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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: List of worldwide over 5000 containerships on: February 18, 2018, 09:41:22 pm
Thanks Andreas,for your big effort and sharing this exellent list with us.

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Hannes.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Shortsea carrier Scotline goes ordering for fleet renewal on: February 01, 2018, 06:54:33 pm
UK shortsea carrier Scotline announced on 1 February the signing of a newbuilding contract for one general cargo ship plus one option at Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes.

The order for a 4,785 dwt vessel, to be named Scot Carrier, plus an option for an identical sister follows on from last year’s comissioning of a similar ship by Scotline (Scot Navigator) also delivered by Royal Bowedes. Delivery of Scot Carrier with a length of close to 90 m and a beam of 15.2 m is scheduled for November this year.

Operated under the British flag and classed by Lloyd’s Register, the ship will enter Scotline’s core services between Scandinavia, the Baltic Sea region, UK, and Ireland, focusing on forest products as base cargoes and operated with its fleet of eight owned ships. The new investment is part of the company‘s fleet renewal programme, Scotline said in a statement on 1 February.

Scot Carrier will have some new features including bulk heads, container fittings, and lashing points for project cargo on the tank top, in what Scotline’s commercial manager Jon Millatt described as "ticking as many boxes as possible in the design process“ to increase the ship’s flexibility and resale value. A case in point is Scotline’s enhanced capability to cater for market grain cargoes as additional spot business thanks to bulk heads. "We want the ships to be as versatile as possible, so we can move with the market, which will change during the lifetime of the ship,” he said.

Spot earnings in the European shortsea market kept climbing last year, with average net freight rates for business within the North European Sulphur Emissions Control Area rising from EUR8.5 (USD10.13) per tonne in August to almost EUR20 per tonne in November, according to German shortsea broker Arkon Shipping.

Rates eased off at the start of this year although they remain higher than this time during previous years, with underlying demand and sentiment pointing to a relatively strong market throughout the first quarter, Arkon said in a market update on 1 February.

Source IHS
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Peter Döhle and Costamare merge chartering operations on: February 01, 2018, 06:51:23 pm
Two of the largest non-operating container shipowners have merged their chartering operations, creating probably the biggest exclusively managed tramp container ship fleet.

German shipowner Peter Döhle and Greek owner Costamare advised their clients in a 1 February circular that their chartering desks have now been integrated in a company called Blue Net Chartering. The official launch took place on 1 February.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, the chartering outfit will be in charge of marketing a combined fleet of 220 container vessels with an aggregate capacity of 1.1 million teu, Blue Net Chartering said in its client advisory. The exclusive fleet includes technically managed vessels of Peter Döhle, Costamare, and unspecified third-party owners. Ownership and financials of all vessels involved will continue being handled separately by the owners.

Through increased scale, the partners hope to provide “best-in-class employment opportunites for container shipowners”, Blue Net Chartering said.

The launch of the Döhle/Costamare joint venture marks another milestone in consolidation of commercial management among non-operating container shipowners, apparently as a counterbalance to the rapid concentration among liner operators who charter their ships.

Döhle itself already farmed out chartering operations for all its small feeder ships into another joint venture, Ernst Russ Shipbroker, back in 2013. The latter oversees chartering of feeder vessels that had previously been marketed individually by Peter Döhle and former broking firms Stüwe & Co and Ernst Russ.

Focusing on mid-size and large vessels of up to 14,000 teu, Blue Net Chartering is likely to be the biggest exclusive chartering agent for container tramp tonnage, ahead of Hanseatic Unity Chartering – the joint charter brokerage of shipowners Asiatic/Atlantic Lloyd, Borealis Maritime, Leonhardt & Blumberg, Reederei Nord, and Bernhard Schulte.

Blue Net Chartering will be led by Niclas Ahrens and Sebastian Diedrich as managing directors. Ahrens has been working in corporate development at Peter Döhle, while Diedrich used to be chartering manager of liner carrier Hamburg Süd. He joined Blue Net Chartering when it was still under formation at the end of last year.

Leaving his position with Hamburg Süd was probably an easy decision for Diedrich following its takeover by Maersk Line at the end of last year. The Danes have made it clear that they are going to concentrate most operational functions, including chartering and ship management of Hamburg Süd, with those of Maersk in Copenhagen.

Source IHS
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Please Help on: January 31, 2018, 05:00:36 pm
Hi Yvon

This is what i found about this vessel. IMO 6876499 Built 1966 as PTS-194 USSR. 1992 as Aal Estonia. 2000-12 as Sagittarius Sao Tome & Principe.2002-02 as VIRGO I Tonga.No further information according Lloyds data.

Rgds Hannes.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Ship crash at Keelung port damages crane and containers on: January 16, 2018, 07:23:28 am
A German-flagged container ship, Hansa Meersburg, crashed into a gantry crane as it was berthing at Taiwan’s Keelung Port on Monday night.

The port operator said the 175 m-long container ship was trying to berth at Terminal 11 when it hit the TWD100 million (USD3.3 million) gantry crane, causing it to collapse.

A worker suffered "'moderate" injuries and more than 80 boxes on the container ship were damaged.

The port authorities immediately launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.A statement said investigators sealed off the scene around the terminal to gather evidence and avoid any oil leak caused by the collision.

The collapsed gantry crane will be removed following the necessary safety procedures and the container ship is not allowed to leave the port before the initial investigation is completed.

IHS Markit Maritime AIS tracking data showed that Hansa Meersburg was sailing from Xiamen, China, on 8 January 2018, to Osaka in Japan.

Hansa Meersburg (1,740 teu) was built by Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in 2007 and is operated by Cheng Lie Navigation, a subsidiary of CMA CGM Holding. It is owned by Germany's Leonhardt and Blumberg, according to IHS Markit’s Maritime Portal.

Source IHS
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MONGOLIA (IMO 9041069) on: January 16, 2018, 06:36:41 am
She is sold to Asset Management Corp Nigeria.This company is a subsidiary of Group: Nigeria Govt.She is underway to Lagos.She is now passing the coast of Potugal.The time of arrival is ETA 05 Feb 2018, 08:00 UTC.

Rgds
Hannes.
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Evergreen orders 20 container ships on: January 16, 2018, 06:23:32 am
Taiwanese liner operator Evergreen Line has confirmed that it will acquire 20 container ships, each with 11,000 teu capacity. Of the total, 8 will be newbuildings and 12 will be taken on long-term bareboat charter.

In a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, Evergreen said that two wholly owned subsidiaries, Greencompass Marine and Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong), would each be the registered owner of four of the newbuildings. These two subsidiaries will also be the charterers of the other 12 vessels, with these ships to be equally allocated to the entities.

Evergreen said it had shortlisted compatriot shipbuilder CSBC Corp, Japan’s Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United, and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries, of which just one would be chosen to build the ships.

With regard to the chartered-in vessels, Evergreen would not say if these were in-service ships or new vessels to be contracted on the back of long-term timecharters.

Media reports have, however, tipped Imabari as being likely to win the contract, as in 2015, Evergreen had ordered 11 18,000 teu ships through the Japanese shipbuilder’s shipowning arm, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, for long-term bareboat charter.

The 12 ships that will be taken by Evergreen on bareboat charter, if these are newbuildings, are thus likely to be head-owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha.

Each ship is estimated to cost USD93–100 million.

According to IHS Markit’s Maritime Portal, Greencompass Marine is the registered owner of 30 of Evergreen’s ships, including 10 2,900 teu ships that are being built by CSBC Corp for delivery from 2017 to August 2018. The rest of Greencompass Marine’s ships were built from the late 1990s to 2000. Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) is currently the registered owner of Uni-Accord, a 1997-built 1,164 teu ship that was purchased in 2003.

Evergreen Marine Corp emphasises that the aim of these newbuilding programmes is to meet future market demand and to continue with its ongoing fleet renewal.

“With the delivery of the new ships, Evergreen will redeliver older chartered vessels upon expiry of their charter periods to help optimise the efficiency of its operating fleet and enhance the competitiveness of its services,” Evergreen said in a statement.

IHS Markit has forecast that global container trade will expand by 4.9% in 2019 and the global fleet will grow by 5.6% if one-quarter of the 78 mega container ships (exceeding 10,000 teu), totalling 1.2 million teu, due for delivery, are delayed.

COSCO and Yang Ming have delayed the delivery of 200,000 teu ships from 2018 to 2019, due to overcapacity. This means that 10% of the capacity originally meant to hit the water this year has been deferred.

IHS Markit data show that Evergreen has the world’s seventh-largest fleet, standing at 1 million teu, and its orderbook, if the 12 ships are newbuildings, makes the company the largest, at 567,000 teu. If the 12 ships are not newbuildings, Evergreen’s orderbook would be the third-largest behind COSCO and CMA CGM at 435,000 teu.

Source IHS
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: SM Line to remove four ships from Indonesia services on: January 04, 2018, 09:08:10 am
I think only for Container vessels Mr Husni.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / SM Line to remove four ships from Indonesia services on: January 04, 2018, 08:59:59 am
SM Line is to withdraw four vessels from its services to Indonesia as Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP) member companies begin to streamline their services to avoid duplication.

Set to begin operations in the first quarter of 2018, KSP is a quasi-alliance of local liner operators looking to restore confidence in South Korean shipping companies after a series of highly publicised crises.

The alliance comprises Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), SM Line Corporation, Heung-A Shipping, Dongjin Shipping, Sinokor Merchant Marine, Hansung Line, Pan Continental Shipping, Namsung Shipping, Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd, Pan Ocean, CK Line, Dongyoung Shipping, Doowoo Shipping, and Taiyoung Shipping. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) and the Korea Shipowners’ Association promoted the alliance, which will operate intra-Asia services.

Currently, six South Korean liner operators operate 20 ships in five services to Indonesia. Consequently, one of these services will be eliminated.

HMM, Korea Marine Transport Co, Ltd, Sinokor Merchant Marine, and Heung-A will continue to deploy vessels to services to Indonesia.

Backed by the Samra Midas Group, which also owns Korea Line Corporation and Korea Shipping Corporation, SM Line was established by Samra Midas Group to acquire the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia portfolios of the now-defunct Hanjin Shipping, the country’s once largest shipping company that went bust in February 2017.

The MOF said in a statement that the streamlining will also affect services to Thailand and Japan, which will see the removal of seven ships.

Heung-A vice-president Lee Hwan-gu said, “Following the first round of the realigning of the routes, the shipping companies’ operating costs can expect to be reduced.”

Three of the ships that will be removed will be redeployed to services to China and Vietnam as the KSP member companies believe these markets have more growth potential.

MOF’s director for shipping and logistics, Eom Ki-doo, said, “It’s very encouraging that the companies are progressing in their voluntary reorganisation and we hope that they can co-operate in other areas in the future.”

Source IHS
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Judge acquits Seaman Guard Ohio crew of all charges on: November 28, 2017, 03:04:34 pm
The crew of the floating armoury Seaman Guard Ohio have today been acquitted of all charges by the Maduria bench of the Madras High Court, after spending four years in jail.

The 35 seafarers and security personnel were detained aboard the Sierra Leone-registered floating armoury ship by police in Tamil Nadu in October 2013 after it was claimed they had entered Indian territorial waters for bunkering. The police accused the crew of carrying unregistered weapons and making an illicit money transfer for the bunkers. The Q Branch of the Tamil Nadu police, which originally took up the investigation, charged the crew members under a number of acts, including the Arms Act, Indian Penal Code, and Essential Commodities Act.

The crew were convicted in January 2016 and sentenced to five years of “rigorous imprisonment”, a surprise outcome as the charges had previously been overturned and the men freed. Including the first six months the crew were imprisoned, they have served half of the five-year sentence.

On Monday, Judge Bashir Ahmed pronounced the acquittal, stating that the prosecution had failed to prove the coastguard had intercepted the vessel within the territorial water of India.

The acquittal has been welcomed by families of the crew, who had previously expressed concerns over the judge's understanding of the complexities of the case: he had previously recused himself on 5 October before returning to the case on 12 October.

A social media post from the families of six British men working as security guards on Seaman Guard Ohio said that “justice had prevailed” and they will now wait to hear “as and when” the men will be allowed to return to their families. 

Stephen Askins, a partner in UK law firm Tatham Macinnes, who has worked on the case for the past four years, told Fairplay sister title Safety at Sea that the next steps would be to get the men out, “which should happen in a day or so”. There is only a “residual risk” that the Indian government will appeal the acquittal, he stressed, adding that details of the judgment would be released tomorrow, “which will give us greater insight”.

Meanwhile, the charity Mission to Seafarers, which has provided support to the crew, said the decision marked “the end of a traumatic four-year period spent in captivity since their arrest in 2013”. 

Ben Bailey, director of advocacy at Mission to Seafarers, said that the Seaman Guard Ohio case  highlighted the risks that “millions of seafarers often face when carrying out their everyday jobs”. “The criminalisation of seafarers remains a constant threat to those who are responsible for transporting over 90% of world trade,” he added.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has also provided support for the crew since their arrest in 2013 and helped fund the appeal on their behalf. ITF seafarers’ section chair David Heindel said that while at last there was “some form of justice”, one “glaring injustice remains: the scandal of AdvanFort [the owner of Seaman Guard Ohio] getting off scot free, having washed it hands of its employees”. He added: “They took the money, they sauntered off, pockets bulging. It is nothing short of shameful that our justice system allows them to get away with this.”

The Seaman Guard Ohio case has also been used as a key example of the risks of unregulated floating armouries, with the Indian government and others in the shipping industry calling for tighter regulations.

In May 2018, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 99 will discuss progress on the possibility of developing an international regulatory framework for floating armouries.

Source IHS
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Crude oil tanker oversupply manageable, but should be eliminated on: November 04, 2017, 04:54:28 am
The tanker market is oversupplied by about 30 to 40 VLCCs and 20 to 30 Suezmaxes, but the sooner this can be eliminated, the sooner freight markets will recover, Paddy Rodgers, CEO of the Antwerp-based tanker giant, Euronav, told Fairplay.

“If we can see our ‘bathtub’ move into a better balance via a net reduction in the global fleet then the inflection point in the cycle will come quicker,” Rodgers said.

By the bathtub he referred to the age profile of the VLCC and Suezmax fleets. Most of the tonnage is modern, which gives the profile a high and broad bulge above a narrow base that represents ageing vessels.

The same applies in reverse to the newbuilding orderbook, as most of the crude oil carriers are due to enter service in the next two years, with little supply due after that year.

As far as VLCCs are concerned, Euronav expects 48 deliveries in 2018 followed by 33 the following year. In the case of Suezmaxes, the figures are 33 and 9 respectively.

Neither the oversupply nor the orderbook appear huge when compared to the existing fleets in these two size categories.

Figures from the IHS Markit database show that there are 716 VLCCs with a combined dw tonnage of 220.0 million currently in service and that the present day Suezmax fleet consists of 515 ships that have a combined tonnage of 80.3 million dwt.

The demand for crude oil remains robust. Euronav pointed out in its third-quarter interim report that the IEA had raised its 2017 global oil consumption growth forecast to 1.6 million bpd from 1.2 million bpd during the course of the year.

The company has calculated that the 1.6 million bpd growth in demand creates work for 49 VLCC equivalents, whereas the 1.2 million figure only brings work to 37 units.

Euronav has based its calculations on factoring the carrying capacities of VLCCs and Suezmaxes into a synthetic concept of VLCC equivalents to facilitate projections of future tonnage need and supply.

Despite the current benign demand situation, removal of ageing vessels remains high on the agenda of the Euronav top brass as Hugo de Stoop, CFO, stated in the company’s third-quarter interim conference call. “If the market becomes considerably better, that will absorb the new tonnage little bit faster but we continue to insist on saying that the old ladies can go,” he said.

Likewise, owners should refrain from ordering tonnage that would be surplus to requirements. “The duration of a challenging freight rate environment will remain dependent on the number of additional newbuild orders that are not needed by the market,” Euronav said in its third-quarter interim report. “Scrapping/fleet removal trends need to be extrapolated further before an inflection point can be reached.” 

Continued high pace of newbuilding orders combined with a slowdown in demolition sales, could in an extreme case, have very negative consequences. The present low freight rates result from oversupply of tonnage, not weak demand.

However, should the global economy start to encounter headwinds and the demand for oil weaken, the tanker industry could steam into the next recession with a vast oversupply of tonnage, according to Rodgers.

“Again, anything is possible and clearly demand will be impacted the higher the oil price goes; we think it remains demand stimulative to around USD70 per barrel but the recent rise has been based on strong demand as well as restricted supply.”

Source IHS
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / HMM ‘undecided’ on rumoured 20,000 teu box ships order on: November 04, 2017, 04:40:08 am
Hyundai Merchant Marine could order 20,000 teu container ships in order to boost its competitiveness against its larger peers, according to a South Korean news site.

MTN claimed that the orders could be placed in March 2018 for delivery in 2021. By then, HMM’s fleet of container vessels would be increased from 350,000 teu to 600,000 teu.

A spokesman for HMM told Fairplay that the company had yet to decide on ordering more newbuildings, having already ordered five VLCCs and two 11,000 teu container ships this year.

The spokesman said, “HMM is reviewing and discussing with industry experts on various ways to grow further as a global carrier. However, there has been no decision made about ordering new container ships. The vessel size, when to order, and how these will be financed are all undecided.”

HMM is now the country’s flagship carrier after Hanjin Shipping’s collapse in February.

The liner operator itself pulled off a remarkable escape from bankruptcy in June 2016 after reaching agreements with its bondholders and tonnage providers and raising more than USD1 billion from a string of asset sales.

In July, at KDB’s request, international consultancy AT Kearney carried out an assessment that showed HMM would need KRW10 trillion to build large container ships and acquire terminal assets.

KDB chief Lee Dong-geol told a parliamentary session in October that the state policy lender, which is now HMM’s largest shareholder and creditor, is reviewing AT Kearney’s suggestion of providing a war chest.

HMM’s collaboration with the 2M alliance comprising Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company expires in March 2020 and given its relatively small size among liner operators amid the current wave of consolidation, the company may find the going tough should it find itself without an alliance partner.

The largest container ships in HMM’s fleet are only 13,000 teu, while the company’s rivals have been ordering and taking delivery of vessels with capacity nearing 20,000 teu. There is therefore concern that HMM could lag behind its competitors.

On 13 October, HMM sold shares to raise USD614 million for newbuilding plans and recently placed firm orders for five VLCCs, with options for another five tankers, with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The company also ordered two 11,000 teu container ships from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction.

MTN reported that the proceeds from the share sale are expected to be partly used to finance HMM’s new series of newbuildings. The 20,000 teu container ships are expected to require KRW200 billion, while the government’s recently created ship finance provider, Korea Shipping & Maritime Transportation, would cover the remaining costs.

The company now owns eight overseas terminals, including the recently purchased terminal that Hanjin Shipping used to operate in Algeciras, Spain.

It has also announced plans to develop ports in Vietnam as part of a wider plan to own more terminal assets in Southeast Asia to take advantage of lower handling costs and help restore profitability.

Robert Willmington, IHS Markit shipbuilding analyst, said, “HMM will be compelled to order new ULCS tonnage sooner rather than later simply to maintain its present market share. With only two 11,000 teu ships presently on order, HMM has the smallest orderbook of all the intercontinental ocean carriers. Furthermore, its largest ships have a capacity of 13,000 teu during a period when most major carriers are moving towards ships in excess of 18,000 teu.

“Clearly it has no choice but to place orders in the near future otherwise HMM will become a minor vessel operator at best. As the company is now virtually the South Korean flag carrier there is a will on the part of the company, and indeed the South Korean government, to ensure HMM exceeds by expansion. For these reasons we expect HMM will soon place an order for large box ships at a domestic shipyard.”

Source IHS                           
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: SITE OFFLINE FOR MAINTENANCE on: October 22, 2017, 02:41:26 am
Thanks to the people, who solved this problem.

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Hannes.
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