InterManager Daily News 18.03.2021.

1. InterManager strengthens its voice with recruitment drive
Together we are stronger – that’s the message being delivered to ship managers across the globe by InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector. With its new President Mark O’Neil of Columbia Shipmanagement at the helm, the association, which this year celebrates it’s 30th anniversary, is spearheading a recruitment drive to raise industry standards and strengthen its voice on the international stage. “We are actively recruiting ship managers to join our ranks and enable our industry to speak with one strong voice,” declared Mr O’Neil. “Together we can deliver a real body-blow on the important matters that affect the shipmanagement industry.” https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/03/17/intermanager-strengthens-its-voice-with-recruitment-drive/

2. The Cyprus Maritime Golf Event: The ultimate maritime golf tournament!
The «Cyprus Maritime Golf Event», an initiative of Golfevents18, is the ultimate golf tournament exclusively designated for distinguished members of the shipping community. A two-day tournament, which will take place at The Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort, Paphos, Cyprus, on Saturday 12th and Sunday the 13th of June 2021. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/03/17/the-cyprus-maritime-golf-event-the-ultimate-maritime-golf-tournament/

3. Fleet Management explores ammonia as a marine fuel in Singapore
Fleet Management has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with major maritime players to jointly perform a feasibility study for the development of Ammonia and LPG bunkering in Singapore. Our partners include AP Moller Maersk, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Sumitomo Corporation and Yara International. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/03/16/fleet-management-explores-ammonia-as-a-marine-fuel-in-singapore/

4. UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine
As part of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s ongoing work with the UK government, the Department for Transport yesterday (15 March) announced that all seafarers, irrespective of nationality, will be exempted from Red List (Acute List in Scotland) country restrictions, most notably mandatory hotel quarantine, with effect from 0400 on Friday 19 March 2021.
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/03/17/uk-chamber-of-shipping-lobbying-efforts-succeed-as-seafarers-gain-exemption-from-having-to-quarantine/

5. Scrubbers as carbon capture tools: Wärtsilä eyes new revenue stream
Wärtsilä has conducted extensive research and development to explore how CCS can be developed and scaled in maritime. Initial findings by the company show that CCS on ships is technically viable for the sector to pursue.
To further accelerate development, Wärtsilä is installing a 1MW pilot plant at its test facility in Moss, Norway. https://splash247.com/scrubbers-as-carbon-capture-tools-wartsila-eyes-new-revenue-stream/

6. Towards utmost sustainability
There was something reassuringly positive about that ancient phrase found in charter parties which required the chartered vessel to “proceed with utmost despatch and without deviation” to her eventual destination.
https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/opinions-analysis/towards-utmost-sustainability

7. MSC Joanna Involved In Major Drug Bust in Australia
Authorities in Australia are investigating the smuggling of approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine that was offloaded from an MSC ship to a boat at sea off the coast of Australia. A 27-year-old South Australian man has been arrested in connection with the seizure. Officials allege the man launched a small vessel from Taren Point in New South Wales to rendezvous with the MSC Joanna off the coast of Sydney before sunrise on March 11. https://gcaptain.com/msc-joanna-involved-in-major-drug-bust-in-australia/

8. Third Section Removed from Golden Ray Wreck
The St. Simons Sound Incident Response reports that Section Two was separated from the wreck on Monday just seven days after cutting began, marking an improvement from the previous three cuts. Section Two will now be lifted onto the Barge JULIE B and moved to facility at Mayors Point Terminal in Brunswick, Georgia. Once secured for ocean transit, the JULIE B will depart Brunswick for a ship recycling facility in Louisiana. https://gcaptain.com/third-section-removed-from-golden-ray-wreck/

9. French Shipping Group ‘Calls Off’ Plan To Sell Stake In Mundra Terminal To Chinese Firm
French shipping group CMA CGM is said to have dropped plans to sell the 50 per cent stake held by its unit CMA Terminals Holding in Adani CMA Mundra Terminal Private Limited (ACMTPL) at Mundra port to China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd (CMP) after the government declined consent.
https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/French+shipping+group+‘calls+off’+plan+to+sell+stake+in+Mundra+terminal+to+Chinese+firm

10. Baltic Index Gains On Firmer Capesize, Panamax Rates
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Tuesday to its highest level since early-October, driven by stronger rates for capesize and panamax vessels. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose 34 points, or 1.8%, to 2,017. The capesize index gained 27 points, or 1.3%, to 2,083. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+gains+on+firmer+capesize%2C+panamax+rates

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