InterManager Daily News 07.12.2021.

1. LR and InterManager share new insights into the main causes of lifeboat accidents

Findings from LR’s machine learning technology, SafetyScanner, to help improve lifeboat safety at sea Working with InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, Lloyd’s Register (LR) has used its SafetyScanner machine learning technology to identify new, previously unseen insights surrounding lifeboat accidents, which will help improve lifeboat safety at sea.

2. Synergy Group secures Oldendorff ship management agreement

Synergy Marine Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of the Synergy Group, has signed an agreement to manage part of the bulk carrier fleet owned by Oldendorff Carriers, one of Germany’s foremost shipowners and one of the world’s leading dry bulk operators.

3. Historical warship “SHTANDARD” in Cyprus

Limassol Marina is excited to announce the recent arrival of the legendary historic frigate “Shtandart” on 26 November which welcomed guests on board to participate in a variety of exhilarating activities. Over a thrilling 2 days, visitors got the fantastic opportunity to step back 300 hundred years in time and partake in once-in-a-lifetime events like steering the ship, climbing the rig, and even sailing the vessel.

4. The Port of Thessaloniki is the first Greek port to adopt blockchain technology

Port of Thessaloniki is the first Greek Port to adopt blockchain technology through integrating with TradeLens, a digital logistics platform supported by five of the six largest ocean carriers globally. ThPA S.A. is focused on the transformation of the Port of Thessaloniki into a “smart port” through smart technologies for the digitization of systems, to provide innovative and high-end services with simplified procedures, creating surplus value for the wider port community.

5. Diana Shipping confirms Namura capesize deal

Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has confirmed news reported by Splash last week, announcing the acquisition of a Japanese resale capesize bulker. Diana acquired the vessel from an unaffiliated third party, paying $60.164m. Delivery is scheduled by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

6. 3i Infrastructure to take full ownership of Esvagt in $355m deal

London-listed private equity fund 3i Infrastructure has agreed to acquire AMP Capital’s remaining 50% investment in Danish offshore shipping company Esvagt for £268m ($355m). Esvagt has for a while been subject to a strategic sales process undertaken by its owners 3i and AMP, but without success, as offers were too low, 3i said.

7. PGS set for Brazilian survey

Norwegian offshore seismic acquisition specialist PGS is scheduled to start what it says is a significant 4D survey for Petrobras over the Roncador and Albacora Leste fields offshore Brazil in the second quarter of 2022. The survey, for which the contract was awarded earlier and is already included in the company’s orderbook, is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2022.

8. Turkey Will Block Foreign Hydrocarbon Exploration Activities In Its Maritime Jurisdictions

Turkey threatened to block any unauthorized search for gas and oil in its economic exclusive zone in the eastern Mediterranean after Cyprus awarded hydrocarbon exploration and drilling rights in its offshore block 5 to a venture of Exxon Mobil and Qatar Petroleum.

9. COVID Found Among Crew And Passengers On Norwegian Cruise Ship

A cruise ship set to dock in New Orleans with over 3,000 passengers has detected 10 cases of COVID-19 among its crew and guests, the Louisiana Department of Health said late on Saturday. The cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, departed New Orleans on a weeklong cruise on Nov. 28 and had stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico, the health agency said.

10. Major transport organisations warn: Governments reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chain at risk of collapse

World leaders’ reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn international transport organisations and unions representing road, air and sea transport.


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