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Port congestion eases at Basra and Chinese ports; tanker demand set to expand on lower oil prices.
Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), hurt by slower-than-usual release of cargo,
The European Commission said on Friday it had cleared French shipping group CMA CGM's $2.4 billion takeover of Neptune Orient Lines on condition that NOL pulls out from a rival shipping alliance.
Ousting of Japan ally PM Abbott opened door to rivals; Tokyo slow to respond to new competitive process.
In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian