InterManager Daily News 04.02.2022.

1. Intership Navigation awarded Investors in People’s “We invest in people” Gold accreditation

Intership Navigation has been awarded Investors in People’s “We invest in people” Gold accreditation, demonstrating, once again, their continued commitment to realising the potential of our people.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.

2. Eneti announced change of plans with a U.S. Shipyard and announced new contract awards for Seajacks

Eneti announced that it has discontinued discussions with a shipyard in the United States to build a Jones Act-compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. Emanuele A. Lauro, Chief Executive Officer, said, “We believe the US Market for offshore wind will offer significant opportunities for the company in the future, but right now we are focused on delivering on our existing commitments and deriving value from our existing fleet.”

3. Boris Johnson officially opens the UK’s newest port, Tilbury2

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP to the UK’s newest port today to officially open Tilbury2. Visiting the Thames-based port, the Prime Minister was given a tour of the country’s largest freight ferry terminal, the site of what will become Britain’s biggest construction processing terminal and new border infrastructure, alongside meeting the port’s key workers, apprentices and customers like P&O Ferries and Tarmac.

4. d’Amico Group-led decarbonisation trial confirms positive reduction in carbon emissions

The joint industry project launched in June 2021 to test biofuel blend derived from renewable feedstock to power a d’Amico Group LR1 product tanker, showed very positive findings in terms of the reduction of CO2 emissions, reduced carbon intensity, and stable NOx emissions. The results of the trials showed that the biofuel B30 blend is a viable solution to comply with EU Fuel regulations being introduced from 1 January 2025 on the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport.

5. Italy gets a new containerline

European forwarders creating dedicated containerline subsidiaries are becoming a trend during the pandemic-induced supply chain crisis. Yesterday, Splash reported that the UK’s largest private forwarder Uniserve has created a new shipping line called Ellerman City Liners.

Alphaliner is reporting that Italian forwarder RifLine has made a similar move. Over the past six months RifLine has chartered three 1,100 to 1,800 teu ships for its own liner service between the Chinese ports of Taicang and Dachan Bay and Salerno and Civitavecchia.

6. Decarbonisation should be the priority of cash-rich lines

Another year, another problem for the shipping industry to solve … just how do they spend all that money they’ve made in the past 18 months? Well, I propose a helpful suggestion from the viewpoint of a representative of the shippers’, whose money it once was. Only a few months ago the shipping industry was wringing its collective hands over the demise of plans to establish an International Maritime Research Board (IMRB) administered by the IMO and funded by a $2 per tonne levy on bunker fuel.

7. New Diesel-Electric ‘Laker’ for Canada Steamship Lines Leaves China on Maiden Voyage

Canada’s first diesel-electric ‘laker’ has been departed China en route to Halifax where it is set to start operations for Canada Steamship Lines and Quebec-based salt mining company Windsor Salt. Named Nukumi, the state-of-the-art self-unloading ship with a deadweight of 26,000 metric tons was built by Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China.

8. Rotterdam Ranks as Europe’s Top Carbon Polluting Port, NGO Says

Rotterdam has been labeled Europe’s top carbon-polluting port by the non-governmental organization Transport & Environment (T&E).

The Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s busiest seaport, is associated with almost 14 million tonnes of CO2 each year, putting it on a par with Europe’s fifth biggest industrial polluter – the Weisweiler coal power plant in Germany, according to a new T&E study ranking ports’ carbon emissions.

9. Siemens Gamesa dispenses with the services of another CEO

Wind turbine OEM Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Jochen Eickholt, a member of the executive board at Siemens Energy, as its chief executive, replacing Andreas Nauen, who was appointed chief executive only 18 months ago. Mr Eickholt will take the reins at Siemens Gamesa on 1 March 2022. Mr Nauen replaced the company’s former chief executive Markus Tacke in June 2020. Like his successor, Mr Tacke also wrestled with problems at the company’s onshore business unit.

10. Baltic Index Rises For Fourth Day On Firm Capesize Demand

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index rose for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as higher capesize rates offset losses in the panamax and supramax segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, gained 22 points, or 1.6%, to 1,440. The capesize index rose 89 points, or 7.4%, to 1,297, its highest level in two weeks.


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