InterManager Daily News 12.11.2021

1. Columbia Shipmanagement announces new Mental Health initiative

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is proud to announce it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare. Reflecting its I Care philosophy, CSM will be presenting courses prepared and delivered in partnership with Mission to Seafarers, a non-profit organisation providing support to shipping crews. The courses will focus on assisting crew members with their financial and social wellbeing.

2. Marlow Navigation representation at International Maritime Employers’ Council remains strong

Captain Alfred von der Hoeh represented Marlow Navigation for many years at The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) as Member of the Board. Captain von der Hoeh first joined IMEC meetings as Marlow’s representative for industrial relations back in 2004. Over the years, he has been instrumental in the many successes of IMEC around the world, including with various training initiatives, as well as participating in several key negotiations with the unions, both in local markets and internationally.

3. CMA CGM and ENGIE form a strategic and industrial partnership to decarbonise shipping

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, and ENGIE, global player in the field of renewables and energy solutions, have committed to working together to advance the energy transition by championing the industrial-scale production and distribution of synthetic methane and BioLNG.

4. The shipping environment needs the human touch – COP26

“Frankly speaking, there is no dignity to a slow and painful death you might as well bomb our islands instead of making us suffer only to witness our slow and fateful demise.“ The maritime shipping industry should not forget the human element as it recovers from the global pandemic and faces new environmental challenges according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of the Palau International Shipping Registry (PISR).

5. New analysis will help pave the way to zero emission shipping

The analysis concludes that many green fuel technologies have already undergone considerable development and are being deployed through e.g., selected demonstration projects. Yet, despite the positive movement taking place, there remains significant commercial, regulatory and innovation obstacles to be addressed to support the decarbonization of international shipping.

6. Hafnia swoops for Oaktree’s chemical tanker fleet

Oaktree Capital Management, which only took control of its chemical tanker joint venture with Navig8 in August, has moved quickly to sell off the fleet with Andreas Sohmen-Pao-controlled Hafnia today announcing the acquisition of Chemical Tankers Inc (CTI). Oaktree had bought out Navig8’s stake in the joint venture this summer rebranding it from Navig8 Chemical Tankers to CTI. Months later, the private equity concern has found a buyer for the 32-ship fleet in the form of acquisitive Hafnia.

7. Proposed legislation looks to provide financial aid to divert containerships from California to Florida

A senator and a congressman, both from Florida, have proposed legislation that would compensate shipowners for costs involved in moving their container vessels anchored off the US West Coast through the Panama Canal to East Coast or Gulf of Mexico ports for unloading. The Supply Chain Emergency Response Act, introduced by Senator Rick Scott and Representative Carlos Giménez, would make available up to $125m of unspent money from the CARES Act for this purpose.

8. Bulk Carrier Crew Rescues Commercial Fishermen Off Monterey After Vessel Catches Fire

The crew of a Reederei Nord bulk carrier came to the rescue of seven commercial fishermen after their vessel caught fire approximately 350 miles west of Monterey, California. Watchstanders at the Eleventh Coast Guard District command center received multiple emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPBIRB) and personal location beacon alerts belonging to the 85-foot commercial fishing boat Blue Dragon around 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

9. White House Fact Sheet: Biden-?Harris Action Plan for America’s Ports and Waterways

While American ports are a cornerstone of the U.S. economy, outdated infrastructure and the COVID-19 pandemic have strained their capacity and jeopardized global supply chains. According to the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure Report issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), in 2018, America’s ports supported more than 30 million jobs and approximately 26% of our nation’s GDP. However, the ASCE report warns that ports face extensive challenges modernizing infrastructure and maintaining essential facilities under threat from sea level rise and other climate challenges.

10. Why Are Shipping Containers Stacked At Sites Around Suffolk?

Felixstowe is the UK’s busiest container port but it is not the only place in Suffolk where shipping containers are being stored. In recent weeks, large stacks of them have been appearing at locations around the county, leading to questions about why they are there – and what they contain.


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