InterManager Daily News 02.08.2021.

1. ‚Maritime Cyprus 2021′ Conference, 10 – 13 October 2021 “Embracing Change: a choice or necessity?”
The Maritime Cyprus 2021 Conference is scheduled to take place between 10 and 13 October 2021 with physical presence. The Maritime Cyprus Conference is an established biennial event organised by the Shipping Deputy Ministry in cooperation with the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners and has grown into one of the world’s most significant shipping conferences since it was first organized back in 1989. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/30/maritime-cyprus-2021′-conference-10-13-october-2021-embracing-change-a-choice-or-necessity/

2. MCTC launches new taster course for culinary crew
International catering management specialist MCTC has launched an online ‘taster’ course for maritime culinary crew who cannot travel to Manila to take the company’s more in-depth training programme because of Covid-19. The ‘Cooks Upgrading Course’ gives participants a flavour of how to store food and prepare delicious, nutritious meals that help improve seafarers’ diet so they feel happy, healthy and productive while working amid the coronavirus pandemic. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/30/mctc-launches-new-taster-course-for-culinary-crew-2/

3. EBRD and EU help Lebanese logistics company prepare for expansion
Young Lebanon-based entrepreneur and CEO, Yusr Sabra, recently sought assistance to reshape the HR management objectives of Wakilni, a smart logistics brand she co-founded in 2016 under her company Tiqany. With support from the EBRD and European Union, the business underwent a cultural transformation driven by Yusr and her brother Omar, Wakilni’s co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, with the aim of bringing new concepts like mindfulness and emotional wellbeing into the workplace, and ensuring the alignment of staff with the brand’s core values. This has allowed Wakilni to redefine itself internally and grow externally, with plans to move into new markets on the horizon. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/30/ebrd-and-eu-help-lebanese-logistics-company-prepare-for-expansion/
4. British Ports Association welcomes the resumption of international cruise in England
The British Ports Association, which represents all the UK’s key maritime passenger gateways, says it has responded to the latest international travel advice issued by the Department for Transport. From Monday 2 August, passengers arriving from amber list countries who have been fully vaccinated in Europe or the USA will not have to quarantine when entering England. Furthermore, international cruise sailings from England can also restart from 2 August. International cruise advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has been amended to encourage travellers to understand the risks associated with cruise travel and take personal responsibility for their own safety abroad. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/07/30/british-ports-association-welcomes-the-resumption-of-international-cruise-in-england/
5. Rotterdam Welcomes Ever Given
The ship was scheduled to dock at Rotterdam’s ECT Delta terminal for unloading until Aug. 3 before departing for Felixstowe, England, the port said. It arrives four months late, however, for many of the owners of the cargo on board. The ship is laden with goods estimated to be worth over $700 million. Some of the cargo includes flat-pack furniture giant IKEA as well as Europe-bound apparel shipments for Tommy Hilfiger- and Calvin Klein-owner PVH Corp. and U.S. footwear maker Nike Inc., according to maritime tracking data. https://gcaptain.com/rotterdam-ever-given/

6. FMC Presented with Interim Recommendations to Address Supply Chain Issues
The Federal Maritime Commission has been presented with a set of interim recommendations from its fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.In an open session held Tuesday, Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye provided the Commission with eight Interim Recommendations meant to address current conditions contributing to congestion and other inefficiencies in the ocean freight system. https://gcaptain.com/fmc-presented-with-interim-recommendations-to-address-supply-chain-issues/

7. Crowley Awarded Contract to Manage Vessel Acquisitions for MARAD’s Ready Reserve Force
The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Crowley Maritime Corporation with a multi-year, $638 million Vessel Acquisitions Management contract. As the Vessel Acquisition Manager, Crowley will assist MARAD in acquiring and managing vessels for the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), helping to reduce the overall age of the fleet and increase ship reliability. https://gcaptain.com/crowley-awarded-contract-to-manage-vessel-acquisitions-for-marads-ready-reserve-force/

8. Inland Vessels Bill 2021 Passed In Lok Sabha
The Inland Vessels Bill 2021 was passed in Lok Sabha today. It was introduced in the House by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri SarbanandaSonowal last Thursday. The Bill seeks to incorporate unified law for the country, instead of separate rules framed by the States. The registration certificate under the new law will be considered valid all over the country, and separate permissions from States shall not be required. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Inland+Vessels+Bill+2021+passed+in+Lok+Sabha
9. How Ports Can Be The Catalyst For Shipping’s Zero-Carbon Transition
There are a number of examples of ports collaborating with multiple stakeholders to help de-risk projects to help meet 2050 ambitions. Shipping produces about 2.9% of the world’s man-made emissions of carbon dioxide, according to a report by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2020. The IMO’s ambition is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050, with a stretch target of a 100% reduction by the same deadline. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/How+ports+can+be+the+catalyst+for+shipping’s+zero-carbon+transition

10. Lack Of Shore Leave Causing Distress To Many, Reveals Q2 Seafarers Happiness Index
The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report for the second quarter of 2021, painting a grim picture of seafarer welfare with overall happiness dropping to an all-time low since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Standard Club’s continuing commitment to safety at sea and focus on seafarer wellbeing, this year the Club has partnered with the Mission to Seafarers, alongside Wallem Group to support the 2021 Seafarers Happiness Index report. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Lack+of+shore+leave+causing+distress+to+many%2C+reveals+Q2+Seafarers+Happiness+Index

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