InterManager Daily News 12.01.2021.

1. Tiger adds two more LNG tank container carriers at Yangzijiang
Tiger Clean Energy, a unit of Gerry Wang-led Tiger Gas, has declared options to order another two 25,000 dwt LNG tank container carriers. The company ordered two vessels of the same type in June at Yangzijiang, with options for additional eight vessels. Delivery of the ships will start from 2022. https://splash247.com/tiger-adds-two-more-lng-tank-container-carriers-at-yangzijiang/

2. GMS secures new long-term contract
UAE-based liftboat specialist GMS has been awarded a long-term contract with an NOC client in the MENA region for the 2016-built liftboat GMS Evolution. The contract follows the successful trial of the vessel’s new cantilever workover system, which GMS says has been designed to enable heavier work over scopes https://splash247.com/gms-secures-new-long-term-contract/

3. Rem Offshore awarded offshore wind contract by Van Oord
Norwegian OSV operator Rem Offshore has been awarded a campaign contract for 2021 and 2021 with Van Oord for 2012-built platform supply vessel Rem Trader. The campaign is for Iberdrola’s Saint Brieuc Offshore Windfarm, which is located off the coast of Saint Brieuc Bay, France, and one of the biggest commercial-scale offshore wind projects in France. https://splash247.com/rem-offshore-awarded-offshore-wind-contract-by-van-oord/

4. Diana Shipping secures capesize charters with Cargill and CTM
Cargill International has taken the 2015-built cape Santa Barbara on charter, commencing January 9, through to between January 5, 2020 and March 5, 2022. The rate is $17,250 per day, the same rate as the ship’s previous charter with Singapore’s Pacbulk. https://splash247.com/diana-shipping-secures-capesize-charters-with-cargill-and-ctm/

5. Iran Tells South Korea Not to Politicize Tanker Seizure as it Demands Release of Funds
Iran said on Sunday that South Korea should avoid politicizing the seizure of its vessel by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Gulf, Iranian state media reported, while pressing Seoul to release $7 billion in funds frozen amid U.S. sanctions.
https://gcaptain.com/iran-tells-south-korea-not-to-politicize-tanker-seizure-as-it-demands-release-of-funds/

6. Large Fire at Ireland’s Port of Cork Brought Under Control
Firefighters have brought a large fire at the southern Irish port of Cork under control and no casualties were reported, the port authority, which recently started offering more “Brexit-proof” direct sailings to mainland Europe, said on Saturday. https://gcaptain.com/large-fire-at-irelands-port-of-cork-brought-under-control/

7. Steady as She Goes: Three Expectations for the U.S Coast Guard Under the Biden Administration
As the new Biden Administration takes the helm in January 2021, there are great expectations for the next year in terms of consistency and stability at the federal level. Generally, industry can expect the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to stay true to its core missions with support from the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), its parent agency. https://gcaptain.com/expectations-for-us-coast-guard-under-biden-administration/

8. 23 Indian Sailors Stranded Off China For Over 6 Months To Return In A Few Weeks
After being stranded off China for more than six months, 23 Indian crew members on board the ship, MV Jag Anand, have been allowed to set sail for a port in Japan on Saturday evening, said Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. Being stuck at sea for more than six months amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the seafarers on both ships literally found themselves on a ‘floating prison’. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/23+Indian+sailors+stranded+off+China+for+over+6+months+to+return+in+a+few+weeks

9. Covid-19: Cargo Traffic At 12 Major Ports Falls For 9th Month In Dec
Impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, India’s top 12 ports witnessed a considerable decline in cargo traffic for the ninth straight month in December to 478 million tonnes (MT), according to ports apex body IPA.
https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Covid-19%3A+Cargo+traffic+at+12+major+ports+falls+for+9th+month+in+Dec

10. India’s December Fuel Demand Scales 11-Month Peak As Recovery Gathers Pace
India’s fuel consumption in December rose for a fourth straight month as economic activity and transport demand continued to recover from a coronavirus-led hiatus. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/India’s+December+fuel+demand+scales+11-month+peak+as+recovery+gathers+pace

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