InterManager Daily News 17.12.2021.

1. IMO Council sets International Day for Women in Maritime

The IMO Assembly has adopted a resolution proclaiming an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on 18 May every year. The Assembly is meeting for its 32nd session from 6-15 December. The observance will celebrate women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/15/imo-council-sets-international-day-for-women-in-maritime-medium-2/

2. Seatrade Maritime Awards in association with Lloyd’s List recognised key industry achievement

Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, in association with Lloyd’s List, which are the only awards to feature during UAE Maritime Week 2021, took place last evening under the patronage of the UAE Ministry for Energy and Infrastructure. The awards saw a total of 16 winners announced from a remarkable shortlist. Of the 16 winners, 11 came from independently judged categories that recognise specific industry achievements including safety, sustainability initiatives, technical innovations, education, specific industry achievements and more. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/15/seatrade-maritime-awards-in-association-with-lloyds-list-recognised-key-industry-achievements/

3. DP World UAE awarded industry-leading accolade at Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East,Indian Subcontinent and Africa

DP World UAE, the leading smart trade enabler won the Diversity & Equality Award 2021 at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa in association with Lloyd’s List. Held on December 13, 2021, the awards were a part of the UAE Maritime Week, under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. Now, in its 18th year, the awards applaud the best in the maritime sector with the fundamental objective of recognising and honouring excellence in all spheres of business. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/15/dp-world-uae-awarded-industry-leading-accolade-at-seatrade-maritime-awards-middle-eastindian-subcontinent-and-africa/

4. IMO-Norad project to demonstrate solutions for GHG and biosafety

A newly signed project is set to provide pilot projects in developing countries in order to demonstrate technical solutions for biofouling management in developing countries, address the transfer of invasive aquatic species and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. Biofouling is the accumulation of aquatic organisms on wetted or immersed surfaces such as ships and other offshore structures. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/15/imo-norad-project-to-demonstrate-solutions-for-ghg-and-biosafety/

5. Quarantine programme launched to combat omicron crew crunch

Shipowners, seafarers’ unions and maritime employer groups are establishing their own approved international network of quarantine facilities to ensure seafarers can safely join ships, despite unpredictable changes to government border policies. The move comes as the omicron variant spurs governments to close their borders to seafarers needing to leave and join ships. https://splash247.com/quarantine-programme-launched-to-combat-omicron-crew-crunch/

6. Maersk enters strategic logistics partnership with Unilever

Maersk announced today the signing of an international freight supply chain management partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever effective from 2022. The four-year agreement will see the development and management of Unilever’s International Control Tower Solution – an operational management solution which will consolidate the execution of its global ocean and air transport, with the aim of enhancing visibility, increasing efficiency and driving reductions in emissions across its operations. https://splash247.com/maersk-enters-strategic-logistics-partnership-with-unilever/

7. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Unveils Hybrid Electric Coastal Tanker Design

Tokyo-based firm e5 Lab Inc. and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, have teamed up to design a hybrid electric propulsion biomass fuel carrier being built by Honda Heavy Industries for Asahi Tankers. The companies say the design has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions in the “coastal” sector while lessening the workload for crews. https://gcaptain.com/mitsubishi-shipbuilding-unveils-hybrid-electric-coastal-tanker-design/

8. NTSB: Diesel Generator Engine Failure Leads to Fire Aboard Offshore Supply Vessel

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday published a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into a diesel generator engine failure and fire on board an offshore supply vessel near Honolulu, Hawaii, last year. The incident took place on the Ocean Intervention on December 19, 2020. No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure, which resulted in a fire in the engine room. The crew isolated the fire before it could spread throughout the vessel. https://gcaptain.com/ntsb-diesel-generator-engine-failure-leads-to-fire-aboard-offshore-supply-vessel/

9. Ms. Ritu Chaudhri, Director, Enmarol Petroleum India, To Address Global Audience At 8th India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that Ms. Ritu Chaudhri, Director, Enmarol Petroleum India Pvt Ltd, will be addressing the global audience at 8th India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit. This summit is being organised on 3rd February 2022 on an online platform. Ms. Ritu is very well known and respected name in the Oil and Gas Trade. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Ms.+Ritu+Chaudhri%2C+Director%2C+Enmarol+Petroleum+India%2C+To+Address+Global+Audience+At+8th+India+Tanker+Shipping+%26+Trade+Summit+

10. Baltic Index Slides 9% As Capesizes Hit Lowest Since May 2020

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index declined more than 9% on Wednesday to its lowest level in three weeks, weighed down by the capesize vessel segment, which recorded its biggest daily percentage decline in over a year-and-a-half. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, shed 267 points, or 9.1%, to 2,665, its lowest since Nov. 24. The capesize index dropped 688 points, or 17.4% – the biggest decline since May-end 2020 – to 3,272. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+slides+9%25+as+capesizes+hit+lowest+since+May+2020

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