InterManager Daily News 09.12.2021.

1. Marlow Navigation signs agreement with Ocean Technologies Group

Marlow Navigation adopts the Ocean Learning Platform, providing a wider range of interactive maritime learning solutions, as well as new tools for competence management and crew assessment. Maritime learning and operational technology company, Ocean Technologies Group and Marlow Navigation have signed a new cooperation agreement.

2. NORDEN leverages digital strength to provide transparency on carbon emissions

NORDEN is to provide all customers with a carbon emissions estimate prior to each and every freight transport, as well as a post-voyage carbon emissions report, as the first step in its strategy to bring down emissions in the supply chain. “Today many of our customers simply do not know what the environmental impact of shipping their product is,” said Adam Nielsen, head of Logistics & Climate Solutions at NORDEN.

3. Liberia and the Peoples Republic of China sign Maritime MOU

The Liberian Maritime Authority, and the Maritime Safety Administration of the Peoples Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding together in Beijing on 17 October. Liberia and China have entered into this framework for cooperation in maritime affairs to bolster and expand on their existing working relationship in areas of Maritime Safety.

4. Car carrier fires and the associated risks with Electric Vehicle transportation

With the COP26 summit dominating recent news headlines and an increasing requirement globally to use alternative sustainable fuels and minimise carbon emissions, share prices for Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers like Tesla have doubled over the past three months, and car carrier charter rates, particularly regarding transporting EVs, are soaring.

5. Delta Energy forms digital bunker platform JV with Bunker Connect

Rotterdam-based brokerage Bunker Connect and bunker supplier and trader Delta Energy Fuel Supply & Trading have set up a joint venture, Delta Connect DMCC, to further develop and expand Bunker Connect’s digital bunker platform. Part of the Delta Connect venture will ensure Delta Energy’s bunkering processes become more automated and more transparent. Bunker Connect, meanwhile, will bring its digital platform to a wider marketplace and can take advantage of Delta Energy’s credit and business development resources, the two companies said in a release.

6. Castor Maritime grows tanker fleet as it charters out two bulkers

Nasdaq-listed Castor Maritime has returned to the secondhand sale and purchase market with a deal to acquire an aframax LR2 tanker, while also securing employment for two of its bulk carriers. The Cyprus-based firm is adding a 2006 Korean-built tanker for $18.15m. The vessel should deliver this month with a three-month charter attached, at a daily rate of $15,000 and a 50% profit-sharing arrangement over such level, based on a predetermined formula.

7. Coast Guard Ready to Pursue Investigations of Sexual Assault on US-Flagged Ships, Urges Timely Reporting

The U.S. Coast Guard says it stands ready to pursue and prosecute cases of sexual assault on board U.S.-flagged vessels and is encouraging timely reporting to help catch offenders. “Mariners have the right to work in a professional setting that is free from the threat of sexual offenses,” said Rear Admiral John Mauger, Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy. “Sexual assault is a crime. When it happens aboard a U.S. vessel it must be reported to the Coast Guard. Trained Coast Guard investigators will respond and we will hold offenders accountable.”

8. NTSB Determines Probable Cause of Fatal Pipeline Strike and Fire Aboard Dredger in Texas; 10 Safety Recommendations Issued

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a virtual public board meeting on Tuesday to consider the draft final report on the explosion and fire that killed five people on board the dredging vessel Waymon Boyd. During the meeting, the NTSB issued 10 safety recommendations and determined the probable cause of the fatal hazardous liquid pipeline strike and subsequent explosion and fire.

9. Baltic Index Rises For Ninth Day As Vessels Gain

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index extended gains for a ninth straight session on Tuesday, tracking firm rates across all its vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, advanced 117 points, or 3.6%, to 3,352, touching its highest level since Nov. 1. The capesize index rose 284 points, or 6%, to 4,983, its highest since Oct. 26.


DP World, the leading provider of smart supply chain solutions welcomes a new weekly Straits India Service (SIS) at its Port Terminals in Nhava Sheva and Mundra. The new service is operated by the global feeder operator Feedertech part of Unifeeder Group (DP World Marine Services).


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