InterManager Daily News 10.10.2023.

1. MOL Group Company Daibiru announces Sapporo Daibiru redevelopment project plan Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that its group company Daibiru Corporation: celebrating its centennial anniversary, has announced the outline of its “Sapporo Daibiru” project. One of the project’s main tenants will be a luxury boutique hotel called “TRUNK” owned by TAKE and GIVE NEEDS
2. Maersk and Kodiak Robotics launch the first commercial autonomous trucking lane between Houston and Oklahoma City A.P. Moller – Maersk and Kodiak Robotics, have launched the first commercial autonomous trucking lane between Houston and Oklahoma City. The freight lane marks an expansion of the collaboration between Kodiak and Maersk, which began with their first autonomous freight deliveries together in November 2022 as part of Maersk’s Global Innovation Center Program. Kodiak has been delivering eight loads per week, with a safety driver behind the wheel, for Maersk customers since August.
3. Connectivity, agility and multimodality Valenciaport’s letter of introduction at Fruit Attraction More than three million tons of refrigerated products managed in 2022 with destination to more than a hundred international ports. With these figures, Valenciaport presents to the visitors of Fruit Attraction its differential offer of logistics service aimed at the traffic of perishable products.
4. New cranes and deeper draft boost efficiency at APM Terminals Liberia APM Terminals Liberia is set to see a further efficiency boost following the commissioning of two, Liebherr 600 mobile harbour cranes. The recently completed dredging of the Freeport of Monrovia, which has increased the draft to 12.5 metres, paves the way for larger and more economical gearless vessels.
5. The Nautical Institute Singapore Branch reveals stellar speaker lineup for its annual conference Following extensive deliberation and in-depth brainstorming, The Nautical Institute Singapore Branch announce the list of speakers for its annual conference. The conference will host close to 200 maritime professionals and key industry leaders who will be immersed in three comprehensive panel discussions.
6. John Fredriksen and the Saverys family provide details on Euronav deal After a two-year battle for control of the Antwerp tanker giant, Famatown Finance, Fredriksen’s finance vehicle, along with Frontline, his tanker firm, announced a deal with the Saverys-controlled Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) last week whereby 24 Euronav VLCCs will be handed over to Frontline for $2.35bn in return for Fredriksen backing away from his take over ambitions with the Saverys’ buying him out.
7. Africa emerges as container bright spot A bright spot for container shipping in a challenging year has been Africa, something experts believe will be spurred on in the coming years by the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the world’s largest free trade area.
8. U.S. Navy Dispatches Its Latest, Cutting-Edge Aircraft Carrier To Israel Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced today that the U.S. Navy is dispatching the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to the Eastern Mediterranean. Secretary Austin says this decision comes with “ironclad support” for the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli people in the wake of a devastating terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel.
9. India’s DG Shipping visits AEMTC Director General of Shipping of India, Shyam Jagannathan recently paid a visit to Anglo-Eastern Shipping Group’s flagship training centre in Mumbai in India to view the state-of-the-art facilities and inaugurate the centre’s latest installation: a dual-fuel engine and LNG bunkering simulator designed to train seafarers on the latest technologies as the industry transitions towards a net-zero future.
10. Russia’s diesel export curbs can be a windfall for India The diesel export ban by Russia opened a unique opportunity for India to shore up export revenues in times of falling global merchandise trade and rising crude oil prices. The benefit may be felt in managing the current account deficit, which was 1.1 percent in June and was expected to be wider. The export of refined petroleum products at a premium may help arrest the trend


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