InterManager Daily News 08.04.2019

1. Barge pushed by tug collided with bridge on Maju river, Brazil
Pusher tug VO MARIA pushing a barge, loaded with bulk cargo, collided with bridge on Moju river, Para State, Brazil, on Apr 6. A section of the bridge, with two passing cars on it, collapsed and fell into water. It is not known yet how many people were in those two cars. 5 crew of pusher tug weren’t hurt. All media, local, national and mainstream, labeled tug as a ferry, which of course, is an obvious mistake. Para State officials already said, that the tug didn’t have required license or whatever, to navigate in Moju river waters. It’s an inland pusher tug, no data found in available databases.
2. Ship’s crane collapsed, two dockers killed, Indonesia
Crane of general cargo ship BISTARI 8 collapsed during cargo operation at Pontianak, Western Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Apr 4, reportedly while trying to lift too heavy weight. Two dockers were killed – one instantly by collapsed crane, another one being mortally wounded while trying to escape, in a hospital. Quite recently, in February this year, similar accident took place at Dwikora Port, Pontianak, but luckily, without casualties or injures.
3. MSC container ship oil spill, Portugal
Some 3 tons of fuel leaked overboard during bunkering operation in Sines, Portugal, in the morning Apr 5, when fuel was pumped from bunker tanker BAHIA TRES to container ship MSC SANDRA, at Terminal XXI. Anti pollution operation was activated, and reportedly, oil spill was contained in a short time, preventing its’ spreading in harbor basin. Details of accident unknown, so far.
4. CMA CGM Christens New Ship for French West Indies
French container shipping company CMA CGM has christened CMA CGM Fort De France, the company’s 1st vessel dedicated to the French West Indies. The Post-Panamax containership was christened by Annick Girardin, French Minister for Overseas Territories, in Martinique on April 4, 2019.
5. COSCO Shipping Ports to Develop Port Supply Chain in Nansha
Hong Kong-based port operator COSCO Shipping Ports signed an investment agreement with Guangzhou Nansha Economic and Technology Development Zone Commercial Bureau. Under the deal, the company plans to develop phase I of terminal extended business in the land near Nansha Stevedoring Corporation Limited of Port of Guangzhou and Guangzhou South China Oceangate Container Terminal Company Limited, in order to develop port supply chain platform and a high-end warehousing business, as well as extend the upstream and downstream industries.
6. Australia coal posts biggest weekly drop in a decade amid weak demand
Australian thermal coal prices this week registered their biggest weekly fall since the financial market turmoil of a decade ago as demand plunged with the end of winter and amid worries over the strength of the global economy. Coal prices for prompt loading at Australia’s Newcastle terminal have lost almost 20 percent since last Friday, dropping to $72 a tonne. That was the lowest level since May 2017 and marked the steepest weekly decline since the global financial crisis of 2008/09.
7. Towards a zero-injury shipping industry
Through its work on Safety Culture, the UK Chamber is changing the way shipping thinks about safeguarding its workforce. No other maritime organisation has shifted the conversation around safety like the UK Chamber has in its work to help shipping companies understand and implement safer working cultures at sea and ashore.
8. 2019 has begun with a worrying drop in container volumes
Numbers for container volumes in the first two months of 2019, just published, are surprisingly negative. According to the CEO of Seaintelligence Consulting, Lars Jensen, the numbers are a serious cause for concern for the full year.
9. Maurizio Aponte steps down from MSC
Maurizio Aponte, cousin of Gianluigi Aponte and one of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) top executives from the very beginning, is stepping down to focus on a Naples-based ferry company belonging to the family. In a statement sent to Splash, MSC reported Aponte will move on from his role as executive director Europe at the start of next month. “Maurizio has for decades been one of the key pillars in the development of MSC and his immense contribution is widely appreciated,” the statement read.
10. IMO rules to cause 0.6mln bpd marine gasoil deficit in 2020 – Rystad
The upcoming International Maritime Organization sulphur regulations for marine fuel will lead to a deficit of 600,000 barrel per day of marine gasoil in 2020, according to consultancy Rystad Energy. “We estimate that global gasoil/diesel demand growth in 2020 could reach 1.7 mln bpd, 1.4 million bpd of which is from marine bunkers, almost six times the five-year average global gasoil growth,” said Bjørnar Tonhaugen, head of oil market research. The IMO has restricted sulphur content in marine fuels to a maximum of 0.5 percent, down from 3.5 percent now, from the start of 2020.


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