InterManager Daily News 19.01.2021.

1. Dunkerque-Port expands its shipping network to and from the British Isles
CONTAINERSHIPS, a short-sea shipping company operating out of the port of Dunkerque since 2013, has decided to extend its shipping services from Friday 22 January 2021. It has just launched a service to and from the English ports of Liverpool and Bristol.
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/15/dunkerque-port-expands-its-shipping-network-to-and-from-the-british-isles/

2. Ocean Carriers Battle the Covid Cargo Crunch
Ocean carriers are taking all available measures to improve the speed and efficiency of cargo movement including employing all available vessel tonnage. When demand dropped some 20-30% in Q2 2020, carriers curtailed services and idled vessels. However, as cargo volume rose, carriers redeployed those assets as quickly as possible. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/15/ocean-carriers-battle-the-covid-cargo-crunch/

3. Making maritime industries more sustainable and profitable using AI Algorithms
The worldwide maritime economy is worth $1.5 trillion, with projections this will double over the next decade. Ships transport more than 90% of the world’s goods, billions of people depend upon products from our seas and most of the world’s communications rely on undersea cables. https://gcaptain.com/making-maritime-industries-more-sustainable-and-profitable-using-ai-algorithms/

4. Iran Fires Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Into Indian Ocean
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The drill, which comes in the waning days of high tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, was conducted in the country’s central desert region. https://gcaptain.com/iran-anti-ship-missiles/

5. Biden Transition: Climate, Cabotage and Competition
This article is part of a series by Holland & Knight’s Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group leading up to President-elect Biden’s Jan. 20, 2021 inauguration, with insights into the likely impacts on industry segments including Aviation, Construction, Maritime, Freight Rail, Motor Carriers, Transit and Autonomous Transportation. https://gcaptain.com/biden-transition-climate-cabotage-and-competition/

6. Seven feared dead as ship sinks off Turkey
A Palau-flagged general cargo ship sank off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, with four of the 13 crew dead and another three still missing. “The Arvin ship attempted to take refuge at Bartin port due to poor weather conditions as it carried cargo from Georgia to Bulgaria,” Bartin governor Sinan Guner was quoted as saying by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. https://splash247.com/seven-feared-dead-as-ship-sinks-off-turkey/

7. US imposes further sanctions on Iranian shipping entities
The US State Department has added seven entities and two individuals, including subsidiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), to a blacklist as part of its latest sanctions against the Middle Eastern country.
https://splash247.com/us-imposes-further-sanctions-on-iranian-shipping-entities/

8. Capt. Manish Jain, Chief Operating Officer For Womar Logistics Pte Ltd. To Address Industry Professionals At ” India Tanker Shipping And Trade Summit 2021″
The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that Capt. Manish Jain, Chief Operating Officer for Womar Logistics Pte Ltd. will be addressing the global audience at “7th India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit”. This summit is being organised on 18th February 2021 on an online platform. Capt. Manish Jain is very well-known personality in the shipping & maritime industry. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Capt.+Manish+Jain%2C+Chief+Operating+Officer+for+Womar+Logistics+Pte+Ltd.+To+Address+Industry+Professionals+At+%22+India+Tanker+Shipping+And+Trade+Summit+2021%22

9. Shell Bunkering Unit Tops Singapore’s List Of 2020 Marine Fuel Suppliers
Shell Plc’s Singapore bunkering unit, Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd, moved up a notch to be the top marine fuel supplier in the world’s biggest ship refuelling hub in 2020, official data showed, while the overall number of suppliers steadied after years of declines. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Shell+bunkering+unit+tops+Singapore’s+list+of+2020+marine+fuel+suppliers

10. Iron Ore Futures Close Higher
Iron ore futures closed higher Friday in daytime trading at the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE). The most active iron ore contract for May 2021 delivery gained 15 yuan (about 2.32 U.S. dollars) to close at 1,053 yuan per tonne. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Iron+ore+futures+close+higher

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