InterManager Daily News 02.11.2021.

1. Passenger Maritime link between Cyprus and Greece Intention to launch a European tender- Open consultation

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry wishes to inform of the publication on the e-procurement website of a document announcing the intention to launch a European tender procedure for the establishment of the Passenger Maritime Link between Cyprus and Greece in accordance with the European Union rules governing a Service of General Economic Interest.

2. New series of Kamsarmaxes ordered at Hantong Shipyard by Oldendorff Carriers

This summer, Oldendorff Carriers signed another two batches of newbuilding contracts for a series of eco Kamsarmaxes at HANTONG Shipyard. The orders are for 5 firm vessels and 7 options. The options are likely to be declared during Q1 of 2022, which would mean that they will have built a total of 31 vessels at Hantong between 2016 and 2023, comprised of 7 Newcastlemaxes and 24 Kamsarmaxes.

3. TotalEnergies allocates €200 Million to equip its Highway Service Stations with High-Power EV Charge Points

TotalEnergies will allocate up to €200 million over a year to equip more than 150 of its motorway and expressway service stations with high-power charge points for electric vehicles.

4. Seafarer happiness increases to pre-pandemic levels, but highlights the risks of an exodus from the industry

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index from The Mission to Seafarers highlights long term repercussions if welfare standards don’t change

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report from The Mission to Seafarers has been published for the third quarter of 2021. The report highlights happiness levels have increased overall to 6.59/10, from 5.99 in the previous reporting period, returning to the same levels seen pre-COVID in Q3 2019.

5. IMO-Singapore Maritime Single Window project picks Angola port

IMO-Singapore project to implement digital ship clearance system in the Port of Lobito, Angola – aim is to support more ports in future The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore have selected the Port of Lobito (Angola) for a pilot project to establish an efficient digitalized system for electronic exchange of information in ports for ship clearance.

6. Evergreen sets the bar very low with schedule reliability of just 13.2%

Setting an incredible record low for schedule reliability, Taiwan’s Evergreen managed to get just 13.2% of its ships into port on time in Q3. New schedule reliability data from Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence shows global carriers recorded their worst ever performance in the July to September period, with Evergreen, the seventh largest liner, as the worst performer with what the Danish analysts described as an “insanely low” level of reliability.

7. China Merchants Energy Shipping takes control of Sinotrans Container Lines

The six-year merger process between China Merchants and Sinotrans&CSC took another step on Friday with China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) deciding to fold Sinotrans Container Lines into its fleet in a deal worth around $344m.

8. Port Sudan Reopens After Military Blockade

A tribal group announced on Monday it would temporarily lift a six-week blockade on Sudan’s main seaport, a week after the military took power in a coup. Opponents of last week’s military takeover had accused the army of engineering the blockade of Port Sudan to put pressure on civilian leaders and ultimately justify plans to end civilian rule. The army has denied being behind the blockade and declined to get involved, saying it was based on legitimate demands.

9. U.K. Slams France’s Threats Over Fishing As Tensions Rise

The U.K. government hit back at France over its proposed retaliatory measures in a dispute over fishing access, as post-Brexit tensions between the two countries rose further.

“France’s threats are disappointing and disproportionate,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said in a statement Wednesday, after a French government spokesman said they may disrupt the flow of trade with Britain and energy supplies to the Channel Islands due to a lack of fishing licenses given to French boats since Brexit.

10. US Import Rates Poised For Rebound As Congestion Worsens

All-inclusive container shipping rates from North Asia to North America are increasingly likely to rebound in November as port congestion and supply chain gridlock countered other bearish indicators.


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