InterManager Daily News 01.10.2020.

1. Privately-funded search continues to find 40 missing crew from Gulf Livestock 1
Families of the 40 missing crew members of livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 have launched a privately funded search operations to find survivors. The Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) called off official searches on 10 September.

2. Safety concerns underpin unions’ appeal over Dockers’ Clause court ruling
A preliminary court hearing in the Netherlands has ruled that the Non-Seafarers’ Work Clause, the so-called Dockers’ Clause of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that came into force on 1 January, should be set aside during the current pandemic. The Dockers’ Clause was amended in February 2018 as part of an agreement between the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the international maritime employers that make up the joint negotiating group.

3. Shell Sets Course For Net-Zero Emissions Shipping
Today, in a new report, Decarbonising Shipping: Setting Shell’s Course, Shell highlights the important role that hydrogen and fuel cells could play in achieving a decarbonised shipping sector. Calling for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt a clear trajectory to net-zero emissions by 2050, Shell outlines how it is contributing to accelerating the change needed in the industry to achieve this goal.

4. Gasoline suspected to be for Venezuela arrives in U.S. port after private sale
A vessel carrying some 100,000 barrels of gasoline that a shipping company suspected was destined for fuel-starved Venezuela arrived at a U.S. port on Monday, Refinitiv Eikon data showed, after a U.S. court approved a private sale of the cargo.

5. Splash Extra: Trio of global carriers dust off megamax plans
Three global carriers have dusted off megamax newbuild plans, potentially adding up to half a million slots to the global liner fleet, the latest issue of Splash Extra can exclusively reveal. A portion of the 23,000 teu class ships on the drawing board will be LNG-fuelled.

6. CMA CGM gets back to work after ransomware attack
CMA CGM has spent the past 24 hours trying to reassure clients that operations are carrying on and the worst effects from its ransomware attack over the past three days are over. The French carrier became the latest big name in container shipping to reveal it had been hacked on Monday, following other leading liners including Maersk, MSC and Cosco in recent years.

7. Greeks back in Korea for tanker orders
Greek owners are back in South Korea with tanker orders. Hyundai Heavy Industries has won orders for four 300,000 dwt VLCCs from two owners worth a total of $360m. Splash can reveal the owners are Kyklades Maritime and Central Mare. All the ships will be fitted with scrubbers and are set for delivery in the first half of 2022.

8. Energy Transitions and Zero-Carbon Targets -Opinion
Policymakers in many countries have outlined plans for an ambitious transition from a system dominated by oil, gas and coal in the 2010s to one centered around renewables, nuclear and carbon capture by the 2050s.

9. Hundreds Sign Up For This Week’s All Digital Women Offshore Event
This week, female cadets at maritime academies across the United States will join over 200 paid participants attending a virtual conference organized to inspire and educate women about opportunities in the maritime and offshore industries. The event will feature executives, celebrities, and seafarers who will share their real-life knowledge and experiences as leaders in the maritime domain.

10. Baltic Index Edges Up On Higher Rates Across Vessel Segments
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched up on Tuesday as rates improved across all vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up four points, or 0.2%, at 1,658 points.


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