InterManager Daily News 07.09.2023.

1. V. Group selects ABSG Consulting to deliver major safety initiative across onshore and sea operations. New Safety Assessment Program to Further Improve Safety Management System Processes and Procedures V. has selected ABSG Consulting, a leading global risk management company, to deliver a major safety initiative across its onshore and at sea operations via a comprehensive Safety Assessment program.
2. South Korea shipbuilding sector introduces 10,000 workers in first half. The South Korea government has supplied more than 10,000 workers, both nationals and foreigners, to the shipbuilding industry in the first half of this year. Out of these, foreign workers totaled 8,300. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy and the Ministry of Justice, a total of 11,104 production workers, combining domestic and foreign skilled (E-7) and low-skilled (E-9) workers, were deployed to the domestic shipbuilding industry as of June 30.
3. Singapore fuel oil inventories slip to six-week lows. Residual fuel oil stocks at key trading hub Singapore fell to six-week lows in the week to Aug. 30, official data showed on Thursday, driven by a fall in net imports. Onshore fuel oil stocks eased 10%to 19.92 million barrels (3.14 million metric tons), data from Enterprise Singapore showed. Weekly net imports, calculated by subtracting total exports from total imports, dipped 7% at 551,000 metric tons.
4. Port situation in Gabon. Several Gard Africa based P&I correspondents have reported that the military coup in Gabon on 30 August resulted in the closure of Gabonese borders and a nationwide curfew. Ports are reportedly closed. It is unclear whether vessels already berthed will be allowed to proceed with operations. Members and clients scheduled for cargo operations in Gabonese ports are strongly advised to seek updates from their local agents.
5. Stability in Port of Gothenburg cargo throughput despite uncertain times. The Port of Gothenburg continues to maintain high volumes across most cargo segments, despite the ongoing economic slowdown both globally and domestically. This is evident from the Port of Gothenburg’s cargo volume report for the first half of 2023.
6. Seacon books Namura bulker newbuilds. Hong Kong-listed Seacon Shipping is pressing ahead with fleet expansion plans having signed a fresh deal for two 40,000 dwt bulker newbuilds at Japan-based shipbuilder Namura. The Qingdao-based company is paying nearly $67m for the duo to be delivered from Namura’s Imari shipyard between August 1, 2025, and October 31, 2025.
7. Neptune Lines orders LNG dual-fuel car carriers at Fujian Mawei Greek vehicle carrier owner and operator Neptune Lines is expanding its fleet with an order for a pair of LNG dual-fuel 4,200 ceu vessels in China. The Craig Jasienski-led firm has commissioned Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fuzhou to build and deliver the duo in 2026.
8. Höegh LNG and Aker BP to Collaborate on Carbon Transport and Storage Solutions. Höegh LNG and Aker BP have partnered to develop a comprehensive carbon transport and storage offering for industrial CO2 emitters in Northern Europe. The collaboration will seek to establish a strong value chain for CCS on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including gathering, transporting, and securely injecting CO2 for permanent storage in subsea reservoirs.
9. Chevron Seeks to Head Off LNG Strikes as Clock Ticks Down. Chevron Corp. liquefied natural gas workers in Australia threatened two weeks of 24-hour rolling outages at two major export plants from mid-September, in an escalation of a dispute that threatens global fuel supply. The workers have served Chevron notice that they plan full stoppages from Sept. 14, following partial strikes from Sept. 7, the Offshore Alliance grouping said Tuesday on Facebook.
10. Adani Group’s Mundra port handles highest-ever monthly cargo volume in August Adani Group’s flagship Mundra port handled the highest-ever monthly cargo volume in August. The port handled 15.32 MMT of cargo volume in August this year. It also handled 1,776 trains in the same period, which includes 1,532 container trains, according to a company filing. “Our flagship port Mundra recorded its highest-ever monthly cargo volume of 15.32 MMT. The port also handled its highest-ever count of 1776 trains, which includes 1532 container trains,” the filing read. This is not the only milestone that Mundra Port has achieved in terms of volume handled this year so far.


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