InterManager Daily News 14.03.2022.

1. WISTA Cyprus ‘Raising a Glass to Women Worldwide’

WISTA Cyprus “Broke the Bias” on IWD in a small gathering celebrating women not just professionally but personally and their contribution to the society at large. Thanking those that came before us and those who will come after us. Excited to have with us the Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilis Demetriades to share views with our members and develop ideas and ways in which the SDM and WISTA Cyprus can work together on this journey to support and empower women in maritime.

2. IMO Council decisions on Black Sea and Sea of Azov situation

IMO Extraordinary Council Session held to discuss the impacts on shipping and seafarers of the situation in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held an extraordinary session of its Council (C/ES.35) on 10 and 11 March to address the impacts on shipping and seafarers of the situation in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

3. Supply chain issues will be compounded by lack of Ukrainian and Russian seafarers, says global body representing international shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping , representing 80% of the worlds merchant fleet, has warned that current supply chain disruption is set to be compounded by a shortfall in the global shipping workforce due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Seafarer Workforce Report, published in 2021 by BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping , reports that 1.89 million seafarers are currently operating over 74,000 vessels in the global merchant fleet.

4. Cyprus Subsea now featuring a fleet of four Seagliders

Cyprus Subsea has recently acquired four M1 Seagliders which now form one of the largest private glider fleets in Europe. These 1000 meter-rated underwater vehicles represent a major increase in Cyprus Subsea’s capacity to provide real-time environmental monitoring services in the open seas.In addition to providing Seaglider maintenance and training, Cyprus Subsea has been operating its clients’ Seagliders for over ten years in different seas of the world and under many different environmental conditions for scientific, regulatory, and commercial applications.

5. Sanctioned Russians Spark Worries of Industry Crisis at Dubai Yacht Show

Superyachts, the ultimate symbol of excess, have long had a whiff of the sordid amid all the splendor. At this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, there are other S-words hanging in the air — sanctions, seizures. In normal times, this yacht exposition, held at a brand-new marina, would be just like all the others: Giddy displays of lavishness put on to entice a growing universe of would-be buyers and awe normal-folk spectators.

6. NATO Warns Ships Away From Russia’s Largest Port

Yesterday NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) issued an urgent warning to ships operating in the Black Sea. The warning said the risk of Russia directly attacking commercial shipping, and damage from collateral damage is “considered VERY HIGH.” In the same statement, NATO warned of a Russian ‘Naval Exercise Area’ around the approaches to Novorossiysk, Russia’s largest port and a critical oil hub for the country.

7. Containerised LNG rolls out as alternative to traditional bunkering

Hamburg-based ship engineering and consultancy Marine Service GmbH and London-headquartered repair and retrofit coordinator Newport Shipping have developed a containerised liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tank solution for newbuildings and existing container vessels as an alternative to traditional LNG bunkering.

8. Urgent call to create safe corridors in the Black Sea

At an ongoing two-day emergency meeting at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the world’s leading shipping associations have called for safe corridors to be created for the many ships still trapped in Ukrainian waters while operators continue to abandon their vessels and evacuate stranded seafarers out of the war zone.

9. Norway: world’s fifth-largest shipping nation

Norway controls the world’s fifth-largest fleet, trailing China, Greece, Japan and Germany, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA). In its annual Outlook Report, NSA said the Norway-controlled, foreign-going fleet saw a decline throughout 2021. As of January 2022, the fleet numbered 1,690 ships with a total tonnage of 46.9M deadweight tonnes, down from January 2021, when there were 1,783 ships totalling 51.1M

10. Baltic Index Logs Weekly Gain On Stronger Capesize Rates

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index rose on Friday, logging its best week since the week ended on Feb. 11, on higher rates across capesize segment.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 14 points to 2,718 points.The index was up by almost 26.5% this week.


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