InterManager Daily News 06.09.2019.

1. Filipino sailor fell overboard from cruise ship, drowned at Livorno port, Italy
In the morning Sep 5 a crew member, 26-year old Filipino sailor, fell in water from cruise ship VISION OF THE SEAS, berthed at Livorno, Italy, understood while working outboard. Sailor went under water and didn’t surface, his body was found and recovered by divers.

2. The mystery of cargo ship found in the Atlantic a year after she was abandoned
Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS ROTECTOR on Sep 3 posted on TWITTER photos and a short report of abandoned ship, spotted in the middle of the Atlantic. There were no people aboard and the ship looked like she was derelict for quite some time.

3. CargoSphere Launches Maersk Spot Product, Combines Spot and Confidential Contract Rates on its Neutral Rates Platform
CargoSphere, the neutral rate network for container shipping, today announced the launch of Maersk Spot on its rates platform. The Maersk Spot product offers customers a loading guarantee and a fixed price at booking. This integration will enable customers to access Maersk Spot rates together with their confidential contract rates in a single rate search on CargoSphere.

4. Iran has released seven crew members of seized tanker Stena Impero – Sweden foreign min
Iran has released seven of the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized earlier this summer, Sweden’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. The Swedish-owned Stena Impero was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on July 19 in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations, two weeks after Britain detained an Iranian tanker off the territory of Gibraltar. That vessel was released in August.

5. NYK Concludes Maritime Innovation Challenge
On August 19, a party was held to celebrate the successful conclusion of the “Ocean of Opportunities Challenge” (O3 Challenge), a worldwide contest aimed at creating new value through open innovation in the maritime industry. This was the second consecutive year for the challenge, which is planned and conducted by NYK Group companies Symphony Creative Solutions Pte. Ltd. (SCS)* and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE),** together with NUS Enterprise.***

6. Ports need to be part of ‘green deal’
Talk of a ‘Green Deal’ in the European Parliament has prompted a call to recognise the role that ports can play in policymaking. In a speech to Members of the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, new president of the European Commission, said she is committed to delivering –in her first 100 days– a European Green Deal able to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

7. Vietnam keen to modernise the shipping industry
Vietnam is currently making efforts to modernise shipbuilding and the shipping industry to increase quality with reasonable cost, save energy and minimise pollution. The statement was made by Director of the Transport Ministry’s International Cooperation Department Lê Tuấn Anh at a seminar on the industry jointly held by the Association of Asian Classification Societies (ACS) and Register Vietnam in the northern province of Quảng Ninh last week.

8. Dorian Leaves Wake of Destruction in the Bahamas
By Nick Brown NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast on Thursday, threatening record flooding. Some 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the most damaging storm ever to hit the island nation, the United Nations said.

9. Monjasa Supplies First VLSFO Ahead of IMO 2020
Danish bunker company Monjasa has completed its first ship-to-ship supply of the new very low sulfur fuel oil ahead of the upcoming IMO 2020 regulations. The operation was completed in Southampton, the UK, and included the transfer of VLSFO and MGO with a maximum 0.5% sulfur content.

10. New Administrator Takes the Helm at Panama Canal
The Panama Canal has welcomed its new Administrator as Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales took the office on September 5. Vásquez was sworn-in during a ceremony held at the Panama Canal Administration Building in Panama City, becoming the fourth Panamanian Administrator of the waterway shortly before it celebrates its 20th year under Panamanian administration on December 31, 2019.


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