1. Fast-Track Business Activation implemented by the Cyprus Government
Under this new policy, eligible companies can enjoy an accelerated procedure for the incorporation, as well as the registration with relevant public bodies required for the company’s operations. In light of the recent revision of the policy for the employment of non-EU nationals, companies under the Fast-Track Business Activation shall be enabled to hire an increased number of staff in key positions, while at the same time the employees’ family members can be granted Cyprus residence permits. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/12/fast-track-business-activation-implemented-by-the-cyprus-government/
2. Klaveness Combination Carriers takes delivery of the sixth CLEANBU vessel
The CLEANBUs are unique vessels both in terms of design, their unprecedented environmental performance, operational and technical efficiency. These vessels have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per ton mile transported cargo compared to standard vessels, in line with IMO’s 2030 targets for shipping. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/12/klaveness-combination-carriers-takes-delivery-of-the-sixth-cleanbu-vessel/
3. Maersk Tankers hires Annelise Goldstein as its new Chief Human Resources Officer
Maersk Tankers has appointed Annelise Goldstein as its Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as the company continues to build a high-performing, diverse and inclusive culture for its employees. She succeeds Prakash Thangachan who is leaving the company after four years of dedicated service. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/12/maersk-tankers-hires-annelise-goldstein-as-its-new-chief-human-resources-officer/
4. Offshore Dialogue: The Value Of Wind And Water at SMM Digital
Sustainable use of the oceans is one of the focal topics at SMM DIGITAL. At the Offshore Dialogue online conference on 2 February, international experts will discuss current trends in the offshore wind farms segment, technical challenges facing tidal and wave energy conversion, and innovative ocean monitoring technologies.
5. Urgent advice as cases of suicide at sea continue to climb
Industry specialist Mental Health Support Solutions has a stark warning that a zero tolerance policy needs to be adopted towards mental health issues and suicides at sea and that shipping needs to understand there’s still a lot of work to do before the situation can be resolved. https://splash247.com/urgent-advice-as-cases-of-suicide-at-sea-continue-to-climb/
6. MSC joins the Hydrogen Council
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has joined fellow shipping lines CMA CGM and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) on the Hydrogen Council, a global industry body, as a steering member to foster cross-sector collaboration that will accelerate R&D related to clean hydrogen derived fuels and solutions.
7. Eastern Mediterranean takes three resale tankers from Top Ships
Greek owner Martinos Thanasis-led Eastern Mediterranean Maritime has acquired three resale MR tankers, currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo, from compatriot owner Top Ships according to brokers.
8. Scorpio Tankers banks $32m from sale and leaseback of four ships
Scorpio will be selling MR product tankers STI Memphis, STI Soho, and STI Osceola as well as LR2 product tanker STI Lombard. The company’s liquidity will increase by around $32m from the deal, after repayment of outstanding debt. https://splash247.com/scorpio-tankers-banks-32m-from-sale-and-leaseback-of-four-ships/
9. Seafarers On Indian, Foreign Ships To Get PF, Gratuity And Pension Benefits
Some four lakh Indian seafarers of all ranks working on board Indian and foreign flagged ships moved a step closer to getting provident fund, gratuity and pension benefits after their long-pending demand was accorded “in-principle” approval. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Seafarers+on+Indian%2C+foreign+ships+to+get+PF%2C+gratuity+and+pension+benefits
1. Crew Change In Singapore – Port Authority Implements Sea Launch Transfer
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority announcing new enhanced crew change procedure to be effective as of today.Further to our BIMCO news on Friday, 8 January 2021, ” Singapore Shipping Association urges the industry to comply with COVID-19 Protocols” , the Singapore Maritime Port Authority announced today, the following enhanced crew change procedure effective immediately, of which punitive measure will be taken for non-compliance https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Crew+Change+In+Singapore+–+Port+Authority+Implements+Sea+Launch+Transfer