Splash247 https://splash247.com Global Maritime and Shipping News Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:10:17 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://splash247.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-Splash-Logos_Blue-high-favicon-32x32.png Splash247 https://splash247.com 32 32 179161673 Map details rising incidents of crew abandonment https://splash247.com/map-details-rising-incidents-of-crew-abandonment/ https://splash247.com/map-details-rising-incidents-of-crew-abandonment/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:30:20 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132092 Cases of crew abandonment are on the rise again, albeit the world has been given far greater transparency on where these despicable acts are taking place thanks to the enterprising work of a British sister and brother. Cases of desperate shipowners abandoning their vessels and crews last spiked in 2017, but the number of incidents …

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Rates shoot up 25% in just one week on Asia-Europe tradelane https://splash247.com/rates-shoot-up-25-in-just-one-week-on-asia-europe-tradelane/ https://splash247.com/rates-shoot-up-25-in-just-one-week-on-asia-europe-tradelane/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:10:41 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132111 As analysts have been predicting, spot rates on the Asia-Europe container tradelane shot up today, playing belated catch-up with the booming transpacific. Tight capacity and limited equipment availability amid a spike in consumer demand saw rates published on the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) leap $447 per teu to $2,091, up 27% in the space …

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India moves to regulate freight charges https://splash247.com/india-moves-to-regulate-freight-charges/ https://splash247.com/india-moves-to-regulate-freight-charges/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:50:46 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132090 India is updating merchant shipping regulations and has outlined plans to regulate freight charges. The draft Merchant Shipping Bill, posted online for public consultation, contains the following rules. “Every service provider or agent, in respect of any Indian ship or other ship operating in coastal waters, in relation to import, export or domestic transportation, shall …

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Jeff Bezos urged by shipping bodies to support stranded seafarers https://splash247.com/jeff-bezos-urged-by-shipping-bodies-to-support-stranded-seafarers/ https://splash247.com/jeff-bezos-urged-by-shipping-bodies-to-support-stranded-seafarers/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:30:11 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132077 Shipping bodies BIMCO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Intertanko have jointly penned a letter to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, ahead of today’s mammoth annual Black Friday sales frenzy, urging him to use his influence as a leading retail entrepreneur with a business that relies upon global shipping to take a stand over the …

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Pirates kidnap 10 crew from general cargo vessel in Gulf of Guinea https://splash247.com/pirates-kidnap-10-crew-from-general-cargo-vessel-in-gulf-of-guinea/ https://splash247.com/pirates-kidnap-10-crew-from-general-cargo-vessel-in-gulf-of-guinea/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:00:52 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132082 Priacy in the Gulf of Guinea region continues to escalate with another 10 crew reportedly kidnapped from a general cargo vessel this week. Maritime safety consultancy Dryad Global reported that St Kitts-flagged general cargo vessel was boarded by pirates near the Pennington Terminal in Nigeria while it was in transit from Escravos to Douala, Cameroon, …

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Mark O’Neil appointed new president of InterManager https://splash247.com/mark-oneil-appointed-new-president-of-intermanager/ https://splash247.com/mark-oneil-appointed-new-president-of-intermanager/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:30:58 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132067 Columbia Shipmanagement president and CEO Mark O’Neil has been appointed president of shipmanagement association InterManager, succeeding Bjørn Jebsen who has held the position since 2016. Kuba Szymanski, InterManager’s secretary-general, commented: “Mark brings with him a wealth of shipmanagement experience. He has clearly laid out his plans for InterManager, which have the full support of our …

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Global Feeder Shipping swoops for another Arkas boxship https://splash247.com/global-feeder-shipping-swoops-for-another-arkas-boxship/ https://splash247.com/global-feeder-shipping-swoops-for-another-arkas-boxship/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:00:32 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132074 Dubai-based Global Feeder Shipping (GFS) has announced the acquisition of 2003-built 2,681 teu boxship . The vessel was acquired from Turkish owner Arkas, and has been delivered into the Sima Marine fleet and renamed SM Kaveri. No price was given, while VesselsValue places a market value on the ship of $4.7m. GFS says the vessel …

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Keppel Shipyard secures $75m FPSO project https://splash247.com/keppel-shipyard-secures-75m-fpso-project/ https://splash247.com/keppel-shipyard-secures-75m-fpso-project/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:30:05 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132065 Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine, through Keppel Shipyard, has secured a contract worth about S$100m ($74.7m) for the fabrication and integration work on an FPSO for a repeat customer. The contract work scope includes the fabrication, installation and integration of topside modules, riser balconies and spread mooring support structures, as well as supporting pre-commissioning and …

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Rem Offshore awarded two more PSV contracts by Apache https://splash247.com/rem-offshore-awarded-two-more-psv-contracts-by-apache/ https://splash247.com/rem-offshore-awarded-two-more-psv-contracts-by-apache/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:55 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132062 Norway’s Rem Offshore has announced another two contract awards with Apache Corporation for operations in the UK sector of the North Sea. 2013-bult platform supply vessel pair Rem Cetus and Rem Insula have been awarded a one-year contract, with two one-year options, commencing on January 1, 2021. “Rem have had several vessels on charter with …

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Eastern Pacific staff set out on equatorial challenge https://splash247.com/eastern-pacific-staff-set-out-on-equatorial-challenge/ https://splash247.com/eastern-pacific-staff-set-out-on-equatorial-challenge/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:00:57 +0000 https://splash247.com/?p=132101 In an ambitious fundraising mission, employees of Eastern Pacific Shipping – both ashore and at sea – are setting out to walk, run or cycle a combined 40,075 km over a five-day period – the length being the equivalent of circumnavigating the equator. More than S$800,000 ($597,000) has been pledged to a variety of Singapore-based …

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