InterManager Daily News 01.02.2022.

1. Scorpio Tankers announces agreements to sell 14 vessels

Scorpio Tankers announces that the Company has entered into agreements to sell 14 vessels, an update on financings, and the preliminary Q4 2021 daily TCE revenues. Agreements to Sell 14 Vessels and Update on Financings The Company has entered into agreements to sell two MRs (2013 built STI Fontvieille and 2019 built STI Majestic) and 12 LR1s.

2. Associated British Ports launches the first of its new port-centric manufacturing sites in Hull

Associated British Ports the UK’s leading ports group, has launched the first of its new tranche of port-manufacturing sites, called the Humber International Enterprise Park , at ABP’s Port of Hull. ABP has appointed leading commercial property consultants, CBRE together with Savills, to act as agents and to advise on the project.

3. Suez Canal Economic Zone signed local and foreign contracts for Sokhna port new berths works

Suez Canal Economic Zone signed two contracts for the supply of cannons and crane rails with major local and foreign companies working in the field. These contracts are part of Sokhna port development plan and the construction of 4 new basins and 18 km of berths for various activities.

4. 2009-built classic panamax boxship fetches record $96m

Setting a new high in the red hot container segment, Greece’s Dioryx Maritime has found a buyer for its 2009-built, 4,308 teu boxship, the Ionikos. Braemar ACM is reporting the Hanjin Subic-built ship has fetched $96m for a June 2022 delivery.

5. MSC orders six 16,000 teu ships at Dalian

Clarkson Research Services has confirmed that Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) is behind a series of LNG-powered boxship orders in northern China. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) had revealed last week it had signed contracts for six 16,000 teu dual fuel ships. The state-run yard did not reveal the identity of the owner at the time.

6. Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai partnering to create world’s first transpacific green shipping corridor

Two of the most important port pairings in global container shipping are to create a so-called green corridor. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Shanghai have committed to create a green shipping corridor on one of the world’s busiest container shipping routes.

7. Oil Spill Threatens Corals In Eastern Thailand

Authorities are rushing to prevent an oil spill in eastern Thailand from damaging fragile corals, after officials said on Sunday the leak that began last week was drifting towards more coastal areas.

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Varawut Silpa-archa said it was crucial to try to prevent the main mass of oil from reaching the shore at Ao Prao, a small bay on Koh Samet, which is a popular resort island.

8. World’s first LH2 carrier completes historic voyage

The maiden voyage of Suiso Frontier launches a new era in marine transportation in understanding the challenges of producing, liquefying, loading, transporting and commercialising hydrogen Departing Kobe, Japan, on Christmas Eve, Suiso Frontier, the world’s first liquefied hydrogen (LH2) carrier, completed its historic voyage, arriving at Hastings Port, Victoria, Australia, and opening a new chapter in marine transportation.

9. Propulsion systems ordered for innovative tugs

Thruster and propeller manufacturers have secured orders for some of the most innovative tugs to be built in a decade. In the latest contract awards, Kongsberg Maritime announced in January 2022 it has won an order to supply thrusters to Sanmar Shipyards for a series of azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugboats.

10. Report: Shipping Emissions Rose Nearly 5% In 2021

Shipping-related greenhouse gas emissions rose by 4.9% in 2021 and were higher than in 2020 and 2019, according to Simpson Spence & Young’s annual industry report. Shipping emissions came in at 833 million metric tons of carbon in 2021, compared with 794 million metric tons in 2020 and 800 million metric tons in 2019.


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