InterManager Daily News 23.12.2020.

1. The Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University will train a-Navigation specialists from 2021
On December 18, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (the administrative center of Sakhalin, Russia) under the patronage of Governor Valery Limarenko, two leading universities of the Far East in marine technologies – the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime University (ANMSU) and Sakhalin State University – and the shipping company Morspetsservice have signed the agreement on training autonomous navigation (a-Navigation) specialists.

2. A.P. Moller – Maersk to shift vessel calls to new container terminal in Kalundborg operated by APM Terminals
A.P. Moller – Maersk today announced the signing of an agreement with Maersk to regularly call Kalundborg as APM Terminals will establish and operate a new container operation at Kalundborg in agreement with Port of Kalundborg. As consequence Maersk will leave Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) located in the center of Copenhagen as of March 2021.

3. MSC calls for urgent solution for seafarers on chartered bulk carrier ANASTASIA
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is calling for an urgent crew change solution for the bulk carrier “ANASTASIA”, which is stuck off the coast of northern China, and is among dozens of ships in a waiting line near the port of Caofeidian.

4. British Ports Association statement on cross border travel situation
The British Ports Association is the national association for ports and harbours which represents ports that facilitate 86% of port traffic including all the main ferry port gateway. Following the developments impacting cross border travel between Britain and a number of European countries the British Ports Association has issued the following statement (…)

5. Collaborative technologies for maritime transport at economies of scale
Never has the need for digital data sharing and processing at scale been more apparent than now. The growth of digitally connected devices and the ever-growing complexity of digital systems provide increasing opportunities for data analytics, new digital innovations to support enhanced smartness in transport operations, and virtual near to real time learning systems, including digital twinning, to empower better decision-making.

6. Euroseas secures charter extension
Greek owner Euroseas has secured an extension of the charter contract for its 2008-built container vessel Synergy Antwerp. The contract for the 4,253 teu vessel has been extended for a period of between 32 and 35 months, at charterers’ option, at a daily rate of $18,000 per day.

7. IMO Calls Out Charterers’ Use of ‘No Crew Change’ Clauses
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling out charterers over the use of “no crew change” clauses and says the controversial practice is exacerbating the on-going crew change crisis. The so-called “no crew change” clauses, which are demanded by certain charterers, state that no crew changes can occur while the charterers’ cargo is on board, thereby prohibiting the ship from deviating to ports where crew changes could take place.

8. Satellites Used to Expose Risks of Forced Labor in Global Fishing
Fishing vessels with crews of forced laborers behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fleet, according to a study purporting to be the first to remotely identify vessels potentially engaged in modern slavery. Using satellite data, machine learning and on-the-ground expertise from human rights practitioners, U.S. researchers found up to 26% of about 16,000 industrial fishing vessels analyzed were at high risk of using forced labor.

9. Panel Approves Bidding Plan For Shipping Corporation Privatisation
The ministerial committee on divestment has approved the proposal to invite bids for the privatisation of Shipping Corporation of India. This would push the pedal on government’s drive to privatise state-owned firms that were approved by the government last year.

10. JNPT’s Container Volume Up Nearly 8pc In November
JAWAHARLAL Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s top container port, handled 413,737 TEU in November, a growth rate of 7.61 per cent compared with the same month of last year, as the domestic economy rebounded with the easing of lockdown restrictions.


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