InterManager Daily News 04.12.2020.

1. IMO diversity boost for future female maritime leaders
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will sponsor a number of women from developing countries to follow a new maritime leadership programme, as part of the Organization’s ongoing work to support gender diversity in the maritime sector.

2. GTT entrusted by DSME with the tank design of six ARC7 ice-breaking LNG Carriers
GTT has received an order from the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the tank design of six ARC7[1] ice-breaking LNGCs[2]. Three of them will be built on behalf of the Japanese ship-owner Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. (MOL) and the other three on behalf of the Russian ship-owner Sovcomflot (SCF).

3. Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea receives Europeche endorsement
During the recent 19 November 2020 webinar covering the latest updates in respect of the ILO Work in Fishing (C188) Convention, Ment van der Zwan, employers’ spokesman in the EU social dialogue committee on sea-fisheries for Europeche highlighted the need to reflect the four fundamental principles of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea.

4. ECSA applauds UN resolution on seafarers as key workers and supports IMO call for priority vaccination
The resolution represents a significant step forward to resolving the global crew change crisis, that has left tens of thousands of seafarers stranded on their ships and other seafarers are unable to replace them, due to the international and national travel restrictions introduced following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Atlantic Bulk Carriers offloads its last panamax
Both Allied and Intermodal are reporting that Atlantic has sold the 2001-built geared panamax bulker Ocean Eagle to Vietnam’s Hoanh Son Group for $7.1m. The price is significantly higher than the market value of $5.76m placed on the ship by VesselsValue.

6. Equinor eyes offshore wind expansion in Brazil
Norway’s Equinor is looking at opportunities in the offshore wind sector in Brazil, the company’s chief executive Anders Opedal said this week according to Reuters. While Equinor signed an MOU with Petrobras in 2018 to look for offshore wind projects in collaboration, so far nothing has eventuated and Petrobras has not shown a lot of interest in the sector.

7. Electromagnetic Geoservices awarded survey in Gulf of Mexico
Norwegian seismic specialist Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of award for a 3D CSEM and magnetotelluric multi-client survey in the Gulf of Mexico. The award was issued by an unnamed existing client of EMGS, and is the first project for this customer in the Gulf of Mexico.

8. Shipping Corp Loses Top Executives As Succession Planning Falters
Privatisation-bound Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) is left with just three full-time functional directors after two incumbents superannuated on Monday. The government is yet to name replacements for the director-level executives looking after liner and passenger services as well as personnel and administration.

9. Ship Owned By SCI Arrested In South Africa
New Delhi: A vessel owned by the Shipping Corporation of India has been arrested in South Africa on the orders of a Durban court in connection with a commercial dispute involving the operator and one of its creditors, according to people aware of the matter.

10. Port Volumes Yet To Fully Recovery, Says Ind-Ra
India’s port volumes are yet to recover fully from the Covid-19 pandemic-induced trends such as shortage of containers amid a demand-supply imbalance, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). In a report on India’s logistics sector, the ratings agency said that in October 2020, India’s port volumes continued the recovery momentum with a month-on-month (MoM) increase of 5 per cent.


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