Ship broker SSY acquires Denmark’s Bidsted & Co amid sector recovery

London - After a nearly decade-long downturn, caused in part by too many vessels available, segments of the global shipping industry are looking towards better times as ship ordering slows.


Nigerian oil union says to strike from Monday after talks hit deadlock

Abuja - The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, whose members mainly work in the upstream oil industry, is clashing with the companies over the laying off of union members.


Spediporto (Genoa): working with Hong Kong as one association

President Pitto: “Opportunities will open up if we claim our share in the new market”.


“Silk Road? It’s quite fashionable now” / INTERVIEW

Interview with Fabrizio Vettosi (VSL). Doubts about intermodal transport’s ability to compete.


CMA CGM sees calmer waters for container shipping, looks landwards

Paris - Container lines, which transport everything from televisions to fresh fruit and dominate global freight volumes, are emerging from a severe downturn that culminated in last year’s collapse of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping.

Cruise sector: Japan out, China in / ANALYSIS
Sea change: LNG tankers divert to China as winter gas shortage bites
As China gas crunch grows, CNOOC hires 100-truck convoy to ship LNG to icy north
Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy
Nigeria to release $1 bln from excess oil account to fight Boko Haram
Bailout hopes for 2 shipbuilders
China N. ports coal supply catches up while demand stays high
Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations
Some Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike, German union steps up pressure