InterManager Daily News 30.12.2021.

1. The Petroleum Safety Authority issued an order to Transocean Services

The PSA has issued an order to Transocean Services AS after the Authority identified serious breaches of the regulations in an audit of the company’s electrical facilities, safety instrumented systems, technical safety and drilling-related systems on Transocean Spitsbergen.

2. The Italian Sea Group was awarded Perini Navi for 80 million Euros

The Italian Sea Group a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, through its 100% subsidiary New Sail s.r.l., won the Auction held by the Lucca Court for the bankruptcy of Perini Navi S.p.A., at an overall price of 80 million Euros. As indicated in the previous press releases, the auction includes the industrial and real estate assets of the shipyards in Viareggio and La Spezia, the building complex in Pisa, one vessel under construction (project n. 2369), trademarks and patents, the social participation (100%) of Perini Navi USA Inc. and the existing legal relationships with employees and third parties.

3. OMV Petrom supports with EUR 1.5 million the project “Minutes of flight, for hours of life”, carried out by the Blondie Association

OMV Petrom supports the Blondie Association with the amount of EUR 1.5 million to enable the transport of patients, especially children, whose medical conditions that cannot be treated in Romania. Christina Verchere, CEO of OMV Petrom: “In these difficult times, with healthcare systems under the pressure of multiple challenges, such initiatives are essential for saving lives. At OMV Petrom, we believe that being able to support these efforts is a crucial part of our role in Romania”.

4. Theft from warehouse facilities is primary cargo crime in the Middle East

The well-established collaboration between international freight transport insurer, TT Club and the supply chain services and solutions team at BSI, the business improvement and standards company has produced the latest report on trends in the theft of goods entitled, ‘Cargo Crime in Gulf Countries and Regional Free Trade Zones’. Intended as a risk mitigation tool for transport operators, its timing might be more relevant given the spike in cargo movements running-up to the seasonal festivities.

5. Euroseas extends pair of feeder boxship charters

Nasdaq-listed Greek boxship owner Euroseas has sealed new charter extension for two of its 16 boxships. 2001-built 2,556 teu Evridiki G has entered into a new time charter contract with its current charterer, Maersk Sealand according to VesselsValue data, for a period of between a minimum of 36 and 38 months at a daily rate of $40,000. The new rate, a substantial increase on the current charter at $15,500, will commence on February 1, 2022.

6. Pavilion Energy wins Chinese LNG supply contract

Singapore’s Pavilion Energy and Zhejiang Hangjiaxin Clean Energy have signed a term deal for the supply of small-scale LNG from Singapore. Under the agreement, up to 0.5m tonnes per year of LNG which will be delivered to Hangjiaxin from 2023. LNG from Pavilion Energy’s portfolio of natural gas and LNG will be delivered to the Jiaxing LNG Terminal in Zhejiang, China.

7. Carnival Says Most Ship Itineraries Unchanged Amid Omicron

Carnival Corp said on Tuesday a majority of its ships’ itineraries were unchanged despite a surge in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which has threatened to stall a recovery in the cruise industry.

The world’s largest cruise operator, however, said a few destination ports were reviewing their protocols and processes due to the fast-spreading new variant.

8. Inmarsat Launches ‘World’s Most Sophisticated Communications Satellite’

Global satellite communications company Inmarsat has launched its first next-generation satellite, known as the I-6. Billed as the most sophisticated commercial communications satellite ever launched, the I-6 F1 is the first of seven new fully-funded Inmarsat satellites to be launched by 2024. The satellite was launched by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from Japan at 15:32 UK time on 22 December 2021.

9. Shippers Plan New Strategies, Stopgap Measures To Ease Freight Pain

Businesses rattled by high logistics costs and freight bottlenecks are extending the workarounds they adopted during the pandemic and taking on new strategies to ease their supply-chain pain in the new year. Some are extending their use of stopgap measures, such as storing goods in idle truck trailers, while others are making deeper efforts to wring additional capacity from strained distribution networks or to trim costs by sourcing products and raw materials closer to home.

10. Propelling The Canal Forward: Panama Canal Leaders Share Their 2022 Outlook

This month marks the end of another record-breaking year at the Panama Canal – no simple feat – given the challenges it faced, from global supply chain disruptions to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. Behind the waterway’s uninterrupted service stood a world-class team, who worked tirelessly to ensure the waterway remained safe and prepared for whatever the future may have in store for it next.


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