InterManager Daily News 06.07.2022.

1. GTMaritime celebrates 10,000 vessel milestone and talks about this achievement to Cyprus Shipping News at Posidonia

Cyprus Shipping News MD, Adonis Violaris met with Mike McNally, Global Commercial Director of GTMaritime, at Posidonia and had the opportunity to discuss the new developments at GT Maritime.The company has passed the 10,000-vessel installation milestone, as worldwide demand for secure and reliable maritime software-based solutions continues to grow says Mr. McNally and adds “We understand the growing need to stay connected at sea and continuously develop our services and solutions to deliver reliable, secure, and easy-to-use data services.”

2. OSM Maritime acquires New Zealand’s Kingston Offshore Services

OSM Maritime would like to announce that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of New Zealand’s Oil and Gas and Offshore Marine service company Kingston Offshore Services. The acquisition was completed on June 30th and aims to further strengthen OSM’s current operations and services in Oceania.

3. Maersk Tankers helps shipowners keep track of emissions

Shipowners are facing new regulations from 1 January 2023, requiring them to track and report vessel emissions. Together with shipowners in its pools, Maersk Tankers has launched a new digital solution to help owners meet the required standards.

The International Maritime Organization’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions for vessels already on the water. The measure links the emissions to the amount of cargo a vessel carries over the distance travelled. The owners will receive an annual energy efficiency rating – A, B, C, D or E – of their vessel, which will become more stringent with each passing year.

4. Korean Shipbuilders account for nearly 70% Global LNG Carrier Orders

Global orders for LNG carriers totaled 7,678,585 CGT (89 standard ships) in the first half of this year, according to Clarkson Research, a British shipbuilding and shipping market analysis agency. The figure represented a 416 percent increase from 148,6795 CGT or 18 standard ships in the first half of last year.

5. Gram Car Carriers banks close to $56m on new five-year charter with Zim

Norway’s Gram Car Carriers (GCC) has sealed a new five-year charter deal worth approximately $55.8m for the 4,200 ceu Viking Sea.

The Oslo-listed company has chartered out the 2012-built vessel to Israeli ship operator Zim Integrated Shipping Services until the fourth quarter of 2027 at an average dayrate of $30,612.

6. Shippers Still Willing to Touch Russian Crude Oil Are Cashing In

Shippers can earn around $1.6 million hauling Russian ESPO oil on a small tanker from the eastern port of Kozmino to China, said shipbrokers. That’s around triple the amount prior to the invasion of Ukraine, based on data compiled by Bloomberg. The lucrative trade has become a regular fixture for vessel owners from China, Turkey and Greece, they added.

7. Turkey Investigates Origin Of Grain Aboard Russian Ship

Turkey has begun an investigation into the origin of grain aboard a Russian ship anchored off its Black Sea port of Karasu after Ukraine said the cargo was stolen, senior Turkish officials told Bloomberg.

Ukraine’s ambassador to Ankara Vasyl Bodnar said on Friday that his country had urged Turkey to “take necessary actions” over the “Zhibek Zholy,” which left Russian-occupied Berdyansk with some 7,000 tons of grain on board.

8. Hong Kong Region Sees Jump in Ships in Aftermath of Typhoon Chaba

Typhoon Chaba has upset shipping after passing through the Hong Kong area over the weekend, creating a blip for supply chains that are still recovering from the effects of China’s Covid-19 lockdowns earlier this year.

The number of container ships off Hong Kong and Shenzhen jumped 67% in the wake of the typhoon. A total of 160 ships, the most since May, are now in port or in the combined anchorage area off Hong Kong. That compares with 96 vessels on Friday. The city, combined with Shenzhen and the inland ports of China on the Pearl River, forms a major Asian trading hub.

9. Can the box ship newbuilding boom dodge post-Covid curveballs?

The outlook for container ship deliveries faces shipbuilding challenges in China and South Korea, says Maritime Strategies International container ship analyst Daniel Richards

Recent quarters, and the latter half of 2022, are likely to be viewed with hindsight as the end of an era of stable and moderate container ship fleet growth.

10. Adani Group expands Indian container market share lead

Adani Group is moving closer to commanding 50% of the Indian containerised trade, powered by its aggressive terminal network expansion and strategic partnerships with major container lines.

Exclusive port data collected by Container News shows Adani’s countrywide port network is now handling about 43% of container volumes shipped in and out of India, with its flagship Mundra Port leading that play. Adani has ongoing terminal joint ventures with leading box lines MSC and CMA CGM.


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