InterManager Daily News 11.06.2019.

1. Panamax container ship aground, China
Panamax container ship ran aground in the afternoon LT Jun 9, while approaching port in China. Judging from track, the ship may be hard aground. As of evening Jun 10, the ship was in the same position, salvage under way. The ship, highly likely, was breached, with ensuing foul leak, but leak information not confirmed yet.

2. Port worker killed by snapped mooring, Italy
Port worker was killed on the spot by snapped mooring line in Ancona port, Italy, Adriatic sea, early in the morning Jun 10. Container ship BF PHILIPP was already moored, or in process of mooring, when tragedy occurred.

3. Ice-free Northern Sea Route, again. I am not joking.
Russian Northern Sea Route (NSR) dreams and fantasies are like Arctic ice, they just don’t melt away, however fruitless they come to be. Here’s latest:
“Russia seeks to open its Arctic waters to world shipping”–6d7iNzezE1XMRZiuTegmtGzbdc1gUj5SGrrRXMu6PLs

4. The ideal maritime leader is an illusion
Four potential maritime executives had their personal and professional profile drafted by HR consultancy firm Humanostics and make the results available to ShippingWatch’s readers. Behavior is key to understand leadership.

5. The freight forwarding sector has only moved marginally on digitalization
Despite a rapid technological development, the logistics sector is in almost the same place it was in terms of digitalization ten years ago, concludes Transport Intelligence in a report.

6. ICTSI Container Terminal in Rijeka to Make Room for 20,000 TEU Ships
A container terminal at the Croatian Port of Rijeka is set to undergo expansion that will enable the facility to handle vessels with a capacity of up to 20,000 TEU. Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), is expected to realize the expansion plan by mid-2020.

7. Sunken Supply Ship Will Not Affect Singapore Vessel Traffic
The recently sunken supply vessel will not affect shipping traffic in the Singapore Strait, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

8. CMA CGM to Add 20 LNG-Fueled Ships by 2022
On the occasion of World Environment Day, French container shipping giant CMA CGM has reiterated its commitment to the environment, striving to be a leader in the energy transition of the maritime industry.

9. LNG bunkering accelerates fast
While delegates attending ABS’s seminar on future fuels at Nor-Shipping last week were told it had taken 10 years to create the LNG fuelling infrastructure for just 1% of the global fleet, all of a sudden the pick up in gas for the merchant fleet is accelerating fast.

10. India’s growing demand
The spotlight has been on India in recent weeks as the country’s elections have drawn to a close with Prime Minister Narendra Modi securing another term after winning a landslide general election victory. With an estimated 900 million people eligible to vote, more than the combined population of the US and the EU, this has the been the world’s largest electoral exercise but what does the future hold for the world’s largest democracy in terms of trade.


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