InterManager Daily News 22.06.2021.

1. Seaspan Delivers Two Scrubber-Geared 8,500-TEU Ships
A UNIT of Atlas Corporation, Seaspan Corporation, has accepted delivery of two 8,500-TEU scrubber-fitted ships on a long-term charter with a global liner. “Our creative customer partnership, executional expertise, and operational excellence continue to drive quality growth as we provide market-leading solutions to our customers,” said Seaspan CEO Bing Chen.

2. “My Way” an interview with Capt. Eberhard Koch President of Cyprus Marine Club
Capt. Koch is the Chairman, CEO and a Partner of Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping
Group. He received his diploma in Nautical Sciences (Dipl-Naut.) at Hochschule für Nautik in Bremen (University of Bremen) in 1974. He has extensive industry experience as a Captain, Manager and Owner. From 1977-1984 he served as Manager of Transport / Business Admin for VEBA OEL AG Group (nka EON) and from 1984-2001 he was Managing Director at Krohn Shipping Group in Vienna.

3. BIMCO launches initiatives to address shipping’s plastic footprint
With discussions at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (held 10 to 17 June 2021) on sea-based sources of marine plastic delayed until the end of the year, BIMCO is looking at what the shipping industry can to do reduce its plastic footprint to ensure momentum is not lost in the absence of formal discussions at the IMO.

4. Stena RoRo has now taken delivery of the lengthened vessel Stena Scandica from the Turkish Shipyard
In August 2020, Stena RoRo began a unique conversion of the RoPax vessel Stena Scandica (formerly the Stena Lagan) and has been responsible for design and project execution. The ship was split in half and a new 36-meter-long mid-section inserted. As a result, cargo capacity has been increased by 30 percent. Completion of the conversion was marked with a ceremony at the shipyard in Tuzla, outside Istanbul. After a 10-day maiden voyage, the Stena Scandica will enter service at the beginning of July on Stena Line’s route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils in Latvia.

5. Captain Prashant Deshpande shares insight of life at sea as an Ardmore Seafarer
Ahead of this year’s IMO Day of the Seafarer, Ardmore Shipping spoke to Captain Prashant Deshpande from the Ardmore Encounter about his seafaring career and his experience of working with Ardmore Shipping over the past six years.

6. Ever Given Owners Make New Offer To Suez Canal Authority
The owners of a giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, a lawyer for the authority said on Sunday, as a court ruling on the case was postponed for two weeks. The Ever Given container ship has been anchored in a lake between two stretches of the canal since it was dislodged on March 29. It had been grounded across the canal for six days, blocking hundreds of ships and disrupting global trade.

7. Tankers and offshore units retain appeal for hungry recyclers
For the moment, buyers are focusing on tankers and various offshore-related assets, where markets remain in the doldrums. Recent budgets across the Indian subcontinent have left recycling facilities unaffected by any new duties or taxes, according to the most recent market report from GMS. The world’s largest cash buyer of end-of-life ships said that this had left the sector “positively positioned moving into the summer / monsoon months”.

8. IMO Meets To Decide On Cuts To Polluting Ship Emissions
THE Marine Environment Protection Committee of the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) met to decide on a short-term measures to cut international shipping greenhouse gas emissions, reports the Helsinki Times.

9. Consolidation Key To Tankers Meeting Climate Goals: International Seaways CEO
Consolidation and partnerships between companies will be crucial for the tanker sector to keep abreast of the energy transition, said Lois Zabrocky, president and CEO of tanker firm International Seaways June 16. The sector is under pressure from a cocktail of challenges, including not just an uncertain future for propulsion but also more immediate problems of a coronavirus-induced ceiling on oil consumption and weak freight rates.

10. TT Club Warns Of Temptation Of Passing Boxes Unfit For Purpose
CONTAINER users are warned by marine insurer TT Club that temptation to forego safety procedures run high today during an acute shortage of equipment must be resisted. “Responsibilities of operators providing empty boxes and those packing them should not be forgotten in a period when temptations to forego safety measures are strong.” said the TT Club press release.


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