CMA CGM has approached China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) to build ten new 15,000-teu containerships, including five LNG-powered and five fitted with hybrid scrubbers.

The ceo of Drydocks World Dubai (DDW), Rado Antolovic, has only been in his current position for 15 months, but he has already stamped his mark on the operation of one of the world’s largest ship repair, conversion and fabrication facilities.

DNV GL – Maritime ceo Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen always likes to begin his presentation with a song title encapsulating the message, and yesterday he chose Sting’s “Forget About the Future” to introduce his call for a ‘back to basics’ approach to marine safety.

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.

The delivery of fewer newbuildings has led to an aging yet still expanding Greek fleet capacity wise though the number of shipping companies is in steady decline according to a new study of the Greek shipping.

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

China Shipbuilding Industry Company (CSIC) says that engineering repair, conversion and recycling units Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Marine Services and DSIC Steel Engineering Co are facing bankruptcy.

PSA International (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) managed by IFM Investors, have signed an Agreement, to jointly acquire 100% of the shares of DCT Gdańsk from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) managed fund Global Infrastructure Fund II, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super.

Continuing on the M&A trail BW Group has launched a takeover offer for small pressurised LPG carrier owner Epic Gas after taking a majority stake in the company.

CEVA Logistics is expected to apply for a delisting from Switzerland’s stock exchange, following CMA CGM completing the acquisition of 89.47% shares in the Swiss freight forwarder.

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