InterManager Daily News 25.11.2020.

1. Msc awarded ‘Best Shipping Line – Asia – Africa’ for second consecutive year at asian freight, logistics and supply chain awards
MSC is delighted to have once again won the “Best Shipping Line – Asia-Africa” at the 2020 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS). MSC has won this award for the second year running, which attests to our strong performance on this trade. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/11/23/msc-awarded-best-shipping-line-asia-africa-for-second-consecutive-year-at-asian-freight-logistics-and-supply-chain-awards/

2. COVID-19 – free e-learning courses from WHO for ships
At the end of this course, the learner would be able to describe the public health measures that may protect seafarers throughout their journey to the vessel, on the vessel, and on the way home; and prevent and manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease on board a cargo ship or fishing vessel. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/11/23/covid-19-free-e-learning-courses-from-who-for-ships/

3. Thome Group wins Mission to Seafarers Innovation Award
The Thome Group is delighted to announce that it has won the Mission to Seafarers Innovation award which was presented to the company that could demonstrate an innovative programme which benefitted seafarers’ welfare.
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/11/23/thome-group-wins-mission-to-seafarers-innovation-award/

4. CPC Corporation, Taiwan receives second carbon neutral LNG cargo from Shell
CPC Corporation, Taiwan announced today that they have received another carbon neutral1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo from Shell. The cargo, which was delivered at the Yung-An LNG Receiving Terminal, will provide enough carbon neutral LNG to power over 100,000 homes for a full-year. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/11/23/cpc-corporation-taiwan-receives-second-carbon-neutral-lng-cargo-from-shell/

5. Covid puts a freeze on reefer calls to Tianjin
All available reefer plugs are taken at Tianjin’s Xingang port, one of the main entry points for frozen food into China, leading carriers to stop taking reefer orders bound for the northern Chinese port. https://splash247.com/covid-puts-a-freeze-on-reefer-calls-to-tianjin/

6. India looks to double oil refining capacity in next five years
India’s minister for petroleum and natural gas and steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, said in June that the country was set to double its refining capacity for crude oil to 450-500m tonnes per annum by 2030 from the current level of about 250m tonnes, while a new refinery in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra with a refining capacity of 60m tonnes per annum is set to start soon. https://splash247.com/india-looks-to-double-oil-refining-capacity-in-next-five-years/

7. Three crew confirmed kidnapped from bunkering vessel
Three crewmembers are confirmed to have been kidnapped by pirates from the Togo-flagged bunkering vessel Stelios K which was boarded last week, according to an update provided by maritime safety consultancy Dryad Global.
https://splash247.com/three-crew-confirmed-kidnapped-from-bunkering-vessel/

8. UK Containers Rates Spike
North Asia to UK rates spike on demand ahead of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, as importers seek to front-load ahead of this deadline at the start of January. Logistical delays seen at some UK ports, causing carriers to impose a congestion surcharge on both inbound and outbound containers from the UK. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/UK+containers+rates+spike

9. BIMCO To Seek Industry Consultation In January For New Ship Sale Agreement
In January 2021, BIMCO will be inviting the industry to view and offer feedback on the new Ship Sale Agreement in the pipeline. The new form is on track for publication in 2021. Over the last months, BIMCO has been working together with legal and commercial experts on how best to shape the new Ship Sale Agreement, taking into consideration that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and the way the industry conducts business to adapt. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/BIMCO+to+seek+industry+consultation+in+January+for+new+ship+sale+agreement

10. Adani-Run Kattupalli Port To Levy $50 Per Person For Crew Change
Kattupalli port, run by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), said it will levy a facilitation charge of $50 per person for crew change after the port operator received government designation as an authorised immigration check port for entry into and exit from India of crew and passengers. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Adani-run+Kattupalli+port+to+levy+%2450+per+person+for+crew+change

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