InterManager Daily News 01.12.2021.

1. Synergy Group achieves first ever green award for a container ship

A Green Award certificate is issued only to ships and ship managers that go ‘above and beyond industry standards in terms of safety, quality and environmental performance’. Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers, has demonstrated its commitment to best-in-class operations and environmental performance by successfully securing the first ever Green Award for a container vessel.

2. Lloyd’s Register accepted as world’s first IECRE renewable energy certification body (RECB) for marine energy

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first Renewable Energy Certification Body (RECB) for marine energy by the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Renewable Energy System, (IECRE), which operates the global conformity assessment system in the three electrically producing renewable energy sectors: solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, wind energy, and marine energy.

3. Container xChange strengthens footprints in South Asia, opens first office in Pakistan

Container xChange, one of the world’s largest logistics technology companies today announced that the company has opened its first office in Pakistan in the cosmopolitan city of Karachi, the transport hub of Pakistan. The new office, located at Machiyara Springfield, Clifton, Karachi will offer a global and neutral online platform for trading and leasing of shipping containers.

4. Too late to the rescue: 31 migrants die crossing the English channel as proposed legislation threatens asylum seeker rights

Twenty-seven migrants and asylum seekers have reportedly lost their lives while attempting to cross the English Channel to reach the United Kingdom, after their boat sank off the coast of Calais overnight. Seven women and three children were among the victims.

5. BIMCO calls for continued naval support in Gulf of Guinea after piracy incident

Following the incident in the Gulf of Guinea on 24 November involving the Danish frigate Esben Snare and a suspected pirate vessel, BIMCO calls on all naval forces in the area to further increase the pressure on piracy groups and hopes a continued naval presence will act as a deterrent.

6. UK based Norast Supply has unveiled a new e-commerce based website that looks to change the way ship supply is done

Norast Supply is an online ship supplier bringing the supply business into the digital era. Offering ship supplies throughout the United Kingdom, Norast Supply allows an ecommerce solution that enables ordering, payment and fulfilment all within the confines of their website. By combining their knowledge of online retail and the ship supply business they offer customers a more efficient solution for the procurement of shipping stores.

7. Biden’s supply chain plans are working: Walmart

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon praised the Biden administration’s efforts to ease supply chain bottlenecks yesterday, noting the decision to extend port hours was having a positive impact on the flow of goods. “We are seeing progress. The port and transit delays are improving,” McMillon told President Joe Biden during a White House meeting with CEOs to discuss supply chain issues.

8. Can dry bulk have success without excess?

Over the last two decades any sustained uptick in dry bulk freight rates has triggered a tsunami of newbuild orders. That was certainly the case when there were spikes in 2007-2008, 2010-2011, and 2013-2014. Will this time be any different? Can the dry bulk sector avoid undermining its opportunity for success? Could 2021 be the next 2006 and come to be seen as the year before the next cycle’s momentum hit its stride?

9. World’s First Methanol-Fueled Towboat Planned for Launch in 2023

Maritime Partners in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group, e1 Marine and ABB have announced plans for the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat set for launch 2023. Known as Hydrogen One, the vessel will be IMO 2030-compliant and meet all requirements of the US Coast Guard’s Subchapter M regulations. The design comes from Elliott Bay Design Group using proven technology. ABB will supply the electrical power distribution and automation to e1 Marine’s methanol-to-hydrogen fuel cell battery.

10. Wärtsilä Developing System to Turn LNG Into IMO 2050-Compliant Hydrogen Fuel Onboard Ship

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has announced plans to launch a new shipboard solution that will aim to turn readily available LNG into hydrogen fuel that will meet IMO 2050 emissions targets. Wärtsilä is working with class society RINA, ABB, Helbio, a subsidiary of Metacon AB, the Liberian Registry, and an unidentified energy major on the project.


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