Hapag-Lloyd Investor Confirms Approach from CMA CGM, Says Takeover Should Go Other Way Around

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - One of Hapag-Lloyd’s largest shareholders has brushed off an approach by CMA CGM for merger talks. Any such deal could create the largest container shipping line in the world. Alphaliner reports that, on the side lines of the company’s AGM in Hamburg yesterday, Hapag-Lloyd 21.4% shareholder Klaus Michael Kuehne confirmed the approach … [Read more...]

An Alarming Number Of Shipping Companies Are Banning Knives, Here’s How To Stop Them

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) A disturbing and dangerous trend is growing offshore. Despite overwhelming evidence that knives are essential to the safety of life at sea, shipping companies are increasingly banning the use of knives aboard ship.   Back in the days of tall ships, captains would break off the pointy tips of knives to prevent injuries and mutiny. Today’s … [Read more...]

Editorial: What I Want For National Maritime Day

As founder of gCaptain, I first want to thank all Veterans of the US Merchant Marine. Our definition of veteran includes all who have served in any capacity aboard US Flagged ships.  We deeply honor the veterans of World War II  for their undeniable service as veterans but also consider US Merchant Mariners who have risked their lives aboard US Flagged Ships … [Read more...]