The environment, regulation and technology, and the links between all three, topped discussions at Sea Asia 2019 this week in Singapore.

After 38 years with AP Moller – Maersk vice ceo Claus Hemmingsen is to leave the company as it closes down it energy business following the sale or separation of most of its businesses.

Hamburg Süd has closed the sale of its dry bulk business to China Navigation Company (CNCo, part of the Swire Group.

AP Moller – Maersk has given up on its attempts to sell or spin of its offshore supply vessel company Maersk Supply Service (MSS) due to distressed market conditions.

Six Dutch multi-nationals, including Shell and Heineken, have teamed-up with AP Moller – Maersk for the largest ever maritime biofuels pilot on a Triple-E containership between Rotterdam and Shanghai.

AP Moller – Maersk has sold its stake in French oil and gas company Total for EUR884m ($1bn).

Owner of the world’s largest container line AP Moller – Maersk released its annual results on Thursday talking about an accelerated transformation, however, more than two years into a huge restructuring exercise the group remained in the red for 2018.

The world’s largest container shipping company Maersk inked letter of intent with Ningbo Meishan International Logistics Industry Administrative Committee to invest in the second phase project of its project in the Meishan bonded zone.

What do you mean by the phrase –“long-term crew strategy”? In recent years, in our beloved shipping industry, I have tended to believe that it is trying to find a Second Engineer with a chemicals endorsement and US visa, for a ship leaving Singapore next Tuesday.

Maersk has announced the acquisition of a customs brokerage and logistics US firm Vandegrift Inc. to strengthen and broaden the group’s service offering to customers.

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