InterManager Daily News 30.09.2021.

1. LR and UK P&I club launch new and improved Port State Control pocket checklist mobile app.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and UK P&I Club have released a new and improved Port State Control (PSC) checklist app. The app helps ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate life-saving equipment, and that equipment is ready for use at all times.The app also includes a list of common deficiencies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and help reduce the risk of PSC detentions. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/29/lr-and-uk-pi-club-launch-new-and-improved-port-state-control-pocket-checklist-mobile-app/

2. DP World Limassol: Return of cruising fuels economic recovery

As tourism continues to feel the impact of the pandemic for a second year, cruising is making a comeback in Cyprus and other parts of the world. On this World Tourism Day, DP World Limassol reiterates its commitment to further bolster the country’s cruise industry and turn the Limassol port into a top cruise hub in the Eastern Mediterranean. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/29/dp-world-limassol-return-of-cruising-fuels-economic-recovery/

3. International Maritime Organization and Singapore launch NextGEN portal for maritime decarbonisation

New portal creates critical networks and opportunities for collaboration, and facilitate capacity-building

The NextGEN (where “GEN” stands for “Green and Efficient Navigation”) portal, an online collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives, has been launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/29/international-maritime-organization-and-singapore-launch-nextgen-portal-for-maritime-decarbonisation/

4. Port of Antwerp carries out unique trials of small, unmanned aircraft (‘fixed-wing drones’)

Drones are playing an increasingly important role in coordinating safety within the complex port environment. That is the reason why Port of Antwerp carried out unique trials involving a ‘fixed-wing’ drone this week. The fact it can fly at high altitude and has a very powerful camera enables the craft to provide an unprecedented view of the entire port. In cooperation with Port of Antwerp’s safety partners and its technology partner Sabca, the unmanned aircraft was used to provide images of realistic incident scenarios. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/29/port-of-antwerp-carries-out-unique-trials-of-small-unmanned-aircraft-fixed-wing-drones/

5. Dredge spoil disposal system planned for fairway deepening project at Port of Gothenburg

In order to receive the world’s largest oceangoing vessels, the fairway leading into the Port of Gothenburg needs to be deepened by around four metres and six kilometres of fairway need to be dredged. Around 13.5 million cubic metres of spoils will need to be excavated and transported to a designated water area off the island of Vinga. An area which for many years has been used as a repository thanks to its depth and accumulative seabed https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/29/dredge-spoil-disposal-system-planned-for-fairway-deepening-project-at-port-of-gothenburg/

6. Hapag-Lloyd takes over Maersk stake in JadeWeserPort terminals

Hapag-Lloyd is investing in the JadeWeserPort deepwater port in Wilhelmshaven just days after Cosco acquired a stake in a rival container port in Hamburg. The company is taking over 30% of the container terminal and 50% of the shares of the rail terminal at JadeWeserPort. Hapag-Lloyd took over the shares from Maersk’s APM Terminals, but it is not known how much the Hamburg-based liner paid. The remaining 70% is to remain with the Bremen terminal operator, Eurogate. https://splash247.com/hapag-lloyd-takes-over-maersk-stake-in-jadeweserport-terminals/

7. Biden kicks off Americas version of the Belt and Road Initiative

A delegation of US officials will visit Colombia, Ecuador and Panama this week in a “listening tour” intended to identify potential infrastructure development projects in the region. Led by President Biden’s deputy national security adviser Daleep Singh, the trip will include meetings with Colombian president Ivan Duque, Ecuadorean president Guillermo Lasso, Panamanian officials including public works minister Rafael Sabonge, and representatives of the private sector and “traditionally marginalized groups,” officials said. https://splash247.com/biden-kicks-off-americas-version-of-the-belt-and-road-initiative/

8. Container Shipping’s Latest Shock: Blackouts in China

Factories in at least ten Chinese provinces have either cut output or closed temporarily this month, after government-imposed power cuts to curb carbon emissions. By Friday, at least 10 publicly listed companies told the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges their factory output had been hit by the power cuts, and their 2021 earnings could be adversely affected. https://gcaptain.com/container-shippings-latest-shock-blackouts-in-china/

9. Baltic Index Extends Rally, Hits 13-Year High On Capesize Surge

The Baltic Exchange’s main dry bulk sea freight index extended its rally on Tuesday, rising about 5% to its highest in 13 years, steered by strong gains in capesize rates, and helped by demand for smaller vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize vessels, jumped 245 points, or 5.2%, to 4,962, its highest since September 2008. The capesize index advanced 722 points, or 9.5%, to 8,322, hitting its highest in 13 years. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, rose $5,983 to $69,013. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+extends+rally%2C+hits+13-year+high+on+capesize+surge

10. Asia’s Crude Oil Imports Set For Soft September

Asia’s crude oil imports are set to decline for a second month in September as the world’s top-importing region continues to lag the demand recovery in other parts of the world. Seaborne imports in Asia are expected to decline to 31.71 million barrels per day (bpd) in September from August’s 32.34 million bpd, according to data compiled by commodity consultants Kpler. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Asia’s+crude+oil+imports+set+for+soft+September

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