InterManager Daily News 08.06.2022.

1. Thome Group wins SBR National Business award in the Shipping Category

Thome Group has won the 2022 Singapore Business Review National Business Award in the shipping category for delivering successful solutions in managing a wide range of global marine assets, while providing a safe and healthy working environment for its employees.

Launched in 2016, the SBR National Business Awards honours local companies headquartered in Singapore by recognising their outstanding projects that contribute to Singapore’s fast-growing economy.

2. CSM takes vessel twinning to a new and totally SMART level

Columbia Shipmanagement has once again pushed industry boundaries by creating a totally SMART and fully digitised jack-up barge under its management as part of a digital twinning process designed to massively optimise vessel performance.

The process, which takes digital vessel twinning to a new level, was undertaken by the team at Columbia’s Performance Optimisation Control Room headed up by Captain Pankaj Sharma.

3. First visit of Emerald Azzurra to the port of Limassol

A luxury 100-passenger superyacht built in Vietnam, the Emerald Azzurra offers a host of amenities for passengers to enjoy. Starting with luxury accommodations that include 50 suites featuring scenic balconies, the luxury yacht also boasts an infrared sauna, large infinity pool, spa, gym, and marina platform, with SEABOBs, paddleboards, and snorkelling equipment for guests to savour

4. Lemissoler: The four pillars of decarbonisation

Philippos Phillis, president of the board of directors of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), is a strong believer that in a regulatory environment without enough clarity, cooperation between the operators and the shipowners is one of the most important links necessary to drive forward the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.

5. BIMCO hires Thomas Damsgaard to head Houston office

In the process of expanding its global reach and to better provide services to members in the Americas, BI M CO has hired Thomas Damsgaard to head its new office in Houston , United States . BIMCO also has ambitions to open an office in Brussels.

6. Shanghai port congestion nearly back to normal levels

As Shanghai springs back to life after two months of lockdown, congestion at the port is almost back to normal, according to data from VesselsValue.

At the height of lockdown in China’s largest city, average waiting times for tankers, bulkers and containerships at Shanghai stretched to 66 hours in late April. Waiting times have now shortened to 28 hours, just an hour longer than the top end of the range seen at this time of year over the past three years.

7. Shipbreaking Watchdog Calls Out Bangladeshi Shipbreaker Over Accidents

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is drawing attention to a recent spate of accidents at Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards owned by Kabir Steel Re-Rolling Mills (KSRM), part of Kabir Group. Out of 18 accidents that have taken place at Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards since the start of 2022, six have taken place at yards belonging to KSRM, according the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. This follows five incidients, including one fatal, at KSRM yards in 2021 and three in 2020, the group said.

8. CMA CGM Orders Its First Methanol-Powered Containerships

French shipping giant CMA CGM has placed newbuild orders for 16 dual-fuel containerships, including six powered by carbon neutral methanol—a first for the company. The other ten will be powered by dual-fuel liquified natural gas (LNG), which CMA CGM has been investing in since 2017. The new orders bring CMA CGM’s orderbook to 69 vessels.

9. Dajin Heavy to manufacture foundations for Moray West, plans European fabrication facility

Dajin Offshore Heavy Industry in China has signed a binding contract to manufacture the XXL monopile foundations for the Moray West offshore windfarm in the UK

The company signed a capacity reservation agreement with Ocean Winds, the 50-50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, in 2021.–makes-plans-for-european-fabrication-facility-71444

10. Shipping struggling with lack of clarity on sanctions – shipowner Prokopiou

Shipowners are struggling to know what trades are still legal as a raft of sanctions against Russia and tough measures on other countries including Iran remain confusing, leading Greek shipowner George Procopiou said on Monday. Sanctions imposed on Moscow after it invaded Ukraine in February, including a U.S. ban on its oil imports, have prompted Russia to pivot to customers in India and China who are picking up cargoes at a steep discount, according to industry data and traders


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