InterManager Daily News 29.03.2021.

1. BSM the technical manager of the containership EVER GIVEN is working with local authorities to re-float the vessel following aground in the Suez Canal
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), technical manager of the containership EVER GIVEN (IMO: 9709257), is working with local authorities and service providers to re-float the vessel following a grounding incident which occurred at about 05:40 UTC on 23 March 2021 in the Suez Canal. The vessel grounded due to strong winds as the vessel, with two canal pilots onboard, was transiting northbound through the canal en route to Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2. Seaspan Corporation joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as Strategic Partner
Seaspan Corporation and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping formalized their collaboration by signing a Partnership Agreement. With the Agreement, Seaspan becomes a strategic partner to the Center, committing to a long-term collaboration about the development of zero carbon technologies for the maritime industry.

3. International Salvage Union publishes 2020 results
ISU president Richard Janssen described the Survey results as again demonstrating the critical role that professional salvors play in protecting the marine environment. “Governments have talked for many years about zero tolerance for pollution, but society now demands it,” he said, with care for the environment having become “mainstream” and at the heart of political and economic decision making. “ISU members have been preventing pollution for decades,” he added, “and we are proud of our great contribution to environmental protection.”

4. NAPA, MOL, and ClassNK agree to joint further development for a comprehensive navigational risk monitoring system
NAPA, the leading maritime software, service and data analysis provider, alongside leading classification society, ClassNK, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), has announced that the software they have been collaborating on to intelligently monitor and mitigate grounding risks has been verified as successful in its proof-of-concept stage. Following the proof-of-concept stage, MOL, NAPA and ClassNK have agreed to the joint further development for a comprehensive navigational risk monitoring system.

5. Secondhand bulk market heading for record year as 279 ships trade hands so far
The ownership of dry bulk ships has changed hands at blistering speed in the first three months of 2021. The course is now set for a record year in the dry bulk ship sale and purchase market, according to analysis from shipping organisation, BIMCO.

6. Iran shifts oil exports to the Gulf of Oman
In a massive strategic shift for its oil exports, Iran is to funnel much of its crude via a new port at Kooh Mobarak in the Gulf of Oman rather than the Persian Gulf. The news was announced yesterday by Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, who detailed 39 new major infrastructure projects the Middle Eastern nation will work on delivering this year.

7. LNG fuel pricing visibility improves
Shipowners keen to keep track of the price of LNG fuel pricing have been heartened by news that S&P Global Platts (Platts) and SEA-LNG, the lobby group for LNG as a marine fuel, are collaborating to improve the price visibility of this increasingly popular shipping fuel.

8. Philippines Sends Fighter Planes To Buzz Chinese Coast Guard
The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defense minister said, as he repeated his demand the flotilla be withdrawn immediately. International concern is growing over what the Philippines has described as a “swarming and threatening presence” of more than 200 Chinese vessels that Manila believes were manned by maritime militia.

9. London holds its own in maritime arbitration despite pandemic: LMAA
“The numbers of new LMAA arbitrations started have substantially held steady since 2015, with an average of 1,687 a year, and 1,775 in 2020,” Harris told Seatrade Maritime News in an exclusive interview. London is estimated to handle “over 80% of the world’s maritime arbitration and possibly as much as 90%,” although exact figures from rival centres – which include New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai – are “understandably hard to come by,” he added.

10. Suez Canal Blockage Is Delaying An Estimated $400 Million An Hour In Goods
The stranded mega-container vessel, Ever Given in the Suez Canal, is holding up an estimated $400 million an hour in trade, based on the approximate value of goods that are moved through the Suez every day, according to shipping data and news company Lloyd’s List.


Leave a reply

©2022 InterManager - Promoting Excellence In Ship Management

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?