InterManager Daily News 03.05.2021.

1. ILO adopts Cyprus’ proposal for global seafarers vaccination programme as formal resolution
A resolution for a global seafarers vaccination programme proposed by the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has been officially adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The resolution was agreed at the Fourth Meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Part I and calls for a mapping exercise to identify the number of vaccines required for seafarers ashore at seafarer supplying countries.

2. Way cleared for EU coronavirus passports
Travel and crossing borders in the EU this summer could be about to become much easier than what we’ve been used to in the past few months. The European Commission’s proposal for an EU coronavirus passport will facilitate travel within the EU for travellers who have been vaccinated, have a negative coronavirus test or have previously been infected with COVID-19.

3. Isle of Man Ship Registry joins EYESEA ocean clean up campaign
The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) is formally backing the Eyesea initiative, the not for profit organisation formed last year to map marine pollution. The move will see the IOMSR director Cameron Mitchell become an ambassador of Eyesea while the registry, which is home to 10,000 seafarers aboard more than 380 vessels, has become a member. Eyesea aims to tackle pollution of the seas by collecting data in a newly developed app and reporting incidents of oil spills, rubbish and debris to NGOs like Beach Buddies and Government organisations to action clean ups.

4. Propel 2.0: Free Social and recruitment platform for seafarers launched
PROPEL, a new social media and recruitment platform designed for seafarers has launched version 2.0 of its service after a successful crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunding campaign saw many seafarers invest and become shareholders in the platform, which aims to assist seafarers in managing their career and obtaining their dream job whilst driving conversation and positive change within the industry. The platform aims to provide better data security and recruitment opportunities for seafarers, particularly amid the move towards digitalisation accelerated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

5. Indian ports battle on during deadly Covid second wave
Some of the largest private ports have gone the extra mile to facilitate the movement of medical equipment and supplies, while government-owned 12 major ports have been running operations as best they can in the face of local lockdowns imposed by state governments. “Due to Covid-related disruptions, there was a significant fall in cargo handling at the 12 major ports (that handle 61% of the country’s total seaborne traffic) during the financial year ended 31 March 2021, compared to fiscal 2019-20,” said Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya.

6. Keeping It Steady as She Goes: Coast Guard Living Up to Expectations Under the Biden Administration
With President Joe Biden’s 100th-day milestone on April 30, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard is holding a steady course on its expectations, including those related to environmental stewardship, innovation and cybersecurity. (See Holland & Knight Transportation’s previous article, “Steady as She Goes: Three Expectations for the Coast Guard Under the Biden Administration” from Jan. 8, 2021) In fact, emerging commercial opportunities in areas involving renewable energy, innovative and novel technologies, and alternate marine fuels have already come to surface in the first few months of the Biden Administration.

7. “Not Welcome” – Australia Bans Aswan Shipping Bulk Carrier for 18 Months
A Panama-flagged bulk carrier operated by Qatari shipping company Aswan Shipping has been banned from Australian ports for 18-months following a lengthy Port State Control detention for “appalling” conditions on board. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says the Movers 3 has been banned after rectifying outstanding mechanical and survey issues. Movers 3 had been detained at anchor off Weipa in far north Queensland since early March for failing to carry out regular surveys of the ship, and for appalling working and living conditions onboard.

8. Three More Ever Given Crew Members Cleared to Go Home
Three crew members aboard the cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal last month will be allowed to return home, the ship’s manager said on Thursday. The Ever Given has been anchored in a lake between two sections of the canal since being dislodged on March 29 and is caught in a legal dispute linked to a $916 compensation claim made by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) against the ship’s Japanese owner.

9. Navios Maritime Partners L.P. To Offer Some Insulation Against Cyclicality Says Angeliki Frangou
Navios Maritime Partners L.P., an international owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended 2021. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated, “I am pleased with the results for the first quarter of 2021. During the first quarter, total revenue of Navios Partners and Navios Containers, was $108.8 million and total adjusted EBITDA was $56.4 million.”

10. LNG Spot Price, Tanker Rates Jump On Global Restocking Demand
Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shipping rates to carry the super-chilled fuel soared to unusual highs this week on the back of strong demand to restock gas inventories in Europe and Asia, industry sources said. Unipec Singapore sold a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for June 3-7 delivery to BP at $8.90 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) on Thursday, data from price agency S&P Global Platts showed.


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