InterManager Daily News 10.01.2022.

1. Heidmar & Capital Ship Management announced formation of a joint venture

Capital Ship Management and Heidmar announced the formation of a joint venture combining the long standing commercial strength of the two organizations in the tanker industry. All 32 tankers managed by Capital will be joining pools operated by Heidmar.

2. Influencers expect Apple market cap to grow beyond $3 trillion, reveals GlobalData

Apple, Inc (Apple) has become the world’s first public company to cross the market value of $3 trillion on 3 January 2022. Twitter influencers expect the tech giant’s market value to rise further in the near-term majorly backed by its service business other than the flagship iPhone and other business segments, according to the Social Media Analytics Platform of GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

3. New management at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund

Lars Inge Hellestveit enters the role of Vice President Yard Operations in Haugesund. He is being joined by Hans Jørgen Alfsen as Fabrication Manager for the entire fabrication chain in Haugesund. Hellestveit comes from the position as project manager for the upgrade of the Njord Bravo FSU (floating storage unit), while Alfsen has been construction manager on the second processing platform for Johan Sverdrup, P2. Both will enter the new roles with immediate effect. Outgoing VP Yard Haugesund, Ole Sandvik, has moved into the role of Project Director for the KELP project at Kårstø.

4. Environmental pollution fines in Turkey updated for 2022

Pollution fines in Turkey have been subject to a regular annual increase for many years. As per the latest amendments brought into effect from 1st January 2022, there is another significant increase in the penalty amounts levied for fines applied by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) against the offending vessels.

5. Odfjell Drilling secures UK North Sea extension with Serica Energy

Norwegian energy services player Odfjell Drilling has landed a contract extension with Serica Energy on the Bruce platform in the UK sector of the Northern North Sea. The initial one-year contract commenced in November 2018 and came with two one-year options. Odfjell Drilling’s work scope covers storage, preservation, maintenance, and drilling services, which has now been extended to October 31, 2022.

6. ‘Size isn’t an objective for us’: MSC’s Soren Toft

Soren Toft, CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has passed comment on one of this week’s biggest shipping stories – his company surpassing his old employers, Maersk, at the top of the liner rankings. Toft, who joined MSC 13 months ago, having previously been COO at 2M partner Maersk, has presided over a swift rise of the Swiss line, which, with the purchase of the the 4,992 teu Mexico, topped the liner rankings compiled by Alphaliner.

7. Containergeddon Hits New York As Covid Cases Spike

The Port of New York and New Jersey is working to clear a small but rare bottleneck of container ships anchored off the coast of Long Island as Covid-19 cases among dockworkers collide with a pandemic-fueled surge in cargo volumes. “We have seen a spike in the number of labor going out into quarantine,” Port Authority Director Sam Ruda said in an interview this week. The average wait at anchorage for container carriers was 4.75 days in the final week of 2021, compared with an average of 1.6 days

8. Indonesian Navy Releases Rescued Turtles

Authorities on the Indonesian tropical island Bali released 33 endangered green sea turtles into the ocean on Saturday in an effort to boost a population threatened by poachers and illegal traders.

The turtles, from the Chelonia mydas species that is protected in Indonesia, were released on Kuta beach after they being rescued during a Navy operation against poachers in December.

9. Gulf Of Guinea States Must Act And Prosecute Suspected Pirates

States in the Gulf of Guinea region must take responsibility and step-up prosecution efforts when pirates are apprehended by international navies, following the release of three suspected pirates held in custody on board Danish frigate Esbern Snare.“The presence of international navies is a very important step in the right direction to keep seafarers safe but establishing a sustainable security situation in the Gulf of Guinea cannot happen without full support of the region. Bringing suspected pirates to justice is best done by regional coastal states,” says Secretary General and CEO, David Loosley.

10. Australia’s Gladstone LNG Exports Set Record High In 2021 Despite December Drop

Australia’s Gladstone Port on the east coast finished 2021 by exporting a five-month low of 1.88 million mt of LNG in December, while volumes for the full year hit a record high of 23.28 million mt, data from the Gladstone Ports Corporation showed Dec. 7. The December volume was down 14% year on year, and 12% month on month. The fall comes comes after four consecutive months of increases, which culminated in an 11-month high of 2.14 million mt in November, the data showed.


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