InterManager Daily News 07.05.2019

1. Cargo ship broke off her moorings in Greek port VIDEO
Cargo ship SYROS WIND broke off her moorings at Serifos, Serifos island, Greece, in the morning May 5, when strong wind bashed port. The ship with gangway hanging from her starboard started to drift in harbor. She was taken under control and brought to anchor, no damages reported. Reportedly, islander notwithstanding danger, assisted crew in letting go the ship from remaining moorings.
2. Bulk carrier gangway collapsed, 2 died, Colombia
2 died in an accident involving collapsed gangway of bulk carrier SUZAKI, berthed at Santa Marta, Colombia, at night May 5. Reportedly, gangway contacted pier constructions, during coal loading. Not clear if the ship was shifting along berth, or it was cargo loading equipment shift. Burmese crew and docker died after falling with collapsed gangway.
3. The start to 2019 cemented Clipper Bulk’s future
Clipper Bulk has long been struggling financially. But the sudden downturn on the dry bulk market in the first quarter of 2019 demanded instant action, tells CEO Peter Norborg in an interview with ShippingWatch following mass layoff.
4. Konig & Cie suezmaxes recirculated for sale
Banks are recirculating four suezmaxes that belong to Germany’s Konig & Cie. The 159,200 dwt Cape Bonny, Cape Bari, Cape Bastia and Cape Brindisi, all built in 2005 at Hyundai Heavy Industries, are now going for $21m each.
5. European Commission study backs three short-term measures to speed up shipping’s decarbonization
Ahead of this month’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, a study commissioned by the European Commission has suggested there are just three ways the current fleet can meet 2030 CO2 emissions targets.
6. Indonesia Sinks 51 Confiscated Fishing Vessels
On Sunday, Indonesia’s fisheries ministry lined up and sank 51 confiscated fishing boats as part of its ongoing effort to combat illegal poaching by foreign fishermen in the Indonesian EEZ.  Indonesian authorities carried out the sinkings at five ports across the island nation. The renewed use of this assertive tactic reflects recent tensions with Vietnam’s coast guard and commercial fishing fleet, and 38 of the vessels were Vietnamese.
7. MSC: Interoperability Crucial for Container Shipping to Evolve
MSC is one of the four founders of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) that was officially established in April this year. Together with Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE), MSC wants to create common information technology standards to make the industry more efficient. World Maritime News spoke to Andre Simha, Chief Information Officer of MSC, on the container shipping industry’s response to DCSA since the partners first announced the cooperation on the matter.
8. GSL Inks Charter Deals with MSC for Post-Panamax Pair
Containership charter owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has agreed five-year charters with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for two Post-Panamaxes. The 8,677 TEU ships in question are the 2005-built GSL Tianjin and the 2004-built OOCL Qingdao, to be renamed MSC Tianjin and MSC Qingdao, respectively.
9. India’s oil import dependence jumps to multi-year high of 84% in 2018-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have set a target to cut India’s oil import dependence by 10 per cent but the country’s reliance on foreign oil for meeting its energy needs has jumped to a multi-year high of nearly 84 per cent, latest government data showed.
10. Clean tanker owners prepare fuel strategies ahead of IMO 2020
Clean tanker owner companies Ardmore Shipping and Scorpio Tankers discussed their bunkering plans ahead of the implementation of IMO 2020 in their Q1 2019 earnings calls Wednesday and Thursday, taking separate stances on the utilization of scrubbers or compliant 0.5% sulfur fuels. Scorpio Tankers released their fleet’s dry dock schedule for 2019 and 2020 Thursday, having ordered scrubber systems for their full fleet of 45 Medium Range tankers, 12 Long Range 1 tankers, and 38 Long Range 2 tankers. One of Scorpio’s LR2s and one MR tanker were already outfitted with scrubber systems in the first quarter.


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