InterManager Daily News 15.10.2020.

1. Australian hydrogen carrier design revealed
Global Energy Ventures’s H2 Ship project was unveiled today, designed to carry up to 2,000 tonnes of compressed hydrogen. The company will now seek to get approval in principle for the vessel design from ABS next year.

2. Manila urged to get its house in order as Covid crewing crisis brews
The manning industry in the Philippines is reeling from the double Covid flare-ups on two bulk carriers calling at Port Hedland in Western Australia with questions being raised about the Southeast Asian country’s ability to provide crew safely to ships during the pandemic.

3. MSC vessel makes history linking the UAE with Israel
At dawn yesterday the 8,204 teu MSC Paris made history, calling at Israel’s port of Haifa having taken cargo from the United Arab Emirates. The ship arrival comes weeks after Israel and the UAE resumed diplomatic ties and marks the start of a new weekly service from Dubai that will link the two former foes.

4. China’s Rebound Bolsters Its Global Trade Dominance
China is cementing its status as the world’s dominant trading nation, confounding warnings that a once in a century pandemic combined with simmering tensions with the U.S. would derail that status.

5. NTSB: Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board today issued Marine Accident Report 20-34 detailing its investigation of the November 4, 2019, explosion of a barge at the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, near Lemont, Illinois.

6. A.P. Moller – Maersk upgrades expectations for Q3 and 2020 full year guidance
“A.P. Moller – Maersk is on track to deliver a strong Q3 with solid earnings growth across all our businesses, in particular in Ocean and Logistics & Services. Volumes have rebounded faster than expected, our cost have remained well under control, freight rates have increased due to strong demand and we are growing earnings rapidly in Logistics & Services.

7. Isle of Man Ship Registry chosen to flag island’s new diesel electric hybrid ferry
A new Diesel Electric Hybrid ferry being built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will be flagged with the Isle of Man Ship Registry, extending a longstanding relationship between the two Manx organisations.

8. Industry Launches LISW21 With ‘Driving Growth And Recovery In A Disrupted World’ As The Central Theme
The 12-month countdown to what promises to be the largest and most important London International Shipping Week to date, has started with the virtual launch of the event that brought together HRH The Princess Royal, as well as political figures and industry leaders from the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.

9. Baltic Index Dips For Fifth Straight Session On Capesize Weakness
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for a fifth consecutive session on Tuesday, mirroring a dip in the capesize segment.

10. South Africa Remains A Top Hotspot For Cargo Crime
Having collaborated over the last three years to produce global reports on the incidence of cargo theft, international freight transport insurer TT Club and BSI, the business improvement company, have once again come together to highlight risk; this time, specifically focusing in on South Africa. The report, entitled ‘Freight Crime in South African Supply Chains’ is made possible by fusing the threat and intelligence data and analysis from BSI’s Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN) and TT Club’s insurance risk management and loss prevention insights. The full report is downloadable here .


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