Esben Poulsson has arguably become one of the best known faces in shipping. The Dane, who has spent much of his career in Asia, is today both president of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and is highly active representing the industry both in the Lion City and globally with ICS.

“I’m crossing my fingers here,” DNV GL’s director, environment Eirik Nyhus admitted recently.

Petro-piracy is emerging once again as a significant threat in West African waters, with the Gulf of Guinea at the epicentre, delegates at the 10th Chemical & Products Tanker Conference were told in London earlier this week.

Higher fuel costs hit Regional Container Lines (RCL) last year dragging the company into the red.

Stena Line has inaugurated the onshore power supply connection at the Port of Oslo.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a marine safety alert over fuel contamination in the US Gulf region.

As container lines struggle with rising fuel prices Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has announced a temporary emergency bunker surcharge.

Singapore is in the right place for small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Southeast Asia but may have to wait for the right timing to reach its full potential as there are several factors at play.

Maersk Line owned Hamburg Süd and customer Electrolux are teaming up to reduce sulphur dioxide (SOx) emissions in Latin America ports.

I read an awful lot of press releases, and listen to many speeches, about how shipping is really an environmentally friendly industry, this is despite the fact the vast majority of it burns what is essentially refining industry waste for fuel.

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