InterManager Daily News 20.08.2019.

1. Logistics for the energy revolution: Why shipping has a vital role to play It’s widely reported that radical change is taking place in the energy sector. But why is maritime such a green logistics choice for the major players? Renewable energy is necessary for a sustainable future – green partnerships between cargo owners and transportation providers will also help to make that future a reality.

2. Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar sailing towards Greece: cFlow The Iranian tanker released by the Gibraltar authorities sailed from the UK territory Sunday night and is now heading towards Greece, Platts trade flow software, cFlow, showed. The Gibraltar government released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 last Thursday August 15, after receiving assurances from Iran that the tanker would not deliver the crude to Syria.

3. Port of Rotterdam : Growth
With a new transhipment record for the first six months of 2019 – 240.7 million tonnes, or a 3.4% increase compared to 2018 – the port of Rotterdam is very busy. The offshore sector also made a significant contribution to the maritime activity. 440 offshore vessels, ranging from crane vessels to jack up rigs and from heavy cargo vessels to work/repair vessels, have entered the Maasmond in the past six months.

4. Amoretti Armatori takes Gotland tanker pair Italian owner Amoretti Armatori Group, controlled by the Amoretti family, have purchased two handysize tankers, doubling its exposure in this vessel size, brokers tell Splash. The active owner has shaken hands with Swedish tanker and ferry owner Rederi AB Gotland, adding the 39,000 dwt Chinese-built ships, Alice (built 2013) and sistership Ami (built 2012) for $40m en bloc.

5. Two workers die at Samsung Ningbo yard Two separate accidents occurred at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Ningbo yard in China on Saturday leading to the death of two workers. One worker got an electric shock when operating a cutting machine and died after being sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. Two hours after the incident, another worker fainted when he was taking a rest after completing some grinding work on a ship block. He died shortly after, with the cause of death unknown.

6. Scottish Govt to Nationalize Ferguson Marine Shipyard The Scottish Government has reached an agreement with administrators to take the Ferguson Marine shipyard in Port Glasgow into public control. The deal will enable completion of the two ferries being built for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL).

7. Economou Takes DryShips Private
Greek shipowner George Economou is taking full ownership of shipping company DryShips under a deal that will see Economou buy the company’s outstanding shares for USD 5.25 per share in cash. As previously disclosed, DryShips is to be merged into a subsidiary of SPII Holdings, a company controlled by DryShips’ chairman and CEO George Economou.

8. World’s Largest Boxship Wraps Up Maiden Voyage MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest containership, has arrived in Europe after completing its maiden voyage from the north of China, Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the company’s global fleet. Ten other ships in this class have been ordered by MSC. Built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje shipyard in South Korea and delivered in July this year, MSC Gülsün is said to set a new standard in container shipping, in particular in terms of environmental performance.

9. DSV warns of layoffs after Panalpina takeover Like the acquisition of US-based UTi, the integration of Panalpina is expected to entail layoffs, CFO Jens Lund tells ShippingWatch. DSV’s management can look forward to some years of work incorporating its Swiss billion-dollar acquisition.

10. Samsung Heavy gets major order for 10 tankers South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is to build 10 crude tanker vessels. The order was placed by an “Oceanian” customer and amounts to more than half a billion USD.


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