InterManager Daily News 21.09.2022.

1. Import hub for hydrogen: HHLA successfully handles first test cargo

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) successfully handles the hydrogen test shipment from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Germany at the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in Hamburg. Thus, HHLA is positioning itself as an import hub and reliable logistics service provider across the hydrogen value chain.

2. Eastern Pacific Shipping orders LNG-fuelled containerships for Crowley charter

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has sealed a long-term charter deal with US shipping and logistics company Crowley for four LNG-fuelled newbuild containerships. The 1,400 teu vessels will be built by Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and deliver in 2025, expanding Crowley’s fleet and supply chain capabilities connecting US markets to Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

3. Odfjell Drilling and CIMC secure new semisub deal in Norway

Oslo-listed semisub player Odfjell Drilling has agreed a one-well contract with OMV Norge for the Deepsea Yantai rig. The 2019-built rig, owned by CIMC Raffles Offshore, will drill the Eirik well in the production license 817 in the North Sea.

4. AD Ports integrates economic zones under KEZAD brand

AD Ports has launched Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD) Group as part of the plan to consolidate and grow its Economic Cities & Free Zones offering and bolster Abu Dhabi’s position as the region’s leading industrial and manufacturing destination.

5. ‘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.

6. 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.

7. Stability Issue: Video Shows Cargo Ship Capesize at Turkish Port

The video below was filmed in Turkey’s Iskenderun Port and shows an incident involving the geared cargo ship Sea Eagle taking place this past Saturday. As you can the ship was using a port lift truck to unload containers when it suddenly keeled over to port.

8. Port of Long Beach Sees Pandemic-Era Imports Surge Easing

The head of the second-biggest US port expects the pandemic-era surge in consumer demand that snarled supply chains will start to cool, with evidence of a deceleration already reflected in weaker inbound container arrivals.

9. Celebrity Cruises futureproofs with sustainable wastewater refit

How the installation of a new wastewater system on Celebrity Silhouette was a unique refit  RWO has successfully installed its new CS-MBR – a sustainable wastewater treatment system – on Celebrity Silhouette while the ship was still in operation.

10. FUJAIRAH DATA: Aug. bunker sales climb 2.9% on year to 3-month high

Ship fuel sales at the UAE’s Port of Fujairah, the world’s third-biggest bunkering hub, climbed 2.9% in August on the year even after floods disrupted operations. Total sales were 728,287 cubic meters, 8.7% higher than in July, according to data on the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone website. Heavy rain and floods at the end of July disrupted operations through early August as refueling operations for bunker barges were mostly hampered and upstream cargo suppliers ceased terminal operations, thus limiting product availabilities for downstream bunker deliveries


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