InterManager Daily News 26.06.2019.

1. Cruise ship collision after delivery ceremony, Emden
Brand new cruise ship SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY, delivered to SAGA Cruises by builder, Meyer Werft, on Jun 24, yet to be officially christened, collided with bollards at Great Sea Lock while leaving Emden late at night Jun 24, hours after official delivery procedure. The ship sustained superficial damages, abrasions, scratches and a slight dent. Bollards were seriously damaged. The ship left Emden and was brought to anchor off Helgoland, though she was set to sail to Eemshaven, according to schedule.

2. Greece’s Piraeus port presents Corporate Responsibility Report 2018
PPA S.A. presented today Monday, June 24th 2019, the Corporate Responsibility Report 2018 at the headquarters of the company, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Economy & Development Mr. Stergios Pitsiorlas, Mrs. Athina Glyka-Charvalakou, Piraeus Deputy Mayor for Economics, Mr. Ioannis Delatolas, Key Account Manager, Listings Division of the Athens Exchange Group and Mr. Nikos Avlonas, President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE) & Vice President of the Corporate Responsibility Institute.

3. Chelsea Technologies Awarded DNV-GL Type Approval For Sea Sentry Wash Water Monitor
Chelsea Technologies, a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector, and a Sonardyne company, has today announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been awarded type approval by DNV-GL. This accreditation, combined with certification for its measurement protocols from Class NK and DNV-GL, assures shipowners and operators that all available measures have been taken to verify that Sea Sentry provides accurate and robust data on compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations.

4. Celebrating the Day of the Seafarer 2019: “I Am On Board with gender equality”
INTERCARGO joins the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the international shipping community in celebrating the Day of the Seafarer on 25 June 2019 under the theme “I Am On Board with gender equality”. Our Association recognizes the unique contribution made by Seafarers, and also women Seafarers, to international seaborne trade, the world economy and society as a whole. INTERCARGO fully recognises that crew is the most important aspect of a ship’s operational excellence.

5. Former Maersk CEO is major investor in Carsten Mortensen’s new fund
There are prominent business people as well as a surprising name of a family-owned company among the 17 investors that have already placed money in Carsten Mortensen’s new investment fund. Former Maersk CEO is among the major investors. Find the rest here.

6. Italia Nostra Calls for Cruise Ship Ban in Venice’s Giudecca Canal
Historic preservation association Italia Nostra has called upon UNESCO to register the city of Venice and its famed lagoon on its list of most endangered World Heritage Sites. The group cited the continued presence of large cruise ships in the Guidecca Canal and the San Marco Basin among the reasons for its concerns, and it is calling for a ban on cruise ship transits through this sensitive historica area.

7. Blockchain consortium sets out to tackle misdeclared cargo issue
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), founded by blockchain technology and governance experts BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), today announced the establishment of a consortium to explore the use of blockchain in tackling the significant risks and challenges associated with the declaration and handling of dangerous goods.

8. NYK pips Maersk in new green report
Among the largest listed shipping companies in the world, China’s state-run giant Cosco has been branded the line doing the least to cut its carbon footprint, while Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) narrowly beat Denmark’s Maersk as the most proactive player in terms of its green policies, according to a new report out today.

9. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust celebrates International Day of Yoga
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the number one container Port in the country observed ‘International Day of Yoga’ with great enthusiasm. Port employees and school children came in JNPT area participated in large number for the ‘yoga session’ to mark this occasion.

10. MEPC-74 Outcome – 2020 Sulphur Update
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 74th session from 13 to 17 May 2019. The meeting was significant being the last MEPC session before the global sulphur cap comes into force from 1 January 2020.


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