1. India reopens seafarer training centres after prolonged shutdown
The Directorate General of Shipping (DG Shipping) confirmed the move in standard operating procedure (SOP), issued last week. The DG Shipping had suspended seafarers’ training across the country for an indefinite period in late March when infection cases began rising and countrywide lockdowns came in.
2. FESCO president attacked as Vladivostok port strike takes ugly turn
A strike at Vladivostok port has turned violent. Senior management of FESCO, the main shareholder in the Commercial Port of Vladivostok, including president Arkady Korostelev, were attacked yesterday while attempting to negotiate with dockworkers. https://splash247.com/fesco-president-attacked-as-vladivostok-port-strike-takes-ugly-turn/
3. MSC backs hydrogen as future fuel
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second largest containerline, has given an indication of its future investments as its pursues its own decarbonisation course with hydrogen to the fore.
4. DSME debuts 23,000 teu ammonia-powered ship design
South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has received approval in principle from UK class society Lloyd’s Register for its 23,000 teu ammonia-fuelled containership design, with the yard planning to start selling the groundbreaking new vessel by 2025.
5. Boris Johnson to Announce Major Expansion of U.K.’s Offshore Wind Capacity
Boris Johnson will commit to boosting U.K. offshore wind power as part of his delayed plan for a “green industrial revolution” as he seeks to get his stalled domestic agenda back on course. https://gcaptain.com/boris-johnson-to-announce-major-expansion-of-u-k-s-offshore-wind-capacity/
6. 2020’s 25th Named Storm Threatens Gulf Coast
Energy companies on Monday began evacuating offshore oil platforms as the 25th named storm of the year formed in the Caribbean and was forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico and threaten the coast this week, possibly as a major hurricane.
7. Pandemic’s Impact on Global Trade Hit Panama Canal Throughput in FY 2020
The Panama Canal Authority announced today it achieved 475.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) in its 2020 fiscal year, which ran October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. This number reflect a 4% drop from expectations. Meanwhile, individual vessel transits fell 2% compared to FY 2019 to 13,369. The ACP attributed the nominal increase in cargo to steady number of high draft transits.
8. FueLNG Advances LNG Bunkering Prospects, Infrastructure In Singapore
Singapore-based licensed LNG bunker supplier FueLNG held a virtual ceremony for naming Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, or LBV, paving the way for further development of LNG as a marine fuel in the world’s largest bunkering port, industry sources said. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/FueLNG+advances+LNG+bunkering+prospects%2C+infrastructure+in+Singapore
9. Euronav Sells Suezmax Bastia Antwerp
Euronav NV is pleased to announce that the Suezmax Bastia (2005 – 159,155 dwt) was sold for USD 20.5 million. A capital gain on the sale of approximately USD 0.7 million will be recorded in the current quarter in the joint venture company. The vessel has been delivered to her new owners https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Euronav+Sells+Suezmax+Bastia+Antwerp
10. IRAQ DATA: Total Oil Exports Edge 1.3% Higher In Sept Amid Higher Kurdish Output
Iraq’s total oil exports in September, including from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, rose 1.3% from August led by higher Kurdish output, according to official ministry figures and export data for the Turkish port of Ceyhan report issued by local shipping agents. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/IRAQ+DATA%3A+Total+oil+exports+edge+1.3%25+higher+in+Sept+amid+higher+Kurdish+output