InterManager Daily News 30.06.2021.

1. Seaspan takes orderbook to 45 with new boxship deal
Seaspan Corporation is adding to its orderbook with a new deal for six 15,000 teu newbuild containerships. The scrubber-fitted vessels will be delivered between the first and second quarter of 2024. After delivery, the vessels will enter into long-term charters with a global liner. The vessels are anticipated to be financed by additional borrowings as well as cash on hand. https://splash247.com/seaspan-takes-orderbook-to-45-with-new-boxship-deal/

2. From onboard to online – maritime experience is a catalyst for change in Mintra’s eLearning courses
Razvan Braghesiu is a man on a mission. The former seafarer wants to change the way the training industry approaches eLearning for the maritime sector, using his own experiences to inject the real-world reality that he feels so many courses are lacking. He has already brought about a huge change in methodologies at Mintra – the digital learning and crew competence specialist where he now works as a product manager – and wants to see other providers take the same approach if they are serious about keeping people safe at sea. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/28/from-onboard-to-online-maritime-experience-is-a-catalyst-for-change-in-mintras-elearning-courses/

3. International Day of the Seafarer 2021: A fair future for seafarers – Insights from a young seafarer
The Day of the Seafarer, an annual IMO-led day that aims to recognise the vital role seafarers make to our everyday lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have undertaken what amount to be heroic efforts to continue providing the world with the goods it needs while they have been often ignored, have been failed to be repatriated in a timely manner and have had their contracts often extended in excess of legal norms. This year’s theme is a fair future for seafarers, but with a following question to be asked: “Can this can be achieved? https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/29/international-day-of-the-seafarer-2021-a-fair-future-for-seafarers-insights-from-a-young-seafarer/

4. European Ports in favor of globalisation and free trade
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s IAPH World Ports Conference is being held from June 21 to June 25, 2021, in a hybrid, mostly digital format. The IAPH Regional Session Europe was held on June 21 as part of the international conference’s agenda. Not only European IAPH members, but also participants from around the world attended this time. The session focused on supply chain resilience and the position of European ports within the trends and forces shaping the global economy. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/29/european-ports-in-favor-of-globalisation-and-free-trade/

5. It’s time for action rather than words
Seafarer welfare in the spotlight on Day of the Seafarer.
To mark this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, a pair of virtual events focusing on seafarer welfare were hosted in the UK. The pressing need for ‘actions rather than words’ was a theme common to both. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/29/its-time-for-action-rather-than-words/

6. An alternative view of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
Edwin Pang, founder of UK consultancy Arcsilea and chair of RINA’s IMO Committee, reckons emissions cutting agreements agreed upon this month are more significant than many other commentators have suggested. In the second of a two-part series, he explains why. https://splash247.com/an-alternative-view-of-the-carbon-intensity-indicator/

7. Metal Shark: Moving Fast Ahead
In any business, companies that achieve success must do at least one thing extraordinarily well. Shipbuilders like Metal Shark Boats are among companies that have taken their success to the next level by do a lot of things well. Government and commercial. Aluminum, steel and fiberglass. Serial and custom. Newbuild and repair. Sixteen to 300-plus feet. Patrol boats, pilot boats, fireboats, passenger ferries. Domestic and international. Metal Shark has thrived across the board. https://www.marinelink.com/news/metal-shark-moving-fast-ahead-488779

8. Chinese crew onboard international vessels top 120,000 in 2020
At the end of 2020 there were some 17,175 newly registered seafarers serving on international vessels bringing the total to 122,034 according to China Maritime Safety Administration. These seafarers and owners were served by 250 crewing agencies. Demand for Chinese seafarers surged last year due to the difficultly in making crew changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Chinese seafarers have been especially in demand for newbuildings constructed at the country’s shipyards for international owners due to the difficulty in getting overseas nationality seafarers onboard the vessels for their first voyages. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/chinese-crew-onboard-international-vessels-top-120000-2020

9. Baltic Index Hits 11-Year High On Gains Across Segments
Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index , tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, hit a more than 11-year peak bolstered by firmer rates across vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, was up 69 points, or 2.1%, at 3,324, its highest level since June 2010. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+hits+11-year+high+on+gains+across+segments

10. India’s Coal Import Rises 30% To 22 Million Tonnes In April
India’s coal import rose 30.3 per cent to 22.27 million tonnes in April amid supply concerns and demand for pre-monsoon restocking of dry fuel. The country had imported 17.09 million tonnes of coal in April last year, according to a provisional compilation by mjunction services, based on monitoring of vessels’ positions and data received from shipping companies. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/India’s+coal+import+rises+30%25+to+22+million+tonnes+in+April

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