InterManager Daily News 21.01.2022.

1. Columbia Shipmanagenent breaks new ground by using holograms to innovate its training and business meetings

Key speakers will be able to contribute virtually to group training sessions or important client meetings thousands of miles away, so maximising efficiencies, cutting costs and driving in mentoring quality. “The future is already here,” said Columbia Shipmanagement President and CEO Mark O’Neil, as he addressed an audience in Manila as a hologram beamed from the Limassol offices of OneLearn Global, 5,534 miles away.

2. New ICS guide helps seafarers navigate the digital bridge

The newly launched edition of the Bridge Procedures Guide from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reflects the rapid technological advances taking place in the shipping industry. It provides crews with the knowledge and confidence they need to deal with the digital transformation taking place within the world fleet. At the cutting edge of these rapid developments is the bridge, and the new guide will help seafarers keep up with the latest best practice for bridge technologies designed for the digital age.

3. Northern Marine Management has been awarded the management of a newbuild dual fuel very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessel

Northern Marine Management has been awarded the management of a newbuild dual fuel very large gas carrier vessel, further demonstrating the Company’s ability to serve innovative ship owners at the forefront of maritime engineering. The 91,000cbm Avance Polaris is Avance Gas’ first dual fuel vessel and has the capability to utilise LPG as fuel, allowing for higher efficiency and greatly reduced CO2 and SO2 emissions compared to conventional fuel.

4. Cyprus Shipping Industry: Proved once again its resilience in times of crisis

As we welcome the beginning of a new year, we will try to review the main developments that took place during 2021, so that we can outline the “Day After” for Cyprus Shipping. Upon reviewing the outgoing crucial for Cyprus Shipping year, we confirmed, once again, that the Shipping Industry “is resilient in times of crisis”. It remained as one of the most important “blood donors” of the Cyprus Economy and continued to offer, despite the significant difficulties, its services, which are vital to humanity, at a time when most industries were forced to cease their operations due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions.

5. Hafnia swoops for Scorpio’s LR1 fleet

BW Group-controlled Hafnia has confirmed today in a release to the Oslo Bors that it is in advanced negotiations with Scorpio Tankers to buy all of the 12 LR1 tankers in Scorpio’s 130-ship strong fleet. Fearnleys expects Scorpio to get prices in the “mid-$30m range” for each vessel, suggesting the whole deal is worth $420m.

6. New teu waiting days indicator highlights the severity of global container congestion

Logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel has developed a new key performance indicator (KPI) which underscores today’s super-stressed container shipping situation. Kuehne+Nagel’s digital platform seaexplorer has developed a unique Global Disruption Indicator, which tallies the cumulative teu waiting time in days based on container vessel capacity in disrupted hot spots. The specific hot spots covered include Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Oakland, New York, Savannah, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Ningbo, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

7. VB-10000 Breaks Tow, Runs Aground in Mexico -Reports

After completing the historic Golden Ray wreck removal in late October, the U.S.-flagged heavy lift vessel VB-10000 has now run into trouble down in Mexico, according to reports. The VB-10000 departed in St. Simons Sound, Georgia in early November shortly after removing the final section of the capsized car carrier. But while under tow to its next job at Mexico’s Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field, the ship apparently broke from free from its tow lines on January 3 and has grounded just offshore of Cuidad del Carmen, according to a report by Reporting indicates there are no crew members on board.

8. Stage Set for 2022: Wall Street Shipping Analysts Very Bullish On Box Sector

Equity analysts covering maritime companies can offer detailed analytics into individual company historical performance and future prospects, but can also provide invaluable insights on sentiment on the particular sectors, reflecting views of a broad smattering of investors they talk to.

9. Clarksons: offshore wind capacity recorded record growth in 2021

Clarksons Research managing director Steve Gordon said offshore wind continues to play a vital role in energy transition. Mr Gordon said China led the way in new capacity additions in 2021 and overtook the UK as the largest offshore wind market, with 16 GW coming online, mostly in the final two months of the year, ahead of the expiry of a government subsidy deadline at the end of the year.

10. LR Tankers Capitalize On Spot WAF Gasoline Demand Leaving Smaller Ships Reeling

Traders have taken advantage of weakening Long Range tankers west of Suez markets to push a large volume of gasoline to West Africa in a short time, with the region heard witnessing low volumes of offshore storage in Lome, Togo. Since Jan. 14, four LR2s have been heard placed on subjects for Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp to West Africa shipment carrying 90,000 mt of gasoline, while three LR1s have been heard on subjects for the same shipment carrying 60,000 mt. This totals 540,000 mt of gasoline shipment scheduled to load between Jan. 20-Feb. 1.


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