1. Dutch dredger seized for alleged waste dumping
Indonesian Navy fast respond unit on Apr 8 detained or arrested Dutch hopper dredger VOX MAXIMA in Galang Island waters, Riau islands, Indonesia, south of Singapore Strait, for alleged waste dumping, without clarifying the character of dumped waste, and its’ quantity. According to available information and AIS records, dredger was working in South East China sea waters for years. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/04/10/dutch-dredger-seized-for-alleged-waste-dumping/?fbclid=IwAR3-YH-DeOyKwar7iT9ov6FK_uR8l-z2op21SkOUJ5Ku4z1YbERE7ZQYePs
2. Lighter collided with bulk carrier, sank, at least 1 missing, Bangladesh
Lighter collided with bulk carrier at port, Bangladesh, in the evening Apr 9, and sank after collision. There were more than two dozen people on board, crew and port workers. At least 1 is missing, with an unknown number of people being not yet safe. As of 1700 UTC, SAR was under way. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/04/09/lighter-collided-with-bulk-carrier-sank-at-least-1-missing-bangladesh/?fbclid=IwAR03uJU1eQcOKZZnXL-UkBxVZSNK1-ExRU3ZxJSML8i9f8hDeNdEU-qoYys
3. Rotterdam is concerned about reports of bunker problems
The Port of Rotterdam is considering mass flow meters as one of several measures to combat bunker problems, says a spokesperson from the port after several shipping companies told ShippingWatch that they are experiencing problems with undersupply. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/Ports/article11311878.ece
4. France proposes speed limit for ships ahead of IMO meeting
Ahead of the meeting of the IMO’s environmental committee, France has proposed introducing a speed limit on certain ship types in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and Danish Shipping have previously been critical to such a measure. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/article11309751.ece
5. More unemployed container ships have found work
The number of unemployed container ships has gone down in recent weeks, reports Alphaliner. Scrubber installations factor in. https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/Container/article11311368.ece
6. Maritime CEO Forum: Is the dry bulk business model fundamentally broken?
The basic business model of dry bulk shipping came under scrutiny at Monday’s Maritime CEO Forum with a host of owners suggesting that the industry is fundamentally broken. Moderator Tim Huxley from Mandarin Shipping set the tone describing the first quarter as a “train wreck”. Martyn Wade, CEO of Grindrod Shipping, mused whether the sector’s business model is broken, memorably quipping: “We build ships for 25 years and get good rates for maybe four. We have to put in a Rolls-Royce but get paid for a Jallopy.” https://splash247.com/maritime-ceo-forum-is-the-dry-bulk-business-model-fundamentally-broken/
7. France calls for shipping speed limits
France has made a submission to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) urging for a swift global speed limit for shipping in a bid to slash the industry’s emissions. Under president Emmanuel Macron, the architect of the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, France has become one of the most aggressive advocates of society moving quicker to decarbonise. France believes that in order to meet climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement shipping needs to act faster than goals set out by IMO to get decarbonisation regulations moving by 2023. https://splash247.com/france-calls-for-shipping-speed-limits/
8. Equinor Again Delays Start-Up of Britain’s Mariner Offshore Oilfield
By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, April 10 (Reuters) – The operator of the Mariner heavy oil field, one of Britain’s largest offshore developments in years, postponed its start-up to summer 2019 on Wednesday for safety checks on the platform’s electrical couplings. https://gcaptain.com/equinor-again-delays-start-up-of-britains-mariner-offshore-oilfield/
9. Genting Hong Kong Cuts Loss as Revenues Rise
Cruise operator Genting Hong Kong managed to cut its net loss in 2018, while revenue surged during the year. The group recorded a slight improvement with consolidated net loss of USD 213.3 million in 2018, as compared with a consolidated net loss of USD 244.3 million in 2017. The result was recorded because of a significant one-time gain in the disposal of shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and The Star Entertainment Group Limited of USD 205 million in 2017 compared with a lower net one-time gain of USD 15.5 million in the disposal of the balance of NCLH shares in 2018. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/274835/genting-hong-kong-cuts-loss-as-revenues-rise/
10. Joint industry program in Singapore aims to boost the use of additive manufacturing in the maritime industry
DNV GL has been appointed as the lead researcher of the first phase of a new Singapore-based program to study the feasibility of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, in the maritime industry. In a Joint Industry Program (JIP) initiated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) DNV GL will team up with ten member companies of the Singapore Ship Association (SSA) to examine how spare parts produced by 3D printers can help the capital-intensive industry to cut costs and downtimes. https://www.shippingtribune.com/newsdetails.php?s_id=11565
InterManager Daily News 11.04.2019
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