InterManager Daily News 30.04.2019

1. Brittany Ferries ferry fire, Bay of Biscay
Ferry PONT AVEN of Brittany Ferries alerted MRCC Etel France at 0300 UTC Apr 29, reporting fire in engine room, 77 nm south of Pointe de Penmarch, Finistere, in Bay of Biscay. Ferry with 766 passengers and 142 crew is en route from Plymouth UK to Santander Spain. Helicopter and SAR ship ABEILLE BOURBON were deployed to assist troubled ferry. At around 0340 UTC ferry reported, that fire was extinguished, the ship is under way again.
2. Bulk carrier aground, Yellow sea
Bulk carrier reported aground on approaches to Chinese port in Yellow sea, after straying off fairway, at around 1300 UTC Apr 28. As of 1800 UTC, was still aground.
3. Vietnamese Fisheries ship hit Indonesian Corvette, goes viral – VIDEO
Video of Vietnamese Fisheries Control ship KN-213 hitting Indonesian Navy corvette KRI TJIPTADI 381 is becoming viral in social nets. Date and location of incident are unknown. Video was published on Apr 28. Some Indonesian media controversially claimed collision was intentional, though they don’t have any facts or official information to back the assumption.
4. A Trade Agreement Between China and US Could Boost Dry Bulk Market
Things could start to improve in the dry bulk market in the months to come, should a trade agreement between the US and China materialize over the next few weeks. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking said that “the dry bulk market continues to face a significant amount of hammering.
5. Aage Hempel announces opening of new office in Cyprus
“We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Limassol office”, says Ioannis Papaefthymiou, Managing Director, Aage Hempel Group. Aage Hempel Cyprus joins our Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Malta, Morocco, Panama and Netherlands locations, strengthening the company’s global presence and enhancing its commitment to provide the most efficient and cost effective solutions through our technical capabilities to new and existing customers around the world.
6. Diamond Offshore gets long-term work for drillship pair from Woodside
Houston-headquartered offshore driller Diamond Offshore has been awarded a pair of contracts by Woodside for drillships Ocean BlackRhino and Ocean BlackHawk. The drillships will be operating in Senegal, Ocean BlackRhino from the fourth quarter of 2020 for three years and Ocean BlackHawk from the first quarter of 2022 for a period of one year.
7. NYK Posts Red Ink, Changes Its Chairman
Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) closed the fiscal year 2018 with a net loss of JPY 44.5 billion (USD 398.3 million). The company sank to full-year loss from a profit of JPY 20.2 billion (USD 180.8 million) reported last year.
8. Maersk Launches Digital Ocean Customs Clearance Platform
A.P. Moller – Maersk announced Monday that it has started offering digital Ocean Customs Clearance to its customers, becoming the first carrier in the container shipping industry to do so. Maersk’s Customs Clearance online shipping management platform will initially launch in seven European countries – including Germany, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and Spain – with the goal of expanding globally by the end of 2019.
9. “The Future of Coal Imports In India”: Mr. Devendra Arolkar, Head- Fuel Sourcing, L&T Power Development
The Shipping Tribune is pleased to inform that Mr. Devendra Arolkar, Head- Fuel Sourcing, L&T Power Development will be addressing the global audience at “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2019”. Mr. Arolkar is a well-known industry professional.  He will be speaking on “The Future of Coal Imports In India” Mr. Arolkar has over three decades of experience; 2 decades in L&T- Caterpillar JV for Mining Equipment and thereafter in Coal & Power Business Unit, to support/enable L&T’s foray in Power Generation.
10. Cosco reports profit, extends logistics reach
Cosco Shipping Holdings is continuing the expansion of its end-to-end logistics offerings after reporting a first-quarter profit, thanks in large part to the firm’s recent acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and double-digit volume growth in its container division.


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