InterManager Daily News 20.12.2019.

1. Irish freighter troubled when entering French Port

General cargo ship ARKLOW FORTUNE was turned across channel by strong wind and swell when entering Les Sables Port, France, Bay of Biscay, in the morning Dec 19, with her stern resting on breakwater embankment. The ship was assisted by tug or tugs, returned to fairway, entered port and berthed. Reportedly, she sustained some damages.

2. Sex trafficking by ro-ro ship, Philippines

Philippines Coast Guard jointly with other law enforcement agencies prevented sex trafficking by a cargo ship, rescuing 13 females, found on board of ro-ro ship ANRONIA 1, owned and operated by ALESON SHIPPING LINES INC. The ship was stormed by a joint team on Dec 16 in Zamboanga Port, ANTONIA 1 was to sail to Sandakan, Sabah. The victims were mostly from Luzon.

3. Container ship Master died after falling into ship’s hold

47-year old Turkish Master of container ship LADY NURAY tragically died on board of his ship in the afternoon Dec 18. The ship is docked at Thessaloníki, Greece, he fell into cargo hold and hit his head. He was announced dead on arrival to hospital. Details of accident unknown, investigation under way.

4. Cosco readies $1.8bn boxship order spree

Having just completed a huge newbuilding programme, which saw a swathe of ultra-large boxships join its fleet this year (pictured), Cosco Shipping is already in discussions for a record, bumper new round of orders that will rock the liner community, acutely concerned about the delicate global supply/demand balance.

5. Maersk drawn into Petrobras bribery investigation

Maersk has confirmed that its offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have been searched by the Brazilian Federal Police in connection with allegations regarding the payment of bribes to national oil company Petrobras over a 10-year period through to 2012.

6. Vietnamese master jailed in ‘unprecedented’ Shell fuel heist

A Vietnamese ship captain was jailed for five and a half years yesterday for his involvement in stealing more than 8,000 tonnes of marine gas oil over a two-year period from a Shell refinery in Singapore.

7. Now you see them: dry bulk market haunted by phantom orderbook

In its recent reports MSI has explored the conundrum of ‘phantom Tier-II’ orders; as recently as this year, new orders have ‘apparated’ (or magically appeared) on fleet databases with nominal contract dates reported as being in Q4 2015, in order to qualify as exempt from Tier III Marpol restrictions on NOx emissions for vessels calling in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA).

8. Italian shipowners arrested in fraud and corruption case

The mayor of the Calabrian town of Villa San Giovanni, Giovanni Siclari, as well as Antonino Repaci and Calogero Famiani, chairman and the chief executive officer of the roro and ferry shipping company Caronte&Tourist Spa respectively, were among a dozen suspects arrested yesterday in a major operation carried out by local police and anti-mafia investigators in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

9. Belgium: 7 Industry Players Team Up on Hydrogen Transport

Seven maritime industry players and stakeholders have joined forces to promote hydrogen as a form of energy that will help reduce CO2 emissions in Belgium.

The Port of Antwerp, the Port of Zeebrugge, Deme, Engie, Exmar, Fluxys and WaterstofNet recently signed a cooperation agreement to bring their expertise together in a coordinated way and to take steps towards a Belgian hydrogen economy.

10. DFDS Adds Another Firm to Its Logistics Portfolio

In an effort to further expand its European logistics network, Danish ferry and logistics company DFDS has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Finnish logistics company Freeco Logistics.


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