InterManager Daily News 27.09.2019.

1. NYK mega container ship struck, badly damaged tanker in Perama, Greece
NYK mega container ship ONE BLUE JAY struck Turkish tanker GUNECE while proceeding to container terminal berth in Perama port, Piraeus, Greece, at around 1110 UTC Sep 26, on arrival from Singapore via Suez. One crew of tanker was injured, hospitalized. Tanker reportedly is badly damaged, there are some 5-6 tugs on the site, attempting to prevent tanker sinking. No other details available at the moment, probably situation isn’t so dramatic. ONE BLUE JAY was berthed at around 1140 UTC. http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/09/26/nyk-mega-container-ship-struck-badly-damaged-tanker-in-perama-greece/?fbclid=IwAR1EJGWGs8610v2f_Iptn3Qp0Zc5-H-DYN2kpwMxBcaQC3MRQFmhGzIgaMk

2. Greta, Global Maritime Forum, old drunken slut and 2 plus 2 equation
I saw my share of disgusting things in my life, but Greta’s show on UN stage was spectacularly disgusting, considering circumstances and the scale of the event. I can’t say what was more repulsive, her show or audience reaction, applauds and all. Those guys in there, they’re supposedly, leaders of the world, aren’t they? Poor world, doomed world even, with such leaders. Greta impressed me with her newly obtained skill, now she can go into hysterics on-demand. What’s next, seizures and mouth foam? http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/09/26/greta-global-maritime-forum-old-drunken-slut-and-2-plus-2-equation/?fbclid=IwAR2Vgj-xZ3darbjcyZmVOd6PMifh_h6mDetzhGnMSLIuSHbR3yT7o_jChtI

3. UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth
The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”. That’s according to the International Maritime Organization, IMO, which has made empowering women the theme for this year’s World Maritime Day, celebrated on Thursday. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/un-shipping-agency-urges-more-women-to-climb-aboard-fuel-sustainable-growth/

4. World Maritime Day 2019: We are committed to a strong, attractive, competitive, prosperous and socially sustainable shipping industry
ECSA and its members are committed to make the shipping industry a more attractive and safer workplace for women and to promote equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector, following the joint declaration of intention co-signed with its social partner, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF). https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/world-maritime-day-2019-we-are-committed-to-a-strong-attractive-competitive-prosperous-and-socially-sustainable-shipping-industry/

5. Wallenius Wilhelmsen CEO takes action to achieve gender diversity in shipping and logistics
Today is the celebration of International Maritime Organization (IMO) World Maritime Day, where the 2019 theme is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. This raises awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and highlights the important – yet under-utilized – contribution of women within the maritime sector. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/wallenius-wilhelmsen-ceo-takes-action-to-achieve-gender-diversity-in-shipping-and-logistics/

6. Maersk Tankers Readies Its Pool for IMO 2020
Danish tanker owner and operator Maersk Tankers has prepared its pools to accommodate scrubber-fitted vessels trading alongside vessels that will use fuels compliant with IMO 2020. Maersk Tankers uses the Bunker Adjustment methodology to distribute payments to pool partners based on the bunker consumption of their vessels compared to the pool average. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/283809/maersk-tankers-readies-its-pool-for-imo-2020/

7. Sixteen UK Ports Receive Funds to Prepare for Brexit
Sixteen ports across England will receive a share of a multi million funding pot to help their preparations for Brexit on October 31. The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) revealed the successful bidders of the GBP 10 million (USD 12.34 million) Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, which offers ports up to GBP 1 million each for infrastructure upgrades. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/283792/sixteen-uk-ports-receive-funds-to-prepare-for-brexit/

8. Archer awarded drilling rig contract
Norwegian oil and gas service provider Archer has been awarded a contract for the provision of drilling services using the modular drilling rig Archer Topaz in the North Sea. The contract is for permanent plugging and abandonment of two wells and recovery of conductors. Following a period of rig reactivation, the rig will be mobilised with operations expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020. https://splash247.com/archer-awarded-drilling-rig-contract/

9. US blacklists Cosco subsidiaries for allegedly violating Iran sanctions
The US Department Of Treasury has announced sanctions on six Chinese companies, including subsidiaries of state-run shipping giant Cosco Shipping, as well as their officials for allegedly violating US sanctions by transporting Iranian oil. The sanctions are the latest move by the US government to intensify its “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran, and targets Cosco subsidiaries Cosco Shipping Tanker Dalian and Cosco Shipping Tanker Dalian Seaman and Ship Management, as well as the Kunlun companies Kunlun Holding, Kunlun Shipping and Pegasus 88. Oil trader China Concord Petroleumi also on Washington’s list. https://splash247.com/us-blacklists-cosco-subsidiaries-for-allegedly-violating-iran-sanction/

10. North P&I Club Strengthens Member Services with Next-Gen Digital Offering
North P&I Club announces the launch of its new suite of digital resources to further enhance its global service offering and meet the evolving needs of its Members. This commitment underpins North’s responsiveness to the persistently challenging market conditions its Members are facing. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/North+P%26I+Club+Strengthens+Member+Services+with+Next-Gen+Digital+Offering

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