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Swim-or-sink outlook prompts Asia shipping to face mergers

SINGAPORE: Swim or sink: That’s the message shipping executives in Asia are taking into the new year.

Masa: Lack of supportive measures hurting shipping sector

PETALING JAYA: The country’s shipping industry risks seeing a decrease in tonnage and losing its top 20 ranking in the world due to the current lack of supportive policy measures, said Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (Masa).

Hanjin Shipping secures US$45mil to unload cargo

SEOUL: The chairman of Hanjin Group transferred 40 billion won (US$36mil) to Hanjin Shipping to help unload cargo stranded on the troubled shipper’s vessels, a spokesman said, but regulators warned securing further funds could take “considerable time”.

Shipping firm says dry bulk business outlook promising

KUCHING: Shipping firm Hubline Bhd has met the expectation of its dry bulk shipping business which it is now concentrating on after exiting the container shipping business, according to its chairman, Richard Wee Liang Chiat.

Shipping and steel in deflationary dance

FRANKFURT: The global steel and shipping industries have for years been locked in a tight embrace. Iron ore and coal, key raw materials for making steel, are among dry bulk shipping companies’ most important cargoes

COSCO, China Shipping Group in merger talks

SHANGHAI: China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) and China Shipping Group, two of the country’s largest shipping firms, are in talks over a possible merger, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

MyCC plans block exemption order for liner shipping deals

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is planning to propose a block exemption order (BEO) for liner shipping agreements that are inked in Malaysia or that affect the liner shipping services market here.

Freight forwarders want regulations on deposits paid to shipping lines

The Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders wants the Federal Government to formulate regulations to prevent international shipping lines from crippling them with expensive deposits.

Shipping in cruise control as cargo growth surges

SINGAPORE: The shipping industry is poised to emerge from its longest downturn in three decades, buoyed by an end to years of overcapacity that have depressed freight rates since the end of a shipping boom in 2008.

Betting on Asian shipping Fund managers put their money on a recovery in the sector

SINGAPORE: US private equity and investment funds are betting Asia’s shipping industry, hit by a restructuring wave that has already swept Europe and the United States, is the best spot to ride a recovery from the industry’s worst downturn in three decades.