owners should pay more for shipping

Cargo interests may need to share the burden of costly environmental regulations

Analysis
Up to 60 new LNG carriers needed to meet US export demand

Demand for US liquefied natural gas export cargoes could stimulate the need for as many as 60 new liquefied natural gas carriers, according to GasLog chief executive Paul Wogan

The Week in Review

Stress-testing the new world order - June 16, 2017

News
Stress-testing the new world order

The Qatar crisis has confirmed many apprehensions the shipping industry had at the start of this year

The Week in Review

Mayhem in the Middle East - June 9, 2017

News
CMA CGM in fresh talks over 20,000 teu orders

French carrier actively seeking up to six units to fulfil alliance commitments

News
Polaris buys two secondhand supramaxes

Korean owner also due to take delivery of VLOC at the end of this month

News
Trade disruption from Qatar blockade spreads

Everything from logistics supply chains to shipping services and banking transactions are being affected

Opinion
Middle East standoff may open opportunities for dry bulk shipments

Import substitution by Qatar should provide more employment for bulkers

Analysis
Qatar counts its losses

A Middle Eastern political conflict takes the shipping industry by surprise

News
Qatar crisis threatens Hapag-Lloyd rights issue

Qatari and Saudi shareholders backstopping 50% of $400m capital increase

News
CMA CGM, MSC and Milaha services affected by Qatar blockade, warns Jensen

Containers can be rerouted via Oman, another industry veteran says

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