Multipurpose shipping firms AAL and Peter Dohle Schiffahrts-KG (PD) have jointly launch a new semi-liner service – Asia-Middle East-Europe.
Norden slumped to an expected net loss of $285m for 2015 in what chief Jan Rindbo described as “yet another horror year in dry cargo”.
Polynesia Line will launch direct calls into Nuku’alofa, Tonga from March this year, stepping up from the existing transhipment service.
Liquefaction is a major problem for dry bulk shipping. “Crew and owners are concerned and want to tackle the problem, but charterers and shippers must also do their share to deal with the problem," says John Platsidakis, Intercargo chairman.