InterManager Daily News 14.06.2024.

1. Navigating the seas with precision: Weathernews’s commitment to Maritime Safety and Efficiency Can you provide an overview of Weathernews Inc.’s role in the maritime industry and how you deliver weather information and services to this sector? Weathernews Inc. has been dedicated to safeguarding lives and advancing environmental protection for 39 years. Our primary focus is leveraging our extensive weather and voyage data to foster environmental stewardship and maritime safety in light of the dynamic challenges posed by climate change.
2. Danelec achieves DNV Cyber security type approval for DM100 VDR platform Danelec has become the first Voyage Data Recorder manufacturer to receive new DNV Cyber Security Type Approval for IACS UR E27, for its advanced DM100 VDR platform. This significant milestone underscores the Danish maritime safety and digital technology company’s commitment to providing best-in-class solutions for maritime safety and operational performance.
3. Russian tanker group Sovcomflot expects sanctions to cut 2024 revenues Russia’s leading tanker group Sovcomflot said western sanctions and changing market conditions may cut its revenues this year, a rare admission from a major Russian business of the damage western restrictions against Moscow are having.
4. Port call optimisation is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in ports Using SMART port technologies to facilitate ‘just in time’ ship arrivals has the potential to reduce greenhouse and pollutant gas emissions significantly at global container ports. Drewry’s latest research shows that targeting investment at ports with a disproportionate amount of waiting time will generate the highest benefits for the industry as a whole.
5. CMA CGM launches the French Peak Service an exceptional seasonal shipping line to meet high demand between Asia and Europe 7 additional sailings with 7,000-TEU vessels from June 30th to early September, departing from Asia to Northern Europe & the Mediterranean. – This extraordinary measure adds 25% additional capacity on a highly demanded route, particularly by CMA CGM French clients. – CMA CGM adapts its service offering to help alleviate supply chain pressures.
6. Solstad wins multiple vessel contracts in Brazil Norwegian vessel owner Solstad Maritime has secured multiple contracts from Brazil’s Petrobras, worth a total of around NOK2.6bn ($243m). The contracts, announced by Solstad Offshore which holds a 31.6% stake in Solstad Maritime, are set to start in the second half of 2024 and the first half of 2025.
7. Gulf Marine Services gets more Middle East work London-listed liftboat operator Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has signed the second part of a two-phase contract for one of its vessels operating in the Middle East. The first part of the two-phase deal was signed in March this year. On both occasions, the vessel and the client were left undisclosed.
8. Boxships being chartered for in excess of $100,000 a day The buoyant container shipping market has seen charter rates return to six-digit territory for the first time since 2022.  Alphaliner is reporting CMA CGM has fixed a 7,000 teu newbuilding for three months at a rate of $105,000.
9. U.S. Imports Surge Amid Rising Consumer Spending Major container ports in the U.S. are expected to see the highest inbound cargo volume in nearly two years this summer, driven by increased consumer spending and retailers stocking up to meet demand, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation.
10. Golden era for shipping seen ahead as geopolitics boosts pricing 
If there was a universal theme at the parties, presentations and meetings in the world’s shipping capital Athens this week, it’s that bad times are good for business. That’s to say that geopolitical conflicts and doubts about the supply of new ships mean shipowners are bracing for a prolonged earnings boom.


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