InterManager Daily News 05.11.2020.

1. ICS launches global diversity tracker for shipping industry
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released the ICS Diversity Tracker, the first report looking into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labour force. The Tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world, sets baseline targets for improved corporate diversity and inclusion policies in the coming years.

2. Belgian Port of Antwerp using EMSA RPAS for pollution monitoring
The Belgian authorities requested the service from EMSA following the positive outcome of the SAFIR project led by the SESAR Joint Undertaking for research and development activities in the area of Air Traffic Management. Through this project, the Port of Antwerp was able to test the feasibility of using drones to monitor their port activities.

3. Singapore Registry of Ships Crosses 96 Million Gross Tonnage
MPA drives adoption of technology and decarbonisation for shipping amidst COVID-19
The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) crossed the 96 million gross tonnage milestone in 2020 and maintained its position among the top five ship registries in the world.

4. Innovating vessel audits in the face of Global Lockdown at Teekay
Nobody could have predicted the far-reaching effects of COVID-19 into every facet of daily life. Lockdowns rolled across the globe, office workers transitioned to remote work, and still, the shipping industry marched on to keep the world’s supply chain moving. In this period of intense transition, Teekay had to find new ways to operate while delivering the same five-star service our customers count on us for.

5. Boxship sales, prices and charter rates surge
Containership sales have roared back as have prices for secondhand tonnage, while charter rates have gone through the roof in the topsy-turvy pandemic year liner shipping has been through.

6. Shanghai first port in the world to handle more than 4m teu in a month
Shanghai, the world’s largest boxport, handled 4.2m teu in October, up 15.7% year-on-year, smashing the monthly record it had set in July by 297,000 teu. The news from Shanghai comes as liners have enjoyed record rates on many tradelanes out of China in recent months.

7. Which shipping sectors will perform the best in 2021?
Which shipping sectors will perform the best and worst next year? That’s part of the latest set of questions posed in MarPoll, our regular survey taking the pulse of the shipping markets. Results of the poll will be carried in the next issue of Maritime CEO magazine due out at the start of next month.

8. How Your Company’s Insurance Claims Process Affects You After a Workplace Accident
Similar to how people buy car insurance in case of car accidents, maritime companies buy insurance policies to cover workplace accidents and payout the injury settlements from that policy. Because your company is primarily interested in self-preservation and protecting itself, their strategy for handling a workplace injury is to minimize their role in the accident and downplay the extent of the injury.

9. Baltic Falls Below 4-Month Low On Sliding Vessel Rates
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, fell to a more than four-month low on Tuesday, on lower rates across all vessel segments. The Baltic dry index was down 21 points, or 1.6%, at 1,263 – its lowest since mid-June.

10. CMA CGM Sets New Rates For Asia To African Mediterranean Ports
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has set new rates from November 15 though no later than November 30 from ports in Asia to African Mediterraean ports, the company announced. From Asia to Algeria, the new rate will be US$2,300 per TEU, $4,400 per FEU and $4,500 per FEU high cube.


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