InterManager Daily News 12.02.2021.

1. V.Group joins Together in Safety to create a safer industry
Together in Safety’ is an initiative that brings together leading maritime organisations with the shared goal of creating a safer industry for our people, our partners and the public. With the common purpose of working together to improve safety performance, Together in Safety is made up of CEOs and leaders of a wide range of organisations. Their guiding principles are to help make safety the number one priority; create a safety culture that looks to reduce accidents rather than lay blame; and share information freely to help us all drive safety standards.

2. Cyprus Ministry of Energy and the Research and Innovation Foundation signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today between the Minister of Energy Trade and Industry Mrs. Natasa Pileides and the Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation and President of the Foundation for Research and Innovation, Mr. Nikola Mastrogiannopoulos with the main aim of defining a framework for cooperation in research, innovation and technology, as well as the exchange of know-how between the two parties on the submission and evaluation of proposals for specific sponsorship projects.

3. Container cargo rollovers up 2% in Jan, warning of more supply chain disruption
In line with worsening schedule reliability from container lines rollover rates at ports continued to climb in December hitting 39% in January, up two percentage points on December 2020, and 9% year-on-year. Rollover rates from Ocean Insights are based on the numbers of containers that leave transhipment hubs on different vessels than originally scheduled by the shipping line.

4. ONE completes trial use of biofuel in decarbonisation move
During the trial, the sustainable biofuel was blended with conventional fossil fuels enabling the MOL Experience to make its Atlantic crossings between Europe and the US. The success of the trial proves the viability of biofuels to help ONE meet its carbon reduction targets in 2030 and 2050 respectively.

5. Making Offshore Wind Turbines Greener Could Skyrocket Costs
The world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers have committed to eliminating their net emissions of greenhouse gases, but reducing the carbon footprint of their production process may mean customers have to bear some of the cost.

6. ‘Tesla of the Seas’ – British Company Unveils Zero-Emission Ship Concept
Windship Technology calls its design “The Tesla of the Seas,” featuring a 48-meter-tall triple-wing rigs which can be stowed on deck to help with navigation in height-restricted waterways. Its diesel-electric drive system will also incorporate large solar arrays, carbon capture, an optimized hull, and specialized weather routing software into the overall design package to eliminate CO2, NOX, SOX and particulate matter to “True Zero”.

7. The permutations for shipping of a muted Chinese New Year
The world’s largest human mass migration is a muted affair this year, something that has significant ramifications across many strands of shipping. Chinese officials expect 1.15bn trips during the Lunar New Year holiday period, which started today, a 60% drop from pre-virus 2019 days.

8. Women occupy just 5% of maritime leadership roles
According to Spinnaker’s Maritime HR Association data, the proportion of male and female employees within the global shore-based workforce remained largely stable in 2020 – 56% male, 41% female, and 3% unknown.

9. Parliament Today Passes Landmark Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020
Parliament today passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (I/C) for Ports, Shipping &Waterways moved the bill in Rajya Sabha today and it was passed. Now the Bill will go to the President of India for his assent.

10. Ports Bill To Help Develop Faster Decision-Making Process: Essar Ports
The Major Ports Authorities Bill passed by Parliament on Wednesday will help develop a faster and transparent decision making process besides enabling these ports to compete in the evolving market environment, Essar Ports has said. Earlier in the day, the Upper House of Parliament passed the Major Ports Authority Bill, 2020,that seeks to provide greater autonomy in decision-making to 12 major ports in the country and professionalise their governance by setting up boards.


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