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What will save the shipping industry? 9 industry thought leaders weigh in


Early this month CNBC’s headline read: “Shipping industry faces consolidation, government bailouts that won’t fix low demand issue” and one day later the Wall Street Journal’s headline was: “More Pain Ahead for Ocean Shipping”, so it’s an understatement that the shipping and maritime industries are having financial troubles.

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The best chartering strategy for shipowners: fix backhaul cargoes


A successful chartering strategy is the one which increases the fleet optimization and ensures that the vessels are continuously employed and generate money. Some of the most experienced shipping professionals use to say that the idle days and the ballast voyages are two major threats which can easily spoil the profits from a very profitable fixture.

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NYK, MOL and K Line to merge container divisions


The three Japanese majors who will help form THE Alliance next April are to merge their container operations. Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Mitsui OSK Lines and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha have decided to spin off their respective container divisions to form a brand a new company.

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