InterManager Daily News 12.02.2020.

1. Trade Challenges Ahead for the Shipping Industry
Brexit, IMO 2020 and the Coronavirus are plaguing the shipping industry of late and ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations) is working round the clock in order to offer solutions to its members and advocate the industry’s contribution towards the European economy. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (, Mr. Claes Berglund, President of ECSA, commented on the various open “fronts” that the shipping industry is having to deal with these days.

2. S. Korea lags behind China in new shipbuilding orders in January
South Korea ranked second behind China in global shipbuilding orders last month, industry data showed Monday. Local shipyards won orders equal to a combined 40,000 compensated gross tons (CGTs) to build one ship, accounting for six percent of orders placed around the globe, according to London-based Clarkson Research Services Ltd., the world’s leading provider of data for the shipping and shipbuilding industries.

3. Stena Bulk working actively to reduce carbon footprint after IMO 2020 preparations
Stena Bulk is working actively to reduce its carbon footprint, having undertaken measures to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels, Lars Malmbratt, Stena Bulk’s general manager for bunker procurement told S&P Global Platts. In April 2018, the IMO announced its greenhouse gases strategy and targets to improve CO2 efficiency in shipping.

4. CMA CGM and Energy Observer join forces to make hydrogen one of the energy sources of tomorrow
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics and a pioneer in the field of energy transition, is joining forces with Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel to embark on a round-the-world voyage.
A common ambition: zero-emission shipping

5. ADNOC L&S Signs Agreement to Unlock Additional Value from its LNG Fleet as it Expands Partnership Base
ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the marine and logistics subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, a charter agreement with Singapore’s Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) to utilize its Al Khaznah liquified natural gas (LNG) vessel.

6. UK ports calling for funding for local preparedness for the Coronavirus
Following the Health Secretary’s statement this morning that Coronavirus represents ”serious and imminent threat” to public health, the British Ports Association is calling for more funding and support to be given to UK local authority
officials to prepare our borders.

7. U.S.-China Trade War Reshaped Global Commerce
The two-year trade war between the U.S. and China upended commerce world-wide, slamming the brakes on global trade growth — but also delivering modest benefits to a handful of industries and countries that saw gains as the giants tussled.

8. DFDS Ship Allides with Quay in Stormy Weather
A roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel owned by Danish ferry and logistics company DFDS crashed into a quay while entering the port of Esbjerg, Denmark.
The incident involving the 33,313 GT Ark Dania occurred in the afternoon hours of February 9, 2020. “She made contact with the quay because of very strong winds. This caused damage to the hull that will be repaired while she is in port,” a spokesperson for DFDS told World Maritime News.

9. Shell Hires Four LNG Carriers feom Korea Line, Global Meridian
In December 2019, oil and gas major Shell signed separate agreements for four LNG carriers with affiliates of shipping company Knutsen LNG. As informed, Shell will hire two LNG carriers from Korea Line Corporation and the remaining two from Global Meridian Holdings Limited. The newbuilds will be integrated into Shell’s time-chartered trading fleet, according to Knutsen.

10. Russia Gives Green Light for New LNG Transshipment Terminal
Russia’s federal autonomous institution Glavgosexpertiza has reviewed and approved the design documentation and engineering survey results for the construction of an LNG transshipment terminal in the Kamchatka Territory. Back in October 2017, the Kamchatka government and PJSC Novatek signed an agreement aimed at developing a sea terminal on the southeast coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula.


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