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Carriers box themselves in with lower charter ratios

Container lines bought up swathes of tonnage during the boom years. Now the market has turned, lower charter capacity will make it harder to cut their cloth to fit

International Containers

AET secures $100m sustainability-linked loan

The loan will be used to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of AET’s fleet by 40% in 2030 from a 2008 baseline. The company is aiming to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

Asia Pacific Malaysia

Capesize spot rates surge to two-year high as Atlantic trade booms

A tighter-than-expected supply and demand balance points to higher average rate levels for the coming year, Jefferies says

Dry Bulk Finance

Climate risk is changing shipping bankers’ behaviour but spooking investors

While shipping lenders have taken early steps through their Poseidon Principles, aligning portfolios to decreasing CO2 trajectories in line with global targets, this is at times at odds with their beliefs and behaviours in what they are financing, according to a new academic study

Sustainability Finance

Frontline takes hit as Russian crude tops price cap but says it is time for VLCCs to shine

Frontline says future tanker capacity is not reflecting projected trade but the addition of 24 Euronav crude carriers will double Frontline’s VLCC position from the first quarter of next year

Tankers and Gas Frontline

Euronav plans ‘more equal balance’ of shareholder cash and energy transition

Belgian tanker giant says it will diversify, decarbonise and optimise its fleet, after its $2.4bn deal to end the battle for control with Norway’s Frontline

Euronav Finance

Pyxis Tankers makes another bulker move with kamsarmax acquisition from Safe Bulkers

Pyxis Tankers has agreed to acquire a 2015-built kamsarmax from Safe Bulkers. It is the tanker owner’ second dry bulk move since announcing a joint venture with an entity controlled by chief executive Valentios Valentis in September

Dry Bulk Sale and Purchase

Maersk sells entire Höegh Autoliners shareholding at height of vehicle carrier market

Exit from Höegh Autoliners comes 15 years after Maersk transferred its 12-strong vehicle carrier fleet to Oslo-based pure car and truck carrier operator in exchange for shareholding

Roro Maersk Group

Capesize earnings hit 18-month high

Capesize earnings have hit an 18-month high, according to Baltic Exchange data, reaching $31,671 per day. Iron ore exports in both basins supplemented with bauxite exports from West Africa have supported rates, Jefferies says

Dry Bulk Finance

Genco fleet renewal continues with $43m capesize acquisition

Acquisition of the 2016 built Genco Reliance adds to a previously announced acquisition of a 2016-built capesize, both scrubber-fitted

Dry Bulk Finance

Attica and Anek shareholders approve merger

Attica’s plans for incoming eight ships include installation of scrubbers on two Anek vessels

Greece Consolidation

Danish tech firm Danelec buys cash-strapped AI innovator Nautilus Labs

After burning through $48m of Microsoft funding, the innovative AI platform developed by New York tech firm Nautilus Labs has been bought out by Danish technology provider Danelec

Technology and Innovation Consolidation
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