Copenhagen: Maersk Tankers plans to spend up to $35m as it pushes ahead with a fuel saving retrofit programme, with the first VLCC due in a Singapore yard this month.
Kuwait: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) are teaming up to launch three new transpacific services covering both Pacific South West (PSW) and Pacific North West (PNW).
Croydon: The International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW) and the International Seafarers' Assistance Network (ISAN) have merged to form a new organisation, the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).
Singapore: Singapore-based shipyard ASL Marine is challenging allegations from Indonesia-based Berlian Laju Tanker (BLT) that its subsidiaries have “wrongfully arrested” a BLT vessel named Gas Kalimantan.
Singapore: John Fredriksen is continuing his newbuilding binge with Singapore-listed Golden Ocean Group ordering two newbuilding 60,000 dwt supramaxes from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU).