InterManager Daily News 10.11.2023.

1. Israel war rocket attacks are leading oil tankers to make unusual moves near ports Oil tankers in the Red Sea are taking unusual actions amid the Israel-Hamas war, shutting off their global tracking transponders — called Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) — in an effort to traverse the waters undetected.
2. LNGC orders to rise; revenue to grow Combined new orders for the three major domestic shipbuilders in 2023 are expected to exceed guidance. Orderbooks should expand in 2024, led by strong LNGC demand. Results for 3Q23 show full-scale revenue growth for major shipbuilders.
3. Russia’s October seaborne diesel exports fall on ban, maintenance This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine Seaborne diesel and gasoil exports from Russian ports fell 11% in October from a month earlier to about 2.55 million metric tons due to major maintenance work at refineries and a fuel export ban, data from traders and LSEG showed.
4. Remarkable rise of Tanker rates and tonne days growth with the onset of Middle East geopolitical crisis The crude freight market gained momentum in early November due to the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. The VLCC segment has seen significant activity, but the Suezmax and Aframax segments have experienced even more growth compared to their levels at the end of September.The Suezmax segment, where shipments usually run from West Africa to the Continent, has recorded one of the most substantial growth spikes of 2021.
5. Alarm for crew welfare as latest Seafarers Happiness Index report reveals further fall in Q3 2023 Further concern over seafarer welfare has been raised by the results of the latest Seafarers Happiness Index, published today, which reveals a further drop in seafarer happiness. This report covers Q3 2023 and is the third successive report to show such decline, sparking fears over the impact on all those working at sea.
6. Vale lines up world’s largest ore carrier for rotor sails treatment Brazilian mining giant Vale has signed up the world’s largest ore carrier for wind-assisted propulsion. The 2012-built 400,000 dwt valemax Sohar Max, owned by Oman’s Asyad and on a long-term charter with Vale, will be fitted with five 35-m-tall rotor sails from British supplier Anemoi Marine Technologies.
7. Eneos adds two vessels to Stolt Tankers-NYK chemical tanker pool Chemical tanker firm Stolt Tankers and Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) have made a deal with Eneos Ocean to operate a new chemical tanker pool. The new pool will be launched within the 11-tanker-strong Stolt NYK Asia Pacific Services (SNAPS). Eneos will contribute two 12,000-dwt tankers which will join the SNAPS pool during the fourth quarter of 2023. The agreement is effective immediately.
8. How Shipping More US Gas to Europe Helped Fuel C02 Pollution Carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. liquefied natural gas facilities have jumped to 18 million tons per year, up 81% since 2019, adding a volume of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere equivalent to that produced by several big coal plants, according to United States government data.
9. Lloyd’s of London to Invest $65 Million Following Slavery Report Lloyd’s of London will invest 40 million pounds ($49.6 million) in regions affected by the transatlantic slave trade, it said on Wednesday, after a report showed the commercial insurance market had strong links to the trade. Lloyd’s will also spend around 12 million pounds on a program to improve recruitment and progression for Black and other ethnic minority employees in the commercial insurance market, including bursaries for Black university students, it said in a statement.
10. New Recommended Practice Aims To Improve Safety In Shallow Waters And Expands Offshore Wind Industry Knowledge The rise of offshore wind means specialist vessels are increasing their activity in shallow waters. With this in mind, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has released Guidance which aims to support Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations in shallow waters.


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