InterManager Daily News 15.07.2021.

1. Mastermind Shipmanagement and DESMI Ocean Guard signed a frame agreement for the supply of 13 x BWMS
Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd., Navkratis Ltd., and DESMI Ocean Guard A/S are pleased to announce that Mastermind Shipmanagement has selected the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for installation on its owned fleet consisting of dry-bulk, break-bulk, multipurpose vessels, and cement carriers. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/14/mastermind-shipmanagement-and-desmi-ocean-guard-signed-a-frame-agreement-for-the-supply-of-13-x-bwms/

2. Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in 27 years, but risks remain to seafarers, IMB cautions
IMB’s latest global piracy report details 68 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships – the lowest total since 1994 – down from 98 incidents during the same period last year. In the first six months of 2021, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) reported 61 vessels boarded, four attempted attacks, two vessels fired upon and one vessel hijacked. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/14/piracy-and-armed-robbery-incidents-at-lowest-level-in-27-years-but-risks-remain-to-seafarers-imb-cautions/

3. Japan’s first containership recognised for its historical contribution to maritime transportation efficiency
Hakone Maru, a container carrier formerly owned and operated by NYK, has been recognized by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) as “Japan’s first new container carrier that realized efficient maritime transportation.” This honor is given to vessels that have historical, academic, and technical value, promote public understanding, and are seen as symbols of cultural heritage for future generations. Another NYK vessel, Hikawa Maru, a historic ocean liner permanently berthed as a museum ship in Yokohama, was certified in 2018. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/14/japans-first-containership-recognised-for-its-historical-contribution-to-maritime-transportation-efficiency/

4. Sailors’ Society Wellness at sea campaign – The value of seafarers’ wellbeing over technical skills
Seafarer wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club in recent years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud to be working in partnership with Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme, sharing..
Seafarer wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club in recent years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud to be working in partnership with Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Seaprogramme, sharing helpful advice and resources over several months. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/14/sailors-society-wellness-at-sea-campaign-the-value-of-seafarers-wellbeing-over-technical-skills/

5. Maersk Shuts Down Durban Depots As Looting Continues
Maersk has shut down all its depots, warehouses and cold stores in Durban and Johannesburg, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as looting in the two South African cities bearing the brunt of rampaging crowds continued.
“The port of Durban has had many of the terminals shut over the last 24 hours, however at this stage we have not triggered any contingencies that will cause ships not to call at Durban,” Kerry Rosser, the company’s Africa spokeswoman, told Reuters. https://gcaptain.com/maersk-durban-looting/

6. Thousands Confined To Cabins During COVID Cruise Ship Scare
A Genting Cruise Lines’ ship on a “cruise to nowhere” has returned to Singapore after a passenger was suspected of having contracted COVID-19 and the nearly 3,000 passengers and crew on board have been confined to their cabins.A 40-year-old passenger tested positive to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test onboard and had been conveyed to hospital for further testing after the ship docked early on Wednesday, the Singapore Tourism Board said. https://gcaptain.com/cruise-passengers-confined-cabins-covid-scare/

7. South Carolina Ports Sets New Annual Record for Containers Handled
South Carolina’s Port of Charleston has just concluded its best year on record as the American economy emerged from the pandemic. South Carolina Ports reported its fiscal year 2021 results on Tuesday, showing 2.55 million twenty-foot equivalent units handled across Charleston’s its three container terminals: Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal and the new Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal. This makes for 9.6% increase in TEU volume compared to FY 2020. Its fiscal year ends June 30. https://gcaptain.com/south-carolina-ports-sets-new-annual-record-for-containers-handled/

8. Ever Given Exits Egyptian Waters
The Ever Given container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal in March left Egyptian waters at 4 a.m. local time following inspections at Port Said, a canal source said on Tuesday. Ship tracker MarineTraffic showed the Ever Given to be underway in the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian coast. https://www.marinelink.com/news/ever-given-exits-egyptian-waters-489134

9. FMC and US Department of Justice ink MoU following Biden Executive Order
Within a day after the White House’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which included liner shipping among many industries to be examined, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) paving the way for cooperation between the two. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/containers/fmc-and-us-department-justice-ink-mou-following-biden-executive-order

10. Essar Shipping’s Tvisha & Tuhina Boosts Indo-Bangladesh Rice Trade
Essar Shipping Ltd, part of Essar Global Fund Ltd’s services and technology portfolio, today said two of its handysize vessels Tvisha and Tuhina weighing 13,000 DWT, have been engaged in exports of rice from India to Bangladesh as per the recent bilateral trade agreement signed between the two neighbouring countries. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Essar+Shipping’s+Tvisha+%26+Tuhina+boosts+Indo-Bangladesh+rice+trade

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