InterManager Daily News 05.06.2019.

1. Awilco LNG says no bunker fuel spill after WilForce hit by ship off Singapore
Norway’s Awilco LNG said no crew injuries or spill has been reported after its LNG vessel-WilForce- was hit by another vessel off Singapore on May 30. The WilForce is now en-route to a yard in Singapore for class inspection and hull repairs, it said in a press release late Monday.

2. Stena RoRo converts two vessels to SERTICA in only 5 weeks
Time is of the essence when Stena Roro decides to replace two existing systems onboard Stena Foreteller and Mont Ventoux with a new Fleet Management System. Stena Roro initially signed up to SERTICA Maintenance and Procurement but decided to add the Safety Management System in SERTICA to get full value of the solution. This enables Stena Roro to work with one supplier and one system – covering maintenance, procurement and safety.

3. TecPier invests in NautilusLog
TecPier GmbH & Co. KG invested in NautilusLog GmbH with a mid-six-digit sum. NautilusLog is a company that has developed an innovative app for tracking, reporting and collaboration between “ship & shore”. The app is designed mainly for simplicity in processes, reduction in cost and control of risks.

4. J. Lauritzen hit by sudden dry bulk collapse
The sudden drop in dry bulk rates at the start to 2019 has impacted J. Lauritzen, and the low level has continued into the second quarter. Today, day rates are approximately USD 3,000 away from break-even for the shipping company, CEO Mads Zacho tells ShippingWatch.

5. MSC to spend EUR 1 billion expanding key Spanish port
Port stakeholders stand to face more competition in one of the Mediterranean’s main hubs. MSC wants to expand its core port, Valencia, with EUR 1 billion.

6. Norway’s prime minister warns regulators will get tougher on shipping
Norway’s prime minister used the opening speech at Nor-Shipping today to urge shipping to pursue a more urgent, swift decarbonisation, warning regulators are going to get far tougher on the industry soon.

7. Nor-Shipping Opens Its Doors
Nor-Shipping 2019, one of the most important maritime events in the industry, has kicked off in Oslo, Norway with innovation and technology as key topics.

8. Issue 21 of The Navigator Keeps a “Weather Eye”
How to forecast, prepare for and deal with the weather is the theme for the 21st issue of The Navigator, the free publication aimed at maritime navigators and seafaring colleagues from The Nautical Institute.

9. Shipowners which gambled on scrubbers may reap rewards
Ever since the date of implementation of the regulation on bunker fuel by the IMO was declared, shipowners have been evaluating the pros and cons of fitting scrubbers.

10. Marine fuel 0.5%: Stockpiling for components, paper trading ramps up in May
Interest for storing key components for blending 0.5%S marine fuel ramped up around the world in May, ahead of the maritime industry’s new sulfur cap starting in January 2020. As testing and stockpiling demands increased throughout the year, liquidity in the derivatives markets, which S&P Global Platts began assessing May 2, increased.


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