InterManager Daily News 23.06.2020.

1. Top 10 Countries Which Conducted Highest Crew Changes in May 2020
The Netherlands was the top country for successful crew changes in May, with Port of Rotterdam enabling more crew transits than any other worldwide, according to data from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). However, only 620 – or 15% – of global average monthly crew changes were successful in May, due to pandemic restrictions.
2. Another Iranian Cargo Ship En Route To Venezuela
Another Iranian cargo ship is en route to Venezuela, as the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to defy the sanctions put on both the nations (Iran and Venezuela) by the United States of America’s (USA). As per various reports received, the Iran-flagged ‘Golsan’ is en route to Venezuela and is expected to dock soon.
3. Chinese Survey Vessel Illegally Venturing Near Vietnam’s EEZ
A Chinese government-owned survey vessel appears to have been sent into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, vessel-tracking data shows, in a move that could stir more tensions in the South China Sea.

4. AMSA released APL England and company fined $22 million
On 19th june The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) released APL England to allow the ship to sail from Australia to undertake repairs in China. The ship will leave the Port of Brisbane this evening without cargo and with a new Master.

5. Asia’s rising gasoline demand spells end for floating storage trend
A second and final trio of ships used as floating storage tanks for gasoline is en route to unload cargoes in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, according to industry sources and shipping data, showing fuel demand is growing across Asia.

6. Shipbuilders’ stocks may rally on hopes of more LNG carrier deals, oil prices
Shares in South Korean shipbuilders will get a boost from hopes of more LNG carrier deals after a recent mega deal from Qatar and a rise in global oil prices that will boost demand for new ships, industry sources said.

7. Port machinery maker steps up global expansion despite COVID-19 headwinds
Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co, or ZPMC, one of the world’s biggest port machinery manufacturers by market share, is ramping up efforts to strengthen other businesses worldwide despite the headwinds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. P&I Cover and Cyber risk
At present there are no specific cyber exclusions in standard P&I cover. However, Members are obliged to ensure that cover is not prejudiced by acting in an “imprudent, unsafe, unduly hazardous or improper” way and this obligation extends to their conduct in relation to cyber risks.

9. Govt Invites Global Vessel Owners To Register Ships In India
The government on Saturday said it had invited global vessel owners to flag their ships in India to take advantage of the Make in India policy. The government has recently revised its Make in India Policy for public procurement, under which no global tender enquiry will be issued, except with the approval of the competent authority, for the procurement of all services with estimated value of less than Rs 200 crore.

10. Lobbyists Backed Election Of Key MEP On Shipping Emissions
The centre-right’s lead MEP on a policy to cut emissions for shipping received campaign backing from industrial lobbyists representing the same sector. Danish centre-right MEP Pernille Weiss’s campaign for the European elections reportedly received financial support from Danish Shipping, in what a pro-transparency group is calling a conflict of interest.


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