InterManager Daily News 10.11.2021.

1. ClassNK grants its first “CybR-G” notation for cyber secured ship design to NYK’s oil tanker “TATESHINA”

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted Cyber Resilience-Guideline (CybR-G) notation to TATESHINA, an oil tanker built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd for NYK Line. CybR-G notation represents that the ship design has incorporated cyber security measures in accordance with ClassNK’s “Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships”, and that it is feasible for ship operation considering cyber security.

2. Scandlines orders zero emission ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route

Scandlines has entered into a contract with Cemre Shipyard, Turkey, to build an emission- free freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The ferry will be inserted in 2024 and will launch the next generation of ferries on the route. The vessel has a capacity of 66 freight units, which increases the current capacity by 23 percent.

3. Best chance in years to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, says BIMCO

As the Gulf of Guinea heads into its by-now traditional “busy season” for piracy, running from October/November through to March/April, independent shipowners’ association BIMCO has noted that a comprehensive set of anti-piracy capabilities launched this year by Nigeria, helped by at least two international navies deploying warships equipped with helicopters, could help to maintain the recent decline in the number of piracy attacks. Observers noted that the recent pair of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, one of which was thwarted by the Russian Navy, took place off Lomé, rather than anywhere near Nigerian waters.

4. Seafarers exempt from new US vaccination travel requirements

The US has exempted non-cruise seafarers from new rules for international air travel, which require travellers be double-vaccinated. The rules replace the country-specific restrictions and limitations on entry that have previous been in place, and apply for most foreign national air travellers. Starting on 8 November 2021, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travellers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an aeroplane headed to the US.

5. Why we ought to be using today’s technology to fix tomorrow’s problems

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. Clearly organisations, even beyond shipping, have their focus on future fuels rather than on what can be done today. Sean McLaughlin, Strategy Consultant, at design and engineering consultancy Houlder highlights the risks and rewards of looking at what can be done right now to achieve the same targets.

6. Frank Coles joins independent ESG service focused on seafarer welfare and shipbreaking

With a rising trend in the maritime industry towards a more coordinated approach in respect of ESG auditing and reporting, a former senior expert for environmental and safety risk management at DEA Deutsche Erdoel, Bryce Lawrence, has teamed up with former Wallem boss Frank Coles to launch what is called the industry’s first independent, non-conflicted ESG service focusing on two key risk areas in the maritime logistics industry – seafarer welfare and shipbreaking.

7. Port of Tacoma Terminal Imposes ‘Long Stay’ Charge for Lingering Import Containers

A private container terminal at Washington’s Port of Tacoma has started charging an extended dwell time fee for containers lingering in the terminal. The fee was announced by Husky Terminal & Stevedoring Inc. which operates the Husky Terminal at the Port of Tacoma, one of the port’s largest and most advanced terminals whose customers include Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Yang Ming Line and ZIM. Under the new policy, which began November 1, import containers lingering at the terminal for more than 15 calendar days on the terminal will be charged a one-time $315 “Long Stay Rehandling Charge” prior to their release.

8. ‘I Love Rules’ – Companies Consider Paths to Net Zero at COP26 Future of Shipping Event

The most quotable quote, from an event where shipping’s heavyweights were on full display (many in person, and some virtually) came from Svein Steimler, the President and CEO of the NYK Group- Europe, who proclaimed that: “I love rules,” speaking about pending actions from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at its meetings later this month, adding that: “The industry needs rules; come out with the rules and will comply.”

9. P&I Clubs Go For Double-Digit Increases As Pool Claims Rise

This is the main reason why many shipowners are likely to be paying higher premiums from the start of the next P&I year in February. A second reason that rates are going up is that the IG’s reinsurance contract is due for renewal early in 2022 and is likely to cost significantly more. Brokers’ estimates of the likely hike in costs vary, but earlier this year, Malcolm Godfrey, Executive Director, Marine P&I, at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co wrote in the company’s Market Overview that ‘latest market speculation suggests as much as a 30% increase in the Group reinsurance programme cost’.

10. CMA CGM To Acquire Third Biggest Terminal In LA-LB

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM Group has signed an agreement to acquire 90 per cent of Fenix Marine Services (FMS) terminal in Los Angeles, reports the American Journal of Transportation. The remaining 10 per cent is held by EQT Infrastructure III, based on an enterprise value of US$2.3 billion, though CMA CGM will become sole owner of the terminal at the closing of the sale.


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