InterManager Daily News 12.01.2022.

1. Philippos Philis takes over as ECSA president with Karin Orsel as Vice-President

Philippos Philis has been appointed as new ECSA President by the General Assembly for a two-year term starting in January with Karin Orsel as new Vice-President. He succeeds Claes Berglund, who served as President since 2020.

2. Qatar Airways launches global sale in celebration of its 25th Anniversary

Qatar Airways celebrates its 25th Anniversary by starting the Global Sales Campaign for passengers in Cyprus, offering great savings with fares starting from €469. This is in addition to special savings on seat selection, extra baggage allowance, hotel bookings and car rental, for a 7-day campaign period starting on January 10th.

3. Oldendorff Carriers performs Biofuel trial voyage from Australia

A trial voyage using biofuel for the CBH Group, the largest agricultural co-operative in Western Australia, is being performed on the Edwine Oldendorff from Australia to Vietnam. The vessel loaded 30,000 tonnes of sustainably certified malting barley from the Albany Grain Terminal in Western Australia for discharge in Vietnam using biofuel, supplied by BP. The vessel was bunkered with an advanced biofuel blend, which is expected to result in 15% emissions avoided compared to conventional fossil fuels, according to the supplier.

4. The Consul of Panama is interested in sustainability and innovation projects of Valenciaport

The Consul General of the Republic of Panama in Valencia, Arline González, has visited the facilities of the Port of Valencia where she held a meeting with the president of the Port Authority of Valencia , Aurelio Martínez. The Consul, who has held this post since September of this year, expressed her interest in the sustainability and innovation projects being carried out by Valenciaport.

5. Another ONE vessel hit by container collapse

Japanese liner Ocean Network Express (ONE) has reported another container collapse on one of its ships. The accident happened onboard the 13,900 teu Madrid Bridge four days ago while the ship was passing through the North Atlantic en route to New York. “Our immediate priorities are to ensure the safety of the crew, the vessel and the cargo on board. Delays to the vessel’s schedule are expected,” ONE stated in an update.

6. It’s time for the industry to stand up and be counted in support of our seafarers

Several months ago we started a petition to get seafarers treated as essential workers with an enforceable international trade protocol. Global governments would collaborate and provide a recognised methodology to enable proper treatment of seafarers in travel, etc.

7. Bollinger Announces Latest Order from General Dynamics Electric Boat

Lockport, Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards has announced its latest order from General Dynamics Electric Boat in support of the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. The shipbuilder will construct a new Pontoon Launcher used in the construction and launching of the new class of nuclear-powered submarines. The concept and contract design for the 496 ft by 95 ft Pontoon Launcher was performed by the Bristol Harbor Group in Rhode Island. The detail design engineering will be performed at the Bollinger facility in Lockport Louisiana.

8. Cliff Collapse in Brazil Kills 10, Injures Dozens

Ten people are reported dead after a cliff collapsed onto tourist boats on a lake in southeastern Brazil on Saturday. The dramatic incident occurred at a popular tourist lake north of Sao Paulo, in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State. Authorities said Sunday the death toll had risen to 10, while some 30 others were injured in the incident, many of which were serious.

9. Baltic Index Falls To 2-Week Low As Panamax, Supramax Rates Slip

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index fell to a more than two-week low on Monday, as a decline in smaller vessel rates eclipsed gains in the capesize segment. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, fell 12 points, or 0.5%, to 2,277, its lowest since Dec. 24.

10. Indonesia Allows 14 Loaded Coal Vessels To Sail Immediately: Statement

The world’s top thermal coal exporter Indonesia allowed 14 vessels already loaded with coal for export to depart as soon as they secure verifications from mining and transportation authorities, a senior minister said in a statement on Monday.


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