InterManager Daily News 02.07.2021.

1. IMO supports maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea
IMO has taken part in the annual meeting of G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (G7++ FoGG) which focuses on dealing with illegal activities at sea in the Gulf of Guinea. The online event (23 – 25 June) included discussions on how the Yaoundé Code of Conduct will function going forward. The Code’s primary objective is to manage and considerably reduce the adverse impacts from piracy, armed robbery against ships and other illicit maritime activities. It was developed with technical support from IMO and adopted in 2013.

2. Dutch Gate Terminal receives its first carbon-neutral cargo
Gate terminal B.V., a joint venture of Vopak and Gasunie, is happy to welcome the first carbon-neutral cargo that arrived at Gate last month. It was brought jointly by TotalEnergies and OMV. We would like to congratulate OMV and TotalEnergies and compliment them on this transaction.

3. The effects of the coronavirus epidemic prevention regulations on Finnlines passenger traffic
Finnlines cargo-passenger ships operate normally despite the coronavirus outbreak. The transportation of foodstuff and other essential goods from one country to another is important even and especially in situations like this. However, the guidelines and instructions set by national and international authorities may affect the passenger traffic.

4. Hapag-Lloyd opening new office in Ukraine
Hapag-Lloyd opens a new office in Ukraine. The country, located on the northern shores of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, is the second largest European country by area covering a strategic geographic position between the European Union and Russia.

5. Freight forwarder Hellmann eyes cargo drones delivery from 2022
German logistics services company Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is looking to launch a pioneering new transport service for the cross-border transportation of time-critical goods as early as next year. Hellman announced a partnership today with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) developer Dronamics to work together to develop the initial routes that they will be piloting for customers.

6. Can tanker owners hope for a better second half performance?
While the spot market languishes, the timecharter market hints at increased optimism, writes Tim Smith, MSI
The tanker market continues to witness difficult conditions due to the aftermath of the huge drop in oil demand in 2020 and the associated build-up in stocks. Inventory builds have a delayed effect on the tanker sector – initially they are positive but there is often a ‘hangover’ for the market after the inflow from destocking.

7. Order Placed for Two of the World’s Largest Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Copenhagen-based wind turbine installation vessel provided Cadeler has placed an order at COSCO for two of the world’s largest WTIVs.
The two vessels will be constructed at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry’s shipyard Qidong, China for delivery in the third quarter of 2024 and first quarter of 2025, respectively.

8. New Jersey Approves Large Offshore Wind Projects Totaling 2.6GW Capacity
A New Jersey utilities board has approved two large offshore wind projects that combined will add over 2.6GW of offshore wind capacity to the state, marking the nation’s largest combined award to date.
The two projects bring the New Jersey’s total planned capacity to over 3,700 MW. In a unanimous vote, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) awarded1,510 MW of capacity to EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and 1,148MW to Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II.

9. Ever Given reflections – the largest General Average case in history?
It was one of the points raised at the latest event from New York Maritime (NYMAR) this one held virtually, which offered informative collection of insights blending the legal, insurance and commercial realism of the Ever Given casualty. Moderated by veteran lawyer Keith Heard the webinar covered what happened in the casualty in late March, its immediate aftermath, and likely future consequences that may unfold.

10. ISWAN Launches New Mobile App For Seafarers
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has joined forces with The Shipowners’ Club to launch a new app, ISWAN for Seafarers. Many seafarers often experience issues with internet connectivity at sea and expensive data packs can present a challenge for those on board. In addition, seafarers might not always know where to seek help or support if they are struggling or have a problem. ISWAN for Seafarers is a native app meaning it does not require an internet connection after the initial download (which has been minimised as much as possible to save on storage space). The app does not use data when open and seafarers can access support and resources at any time while at sea or ashore.


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