InterManager Daily News 11.11.2019.

1. Bunker Spill in Honolulu Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard repsonded to a bunker fuel discharge from a Matson containership near Pier 19 in Honolulu on Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a report from the master of the M/V Kamokuiki, Wednesday evening that heavy fuel oil discharged during bunkering operations with a barge.

2. Norway Releases Frigate Helge Ingstad Collision Report

Officials in Norway have released a report containing the results of the first phase of the Accident Investigation Board Norway’s investigation into the collision involving the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS outside the Sture terminal in November 2018.

3. Oil Slumps as Trump Hits Brakes on Tariff Rollbacks

Oil fell after President Donald Trump said that the U.S. hasn’t agreed to rollback all tariffs on China. WTI futures dropped as much as 2.4% in New York Friday after rallying the prior day on optimism of a quick resolution in the U.S.-China trade war. Trump told reporters Friday that while China wants a partial reversal of tariffs imposed in the trade war, he won’t fully eliminate them.

4. Singapore Pushes Shipping to Adopt Cleaner Fuels.

Singapore is pushing the shipping industry to use cleaner fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a bid to reduce the city state’s carbon emissions, the Maritime and Port Authority’s (MPA) chief said on Friday. The country is introducing incentives for ships to install engines that use alternative fuels with lower carbon content such as LNG, and to use LNG bunker during port stay, MPA Chief Executive Officer Quah Ley Hoon said in a speech at an industry event.

5. Tariffs Take Toll on Port of Los Angeles October Volumes

Tariffs are taking their toll at the United States’ busiest container port, with container counts and the number ship calls falling sharply last month.

The Port of Los Angeles reported Thursday it moved a 770,189 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October, a 19.1% decrease compared to 2018’s record-breaking October.

Through the first ten months of 2019, total volumes have increased 1.8% compared compared to 2018, which was the busiest year ever at America’s top port.

6. Monjasa Supplies 1st VLSFO in Lome, Expands West African Footprint

Danish bunker company Monjasa has completed its first ship-to-ship (STS) supply of the very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) in Lome, Togo. The STS operation was carried out by the company’s tanker African Runner on October 21, 2019, and involved the supply of a total of 200mts VLSFO. The company is currently enabling the IMO 2020 transition by making new low-sulphur marine fuel available across the West African region.

7. Maritime Singapore Green Initiative Extended Until 2024

Singapore has decided to extend for another five years a key initiative that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and promote clean shipping practices.

The Maritime Singapore Green Initiative (MSGI), which was due to expire at the end of this year, was introduced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in 2011. It comprises Green Ship, Green Port, Green Technology, Green Energy and Green Awareness programs.

8. Singapore Ship Registry Reaches 95 Million GT Milestone

The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) has crossed the 95 million gross ton (GT) milestone, maintaining its position among the top five registries in the world.

This was unveiled on November 8 by Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime And Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) during the SRS Forum in Singapore.

Themed “2020 & Beyond”, the forum gathered around 200 representatives of shipping companies and other maritime entities based in Singapore.

9. MOL: First LNG Bunkering Completed at Japanese Port of Nagoya

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and compatriot gas company Toho Gas have completed the first-ever LNG bunkering in the Port of Nagoya.The duo conducted a demonstration test to supply LNG to the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin in the abovementioned port. As informed, the test confirmed that LNG can be safely supplied to vessels at the Port of Nagoya.

10. Shipping Companies Bracing For Legal Knots As IMO Sulfur Cap Rules Loom

The upcoming IMO 2020 sulfur emission regulation is prompting both owners and charterers to negotiate and incorporate new clauses in their charter party agreements, or CPAs, to factor in the performance of scrubbers and use of compliant bunkers.

At the same time, owners and charterers, who have non-scrubber ships on long-term charters, are exhausting their supply of high sulfur fuels by taking longer voyages.


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