Author: Peter Oakley

EU ETS (Emissions Trading System) 3rd Qtr. levels from 01/07/2024

Please find the level of ETS for the 3rd Qtr. These remain the same as the 2nd Qtr.

Surcharge covers all voyages bound to / from Europe and for all cargo types;

ETS Surcharges

 

The ETS surcharges specified above will be in effect from July 1 to Sept 30, 2024, with a re-evaluation for the third quarter scheduled in June.
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Charges are applicable on all Grimaldi trades and should be clarified before engaging in any bookings or quote offers to your shippers.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Grimaldi commercial office.

GSAB2 – Grimaldi Satellite Berthing 2 launched

On 14 May 2024, the GSAB2 (Grimaldi Satellite Berthing 2) project started.   This is the evolution of the previous GSAB project, which had been assigned to the Grimaldi Group by the European Space Agency (ESA) within its Navigation Innovation and Support Program (NAVISP) in 2022, and whose aim was to develop and validate the first assisted guidance system with satellite technology for docking manoeuvres of large PCTC (Pure Car & Truck Carrier) vessels.

After the success of GSAB, the new project will verify the suitability of the designed system to achieve the Autonomy Level 2 as defined by Lloyd’s Register: this condition is met when all actions at ship level are taken by a human operator on board the vessel, but decision support tools can present options or otherwise influence the actions chosen. In addition, GSAB2 will study the prerequisites for reaching the Autonomy Level 3, where decisions and actions at ship level are performed autonomously with human supervision.

The Grimaldi Group company Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A. will coordinate an international team with Kongsberg, a leading technology corporation based in Norway which specializes in the design of processing and signal reception technology, and RINA Services, the RINA Group company in charge of testing, inspection, classification and certification activities, that will make its expertise available to the project together with RINA Germany. Additionally, the Grimaldi Group will collaborate with Italy’s Radiolabs Consortium which will take care of the design, execution and validation of the system in real-world operating conditions.

GSAB2 will adopt the latest innovations on satellite-based multi-sensor technologies, studied and developed as part of GSAB, and will contribute to improve the efficiency of manoeuvres in port while further increasing their safety while reducing CO2 emissions, in line with the Grimaldi Group’s strategy towards a greener and safer maritime transport. In addition, GSAB2 will also develop advanced algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence as well as an interface for the functions of the Ship Automation system.

Based on the excellent results from GSAB, Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A. intends to develop and test an advisory system to achieve safe and efficient berthing operations of large vessels, mainly focussing on the following features: vessel positioning navigation and timing for autonomous sailing and operation; berth planning for manoeuvring and sailing into and out of ports; advisory system for optimal sailing in confined port areas; Situational Awareness System; user interaction.

In addition, the GSAB2 team will study the prerequisites for reaching the Autonomy Level 3 by establishing an exhaustive set of requirements and verification criteria. This phase will involve a joint HAZID (Hazard Identification) study of an autonomous berthing operation, the development of Key Enabling Technologies, the analysis and definition of the user interaction philosophy and visualization, the identification of prerequisites for equipment and of requirements for interfaces for an autonomous control system.

Naming ceremony for the Great Casablanca

Naming ceremony for the Great Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 25 April, just a few days after the delivery of her sister ship Great Abidjan, another ceremony was held at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea) for the naming of the Great Casablanca.

She is the fifth in the class of six innovative “G5” class multipurpose ro-ro vessels.

The “G5” class are capable of transporting 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, 2,500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) and 2,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units).  Allied with their sizable cargo intake, the “G5” class maintain Grimaldi Groups innovative approach to ecologically friendly shipping, each “G5”  offers a reduction of 43% compared to other Grimaldi multipurpose con-ro ships in CO2 emissions per tonne transported.

The Group look forward to the final delivery of the Great Casablanca and the final naming ceremony of the ‘Great Cotonou’ later this year.

 

THE GRIMALDI GROUP’S GREAT ABIDJAN DELIVERED IN SOUTH KOREA

The Great Abidjan has joined the Grimaldi Group’s increasingly large and modern fleet. She is the fourth of six multipurpose ro-ro units belonging to the innovative “G5” class and commissioned from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). On 23 April, the naming and delivery ceremony of the new ship took place at the South Korean shipyard. The event was attended, among others, by Diego Pacella, President of Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A.Amelia Grimaldi and the Italian shipping company’s Euromed & Far East/Europe Line Manager Luigi Pacella Grimaldi; Hyung Kwan Kim, Eui Sung Yoon and Sang Ho Jin – respectively President, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd – represented the shipyard at the event.

With a length of 250 metres, beam of 38 metres and deadweight of 45,684 tonnes, the design of the Great Abidjan is the result of a careful study of the needs of the Group and its customers: thanks to an innovative and completely customized internal configuration, the G5-class ships are able to transport 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, 2,500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) and 2,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units). Compared to the previous G4-class, the new vessels have the same capacity for rolling freight while their container capacity is double.

Along with her sister vessels the Great Abidjan stands out on account of her cutting-edge, technological solutions aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. As a result, the vessel enables a reduction of CO2 emissions per tonne transported of up to 43% compared to other Grimaldi con-ro multipurpose ships.

“The Great Abidjan is the outcome of a long and fruitful co-operation with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard which may continue in the future for the renewal of our existing fleet”, stated Diego Pacella, President of Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A. “Named after a port that has been regularly included in the routes served by our Group for years, the vessel will be deployed, like her three sister vessels already in operation, on our deep-sea connections between Northern Europe and West Africa”, concluded Diego Pacella.

 

GRIMALDI SHANGHAI INAUGURATES ITS OFFICES

GRIMALDI SHANGHAI INAUGURATES ITS OFFICES
The Italian shipping group strengthens its presence in China
Naples/Shanghai, 23 April 2024: On 18 April, Grimaldi Shipping Agency Shanghai – the Grimaldi Group’s agency in China – inaugurated its new offices. In attendance at the event were Group Managing Director Diego Pacella, Amelia Grimaldi and Euromed & Far East/Europe Line Manager Luigi Pacella Grimaldi.
The new Grimaldi Shanghai offices are located in Sinar Mas Plaza, the tallest skyscraper in the Old City, overlooking the Bund and Pudong, which are among the symbols of the Chinese economic capital.
The Agency, which currently has a team of 15 people directed by General Manager Francesco Zhou, was established last year with the aim of best assisting the Grimaldi Group’s customers. It represents the Italian group in China, particularly taking care of relations with local vehicle manufacturers.
In fact, in response to a growing demand for transport from the main vehicle manufacturers, since 2022 the Italian shipping group has deployed its modern ships on regular connections to and from the Far East.
The Group currently connects China to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and West Africa with regular calls in the ports of Shanghai and Tianjin, while also serving those of Yantai, Lianyungang and Xiamen.

EU ETS (Emissions Trading System) 2nd Qtr. levels from 01/04/2024

Please find the new level of ETS for the 2nd Qtr. You will not a slight reduction in levels.

Surcharge covers all voyages bound to / from Europe and for all cargo types;

ETS Surcharges

The ETS surcharges specified above will be in effect from April 1 to June 30, 2024, with a re-evaluation for the third quarter scheduled in June.
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Charges are applicable on all Grimaldi trades and should be clarified before engaging in any bookings or quote offers to your shippers.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Grimaldi commercial office.

FUEL SURCHARGE ROAD HAULAGE – EFFECTIVE 1ST APRIL 2024

DUE TO MARKET FLUCTUATIONS GRIMALDI AGENCIES HAVE ADJUSTMENT THE LEVEL OF FUEL SURCHARGE ON ALL CONTAINER HAULAGE UNDERTAKEN AS FROM 1ST APRIL 2024.

THE NEW LEVEL WILL BE 22%

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL GRIMALDI COMMERCIAL OFFICE
IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION

NEW UK THC for Deep Sea Containers as of 1st April 2024

Please be advised that the UK THC for Grimaldi Deep Sea Containers will increase from 1st April 2024 to ;

UK THC (standard) : GBP 175 / container

UK THC (operating reefer container) : GBP 310 / container

THC levels in N.European Ports are also increasing as of the 1st April

Please contact your local Grimaldi commercial agent for further information.

BAF – ADJUSTMENT W.AFRICA S/BOUND CONTAINERS 1st APRIL 2024

In line with Grimaldi Groups continued monitoring of the Bunker market, Grimaldi Lines confirm that BAF for containers on the W.African / Casablanca trade routes will decrease by the below amounts:

BAF will decrease by the following amounts on present levels set in all Container rates

To WAF

BAF ex UK ports: –              GBP 35 per teu

BAF ex European ports: –    EUR  35 per teu

To Casablanca

BAF ex UK ports: –             GBP 25 per teu

BAF ex European ports: –    EUR 25 per teu

Effective for all Container shipments from the 1st April 2024

For further details of this and other rates offered by Grimaldi Agencies UK Ltd call on

Tel no.  020 7766 9480

Tilbury Welcomes the ‘Great Tema’ – Grimaldi newest vessel

Tilbury welcomed Grimaldi’s newest recruit on the 24th of February the ‘GREAT TEMA’ as part of her maiden Deepsea West African voyage.
Named after the city of Tema in Ghana, a port where the Grimaldi Group have a long history and a deeply embedded relationship, the third “G5”-class continues the groups drive to not only enhanced the existing RORO capacity but provide a major increase in Container capacity.

She joins her 2 sister ships Great Antwerp and Great Lagos, which were delivered to the Group in April and August 2023 respectively, she will serve the ports of Amsterdam, Hamburg, Tilbury, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cotonou, Lagos, Tema and  Abidjan along with offering transhipment via Antwerp from Tilbury to the full range of Grimaldi Deep-sea ports.

The Great Tema like her sisters has a length of 250 metres, a beam of 38 metres and deadweight of 45,684 tonnes. She with her sisters provide continued evidence of the Grimaldi groups innovative approach to improving ecologically friendly shipping with their cutting-edge environmental technologies.

A further three sister vessels will be delivered during 2024 and deployed on the same Northern Europe and West Africa route.

Green technology maintaining Grimaldi’s position as one of the leaders Green Shipping.

If you want to keep track of the Great Tema and her ‘Great’ sister vessels, then save the link to our weekly WAF schedule.
https://www.grimaldi.co.uk/sailing-schedule/

EU Customs – New Advanced Filing process ICS2 as of 3rd June 2024

Due to Freight Remaining On Board (FROB) rules this will apply to all shipments from UK / North Europe / Casablanca to West Africa / South America / Casablanca as well as imports into Europe.

EU Customs – New Advanced Filing process ICS2 coming 3rd June 2024

The European Union are making changes to their advance manifesting process “Import Control System” with their latest release of ICS2 aimed at the maritime industry. These changes will be relevant to all parties including shippers, freight forwarders, NVOCC’s and consignees and will require action from any party providing shipping instructions to the carrier.

Here is some brief information for your guidance and awareness.

The process of advance manifesting allows for pre-arrival safety and security checks that support effective risk-based customs controls whilst enabling the free flow of permitted trade. The third release of the ICS2 programme focuses on cargoes arriving in the EU via the maritime industry and goes live on the 3rd of June 2024.

The new regulations will involve changes to the existing Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) that are submitted for all deep sea and short sea cargo that either discharges or tranships at EU member states as well as all cargo that remains on board, otherwise referred to as FROB (freight remaining on-board).

Going forward ICS2 will allow the ENS transmission from either the carrier, freight forwarder or consignee and shortly after its initial release, allow the filing of house bill of ladings (HBL).

Customers will need to provide more detailed information for inclusion in the new ENS, some of the changes will involve the provision of:

  • 6-digit HS Code for the commodity
  • Complete and accurate cargo descriptions Link
  • Detailed and concise Document Party addresses (*see note)
  • EORI number for Consignee established in the EU Link
  • Buyer and Seller data (not required for FROB cargo discharging outside of the EU)

We are currently in the process of adapting our systems to record the provided additional data elements for inclusion in our transmissions.

ICS2 also introduces a new step in the approval process, upon successful transmission and approval of the ENS the declarant will receive a new status “Assessment Complete” (AS), only cargo that has received this status can be loaded on board the carrying vessel.

We strongly recommend that you prepare for the new regulations and ensure that you have all the necessary information required for the introduction of ICS2 as soon as possible.

We will update you as shortly as to when we will start filing ICS2 ENS data.

You can find out more on the EU website via the link below:

Import Control System 2 – Release 3 – European Commission (europa.eu)

*Note:    ICS2 requires the following data elements for all shipment parties: (Shipper, Consignee, Notifies).

  • Business Name
  • Street Name Line 1 (mandatory unless PO Box is provided)
  • Street Name Line 2 (optional)
  • House Number (mandatory unless PO Box is provided)
  • PO Box (mandatory unless House Number is provided)
  • City (mandatory)
  • Postal Code/ZIP (mandatory)
  • Country (mandatory)

 

Please ensure this information is submitted in your shipping instructions.

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