We have entered a new year and life goes back to normal. This year seems to offer some kind of improvement in the shipping industry at least with regards to the container carriers, it seems that rates are at an all time high and several shipowners seem to be fully booked weeks in advance.
Naturally, having rates at an all time high sounds good unless it’s starting from an all time low, but improvements nonetheless. We likely have not seen the end of consolidations in the industry and it is a question when the next merger takes place. The breakbulk sector may not be spared with it’s ample supply of available tonnage.
This week we have an interesting interview with Intermarine, an American company that took over Scantrans a couple of years ago and now offers global breakbulk and chartering services. We also have a interview with a maritime security service provider AMSS in Malta. As we all know safety and security in our daily lives and work is paramount, luckily we have companies who are capable and who offer services in this field.
Wishing you pleasant reading and until next week, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
Intermarine – A Global Breakbulk Carrier
Managing Director – Worldwide Chartering
If 3 different freight forwarders ask you for a rate for the same project, would they be given the same rate?
If three freight forwarders contact us, yes, they will receive the same rates. In June we released the second version of iShips, a proprietary, centralised business process management software that enables us to use a system of integrated applications to manage our business, and automate many back-office functions. These functions include: sales, operations, customer service, cargo management, vessel performance, accounting and management reporting. iShips centralises and manages all activities from our offices worldwide.
AMSS – Marine Security Provider on the High Seas
Mr. Jeff Cosgrove
AMSS Ltd Malta
Where are the piracy hot spots these days?
As a company we monitor all the high risk areas of the ocean and still strive to attain the 100% record we have managed to keep. Hot Spots these days are particularly Bab-El-Mandeb, this becomes a bottleneck between Djibouti and Yemen, there is also a lot of activity off the coast of Yemen at the moment. AMSS continue to monitor the High Risk Areas receiving live daily updates.
Oil & Gas
Japanese firm plans to produce bioethanol and construct one of the ‘world’s largest’ bagasse processing plants
The company plans to spend 5 billion yen (€40m) to 6 billion yen on construction of one of the world’s largest plants for processing bagasse, the fibrous remnant obtained from crushing sugar cane to extract juice for sugar production. Read more…
Scana Propulsion has signed a deal to deliver reduction gearboxes to two Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels (AHTS) for Grupo CBO, Brazil
This propulsion system consists of gearbox, propeller, nozzle and control system for the retrofit of the trawler Harvest Hope. The equipment will be delivered from the premises of Scana Propulsion in Norway, within Q2-2017. Read more…
Bladt Industries has won a contract to deliver 96 transition pieces for Dong Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK
A total of 56 of the transition pieces will be manufactured at Offshore Structures Britain’s (OSB’s) facility at Haverton Hill near Billingham in Teesside. The remaining 40 will be built at Bladt’s facilities in Aalborg, Denmark. Bladt also has a contract to deliver three offshore substations for the project. Read more…
ReneSola Awarded 13MW of Solar Projects in Poland’s First Electricity Auction
All of these 13 projects are eligible for a guaranteed tariff of PLN 408.8/MWh, which is the highest in the auction. The projects are all expected to be connected to the grid by December 2017. The electricity generated from those projects will be sold to the local utility under a 15-year purchase agreement. Read more…
EPC Contract in Chile
Fluor Corporation was awarded a contract by Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (Enap) for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new process unit at its Biobío refinery in Chile. Read more…