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Bunker price drops total 30 percent since November

Bunker prices sank an additional 8 percent last week, as a six month spiral has now led to a 50 percent decline in fuel prices.

The average price for high sulfur bunker fuel in Rotterdam, an indicator of the global market, dropped 8.6 percent for the week of Dec. 19 to $309 per metric ton, […]


Third container line service for Wilhelmshaven in 2015

The New Year augurs well for Wilhelmshaven: Maersk Line, the biggest shipping line in the world, has confirmed that it will call at Germany’s only deep-water port with a third scheduled service, its ME1 service, on the Europe–Middle East route. The rotation is the third scheduled service that Maersk Line intends to route via Wilhelmshaven […]