InterManager Daily News 24.06.2021.

1. New vessel brings Furetank to the UN 2050 climate goal – today
When Furetank’s new vessel Fure Viten leaves the shipyard, it is best in class globally when it comes to the UN climate goals for shipping. Thanks to gas propulsion and a unique combination of fuel-saving solutions, it reaches a very low EEDI value of 4.65. This means that Furetank’s new vessel series today already meets the emission targets for 2050. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/23/new-vessel-brings-furetank-to-the-un-2050-climate-goal-today/

2. Maritime Learning Post Pandemic- Where do we go from here?
Raal Harris, Group Creative Director at Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) and Neil Bennett, Director of Sales Americas, Wärtsilä Voyage, gave a forward thinking joint presentation at Crew Connect Europe today, 22nd June 2021, where they argued how the pandemic has accelerated the move towards an open online maritime training ecosystem. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/23/maritime-learning-post-pandemic-where-do-we-go-from-here/

3. Elcome expands presence in Europe
Elcome International, one of the world’s largest providers of maritime systems integration, technical support and shipboard service, announced the opening of another office in Europe. Based in the Spanish port city of Algeciras, the facility will offer sales and technical support for the company’s growing portfolio of ship navigation, communication, satellite connectivity and coastal surveillance systems. Shipboard services will include annual radio surveys and annual testing of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), Long-range Tracking and Identification Systems (LRIT), as well as Ship Security https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/23/elcome-expands-presence-in-europe/

4. Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered the bulk carrier KN BLOSSOM to KUMIAI NAVIGATION
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it delivered the bulk carrier KN BLOSSOM, with a capacity of 82,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8065, NACKS hull No. NE340), for KUMIAI NAVIGATION (PTE) LTD at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS), which is located in Nantong City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping). https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/23/kawasaki-heavy-industries-delivered-the-bulk-carrier-kn-blossom-to-kumiai-navigation/

5. MPCC to Acquire Songa Container, Adding 11 Ships to Feeder Fleet
Oslo-based MPC Container Ships (MPCC) has entered into an agreement to acquire Songa Container AS and its fleet of 11 container smaller containerships for $210 million. The ships have an average size of 2,250 TEU and an average age of 11.9 years. Nine of the acquired vessels are fitted with scrubbers, while three are equipped with the highest ice-class making them suited for Baltic trades. https://gcaptain.com/mpcc-to-acquire-songa-container-adding-11-ships-to-feeder-fleet/

6. Hapag-Lloyd Places New Order for Ultra-Large Containerships
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered another six ultra-large containerships in South Korea. The vessels, ordered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), will have capacity of more than 23,500 TEU with dual fuel engines that can operate on LNG fuel. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2024. https://gcaptain.com/hapag-lloyd-places-new-order-for-ultra-large-containerships/

7. Tug Operates Under Remote Control in Singapore
A tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore has become the first in South Asia to operate under remote joystick control, in a trial demonstrating the increased safety and efficiency of operations utilizing advanced digital solutions already available today. https://www.marinelink.com/news/tug-operates-remote-control-singapore-488605

8. Seafarer abandonments on the rise over last 18 months
The growth in seafarer abandonments since the onset of the of the Covid-19 pandemic was detailed and discussed in a panel at the CrewConnect Europe Virtual Event on Tuesday. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Director of Employment Affairs, Natalie Shaw, noted that abandonments had increased over the last 18 months, perhaps because more companies had gone into liquidation.
https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/seafarer-abandonments-rise-over-last-18-months

9. Baltic Index Slips For Third Day As Weaker Demand For Larger Vessels Weigh
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index fell for the third straight session on Tuesday, pressured by easing rates for capesize and panamax vessels. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels was down by 71 points, or 2.2% at 3,119, its lowest level in a week. The capesize index declined 170 points, or 4.3% to 3,783, its lowest since June 15. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+slips+for+third+day+as+weaker+demand+for+larger+vessels+weigh

10. DNV Completes Successful Concept Verification Review Of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ Floating Wind Power System
DNV, the world’s leading classification society, has completed a concept verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ (WindGrid) system for Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). DNV’s review confirms the technical feasibility of the WindGrid system, and that expected reductions in CO2-emissions for North Sea applications are in the range of 60-70%, compared to generation of electricity from conventional gas turbines. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/DNV+completes+successful+concept+verification+review+of+Odfjell+Oceanwind’s+WindGrid™+floating+wind+power+system

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