InterManager Daily News 01.08.2023.

1. July’s spikes in the number of Ballasters with rates dropping throughout the month of July. The last days of July are still quiet, with a weaker sentiment of freight rates in all size classes, while all eyes are on the Black Sea grain market after Russia decided not to extend the agreement that allows the safe shipment of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea ports.The third quarter of this year brings several challenges, such as the increasing number of Capesize vessels and uncertainty about the level of Chinese economic activity.
2. OOCL Piraeus a 24,188 TEU container ship makes Inaugural Call at Piraeus Port. The 24,188-TEU container ship “OOCL Piraeus” arrived at the Port of Piraeus, the largest port in Greece. The port authorities welcomed the nearly 400-meter-long container ship with a “water salute” for its initial call at the port.
3. EU member states agree to the “FuelEU Maritime” regulation. EU Member States cleared the way to bring sustainable renewable fuels into maritime transport. They approved the “FuelEU Maritime” regulation. On 12 July, the EU Parliament had also voted in favour of the agreement reached in the trilogue procedure.
4. DP World becomes a worldwide partner of the Ryder Cup. Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA of America announced a new agreement with DP World that will see the global supply chain leader become a Worldwide Partner of the Ryder Cup. Established in 1927, the biennial competition pits 12 of the top professional golfers from the U.S. and Europe against each other in a head-to-head match play competition and has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events, captivating an audience of millions around the globe.
5. ClassNK grants innovation endorsement for products and solutions to bearing CII Optimizer. ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to a CII management solution called Bearing CII Optimizer developed by Bearing. In order to promote the spread and development of innovative technologies, ClassNK has offered Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions. ClassNK supports the deployment of products and services through third-party certification for equipment and software technology with innovative functions.
6. Liberia replaces Panama as the world’s largest flag. For the first time in 30 years Panama is no longer the world’s largest ship registry. Rival Liberia has overhauled the Central American nation in terms of gross tonnage in new data issued by Clarksons Research. The Liberian flag now has a 2.2m gt lead over Panama at the top of the registry rankings, its fleet growing by 5.6% so far this year, according to Clarksons. In terms of the number of ships on their books, Panama retains a healthy lead of more than 3,200 ships.
7. Shipowner jailed in the US over Iranian ties. Behrouz Mokhtari, 72, of McLean, Virginia, and Tehran, Iran, a naturalised US citizen, was sentenced this week to 41 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release as well as a fine of more than $2m. He had earlier pleaded guilty to two separate conspiracies to violate sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran.
8. Putin Says Russian Navy To Receive 30 New Ships This Year. President Vladimir Putin reviewed a parade of warships and nuclear submarines in his native St Petersburg on Sunday and announced that the Russian Navy would receive 30 new ships this year. Forty-five ships, submarines and other vessels took part in Russia’s annual Navy Day event, a traditional show of military might which takes place in the Gulf of Finland and on the River Neva in St Petersburg. Around 3,000 navy personnel also took part in a parade on land, the Kremlin said.
9. Wreck Of An Ancient Roman Cargo Ship Found Off Rome’s Coast. The wreck of an ancient Roman cargo ship from more than 2,000 years ago has been found off the coast near Rome, the arts squad of Italy’s Carabinieri police said on Friday. The ship was located off the port of Civitavecchia, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north-west of the Italian capital, on a sandy seabed at a depth of about 160 metres (525 ft), a statement said.
10. Industry groups urge LME to resist calls to ban Russian aluminium. Five European industry associations asked the London Metal Exchange (LME) to ignore calls to ban Russian aluminium from its system, they said in a joint statement on Friday, adding that such a move would damage smaller metal users in Europe. Earlier this month, Norwegian producer Norsk Hydro NHY.OL urged the LME to reconsider its decision not to ban Russian aluminium from its warehouse network.


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