InterManager Daily News 01.06.2022.

1. Record all enclosed space deaths urges InterManager as two more workers die

As two more workers die in an enclosed space onboard a ship, InterManager has hit out at the shipping industry’s inadequate reporting of serious and fatal accidents.

Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew managers, said: “Another two workers have died this month. They were two shore workers who apparently ‘entered the wrong space’ on a cargo ship and paid the ultimate price for their mistake.”

2. Shipping industry suffering from ‘Long COVID’ says INTERCARGO

The shipping industry is facing its own version of ‘long COVID’ says INTERCARGO, following warnings received from members.

“Seafarers worldwide continue to face major issues with crew change, port entry and changing vaccination requirements,” says Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO.

3. MOL to join “First Movers Coalition” as the First Japanese Company – Aiming to Boost Demand for Decarbonization Technology

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that on May 25, it participated in the First Movers Coalition , which was established to boost demand for decarbonization technology at the World Economic Forum Davos Agenda. MOL is the first Japanese company to take part in FMC, a platform aimed at helping governments and major global companies cooperate to launch technologies needed to achieve “net zero emissions by 2050” and enhance cost competitiveness. Through the NextGen CDR Facility

4. The first cruise ship in the super yacht category arrived at Ayia Napa’s Marina in Cyprus

The ninety passengers of the first cruise ship in the super yacht category that arrived at the Ayia Napa’s Marina on Sunday were given a warm welcome by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, the Ministry of Tourism, the Municipality of Ayia Napa and the Ayia Napa Marina.

5. About those Ukrainian ton miles

We have a wheat problem. Or a Black Sea problem. At all events, a shipping problem. In a few weeks, the Ukrainian grain harvest for 2022 is going to be harvested, shell holes and unexploded ordnance notwithstanding, and is going to go – where? The silos and elevators of Ukraine are full of the un-exported 2021 harvest. And if nothing is done an awful lot of people elsewhere in the world, but most particularly in the Muslim world, which eats a lot of bread baked with Ukrainian wheat, are not going to get any.

6. Fugro wins Jumbo Maritime contract for delivery of FPS to US Gulf of Mexico

Jumbo Maritime has awarded Fugro a positioning and metocean services contract to help guide the safe transport and installation of a new floating production system (FPS) for Vito, a deepwater development in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Fugro services will support both inshore and offshore towing of the 24,000-ton structure as it leaves the coast of Texas and travels 800 km to the Vito field for final positioning and hook-up. The project is expected to be executed in summer 2022.

7. White House Port Envoy General Lyons Faces Three Major Challenges

Yesterday gCaptain helped announce the appointment of US Army General Lyons as the new White House Port Envoy tasked with solving the port congestion problem. Lyons is by all accounts a great leader who brings a great deal of knowledge and authority to the problem but he does not know finance and will fail unless he builds the right team around him.

8. EU Fails to Agree on Russian Oil Ban Ahead of Summit

EU countries failed to agree on a Russian oil import ban despite last-minute haggling before a summit got under way in Brussels on Monday, exposing a struggle to widen sanctions on Moscow over its war in Ukraine as the economic risk for Europe grows.

The leaders of the 27 European Union countries will agree in principle to an oil embargo, a draft of their summit conclusions showed, but they will leave the practical details and hard decisions until later.

9. Two delivered, four started for Chinese tug builder

Yantian Tuo 21 was built for Shenzhen Huazhou Ocean Development Co with exhaust gas aftertreatment and almost 100 tonnes of bollard pull. This azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugboat has selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for removing nitrogen oxide from emissions and filters to prevent particulate matter.

10. Baltic index down for fifth session on rates for larger vessels

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index on Monday extended its decline for a fifth straight session, pressured by weaker rates for capesize and panamax vessels.

The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, lost 110 points, or 4.1%, to 2,571.

The capesize index fell by 224 points, or about 8%, to 2,594 points.


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