InterManager Daily News 22.07.2021.

1. The Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign for pilot transfer arrangements
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) once again demonstrates its commitment to seafarer safety by being the first registry to instigate a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) for pilot transfer arrangements. It will continue to run until the end of 2021.

2. China launches one of the most energy efficient VLCCs ever built following CCS surveys
One of the most advanced and energy efficient VLCCs ever built in China is now operational following extensive surveys by China Classification Society (CCS). The 307,000 DWT ‘CS Hunan Venture’ was successfully delivered by its builders the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC) in a naming ceremony held in Dalian. The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong Kong.

3. Nordic American Tankers firm contracts concluded
Nordic American Tankers have signed a contract for one of our suezmax vessels going via the Suez Canal from the West to the East – with planned discharge in China.
The net TC rate to us is about USD 17,000 per day for 40 days which could extend to 60 days. They have also signed a contract which is lasting for minimum six or could last for seven months at a net TC rate to us of about USD 17,000 per day.

4. MOL signs deal for long-term transport using Newbuilding LNG-fueled Bulker
MOL announced the signing of a long-term contract with JFE Steel Corporation (JFE Steel; President & CEO: Yoshihisa Kitano; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) for long-term transport using an LNG-fueled bulk carrier. Also, MOL and Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshinori Maeta; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) have reached a basic agreement on construction of the vessel, which is slated for delivery at the beginning of 2025.
5. China Challenges Singapore as Asia’s Top Bunker Supplier
Singapore is facing the greatest competition yet to its status as the dominant marine fuel supplier in Asia, with China luring more ships to its shores following a rapid expansion of its port and refining facilities. China’s marine fuel sales — known in the industry as bunkering — have almost doubled over the past five years and the nation is banking on attracting ships that travel to nearby ports in major economies such as South Korea and Japan.

6. Port Chief Sees U.S. Import Surge ‘Easily’ Lasting Into 2022
The head of one of the largest U.S. gateways for trade said robust demand for imported goods will likely be sustained into 2022, as companies scramble to rebuild stockpiles during an uneven rebound from the pandemic. “We easily see this going through up to Chinese New Year, and there’s a lot of indications now that it could go beyond that,” said Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, referring to the holiday in the first quarter of year that typically is preceded by a rush for ocean shipping. “We talk to our customers every day — they’re telling us they still have low inventory.”

7. Congestion starts to grow again at US West Coast ports
Mid-July data from the local Marine Exchange was showing that more than 20 vessels were at anchor awaiting berth space- reflecting increased imports from China after a pause during June, when as few as 10 container vessels were waiting in the Bay. The pause coincided with the closure of large portions of the export hub of Yantian port in South China, which caused significant disruption to global container shipping.

8. SOS: Stranded, Shattered Seafarers Threaten Global Supply Lines
“I’ve seen grown men cry,” says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn’t set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn’t sure when he’ll go home.”We are forgotten and taken for granted,” he says of the plight facing tens of thousands of seafarers like him, stranded at sea as the Delta variant of the coronavirus wreaks havoc on shore. “People don’t know how their supermarkets are stocked up.”

9. India’s Adani Offers Discount For LNG-Fuelled Vessels At Mundra Port
The Adani Group will offer a 50% discount on charges to liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled ships at Mundra, India’s largest commercial port, according to a notice seen by Reuters, as the country seeks to cut emissions under its green ports plan. Using LNG to fuel ships allows a significant reduction in CO2 as well as of other forms of pollution compared with conventional shipping fuel.’s+Adani+offers+discount+for+LNG-fuelled+vessels+at+Mundra+port

10. IEA: With Only 2% Of Governments’ Recovery Spending Going To Clean Energy Transitions, Global Emissions Are Set To Surge To An All-Time High
Governments worldwide are deploying an unprecedented amount of fiscal support aimed at stabilising and rebuilding their economies, but only about 2% of this spending has been allocated to clean energy measures, according to new analysis from the International Energy Agency.’+recovery+spending+going+to+clean+energy+transitions%2C+global+emissions+are+set+to+surge+to+an+all-time+high


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