InterManager Daily News 24.03.2022.

1. The Ukraine Conflict: fundamentals, conflict dynamics and commercial considerations

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the subsequent impact on commercial operations therein, has produced a considerable and at times overwhelming deluge of information. From casual observers to informed commentators, the relentless flow of news and information can result in a confused picture of conflicting narratives. Within the commercial space, this adds a considerable degree of complexity to long term decision making, making it more important than ever to ensure access to accurate, timely and concise information.

2. Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting the Dieppe – Le Tréport offshore wind farm

Nexans has been awarded a contract worth around 100 million euros by RTE to supply and install 47 km of offshore and 18 km of onshore power export cable for the wind farm located in the English Channel, more than 15.5 km from Le Tréport and 17 km from Dieppe. With a capacity of 496 MW, the wind farm is expected to produce an average of 2,000 GWh per year, which represents the annual electricity consumption of approximately 850,000 people, or about two-thirds of the population of Seine-Maritime or more than the entire population of the Somme.

3. Etihad Cargo achieves Cargo iQ Recertification for its Global Network

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has successfully renewed its Cargo iQ certification in accordance with Cargo iQ Standards for quality management. Following a rigorous audit on the UAE national carrier’s compliance with the Cargo iQ airline member requirements conducted by independent auditor SGS, Etihad Cargo achieved Cargo iQ recertification for its global network.

4. Dorothea Ioannou takes over as CEO of The American Club

On August 1, 2022, Joe Hughes will be relinquishing his position as Chief Executive Officer of Shipowners Claims Bureau,Managers of the American Club, after 27 years’ service in that role. Dorothea Ioannou, currently Deputy Chief Operating Officer of SCB, will take over as CEO on that date.

5. New report highlights the millions of dollars shipowners pay hackers every year

A new 43-page report entitled The Great Disconnect, produced by maritime cyber security company CyberOwl, maritime innovation agency Thetius and law firm HFW, also reveals significant gaps in cyber risk management that exist across shipping organisations and the wider supply chain. It is based on a survey of more than 200 industry professionals, including C-suite leaders, cyber security experts, seafarers, shoreside managers, and suppliers and also covers the increased risks of cyber attacks in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

6. Michele D’Amato passes away

Michele D’Amato died over the weekend. He was part of a big shipping clan – the third generation of whom had gone their own ways to pursue new shipping ventures. In 1990 D’Amato founded dry bulk concern D’Amato di Navigazione while his brothers, Luigi and Giuseppe, presided over Fratelli D’Amato and Perseveranza di Navigazione.

7. Grounded Tug Spills Diesel After Colliding with Barge in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Western Towboat have established a unified command in response to a tug grounding in the Alaska’s Neva Strait on Monday. Watchstanders in the Sector Juneau command center received a radio call at 2:55 a.m. from the Western Mariner, an 83-foot inspected tug, stating that while towing Chichagof Provider, a 286-foot containerized barge, the barge collided with the tug causing it to run hard aground.

8. Ukrainian President Zelenskiy Urges Italy to Seize Mystery Yacht

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged Italy on Tuesday to seize a mystery yacht worth some $700 million that has been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In an address to the Italian parliament, Zelenskiy said Putin and his wealthy backers often went to Italy on holiday and should have all their assets frozen to put pressure on them to end the invasion of Ukraine.

9. Reagentless sensor accepted by IMO’s GESAMP subcommittee

The acceptance by IMO’s Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection (GESAMP) that Halogen’s amperometric total residual oxidants sensor is equivalent to the traditional test N, N-diethyl-p-phenylenediamine (DPD) reagent test for residual reagent in treated ballast water discharge, is a big step forward for the US manufacturer.

10. ONE boosts reefer fleet

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is expanding its reefer fleet by adding 6,500 new units.

The 6,500 units, which include 500 units equipped with advanced controlled atmosphere technology, have been added to meet the growing demand for refrigerated cargo around the world which is expected to continue to grow in 2022, according to a statement.


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