InterManager Daily News 12.04.2022.

1. Cyprus Shipping Videocast – Leonidas Charalambous – Managing Director at Globalstar Insurance Brokers

We are pleased to announce a new promotional feature of Cyprus Shipping News by inviting key players of the Cyprus Shipping Industry to address our readers with a 1-2 minutes video on latest developments, new regulations, news from their own company affecting the Industry, even a quote of the day or anything of general interest. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/11/cyprus-shipping-videocast-leonidas-charalambous-managing-director-at-globalstar-insurance-brokers/?amp=1

2. Wan Hai container ship loses power off California

Wan Hai 176, a 1,700 teu Singapore-flagged container ship en route to Seattle, lost power on Friday afternoon and began to drift about 12 miles from the coast of Point Reyes, California. The crew had trouble anchoring, and the ship drifted toward the coast. It was successfully anchored at about seven miles offshore. https://splash247.com/wan-hai-container-ship-loses-power-off-california/

3. Prosafe wins Petrobras contract for accommodation vessel

Prosafe has won a contract to provide Petrobras the 500-bed Safe Notos, a semi-submersible accommodation vessel, for a four-year period starting later this year, with deployment offshore Brazil.

Petrobras has utilised the Safe Notos since December 2016; the new contract beginning upon the expiry of the existing contract. https://splash247.com/prosafe-wins-petrobras-contract-for-accommodation-vessel/

4. CMA CGM buys GEFCO

Rodolphe Saadé has helped out his friend Emanuel Macron ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in France.

The CMA CGM chairman has moved to acquire nearly 100% of GEFCO, an automotive logistics firm whose future had become clouded with uncertainty following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. https://splash247.com/cma-cgm-buys-gefco/

5. War To Slash Ukraine’s GDP Output By Over 45%

Ukraine’s economic output will likely contract by a staggering 45.1% this year as Russia’s invasion has shuttered businesses, slashed exports and rendered economic activity impossible in large swaths of the country, the World Bank said on Sunday. https://gcaptain.com/war-to-slash-ukraines-gdp-output-by-over-45/

6. The Icebreaker That Found The Endurance Is Vital For Climate Science

It was 1914 when the English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition aboard a ship called Endurance. It was an ill-fated journey: the ship got trapped in the ice and eventually crushed by pack ice in 1915. It sank to the bottom of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. (Shackleton and his entire crew survived the ordeal by escaping in smaller boats.) https://gcaptain.com/the-icebreaker-that-found-the-endurance-is-vital-for-climate-science/

7. Coverage added for extended VSAT

New satellites and spot beams provide additional connectivity for shipowners

Satcom Global has enhanced the Ku-band network behind its AuraNow flexible VSAT services by adding new satellites and spot beams which provide additional capacity and multiple look angles, including new high-throughput satellite (HTS) coverage, in busy shipping lanes. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/coverage-added-for-extended-vsat-70609

8. Dry Bulk Quarterly: High Commodity Prices, Volatile Bunkers Arrest Freight Demand

The seasonality that typically dictates dry bulk freight price movements in the second quarter is likely to take a back seat this year to the challenges being posed to the spot market by volatile bunker prices, high commodity prices and disruptive geopolitical events. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Dry+bulk+quarterly%3A+High+commodity+prices%2C+volatile+bunkers+arrest+freight+demand

9. Maersk On Course To Full Green Fuel Fleet By 2040

Denmark-based global container logistics giant Maersk will achieve net-zero carbon emission status by 2040 when its entire fleet will be green fuel enabled, said Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE,

“As we scrap old vessels, the new ones that are coming in will be green fuel enabled. Our entire fleet will be green fuel enabled by 2040. Then we will be net-zero,” he said at a recent press conference to launch Maersk Kanoo UAE’s first Integrated Logistics Centre in Dubai. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Maersk+on+course+to+full+green+fuel+fleet+by+2040

10. Russia Says Coal Earmarked For Europe Can Be Redirected To Other Markets

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that coal was in high demand, and that Russian coal earmarked for Europe would be redirected to other markets if the EU refused it.

The European Union on Friday formally adopted its fifth package of sanctions against Russia since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine, including bans on the import of coal, wood, chemicals and other products. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Russia+says+coal+earmarked+for+Europe+can+be+redirected+to+other+markets

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