InterManager Daily News 29.11.2021.

1. Crew safety at heart of OneLearn Global’s new mooring vessels course

Mooring vessels safely to help protect seafarers from serious injury or even death is the subject of OneLearn Global’s latest maritime course, which launches today (25 November). The digital eLearning maritime training provider has added the ‘Safe Mooring Operations’ programme to its expanding portfolio of courses that cover all areas of the shipping sector.

2. Rolls-Royce and Zhenjiang shipyard to jointly promote tugs and workboats with mtu engines in China

Rolls-Royce and Zhenjiang Shipyard have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly expand their commercial marine business in tug and workboats powered by high-speed engines for the domestic Chinese and export market and to provide customers with optimized marine solutions.

3. Skipper ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 after collision with kayaker

A man has been ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 by the Whanganui District Court for a jet boat collision with a solo kayaker on the Whanganui River in November 2020. The Court did not impose a fine due to the financial capacity of the defendant. Maritime NZ Central Compliance Manager, Michael-Paul Abbott, said the case sends a strong message of the importance of maintaining good visual lookout during all weather conditions, and adjusting speed accordingly.

4. The Port of València hosts a rescue drill for a crane operator

The Port Authority of Valencia has carried out a rescue drill of a crane operator in the facilities of one of the terminals of the port precinct, an exercise that serves to check the efficiency of the Self-Protection Plans of the PAV and the port community.

5. IMO MEPC77: Not Entering The Harbor Just Yet

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s MEPC77 meetings have ended; though the dialogue had its moments, there were no dramatic pronouncements coming out of this week’s meetings. The virtual format (even for delegates physically at IMO headquarters), where discussion is restricted to three hours daily (sometimes a bit more), has been the backdrop for what, in tugboat talk, might be described as: “clutching around the sea-buoy before entering the port.”

6. Danish Military Kills Four Pirates During Gun Battle in Gulf of Guinea

Danish military forces on a anti-piracy mission killed four pirates in a gun battle in the Gulf of Guinea this week, Denmark’s Defence Command reported. The military forces are embarked on board the Danish frigate Esbern Snare, which is currently on a six month deployment to the Gulf of Guinea to join the international fight against piracy. The frigate, equipped with a helicopter, departed Naval Base Frederikshavn in October with approximately 175 personnel comprising the permanent crew, military police, an expanded medical team, and a detachment of naval special forces.

7. South Korea to develop container manufacturing site in Vietnam

China’s near 100% monopoly of the container manufacturing business could have an Asian rival soon. Two South Korean firms – Seojin Systems and Ace Engineering – are constructing a container factory in Haiphong, Vietnam, due to go into operation in the middle of next year. The project is supported by state-run ship finance specialist Korea Ocean Business Corporation (KOBC).

8. Why a new US express carrier makes sense

Container shipping is reporting exceptional results with record profits in each of the last four quarters. In the third quarter, it had total net income of $48.1bn for a profit to revenue margin of 42.7%. Indications are that the sector’s future financial performance will be well ahead of results it has reported in the past. These remarkable profits will be a catalyst for potential new entrants to look into entering the industry. Indeed, there has never been a time where such inquiry was so warranted by the facts.

9. Baltic Index Posts Biggest Weekly Rise In 2 Months As Vessel Rates Firm

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index climbed on Friday, posting its biggest weekly gain since early October, steered by strong gains across vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, gained 89 points, or 3.3%, to its highest in two weeks at 2,767.

10. EUROPE GAS – Prices Slide With Energy Complex On New Virus Variant Concerns

European and British wholesale gas prices fell on Friday morning along with the rest of the energy complex, as the discovery of a new coronavirus variant stoked fears of curbed economic activity and oversupply in oil markets. The British day-ahead gas contract was down 3.50 pence at 2.265 pounds per therm by 1000 GMT.–+Prices+slide+with+energy+complex+on+new+virus+variant+concerns


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