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Economy 05 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

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.

Corporate News 26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

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).

Business 14 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

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”.

Community 30 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 23 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

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

Business 12 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 20 Dec 2018 | 12:46 PM

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.

Business 08 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 04 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

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.