Stephen Qi, COO of Brightoil International Trading and Bunkering
The development is another blow as concerns linger about bunkering group’s financials.

Esben Poulsson
Speaking in Tokyo on 13 November, International Chamber of Shipping chairman Esben Poulsson acknowledged that the shipping industry had little power to change the geopolitical and trade policies pursued by governments.

Egyptian port Alexandria

As utilisation levels increase, Egypt’s ports are looking to both domestic and international investors to fund expansion projects.

Sinotrans Shanghai

The Chinese state-owned group established a joint venture in North Korea before sanctions were imposed; commercial issues could arise

Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, president of Pacemar

Fifth-generation shipowner Philippe Louis-Dreyfus believes that outside experience is essential for a leadership role in a family firm.

Hamburg shipowner Erck Rickmers

Hamburg owner assumes management responsibility following restructuring of the business and the recent sale of ship management division ER Schiffahrt to Bremen-based Zeaborn Group.

KSA chairman Lee Yoon-jae.

Contract is part of strategy to increase cargo volumes and business for South Korean liner operators 

Société Générale’s head of shipping, Paul Taylor

Société Générale's approach is to primarily finance leading players in the main sectors and sub-sectors, where companies would typically have a fleet of more than 50 ships.

A stock photo of a close-up of a freight futures screen

The move is the latest in a series of steps that EEX hopes will see it emerge as one of the world’s leading commodities exchanges.

Kim Young-Choon, South Korea’s minister of oceans and fisheries

South Korean parliamentarians opine that government has given too much support to HMM, while sidelining other local shipping businesses