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Europe’s First Inland-Waterway LNG Bunker Vessel ‘LNG London’ Begins Operations

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:34 Written by

Europe’s first inland-waterway liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has performed her first bunkering operations, with the Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord vessels, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The LNG London (which is owned by LNG Shipping – cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran) is on long-term charter to Shell. It will primarily be used by Shell for LNG bunkering in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

“The entry into service of LNG London shows our ability and commitment to providing safe and reliable supplies that help meet the growing need for cleaner-burning fuel,” Tahir Faruqui, General Manager, Shell Global Downstream LNG, said. “We are pleased to have three LNG bunker vessels in our fleet and look forward to others joining them in the future.”

Gisèle Buelens, CEO of Victrol, said: “In 2017, Shell selected us to build an inland LNG bunker vessel. As pioneers in bunker vessels, we designed a completely new vessel that complies with the latest safety and operational requirements. We are pleased that she has completed her first operation and that many more LNG bunkering operations will take place in the years ahead.”

Pascal Girardet, CEO of Sogestran, said: “We are very proud of LNG London, the first inland LNG bunkering ship in Europe. The inland capability offers clear logistical benefits for end users, benefits that will help drive the growth of LNG as a cleaner marine fuel.”

LNG London will be loaded with LNG at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam. An innovative transfer system enables the delivery of LNG to seagoing vessels, inland barges and terminals onshore, while a restricted air draft allows the barge to sail via inland waterways to Antwerp and Amsterdam if required.

When compared to traditional marine fuels, natural gas significantly reduces NOx and reduces overall GHG emissions by up to 21%, according to a “well-to-wake” emissions study by Thinkstep. Given the International Maritime Organization’s 0.5% sulphur cap implementation by 2020, there is an increasing interest from the international marine community to consider LNG as a marine fuel.

Reference: shell.com

 

MSC Wins Best Shipping Line Asia–Africa Award

Monday, 24 June 2019 07:35 Written by

MSC is proud to have won the Best Shipping Line: Asia – Africa category at the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards, underlining the company’s strong position in the region.

MSC has responded to growing demand by increasing services between Asia and Africa, reducing transit times and providing more efficiency and ease of access for customers. We are honoured and grateful for the endorsement by Asia Cargo News readers, among them many shipping line service users.

The awards are hosted and organized annually by Asia Cargo News to recognise leading logistics and supply chain providers, based on excellence in customer service, innovation and quality of service. This year, they were announced on 17 June at a Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony, held at The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre.

The nomination and voting process allowed the more than 15,000 readers and e-news subscribers to first determine the leading companies in the market, and then determine the winners, making the results the opinion of service users rather than a panel of judges.

 Reference: msc.com

DSME, NAPA, KMOU, and AVL Team Up on Developing Digital Ships

Monday, 17 June 2019 09:17 Written by

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), NAPA and AVL have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions.

The deal was signed at Nor-Shipping 2019 exhibition in Oslo held from June 4 to 7.

As explained, the agreement will combine the four parties’ expertise in naval architecture and shipbuilding, engines, big data, and software development to pioneer new solutions that combine all of these elements for the first time.

Specifically, the collaboration will cover all aspects of creating comprehensive digital twins — from the acquisition and processing of quality engine room data, ship performance and meteorological data to the training, simulation and human machine interface that will be necessary to turn insights from engine data into practical efficiencies.

“The development of digital twin ship and engine is one of the most exciting outcomes of the recent surge in maritime digitalization and development of the Internet of Things. By creating a virtual, real-time copy of engine equipment, we can better monitor, analyze, and predict performance, leading to safer and more efficient operations,” Odin Kwon, CTO of DSME, commented.

“Digital twins bring together a range of different fields of expertise, requiring hardware, software and operations to work together. This is why collaboration is essential if this technology is to mature… We’re excited to work together to develop digital twin technology and a platform that will make future generations of ships safer and smarter,” Kwon added.

“We are actively entering into digital era in the industry nowadays which could be a basis for the development of autonomous ship. Building a digital platform should be well balanced between actual application of technology and academic basis,” Professor Deog Hee Doh from KMOU said.

He further said that KMOU faculty members have started developing a platform in which AR/VR and digital twin technology are embedded. According to the professor, the university will focus on providing a knowledge-based platform in the fields of simulations and communications related to digital ships extending to AR/VR.

“New generations of vessels will set the standard for decades to come, and digital infrastructure will be just as important as the physical and mechanical elements of a newbuild,” Naoki Mizutani, Executive Vice President, Shipping Solutions at NAPA, noted.

Each partner brings a different angle to the collaboration, coordinated by DSME. NAPA will develop digital twin ship models with digitalized components and a real-time simulation platform to integrate between engine models and ship models.

Meanwhile, AVL will develop the simulation tools and methodologies that the partnership projects will require.

Additionally, KMOU will contribute by providing the existing infrastructure as a basis for further development and optimization.

 

Reference: worldmaritimenews.com

DSME Wins Another LNG Carrier Order from Maran Gas

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 06:38 Written by

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has secured another LNG carrier order from Maran Gas Maritime.

The Greece-based shipowner, part of Angelicoussis Shipping Group, ordered the 174,000 cbm unit on June 12. The vessel will be built at Geoje Okpo Shipyard and is scheduled for delivery by the first half of 2022.

With the latest order, DSME secured six LNG carriers this year, five of which would be built for Maran Gas Maritime. The parties are in discussions for more such shipbuilding contracts.

The shipbuilder’s orderbook also includes six super crude oil carriers and three submarines, and has a total value of around USD 2.69 billion. The number represents 32% of DSME’s 2019 annual orderbook goal of USD 8.37 billion.

 

Reference: worldmaritimenews.com

Maersk Furthers Business in Russia

Sunday, 09 June 2019 10:29 Written by

A.P. Moller - Maersk and Russian Ministry of Transport signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 5, enabling the launch of TradeLens in Russia. The blockchain enabled platform, jointly developed by Maersk (through its subsidiary Maersk GTD Inc.) and IBM, is expected to significantly facilitate international trade, not least by the inclusion of the Port of St. Petersburg, Russia’s main container gateway, as part of the pilot launch.

The agreement, signed by Maersk CEO Søren Skou and Yuriy Tsvetkov, Deputy Transport Minister, enables the implementation of TradeLens on the Russian market with the aim of introducing digital documentation flow in what is currently mostly paper-based transportation processes. 

“The main result of the implementation of TradeLens, according to our expectations, should be an increase in the transparency of the contracting procedure by distributing information about supply and demand, conditions and operations between many participants of the transport and logistics processes” said Tsvetkov.

Last week it was announced that more carriers will be joining the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, which will result in data for nearly half of the world’s ocean container cargo shortly available on TradeLens.

TradeLens enables participants to connect, share information and collaborate across the container logistics supply chain ecosystem. Members gain a comprehensive view of their data and can digitally collaborate as cargo moves around the world, helping create a transparent, secured, immutable record of transactions.

With more than 100 participants on the platform today, TradeLens is already processing over 10 million discrete shipping events and thousands of documents each week, providing shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, customs officials, port authorities, inland transportation providers and others a common view of transactions, which can build trust. A commitment to data ownership rights and permissioned access to data helps ensure privacy and confidentiality, while enabling users to collaborate more efficiently with real-time access to shipping data.

Maersk to build its first cold store in St. Petersburg 

Also on June 5, Maersk participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new warehouse in St. Petersburg. Constructed by the Russian industrial developer PNK Group, the 23,700 square meter facility will be located within the PNK Park Sofiyskaya KAD in St. Petersburg. It will have 35 docks able to serve daily throughput of up to 200 trucks. The maximum storage capacity will be over 50,000 tons, and the fully Maersk-operated warehouse will employ over 200 employees.

Approximately 40 percent of the new warehouse will be occupied by European fruit company Fyffes, with the remaining capacity available for other customers from the fresh and frozen produce segment. The new cold store will enable Maersk to offer end-to-end solutions to Russian customers. 

The facility will offer separate storage chambers for frozen produce (-25°C), chilled (+2/+8°C), as well as for bananas, which require a specific temperature of +13°C.

Fyffes Chairman David McCann said: “Today’s ground-breaking is a very important milestone in Fyffes’ strategy to grow our business in Russia. As the largest importer of bananas in Europe, Fyffes is delighted to partner with Maersk in this new warehouse development, which will increase our ripening capacity in Russia to over 200 thousand boxes of bananas per week.”

In 2018, imports of fruit to Russia increased, with banana imports going up by one percent, citrus fruits by 7.4 percent and apples by nearly 13.5 percent compared to the year before. Experts expect fruit imports to continue to increase in the coming years. Since 2017, Russia has been the second largest importer of bananas in the world, after the U.S. and surpassing Germany.

 

Reference: maritime-executive.com

Maersk Signs Newbuilding Order For Four LR2s

Sunday, 02 June 2019 11:46 Written by

The order is part of an ongoing fleet renewal programme in the LR2 segment. “We are building the LR2s to ensure we have a portfolio of vessels that best fits our customers’ demands. The newbuildings will help us sustain a competitive fleet in a segment that is attractive to customers and owners alike, and to retain a strong market position,” says Søren C. Meyer, Chief Asset Officer at Maersk Tankers.

The contract for the newbuilding programme was signed in a market with competitive asset prices. In May 2018, the company confirmed the order of the first six vessels. The plan is to deliver the ten LR2s from 2020 – 2022. The vessels will come under Maersk Tankers’ commercial, technical and corporate management.

Reference: maersktankers.com

Sri Lanka, Japan, India to Jointly Develop Colombo South Port

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 07:04 Written by

Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka.

The governments of the respective countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the matter on May 28, reflecting the longstanding good will and cooperation among the parties.

Japan has provided cooperation for the development of the Jaya Container Terminal since the 1980’s, while around 70% of Colombo Port’s transshipment business is India-related.

Sri Lanka, Japan and India will work together for further development of the Colombo Port and contribute to further regional prosperity and stability of global trading networks.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) retains 100% ownership of East Container Terminal. The Terminal Operations Company (TOC) conducting all East Container Terminal operations is jointly owned by Sri Lanka, with a 51% stake, and the joint venture partners with a 49% stake.

SLPA said that the three governments would work out details based on the MOC at joint working group meetings, and advance their cooperation towards early commencement of work and operation of the ECT.

 

Reference:worldmaritimenews.com

Loginno: Soon-to-Be First Digital Shipping Firm Selected

Sunday, 26 May 2019 06:51 Written by

The soon-to-be first digital shipping company, chosen out of 17 global applicants, is set to be revealed on June 6 in Oslo, Norway, during Nor-Shipping, the largest global shipping event of 2019.

Earlier this week, the final scoring of the competition’s contestants had been performed, and a notice to the winning shipping company had been sent.

The news would be revealed at the end of a Contopia-themed panel of experts discussing the various use cases for the first digital shipping company, according to Loginno, the company that is creating the world’s Internet-of-Shipping-Containers infrastructure named Contopia (Container Utopia).

The digital shipping company would use the disruptive Israeli IoT technology for end to end supply chain visibility.

Ahead of the The Contopia Factor competition winner announcement, Loginno is warming up the engines with a surprise reveal of the technological foundation upon which the winning shipping company’s digital infrastructure will be built.

In a closed event held in Tel Aviv, Loginno unveiled the 5th generation of its critically acclaimed AGAM device, whose unique installation method as a standard container vent allows every container service depot to install it with no training.

While this operational side of Loginno’s patent-protected hardware was already known, founder Amit Aflalo, got into the technical specifics of what he dubs “both the smartest and the most affordable shipping container brain in existence today.”

“It is the only wide-area communications device with battery life of 10+ years without recharge, effectively making it a permanent solution for every shipping container, never to be taken off during its entire lifetime of usage,” Aflalo added.

 

Reference: worldmaritimenews.com

 

Insurgency Disrupts China's Plans at Port of Gwadar

Friday, 24 May 2019 20:18 Written by

Persistent attacks by ethnic Baloch separatists are hampering the development of the Chinese-operated port of Gwadar, Pakistan, the linchpin of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. 

On May 11, Baloch Liberation Army gunmen attacked the most luxurious hotel in Gwadar, killing five Pakistani citizens and one soldier. The attack followed just one month after the same group killed 14 people on Gwadar's Makran Coastal Highway - including 11 military servicemembers - and six months after an attack on the Chinese embassy in Karachi killed two policemen and two civilians. 

The ethnic Balochi homeland (Balochistan) straddles the Pakistani-Iranian border between Karachi and Bandar Abbas, extending inland as far as Afghanistan. It was an independent kingdom until British conquest in the 1800s, and Baloch nationalists would like to see the region regain its political autonomy. 

Baloch militants have fought multiple insurgencies against the Pakistani government since the late 1940s, and their recent actions have targeted Gwadar and the CPEC project in particular. The construction of the port and the associated public works have relied heavily upon Chinese contractors, and Baloch groups assert that they have been excluded from the jobs and economic benefits of the project. The Baloch Liberation Army has called for China to cease its involvement in the region's development. 

The Pakistani government has pledged to provide security for Chinese interests in Balochistan, and has set up a dedicated 15,000-strong military division for CPEC. However, the hotel attack earlier this month showed that militants are able to penetrate the defensive perimeter and security controls that Pakistani forces have emplaced around Gwadar. 

Zhou Chenming, a Chinese military analyst based in Beijing, recently told the South China Morning Post that the security situation might make think Chinese entrepreneurs think twice before doing business in the reason. "Pakistan's economy is not very good, and this port has become very wasteful," he said. "Under these circumstances, including with the hotel attack, how can China conduct its business?"

 

Reference: maritime-executive.com

HMM Unveils New Corporate Identity

Monday, 20 May 2019 08:24 Written by

South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has launched a new corporate identity (CI) in an effort to enhance its brand equity.

According to the company, the CI reflects HMM’s “vision and ambition to take a leap forward to the bright future”.

The CI was unveiled by Jae-hoon Bae, the newly appointed President and CEO of HMM, on May 20, 2019.

“It is memorable and meaningful for HMM to introduce its new CI today, which is expected to elevate the brand equity and value of the company,” HMM CEO commented.

“Based on the strong dedication and willpower that all employees have demonstrated, HMM will make a fresh resolution to become a global top-rated carrier in 2022,” Bae added.

As explained by HMM, the new CI features “pride of Korea’s national flagship carrier as well as an intuitive grasp of shipping business.”

In addition, the blue HMM letter embodies the shape of the front of a large ship crossing the ocean, and the red line on top represents the rising sun on the horizon where the ship is sailing.

In October 2018, HMM presented its target of expanding fleet capacity to 1 million TEUs and posting USD 10 billion in annual revenue by 2022.

Earlier that year, HMM ordered at domestic shipyards twelve 23,000 TEU and eight 15,000 TEU eco-friendly mega vessels in preparation for the IMO’s sulfur regulations starting from 2022. The new mega ships are expected to be delivered from 2020.

Image Courtesy: Hyundai Merchant Marine

Reference: worldmaritimenews.com

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