Maersk is to use bio-fuels to offer carbon neutral shipping under a pilot scheme with retailer H&M Group the first customer.

A number of Singapore’s top shipowners are ready for the transition to IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel with BW Group, Maersk Tankers, Pacific Carriers Ltd, AET, and Pacific International Lines (PIL) all named at an industry seminar on Thursday.

The Monaco Maersk has set the record for a loaded container vessel with 19,284 teu onboard departing Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.

Former BW Group and Norden chief Carsten Mortensen is taking up the role of non-executive chairman at weather routing company StormGeo.

Container shipping and logistics giant AP Moller – Maersk remained in the red in Q1 with a $104m loss, although results were improved despite a weaker box shipping market.

In co-operation with parent company Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd will be expanding and enhancing the services it offers on Central America, the Caribbean and South America West Coast, beginning in June 2019.

The world’s largest container shipping company AP Moller – Maersk has signed a contract five 2,200 teu feederships with Chinese shipbuilding company CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard.

Five lines are joining the Digital Container Shipping Association giving the group that aims pave the way for digitalisation and standardisation of box shipping some 70% of the market as members.

AP Moller - Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform for seven European countries, which claims to be an industry first, with an expand the system globally by year end.

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

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