Coronavirus Effect Delays Deliveries in Shipyards!

  • China went back to work but shipyards are still reeling under coronavirus attack
  • Work is slow and gradual with some health precautions in place
  • this has caused some delivery delays and it’s likely to continue.
  • Some ports have access prohibited while others require permission.

160 million people went back to work in China as the lockdown ended this week. This included shippers and crews and others working in the maritime industry yet shipyards in China are facing the burn, reports Safety4Sea.

Del...

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General Cargo Ship Goes Down in Flames

  • Cargo ship Suzzy succumbs to fire at Tuzla, Turkey. Exact port of the origin of fire was unknown.
  • No injury was reported. The ship sustained some unspecified damages.

General cargo ship Suzzy was on flames at Tuzla, Turkey, reports Stepan Kotcherga for Maritime Bulletin.

Fire in the Master’s cabin

Fire erupted in Master’s cabin of general cargo ship Suzzy, dry-docked at Tuzla, on February 16.

The origin of the fire was not clear, as in, if the fire was restricted by cabin only or started...

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IBIA And Platts To Host Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference

IBIA is delighted to announce our very first Middle East Bunker Conference in partnership with S&P Global Platts, says a press release published on their website.

Agenda of the event

The event will discuss the IMO sulphur cap that has been in place for just over two months. At this time of change, how are shipping and bunker markets expecting to react?

Date & Venue: March 11-12, 2020, Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel, Dubai.

Key issues to be addresses

With bunker market participants managing increasing...

https://mfame.guru/ibia-and-platts-to-host-middle-east-bunker-fuel-conference/

IBIA And Platts To Host Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference

IBIA is delighted to announce our very first Middle East Bunker Conference in partnership with S&P Global Platts, says a press release published on their website.

Agenda of the event

The event will discuss the IMO sulphur cap that has been in place for just over two months. At this time of change, how are shipping and bunker markets expecting to react?

Date & Venue: March 11-12, 2020, Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel, Dubai.

Key issues to be addresses

With bunker market participants managing increasing...

https://mfame.guru/ibia-and-platts-to-host-middle-east-bunker-fuel-conference/

‘Lethal Gas’ from Container Kills!

  • Inhaling ‘Lethal gas’ emanating from a vegetable container kills 6 people, 15 hospitalised.
  • When the container was opened, fumes emanated from it and people around immediately had difficulty breathing and lost consciousness.
  • Over 50 patients were brought to the hospital suffering from experiencing stomach ache and breathing problems. 

In Kemari area, 6 were killed after inhaling ‘Lethal gas’ emanating from vegetable container, reports OneIndia.

What happened?

Six people have been killed and 15...

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Shipping in China Comes To A Standstill! Cancellations On The Rise

  • 30 sailings remain canceled, with 23 across the Pacific and the rest to Europe.
  • The cancelations have resulted in a delay or reduction in shipments to the U.S.
  • More than 350,000 containers have been removed from global trade since the virus outbreak.
  • There is a shortage of power plugs for refrigerated containers due to a shortage of staff at Chinese ports.
  • Daily freight rates have fallen to between $10,000 and $40,000, from up to $80,000.

According to an article published in The Wall Street...

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New Wave Of Scrubber Installations! Shipping Industry Prepares For Boom

  • The shipping must embrace because the next big wave of scrubbers is coming.
  • Clean Marine has more than 250 scrubbers on its order book and completed more than 70% in 2019.
  • There is a new upsurge in interest for scrubbers as many shipowners prefer them over VLSFO.
  • There is a US$300 price differential (between VLSFO and HSFO), up to US$100 since January.
  • Several companies are using MH 53 S Mare on all their scrubber-fitted vessels.
  • Yara has sold 85 scrubber systems to the container ship market...

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A Boost To Scrubber Life

  • Though stainless steel and GRP will ensure scrubber quality, coatings may be required in some areas such as discharge nozzle to mitigate corrosion.
  • For compliance in areas where the discharge of scrubber washwater is banned, less than 2% of these units will be closed-loop systems and 20% are likely to be hybrids.
  • SOx captured in the exhaust gases dissolves in the washwater and can form strong acids, lowering the pH of the washwater. 
  • Bottom and top portions of a scrubber tower can be subjected...

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‘The Decade of Declining Emissions’ Starts With IEA Bridging Energy & Climate Change Gap

  • The International Energy Agency, IEA, is trying to bridge the gap between energy demands and climate change goals with new surveys and studies.
  • They think tackling climate change is impossible without addressing the energy sector’s demand.
  •  A grand climate change coalition is needed to address all the issues related to climate change and energy demands.
  • The IEA held COP countries meeting to formulate the agenda which will involve successive meetings in July along with publications of surveys...

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Woman Tests Coronavirus Positive in the Cruise Ship Rejected by Countries

  • The sea stranded ship which docked in Cambodia has a man with coronavirus infection.
  • After 2 successive tests,it was confirmed by both Malaysian and Cambodian authorities that the woman is virus-positive.
  • The ship is in Malaysia at present where the government isn’t allowing other passengers to enter the country
  • Some passengers have already left for their home country.
  • Following this, Malaysia has banned ships that have visited China.
  • There’s a growing fear that cruise ships in Asia are...

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