Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) have completed their merger and will now focus on the integration of the two companies.

The Master of a containership committed suicide on a voyage from New York to Tilbury in the UK.

The UK P&I Club is putting the spotlight on seafarer mental health with suicide the cause of 15% of deaths at sea.

The shipping industry caught off guard last October when the IMO decided to mandate the use marine fuel with a maximum of 0.5% sulphur worldwide from the start of 2020 rather than the widely expected date of 2025.

Germany’s Rickmers Group has failed to secure the majority support needed from bondholders to carry out a proposed restructuring, prompting the company to make a last ditch effort to invite bondholders for a vote again.

China’s financial leasing institutions are stepping up their game in shipping becoming more flexible and competitive in their deal terms compared to traditional bank lendings, according to Western shipowners.

Chinese firm Kylin Capital, claiming to be the first mover of private equity (PE) in China for the shipping sector, is seeking opportunities during the market downturn and aiming to enlarge its shipping portfolio.

The tonnage oversupply problem will continue to shadow the global container shipping market over the next couple of years despite international carriers’ efforts at realigning alliances to optimise tonnage, increased scrapping and a major carrier bankruptcy.

We take a look back at who said what on Seatrade Maritime News’ exclusive live coverage Sea Asia 2017 and the issues that got people talking.

Navios Maritime Holdings is set to takeover Singapore-listed First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust).

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