InterManager Daily News 11.03.2022.

1. IMO and WISTA International launch the maritime sheet leadership accelerator programme 2022

The International Maritime Organization , in collaboration with the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association and Maritime SheEO, is delighted to announce the launch of the Maritime SheEO Leadership Accelerator Programme 2022.

2. President Biden issues Executive Order Banning all Russian Energy imports into United States

Executive Order on Prohibiting Certain Imports and New Investments With Respect to Continued Russian Federation Efforts to Undermine the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act , the National Emergencies Act and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

3. Russia – Ukraine conflict latest developments

We are following the situation in Ukraine closely and will continually publish information received from our correspondents. The situation is unpredictable and status of ports and sea areas may change quickly. For vessels trading to Ukraine you are strongly advised to contact local agents.

4. Mintra’s donation of navigation training courses helps Hafencity University students’ maritime careers

University students with aspirations of careers in the complex field of geodesy and geoinformatics – a modern form of surveying – are enhancing their understanding of navigation thanks to a partnership with maritime digital learning specialist Mintra.

5. U.S. Navy Destroyer Sidelined Amid Court Battle with Unvaccinated Commanding Officer

The readiness status of a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer is up the air as a legal battle between the Navy and the destroyer’s anti-vax Commanding Officer makes its way through the courts, according to reports. A federal judge in Florida last month granted a preliminary injunction in favor of the unidentified Commanding Officer and a Lieutenant Colonel co-defendent who contend that their religious freedoms are being violated by the Navy’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

6. Fighting Inflation – Brazil To Lower Port Taxes To Cheapen Imports

Brazil’s government is planning to allow port costs to be excluded from tax calculations to lower the cost of imports, three Economy Ministry sources told Reuters, in a measure backed by the country’s industry lobby. At the same time the government is mulling cutting the tax levied on shipping freight, two of the officials said.

7. Port of Brunswick in Georgia to add berth, expand storage, grow breakbulk capability

The Georgia Ports Authority on Wednesday unveiled plans to grow capacity at the Port of Brunswick’s autoport and its breakbulk terminal for forest products. “We’re expanding berth and terminal capacity at both Colonel’s Island and Mayor’s Point so that we are ready to take on additional trade,” said Griff Lynch, GPA executive director.

8. Diana Shipping charters out latest capesize

Greek bulker owner Diana Shipping has fixed its recently acquired resale capesize to farm commodities trader Bunge. The 181,500 dwt vessel, to be named Florida, should commence the charter on March 29, 2022, for a period between 58 and 62 months at 25,900 per day. The New York-listed Diana acquired the Japanese newbuilding in December last year for around $60.1m. The vessel is expected to deliver by March 29 and to earn roughly $45.07m in gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.

9. Danfoss scoops contract for UK hybrid high-speed ferries

Danfoss Power Solutions’ Editron division will power the UK’s first high-speed passenger ferries, with the first vessel joining Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ fleet Q3 2022. The two hybrid vessels, which can each transport up to 230 passengers, will help London achieve its ambitious target of becoming a zero-carbon city by 2030.

10. Baltic Index Scales Near 3-Month Peak On Strong Demand Across Vessels

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index hit its highest in nearly three months on Wednesday, helped by a jump in rates across its vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 206 points to 2,558 points, its highest since Dec. 15. The capesize index gained 386 points, or 20.4% to 2,282 points, its highest since Jan. 11.


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