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Top stories on Seatrade Maritime News 2018: July - December

In the second part of most read stories by month in 2018 on Seatrade Maritime News we look at July to December.

Read part one Jan – June here


Topping the list in July was the news that CMA CGM had approached Hapag-Lloyd about a possible merger, while also in container shipping threat of a trade war was starting to bite

A CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd merger - really?

Maersk/MSC suspend transpacific service as rates fall, trade war looms


Tackling the issue of containership fires was the most read story in August followed by a look at the economics of older ships by columnist Michael Grey

Tackling misdeclared cargoes and containership fires

The economics of a 36 year old containership


In September the spotlight fell on what the impact could be on Filipino seafarers if country failed to pass yet another European Maritime Safety Agency Audit and in the Dubai ISS formed a dedicated supply chain arm

Shipowners should be 'very worried' over Philippines seafarers and EMSA audit compliance

Dubai forms ISS Global Forwarding as dedicated supply chain arm


An accident report highlighting the lack of communication between the master and pilot was most read this month followed by a look at the economics of fitting a scrubber

Lack of pilot and Master communication highlighted in CMA CGM Centaurus Jebel Ali berth collision

The economics of scrubbers


Topping the most read list this month were CMA CGM logistics ambitions with control of CEVA Logistics and the uncovering a major alleged fraud at bankrupt Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

CEVA Logistics to buy CMA CGM Log, Nicolas Sartini appointed deputy ceo

$300m possible fraud uncovered at Aegean Marine


In the final month of the year catching the attention of readers was the news that Singapore would ban open-loop scrubbers from its waters starting in 2020, and the views of Anglo-Eastern ceo Bjorn Hojgaard on the outlook for the ship management sector

Singapore to ban use of open loop scrubbers in port waters

More consolidation ahead in ship management

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