1. Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilios Demetriades presents the new approach for Cyprus Shipping Strategy “SEA”
SEA is the new approach for Cyprus Shipping Strategy and “SEA” stands for #Sustainable#Extrovert #Adaptable Contribute to Cyprus’ strategic vision for shipping by submitting your feedback www.cyshippingstrategy.com Your opinion counts. Be part of leading positive change. Let’s work together to make a difference for Cyprus, for shipping, and for our world. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/04/06/cyprus-shipping-deputy-minister-vassilios-demetriades-presents-the-new-approach-for-cyprus-shipping-strategy-sea/
2. Island Oil, member of Island Oil (Holdings), appoints Vangelis S. Marinakis as Chief Operating Officer
Island Oil Holdings, a group of companies whose main commercial activities revolve around the supply and trading of marine bunker and lubricants, announces the appointment of Vangelis S. Marinakis to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of Island Oil Limited, with effect April 5th, 2021. Mr. Marinakis is bringing with him a wealth of 28 years’ experience in ship-management, shipbroking, commodity trading and fund management, having served in various Managerial and Directorship positions.
3. Valenciaport, ready to manage traffic held up by the Suez Canal blockade
The terminals and shipping lines are going to focus their management on coordinating the empty containers so that they are in the terminal yards for the shortest possible time. The Port Authority of Valencia has received notification of the arrival of the first ship from the Suez Canal on 10 April. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/04/06/valenciaport-ready-to-manage-traffic-held-up-by-the-suez-canal-blockade/
4. Russia and China benefit from Suez Canal crisis, french expert says
“If the incident’s economic consequences are insignificant, then there are indeed geopolitical aftermaths. Immediately after the accident, Russia proposed an alternative route between the East and Europe, which is 5,000 km shorter than through the Suez Canal. China did the same with its Polar Silk Road,” the Figaro newspaper quoted Lenglet as saying. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/04/06/russia-and-china-benefit-from-suez-canal-crisis-french-expert-says/
5. Yacht Transport Ship in Trouble Off Norway
Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday. The heavy-lift cargo ship appears to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Starclass Yacht Transport, which operates two vessels, including the Eemslift Hendrika, and offers regular yacht transport between Norway and Turkey. https://gcaptain.com/yacht-transport-ship-in-trouble-off-norway/
6. China Tests Biden Administration in South China Sea
Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed reef in the South China Sea. The vessels — initially numbering in the hundreds — were simply “taking shelter from the wind” and the Philippines should view the situation in a “rational light,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on March 22 when the news first broke. https://gcaptain.com/china-tests-biden-administration-in-south-china-sea/
7. NTSB Says Complacency, Lack of Procedural Compliance at Issue in Marine Accidents
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a lack of procedural compliance and complacency were key factors in several marine accident investigations that have concluded so far in 2021. The NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety is responsible for investigating major marine accidents within the United States and its territories, as well as accidents involving U.S.-flagged vessels worldwide. So far this year it has completed five marine investigations. https://gcaptain.com/ntsb-says-complacency-lack-of-procedural-compliance-at-issue-in-marine-accidents/
8. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier commences second phase of development
During phase 1, the terminal operated with a 1,200 metre-long quay and in its Phase-Two, it will add an additional 400 metres, increasing the total quay length to 1,600 metres. This will add an additional throughput capacity of 1m containers to reach the previously announced overall capacity of 5m teu.
9. Suez Canal Must Upgrade Quickly To Avoid Future Disruption – Shipping Sources
Egypt’s Suez Canal must move quickly to upgrade its technical infrastructure if it is to avoid future shipping disruption, shipping industry sources said, as the major trade route tries to bounce back from a costly six-day closure. International supply chains were thrown into disarray on March 23 when the 400-metre-long (430-yard) container ship Ever Given ran aground in the canal, with specialist rescue teams taking almost a week to free her after extensive dredging and repeated tugging operations. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Suez+Canal+must+upgrade+quickly+to+avoid+future+disruption+–+shipping+sources
10. Analysis – Power Play: India Wields Oil ‘Weapon’ To Cut Dependence On Saudi
When India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East – days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts – it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps. It was a move that had been in the works for years, fuelled by repeated comments from Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who in 2015 called oil purchases a “weapon” for his country.