1. Port of Amsterdam International and Pifim consortium declare interest in Cagliari terminal
The port authority of Cagliari has announced that Port of Amsterdam International together with UK-based company Pifim are the only party to express a formal interest in managing the local container terminal.
2. Wan Hai acquires resale boxship pair at Zhoushan Changhong
Taiwanese container shipping major Wan Hai Lines has taken over two 1,800 teu boxships under construction at China’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipbuilding through a resale deal.
3. Dandong Port emerges from bankruptcy
The port operator entered into court-led restructuring process in April last year due to a major debt crisis with liabilities amounting to RMB66.7bn ($9.67bn). In January, China Merchants Group’s Liaoning Port Group took over Dandong Port as a local court forced the approval of a restructuring plan proposed by the government-led administrators. https://splash247.com/dandong-port-emerges-from-bankruptcy/
4. North Sea Port to become green hydrogen hub
Dutch green hydrogen infrastructure company VoltH2 has signed an agreement with North Sea Port for an industrial plot in Vlissingen, where it plans to build a green hydrogen plant with storage, refuelling and distribution facilities.
5. Turkey Extends Exploration Work in Disputed East Med Area
Turkey said on Monday that its Oruc Reis exploration vessel will carry out seismic surveys in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Sept. 12, provoking an angry response from neighboring Greece.
6. Trump Administration Preparing Tighter Venezuela Oil Sanctions
The Trump administration is looking to tighten oil sanctions on Venezuela in the near future, top U.S. envoy for the country told Reuters on Monday, by potentially removing exemptions that allow some oil companies to exchange Venezuelan crude for fuel from the OPEC member. https://gcaptain.com/trump-administration-preparing-tighter-venezuela-oil-sanctions/
7. Watch: Live Fire Sinking Exercise Caps Two-Week RIMPAC Exercise in Pacific
The decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114) was sunk August 30 during a live fire training exercise involving ships and aircraft from a host nations participating in RIMPAC, the international maritime warfare exercise held every other year in the water surrounding Hawaiian Islands.
8. Shipping Corporation Outclasses Rival Indian Fleet Owners In Recruiting Women
Domestic liner Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has emerged as a pioneer among top Indian fleet owners when it comes to hiring women in key roles on ships with over 20 per cent women workforce and a robust gender-neutral hiring policy in place. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Shipping+Corporation+outclasses+rival+Indian+fleet+owners+in+recruiting+women
9. ClassNK Takes Part In “CC-Ocean” Project To Test Small Scale Demonstration Plant As Marine-Based CO2 Capture System With “K” Line And Mitsubishi Shipbuilding
Leading Classification Society ClassNK, in cooperation with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) group, will conduct test operations and measurements for a small scale ship-based CO2 capture demonstration plant, in order to verify the equipment’s use as a marine-based CO2 capture system. This project is being conducted with support from the Maritime Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), as part of its assistance project for research and development of technological advancements in marine resources development. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/ClassNK+takes+part+in+“CC-Ocean”+Project+to+test+Small+Scale+Demonstration+Plant+as+Marine-based+CO2+Capture+System+with+“K”+Line+and+Mitsubishi+Shipbuilding
10. CMA CGM Ups Rate US$500/TEU From Asia To West Africa September 14
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM will increase rates US$500 per TEU from September 14 from Taiwan and mainland China to West Africa.
The Marseilles-based shipping company will also charge USD 500/20′ | USD 1,000/40′ from South East Asia & East Coast of India to west Africa.