InterManager Daily News 22.04.2021.

1. Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry campaign “SeaYourHorizon”
Today we “played” with our children shipping and blue economy. The campaign of the Cyprus Ministry of Shipping has started. Our young people are informed about the dynamics and prospects of maritime and blue studies and professions.

2. Bahamas Maritime Authority to implement research into the mental wellbeing of seafarers
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is today announcing a new survey, the Seafarer COVID-19 Welfare Survey, designed to capture and reflect the mental health needs of seafarers around the world during the coronavirus pandemic. This initiative, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health, manifests itself as a short, online survey open to any and every seafarer.

3. Valenciaport is managing normally 32,313 containers affected by the Suez Canal blockage

Between 6 and 16 April, the docks of the port area have assumed the loading and unloading operations of 10 vessels detained in the Suez Canal with complete normality. Aurelio Martínez, president of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV) has highlighted “the coordination of the professionals and actors of the port community to take on this additional workload”

4. Maritime innovation in Singapore receives boost
A new Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) Fund grant scheme will provide maritime technology start-ups in Singapore a leg-up to develop scalable solutions. In addition, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will push for wider industry adoption of digitalisation initiatives such as electronic bills of lading (eBL) and electronic bunker delivery note (eBDN) to drive productivity for the sector. These were announced today by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport, at the 5th Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC).

5. U.S. to Join Effort to Decarbonize Global Shipping
The United States will push the International Maritime Organization towards net zero emissions by 2050. In 2018, the IMO adopted an initial strategyseeking to reduce total annual GHG emissions from international shipping by a minimum of 50% by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. The initial strategy is set to be finalized in 2023.

6. President Biden Nominates Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to Serve as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
President Biden has nominated Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If confirmed, Vice Adm. Fagan would be the first female four-star Admiral in Coast Guard history.

7. The Philippines: Cargo Ship Runs Aground. Crew Missing
A cargo ship carrying 20 crew members, nickel ore, and around 2,000 liters of diesel has run aground off the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Norte, the coastguard said on Tuesday. The cause was not immediately known, but the weather was rough in the area due to Typhoon Surigae, which brought winds that reached 195 km (121.17 miles) per hour, with its effects felt in many parts of the eastern Philippines.

8. PSA shifting from port operator to supply chain solutions provider
Speaking at a TOC Asia webinar as part of Singapore Maritime Week Tan Chong Meng, CEO of PSA International, explained how a few years ago with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 disrupting traditional industries and manufacturing the Singapore-headquartered company decided it needed to look beyond its traditional role as a terminal operator.

9. Shipping Bodies Call On World Leaders To Bring Forward Discussions On Global Market-Based Measures
Ahead of President Biden’s climate summit, shipping industry bodies representing the majority of maritime trade have called on world leaders to quickly commence deliberations on how mandatory market-based measures (MBMs) could be implemented for international

10. Industry Collaboration To Develop Guidance On The Safe Use Of Ammonia As A Fuel
Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and the Mærsk?Mc-Kinney?Møller?Center for Zero Carbon Shipping form new project with A.P. Moller-Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line and Total to support shipping’s transition to zero-carbon.


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