InterManager Daily News 27.01.2021.

1. V.Group and Oceanic Catering signed the IMPA SAVE pledge
With the shipping industry facing an increased amount of scrutiny in regard to its environmental practices, V.Group has committed to adopting and promoting industry standards and best practices to establish itself as a leader in environmental practices for ship management and marine services, both at sea and on shore.

2. Cy-FOS The Cyprus Foundation of the Sea Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony
Cy-FOS The Cyprus Foundation of the Sea (Cy-FOS) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) signed on Monday, 25 January 2021, during an online ceremony a Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement was signed by the Chairmen of the two organisations, Messrs. Capt. Eugen Adami and Mayor Andreas Vyras on behalf of CY-FOS and CMMI respectively.
3. Bahri Ship Management receives ISO 45001 certification for occupational health and safety
Recognizing its sustained efforts to ensure a safe and healthy work environment, Bahri Ship Management, one of five business units within Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, was recently awarded the latest ISO 45001:2018 standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems.

4. Joint study to explore the potential for Ammonia as a Marine Fuel in Singapore
ABS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI) are collaborating on a study of the potential of ammonia for Singapore, exploring supply, bunkering, and safety challenges with the marine fuel.

5. Biden Administration’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order Reiterates Support of the Jones Act
Notably for the domestic maritime industry, the Executive Order explicitly reiterates President Biden’s strong support of the Jones Act, the 100-year-old law that requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents.

6. Over 300 Entities Sign Declaration to Help Resolve the Crew Change Crisis at Sea
More than 300 companies and organizations from around the world are throwing their support behind efforts to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis by signing the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.

7. Crews Prepare for Next Cut in Golden Ray Wreck Removal
The next part of the wreck removal will involve making a third cut through Golden Ray’s hull in order to separate and remove another section, called Section Seven. The Unified Command (UC) overseeing the operation provided an update to local officials and the public over the weekend.

8. Covid-19: Unemployed Supertankers Are About To Get Junked On Asia’s Beaches
On Wednesday, daily earnings for supertankers sailing on the benchmark Middle East to China route were -$1,190, according to figures from the Baltic Exchange in London. Covid-19 is destroying the market for supertankers that deliver about a fifth of the world’s crude oil.
9. Shortage Of Containers To Linger
The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 derailed every sector, and the shipping industry was no exception. While many industries, including manufacturing, are slowly bouncing back, the shipping sector is still struggling with a severe shortage of containers affecting trade.

10. India Seeks Regular Transit Through Mongla, Chittagong Ports
India has sought permission to start using the two Bangladesh seaports at Chittagong and Mongla for regular transit of cargoes destined for its north-eastern states, officials say. The neighbouring country is seeking the facility almost six months after holding a trial-run of its cargo using the Chittagong port. Four containers carrying iron and pulse were transported to Tripura and Assam through the Akhaura-Agartala land port in the trial run.


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