InterManager Daily News 08.07.2021.

1. Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and Columbia Shipmanagement to introduce training programmes
Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 5, 2021: Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) for the development of training programmes, as well as the provision of consultancy services focused on the applications of alternative fuels, efficiency enhancement and Artificial Intelligence within maritime operations.

2. An outstanding lawyer takes shipping seriously
Menelaos Kyprianou is the managing partner of the law firm of Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC. Menelaos obtained an LLB (Hons) degree from Nottingham University, UK in 1993 and subsequently followed the Bar Vocational Course and became a Barrister at–Law of The Middle Temple in 1994. He specialises in the field of litigation with a cross border element. UK and Russian leading law firms regularly refer work to him. As far back as 2005, The European Legal 500 Directory described him as “a reputable litigator who has handled complex international cases.” In its 2020 Edition the European Legal 500 Directory described him as “

3. Vietnamese rescuer to receive IMO Bravery Award
A search and rescue officer from Viet Nam has been selected to receive the 2021 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, after saving the lives of four people from a sunken cargo ship in extreme weather and heavy seas. Mr. Tran Van Khoi, Search and Rescue Officer of the Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center No.II, Viet Nam Maritime Administration, was nominated by Viet Nam, for his extraordinary courage, determination and endurance.

4. Who wants to be a (multi) billionaire?
Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster report includes huge upgrades for freight rates and carrier profits as market faces extended period of under supply.
The latest edition of Drewry’s Container Forecaster finds that 2021 will be the first year in the history of container shipping when carrier profits approach $100 billion and average freight rates jump by 50%, against a background of huge operational disruptions to the port and ship systems.

5. British Columbia Wildfires Impacting Canadian Exports and Imports
Hundreds of rail cars have been halted by wildfires that damaged tracks in western Canada during the region’s severe heat wave, creating a bottleneck of exports and delaying imports. A fire that burned down a village in British Columbia last week damaged two nearby tracks operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and Canadian National Railway Co., the two companies that account for the bulk of train transportation to the country’s biggest port in Vancouver. Grains, lumber, containers and other goods move along these lines.

6. MSC Again Ranks Among EU’s Biggest Carbon Emitters -NGO
Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has moved up a notch Transport & Environment’s ranking of Europe’s biggest carbon emitters. The Brussels-based non-governmental environmental group reports that MSC emitted 10.9Mt of CO2 on all voyages departing or arriving at European ports last year, ranking it as the bloc’s sixth largest climate polluter alongside coal-fired power plants. While MSC’s 2020 carbon emissions fell by about 3% compared from 2019, MSC still climbed to number six on the list from 7th place 2019 and 8th place in 2018, according to T&E.

7. Significant step forward for carbon capture at sea
The carbon capture tests, carried out during sea trials of a new vessel, used a modified Alfa Laval PureSOx installation on board, operating in closed loop mode, to capture carbon dioxide emitted by auxiliary diesel engines in port. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as another possible means of cutting carbon emissions from ships as the industry adopts tries and tests a range of new technologies while carbon-neutral and zero-carbon fuels continue in development.

8. Ever Given’s Suez Canal Detention Order Lifted
An Egyptian court has lifted the detention order on the Ever Given container ship, allowing its expected release from the Suez Canal on Wednesday, a lawyer and judicial sources said. The Ever Given’s owners and insurers announced on Sunday that they had reached a settlement with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) over compensation for the ship becoming grounded in March and blocking traffic in the waterway.

9. Chittagong Port Up 11pc, Hits Record 3 Million TEU In FY21
BANGALDESHI Chittagong port posted an 11 per cent increase in container throughput to three million TEU in fiscal 2020-21, according to the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), reports Dakha’s New Age. Imports amounted to 1.7 million TEU while exports stood at 1.4 million TEU. Some 4,062 ships have called. Bigger ships are now able to dock. According to the statistics, the Chittagong port has advanced in all the three categories of container, cargo goods and shipping.

10. Govt Procures Record 43.32 Million Tonnes Wheat, Paddy In 2021-22
The Centre on Monday said it set a record in wheat procurement at 43.32 million tonnes (mt) so far in the current 2021-22 rabi marketing season. In paddy procurement too, the government has procured a record 86.20 mt till July 4 of the 2020-21 kharif marketing season (October-September).The previous record in wheat procurement was 38.99 mt achieved in the 2020-21 season (April-March).


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