InterManager Daily News 04.11.2022.

1. Inmarsat future-proofs Anthony Veder gas tanker operations through fleetwide bandwidth upgrade

Rotterdam-based gas-shipping company Anthony Veder has renewed its connectivity agreement with Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, to increase its Fleet Xpress bandwidth allowance in line with its evolving business requirements. The contract applies to every vessel in Anthony Veder’s tanker fleet

2. MCTC launched campaign to boost environment by using ‘invasive species’ in their recipes

Leading catering management provider MCTC has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by launching a new campaign to help boost the environment by encouraging vessels to use ‘invasive species’ in their recipes. To celebrate the launch of the campaign, MCTC’s experienced chefs and Mr Jogvan Trondessen Andreasen, TORM’s Senior Catering Manager, held a live cooking demonstration in Limassol, Cyprus, showing how to a safely prepare lionfish and create tasty and healthy recipes using the fish.

3. Shell completes sale of interest in Malampaya, Philippines

Following consent from the joint venture partners and regulatory approval, Shell Petroleum N.V. (Shell Petroleum) has completed the sale of its 100% shareholding in Shell Philippines Exploration B.V (SPEX) to Malampaya Energy XP Pte Ltd (MEXP), a subsidiary of Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc (Prime Infra).

4. DHL Global Forwarding and Goodshipping accelerate sustainable shipping via insetting with 60 Million litres of sustainable marine fuel

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and GoodShipping, the global pioneer and market leader in insetting to decarbonize the container shipping industry by changing the marine fuel mix, are further expanding their long-standing partnership. With the latest purchase of approximately 60 million liters of Sustainable Marine Fuel, DHL will reduce a total of 180,000 tonnes of TtW-CO2e on both FCL and LCL shipping until 2024.

5. Container terminal of FESCO in Novosibirsk pumps up cargo handling by 13% in 9 months

For the first nine months of 2022 container terminal of FESCO Transportation Group in Novosibirsk increased processing of containerized cargo by more than 13% compared to the same period last year, to 86 thousand TEU. Growth in comparison with the first nine months of 2020 is 27%.

6. Longshore workers walk off the job at Port of Oakland

Longshoremen at the Port of Oakland in California walked off the job on Wednesday morning, aiming to push the two sides in the ongoing contract negotiations to get back to the bargaining table. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents the port employers, began negotiations in May, hoping to sign a new contract before the previous agreement expired on July 1.

7. Singapore’s first dedicated methanol bunkering ship slated for the end of next year

Global Energy Trading and Stellar Ship Management Services, wholly owned subsidiaries of Global Energy Group, have contracted Japan’s Sasaki Shipbuilding build a 4,000 dwt tanker, which will become the first dedicated methanol bunkering ship in Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub when it delivers at the end of next year.

8. Report: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Efforts

The U.S. Coast Guard hasn’t fully implemented the majority of key statutory requirements designed to improve fishing vessel safety that have been enacted over the last decade, a new report by the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found.

9. DSME Installs First Hardened Steel LNG Fuel Tank on 24,000 TEU Newbuild

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has loaded what it claims is the world’s first high manganese steel LNG fuel tank on a newbuild containership. The rectangular tank was mounted inside a 24,000 TEU capacity containership under construction.

10. Weak vessel demand drags Baltic index lower

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index extended its fall to an 11th session on Wednesday, as demand waned across all segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels carrying dry bulk commodities, fell 56 points, or about 4.1%, to 1,321.


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