InterManager Daily News 11.12.2023.

1. Cyprus Shipping Chamber expresses deep concern with regard to recent attacks in Red Sea on commercial ships The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, expresses deep concern with regard to the recent attacks, by paramilitary forces in Yemen, on commercial vessels in transit through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. These incidents place International Shipping and maritime safety at risk and breach international law and maritime norms.
2. China Shipbuilding’s first Methanol fueled Ultramax Bulk Carrier of Lemissoler Navigation receives ABS approval ABS issued an approval in principle to Lemissoler Navigation for its design of a 65K DWT methanol-fueled Ultramax bulk carrier, the first such methanol vessel for China’s shipbuilding industry.The Lem65ePlus-SDARI Methanol design, a joint development of Lemissoler and SDARI explores the feasibility of using methanol as fuel to reduce carbon emissions to reach the IMO’s net-zero target by 2050.
3. 30 years blood donations by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber conveying messages of hope and unity The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, with the voluntary participation of personnel the employees of its Shipping Member-companies, sent once again messages of hope through its Annual Blood Donation Drive held on 6 December at Agios Georgios Havouzas Hall, in Limassol, in memory of its former Secretariat member, Ben Casey, who passed away in December 2021.
4. European Union Emissions Trading Scheme affecting shipping from January 2024 In January 2024, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will be extended to also cover marine transportation i.e., vessels with a size of 5000 gross tonnage and above, entering EU ports regardless of the flag on the vessel.
5. War risk insurance rates edge up after surge in Red Sea ship attacks War risk insurance premiums edged up for Red Sea voyages after three vessels were attacked in the area on Sunday and fears grow over worsening perils for commercial shipping, maritime and insurance sources said on Monday.
6. Salvage teams in Indonesia attend to grounded dark tanker Indonesian salvage teams have managed to free a shadow tanker that grounded in the Singapore Strait west of Batam.The 23-year-old, Cameroon-flagged Liberty ran aground on Saturday and it took through until Wednesday to get the suezmax free. According to the ship is carrying nearly 1m barrels of Venezuelan fuel oil.
7. BIMCO adopts four ETS clauses The shipping industry is facing an increase in new regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Union (EU). To support the industry, shipping organisation BIMCO has developed a portfolio of new emission trading scheme (ETS) clauses.
8. Venezuela And Guyana To Meet Amid Territorial Dispute Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro will meet with Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Thursday amid a territorial disputebetween the two countries, according to a letter from the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
9. Philippines Condemns China’s Latest Actions In South China Sea The Philippines condemned China’s “illegal and aggressive actions” in the South China Sea on Saturday, saying its coast guard had fired water cannon at a Philippine fisheries bureau vessel conducting a regular resupply mission.
10. Descartes: November U.S. Container Import Volumes Down 9% from October; Panama Drought Impacting East and Gulf Coast Ports In November 2023, U.S. container import volume decreased from October 2023, with East and Gulf Coast ports experiencing the greatest declines. While the decrease is large, it’s consistent with reductions seen in the last months of prior years. Imports from China also continued to decline, but at a slightly faster pace than the overall numbers. The Panama drought finally appears to be negatively impacting U.S. container import volume at East and Gulf Coast ports, which could worsen with the Panama Canal Authority’s plans to further reduce the number of daily transit slots in coming months.


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