InterManager Daily News 20.09.2022.

1. Seaspan suspends US$500M newbuilding order

In a statement, Seaspan’s parent company Atlas Corp said, “Due to certain conditions in the contracts not being fulfilled by the counterparty, the contracts have become null and void,” adding that Seaspan has notified the relevant parties and has reserved its rights to claim against the counterparty in relation to the contracts. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/seaspan-suspends-us500m-newbuilding-order-over-unmet-conditions-72926

2. IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 issues updated analysis of MARPOL Annex VI

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project has released an updated version of its popular clause-by-clause analysis of MARPOL Annex VI, which addresses air pollution from ships, in the six official IMO languages. The document provides a breakdown explanation of each regulation and it is intended to be a useful resource for countries seeking to draft legislation to incorporate MARPOL Annex VI into national law. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/19/imo-norway-greenvoyage2050-issues-updated-analysis-of-marpol-annex-vi/

3. Hydrogen filling station for heavy vehicles to be built – at the busiest spot for trucks at the Port of Gothenburg

A hydrogen filling station for heavy vehicles is being planned at the Port of Gothenburg. The filling station will be right next to the entrance to the Gothenburg RoRo Terminal – one of the places in Sweden most intensively used by trucks. The station will supply green hydrogen only and is set to be completed in September 2023. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/19/hydrogen-filling-station-for-heavy-vehicles-to-be-built-at-the-busiest-spot-for-trucks-at-the-port-of-gothenburg/

4. Hydrogen filling station for heavy vehicles to be built – at the busiest spot for trucks at the Port of Gothenburg

A hydrogen filling station for heavy vehicles is being planned at the Port of Gothenburg. The filling station will be right next to the entrance to the Gothenburg RoRo Terminal – one of the places in Sweden most intensively used by trucks. The station will supply green hydrogen only and is set to be completed in September 2023.

https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/19/hydrogen-filling-station-for-heavy-vehicles-to-be-built-at-the-busiest-spot-for-trucks-at-the-port-of-gothenburg/

5. Extra 5,000 SIM cards for Ukrainian seafarers

Maritime charity, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB), has secured an additional 5,000 SIM cards for Ukrainian seafarers to ensure they can contact their beloved families and friends as the crisis in their country continues.

The SIM cards, which the MNWB has secured through Vodafone’s nationwide charities.connected scheme, will be delivered to Ukrainian seafarers during their ongoing visits to UK ports. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/19/extra-5000-sim-cards-for-ukrainian-seafarers/

6. ‘Hard landing’ forecast for container freight rates

Container shipping has been warned to brace for a hard landing rates-wise as multiple indices around the world plunge further. Utilisation rates are sliding despite an increase in blank sailings. Spot rates, as recorded by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI), are on a “fast-declining trend” according to a new report from Jefferies. https://splash247.com/hard-landing-forecast-for-container-freight-rates/

7. Liverpool strike to start this evening

The two-week strike at the port of Liverpool on the west coast of Britain will start this evening after unions and Peel Ports failed to reach a pay deal. The strike will coincide another round of industrial action at Felixstowe, the country’s largest container port, where workers will down tools for eight days from next week. https://splash247.com/liverpool-strike-to-start-this-evening/

8. Suez Canal Authority to raise tolls again

Having already raised fees three times in quick succession this year, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has warned shipowners of another increase coming up. The SCA will raise fees for tankers by 15% starting in the new year, while bulk ships and cruise vessels face a 10% increase in fees to transit the waterway linking Asia with Europe.

https://splash247.com/suez-canal-authority-to-raise-tolls-again/

9. Poland Opens New Canal To Bypass Russian Waters

Poland opened a canal linking the Baltic Sea with a lagoon whose only previous entrance went through Russian territorial waters.

The canal will eventually give seafaring vessels easier access to the city of Elblag but only once the lagoon is deepened and its port facilities enhanced. Critics have said the over-budget, 2.2 billion zloty ($467 million) project isn’t viable and is risky for the environment. https://gcaptain.com/poland-opens-new-canal-to-bypass-russian-waters/

10. Maritime insurance premium, claims norms to change on energy transition: sources

Parameters and criteria for providing maritime insurance will change in the coming years, as the shipping industry moves towards decarbonization and as regulations on reducing emissions become mandatory, several executives involved in the process told S&P Global Commodity Insights. They point out that the Protection and Indemnity, or P&I, is a multibillion dollar insurance cover, which includes, among others, pollution and crew.

https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Maritime+insurance+premium%2C+claims+norms+to+change+on+energy+transition%3A+sources

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