InterManager Daily News 26.11.2020.

1. UK Ship Register Supports Seafarers Of The Future
The UK Ship Register (UKSR), renowned as a world class flag bearer for maritime safety and innovation, is supporting this year’s prestigiousLloyds List Greek Shipping Awards for the first time. Recognising excellence in the Greek shipping community, this year’s event takes place on 4 December and it will be online for the first time in its 16 years’ history.

2. Minerva Bunkering and Hafnia completed the first ever bunker delivery conducted entirely over Minerva’s new Advanced Delivery Platform (ADP)
Minerva Bunkering and Hafnia completed the first ever bunker delivery conducted entirely over Minerva’s new Advanced Delivery Platform (ADP). The ADP is an innovative solution comprised of integrated hardware and software designed and developed by Minerva and its technology partner Curl Tech.

3. 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.

4. The Port of Rotterdam emphasizes the importance of sustainable inland shipping at European ministerial conference
Today Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, participated in a European virtual ministerial conference on inland shipping. This event was organized by the German Ministry of Transport under the Council Presidency of the European Union in collaboration with EBU, the European association for inland navigation and the central commission for navigation on the Rhine.

5. Liners turn to multipurpose tonnage to plug gaps in charter market
“The dearth of cellular container tonnage in the charter market is forcing some carriers to tap into the multipurpose market to cover their needs, targeting ships with good speeds and high container intakes,” Alphaliner noted in its most recent weekly report.

6. Splash Extra: How CO2 could be gold for shipping
Could carbon dioxide be one of the next big commodities shipped across the seas? Enormous sums are being spent into research and development to make carbon capture and storage (CCS) a reality for shipping, not just onboard but also taking pollution from the land for burial deep down under the ocean floor.

7. U.S. Charges 31 Alleging Bribes to Fix Coast Guard Mariner Credentialing Test Scores
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 31 individuals, including three former Coast Guard employees, related to a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. The indictment was announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

8. Containership Grounds Next to Wrecked Containership in Singapore Strait
A bizarre incident in the Singapore Strait this week as a containership apparently grounded next to (and possibly struck) a second grounded containership that has been shipwrecked in the area for several months. Both ships are now aground adjacent to each other in Indonesian waters near the Batu Berhanti light buoy.

9. Titan LNG Provides Clarity On Prices For LNG As Marine Fuel, And Launches Free LNG Comparison Tool To Enable Like-For-Like Benchmarking To Other Fuels
Available on Titan LNG’s website, the new LNG delivered price page provides an overview of LNG prices delivered onboard in various quantities and ports, aiming to increase transparency and understanding of the cost of LNG as a marine fuel. Furthermore, it displays up to date indicative pricing on a weekly basis in five key LNG fueling locations: Rotterdam, North Sea, Baltic, Mediterranean and Singapore.

10. Higher Panamax Rates Buoy Baltic Index
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index gained for a seventh straight session on Tuesday, as higher demand for panamax and supramax vessels offset a slight dip in capesizes. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, edged up 9 points, or 0.8%, at 1,178, a peak since Nov. 10.


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