1. Monjasa: in Limassol to build relations and attract new talents
Cyprus Shipping News asked Monjasa’s General Manager, Theodoros Mitsingas, how his company has evolved in Limassol and what it will take for Limassol to take the next leap forward as a Mediterranean shipping hub.
2. European shipowners support the uptake of clean fuels but fear FuelEU may become missed opportunity due to enforcement loopholes
ECSA published today its position paper on the FuelEU Maritime proposal. European shipowners welcome the increased climate ambition of the ‘Fit for 55’ package, recognising that the climate crisis is one of the greatest humanitarian, economic and environmental challenges our societies are facing. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/19/european-shipowners-support-the-uptake-of-clean-fuels-but-fear-fueleu-may-become-missed-opportunity-due-to-enforcement-loopholes/
3. Time to recognise the value of the dry bulk sector says INTERCARGO
As news headlines underscore the quality and flexibility of the bulk sector fleet in meeting the challenges of current trade disruptions, Dimitris Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO believes that now is the time to re-evaluate the image of the bulk carrier sector and recognise the commitment of INTERCARGO members to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally sound dry bulk shipping industry.
4. The Danish Maritime Authority launches Shipowner self-service and Verification Service
The Danish Maritime Authority is launching Shipowner self-service and Verification Service to make it easier to find relevant certificates, see information about ship inspections, and verify documents and certificates.
The transition to the new systems is complete, which means that all ship certificates are accessible and downloadable through Shipowner self-service and verifiable through Verification Service. More new and improved digital solutions are on the way. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/19/the-danish-maritime-authority-launches-shipowner-self-service-and-verification-service/
5. ConocoPhillips extends Solstad PSV contract
Norwegian shipowner Solstad Offshore said Wednesday that the charterer of the platform supply vessel Normand Server had exercised the option to extend the current contract by one year. The 2011-built PSV was contracted by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia back in April 2017 for a firm period of four years and eight months, with three further one-year options available. https://splash247.com/conocophillips-extends-solstad-psv-contract/
6. Amazon, Ikea and Unilever pledge zero emission shipping by 2040
Amazon, Ikea, Unilever and Michelin are among nine multinational companies that have committed to switching all of their ocean freight to vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040. Through a new cargo owner-led network facilitated by the Aspen Institute, a group of companies, which also includes Inditex, Patagonia, Brooks Running, Frog Bikes and Tchibo, stated that fuels used to reach the 2040 target must be scalable and have no greenhouse gas emissions, including production. https://splash247.com/amazon-ikea-and-unilever-pledge-zero-emission-shipping-by-2040/
7. Seaway 7 Discloses Crane Problem On Newbuild Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Vessel Being Built in China
Seaway 7 ASA says it’s too soon to determined whether the delivery of its new heavy lift crane installation vessel, Seaway Alfa Lift, will be delayed after the company disclosed an incident involving the ship’s main crane during construction in China. The Seaway Alfa Lift is currently being built by China Merchants Heavy Industry with delivery planned in 2022. But on Monday, Seaway 7 said an incident involving the ship’s crane could potentially impact the delivery schedule, yet it’s too soon to tell. https://gcaptain.com/seaway-7-discloses-crane-problem-on-newbuild-offshore-wind-heavy-lift-vessel-being-built-in-china/
8. Port of Oakland on the Rebound as Services Return to Fully Operational Berths
Transpacific traffic is on the rise again at the port of Oakland, as the Ocean Network Express (ONE) is about to resume service to the US port next month. Starting on 13 November, the Japanese carrier alliance will add Oakland again to its PS5 service, having dropped the port in 2019. The service will run from Shanghai over Ningbo to Los Angeles and Oakland, returning to Shanghai via Tokyo. https://gcaptain.com/port-of-oakland-on-the-rebound-as-services-return-to-fully-operational-berths/
9. Baltic Index Falls To Over 3-Week Low On Weaker Capesize Demand
The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index fell to its lowest level in more than three weeks on Tuesday, weighed down by weaker demand for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize vessels, fell by 18 points, or 0.4%, to 4,714. The capesize index fell 129 points, or 1.8%, to 7,229, its lowest in almost a month. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, fell by $1,071 to $59,955. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+falls+to+over+3-week+low+on+weaker+capesize+demand
10. Port Of Rotterdam Freight Volumes Rise 15% As Economy Recovers
Freight volumes in the port of Rotterdam increased 15% on a yearly basis in the third quarter as international trade continued to recover from its COVID-19 slump, Europe’s largest sea port said on Tuesday. Trade flows to and from Rotterdam have been almost 9% higher in the first nine months of the year, with strong growth in almost all segments, the port said. “These figures show that the economy is continuing its upward path. Factories, businesses and logistics are operating flat out again to meet increased demand,” the port’s Chief Executive Allard Castelein said. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Port+of+Rotterdam+Freight+Volumes+Rise+15%25+as+Economy+Recovers