InterManager Daily News 01.07.2019

1. Ferry contacted training ship in Bosphorus
Ferry SEHIT SAMI AKBULUT contacted training ship PIRI REIS UNIVERSITESI in Sarayburnu area, southern Bosphorus, Istanbul, at 1235 LT Jun 28. Training ship was proceeding to berth, ferry was under way with passengers on board. It is not clear what was the main cause of contact, looks like both ships bridges control faults. Both ships sustained superficial damages in form of dents and scratches.

2. Fishing vessel sank after collision with bulk carrier, 10 missing
Bulk carrier PACIFIC 01 collided with Vietnamese fishing vessel NA 95899 TS with 19 crew on board, in Gulf of Tonkin some 90 nm SE of Haiphong at around 1300 ICT Jun 28. Fishing vessel sank, 9 crew were rescued by PACIFIC 01, 10 are reported missing, SAR under way. PACIFIC 01 was en route from Saigon to Cam Pha, turned back after SAR, probably heading to nearest port to disembark rescued fishermen.

3. Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Sattahip, Gulf of Siam
If Thailand can’t boast of having sea ports rivaling such South East Asia giants, as Singapore or Hong Kong, it may nevertheless, deservedly boast of having the biggest in South East Asia yachts port – Ocean Marina Yahct Club (OMYC) in Sattahip, Pattaya, Gulf of Siam.

4. Dan-Bunkering owner on Syria case: “They acted as they were supposed to”
Dan-Bunkering could not have handled the sale of jet fuel to the Russian military differently, for instance ensuring who would be the final buyer of the fuel. And the procedures will not change going forward, Bunker Holding CEO Keld Demant tells ShippingWatch.

5. Seaspan Delivers Canadian Coast Guard’s First New Ship in Decades
On Thursday, Seaspan Shipyards celebrated the handover of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV), the CCGS Sir John Franklin, to the Canadian Coast Guard (Coast Guard). The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard attended the ceremony, along with senior officials from the Coast Guard, Seaspan and supply chain partners.

6. Titan LNG Names Europe’s 1st Dedicated LNG Bunker Barge
LNG supplier Titan LNG has christened its bunker barge FlexFueler001 in the Netherlands. The christening ceremony took place at the Port of Amsterdam on June 26, marking the official commencement of inland waterway LNG bunkering in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

7. EMGS clinches survey contract with BP
Offshore survey service provider Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has been awarded a contract by BP for a proprietary CSEM survey, offshore Senegal and Mauritania. The contract has a total value of about $6m. The acquisition is expected to start in the first quarter of 2020.

8. How U.S. LNG plays havoc with Dutch gas and Asian shipping
Dutch gas prices hit 10-year lows this week, reflecting high European inventories swelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, testing levels at which companies that committed to buy U.S. LNG will start making serious losses.

9. Container rates alert: Xeneta tracks slight decline in contracted ocean freight rates for June after ‘mad’ May
After an unexpected leap in long-term contracted ocean freight rates in May, June was a calmer month for the container industry, with a slight decline of 1.7% in global rates. According to the latest XSI(r) Public Indices report from Xeneta, the leading ocean freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform, performances were mixed across the major trade corridors, with strong import results for the US and Far East offsetting falls in exports, and across the board In Europe. The index currently stands 7.2% up year-on-year.

10. Singapore marine gasoil premium hits 2019 high ahead of MFM mandate for distillate delivery
Marine gasoil premium in Singapore jumped to its highest so far in 2019 three days ahead of the mandatory use of mass flow meters for distillate bunker delivery from July. The premium of Singapore-delivered marine gasoil (0.1%) over the Mean of Platts Singapore 10 PPM gasoil assessments climbed 31 cents/mt day on day to $18.52/mt at Thursday’s close, the highest in 2019, S&P Global Platts data showed. The premium averaged $12/mt in June, up from an average of $4/mt seen in May, the data showed.


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