InterManager Daily News 03.08.2022.

1. Seafarer satisfaction on the rise, shows latest Seafarers Happiness Index

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals that seafarer happiness levels are recovering, after reaching a record low last quarter. Overall happiness has increased from 5.85 to 7.21/10, with levels rising across all categories. The survey, undertaken with the support of the Standard Club and Idwal, reports on Q2 2022 and shows that the influx of industry solutions to tackle seafarer wellbeing has finally begun to lift morale and the mindset onboard.

2. Safe Bulkers announces annual scholarship programme for 2022-2023

SAFE BULKERS and its CEO, Polys V. Hajioannou, in the context of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy are pleased to announce the scholarship program for the year 2022. The program consists of ten (10) scholarships that will be granted to students, either Cypriot citizens or Greek citizens settled in Cyprus, who are attending studies at universities in Greece and the United Kingdom.

3. MOL Chemical Tankers marks 50th Anniversary

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that its wholly owned group company MOL Chemical Tankers marked the 50th anniversary of its founding on July 17, 2022. Please click the following link for a video of MOLCT’s history and its current business operations, produced in commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary.

4. Welcome aboard – 60 new apprentices start at Hapag-Lloyd

60 young women and men are starting their maritime careers at Hapag-Lloyd in Hamburg. Some of the trainees will learn traditional nautical professions: 14 ship mechanics, 14 navigational assistant officers and two engineering assistant officers will be trained as seafarers. A further 18 trainees will learn shore-based professions, such as shipping agent. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd has 12 dual work-study students pursuing bachelor’s degrees at the Hamburg School of Business Administration or the Nordakademie University of Applied Sciences.

5. Transpacific leaderboard shake-up

The significant reshaping of the transpacific leaderboard during the pandemic has been charted in a new report from Linerlytica.Newcomers to the key box trade lane have carved out a 4% market share since 2019, while the carrier with the biggest growth on the route is Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), which has chalked up a 160% increase in liftings in the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2019.

6. Morale at sea on the rise post-covid

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published yesterday by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals that seafarer happiness levels are recovering, after reaching a record low last quarter. Overall happiness has increased from 5.85 to 7.21/10, with levels rising across all categories.

7. Future ‘USNS Apalachicola’ Could Become the Navy’s First Autonomous Ship

The U.S. Navy is conducting a series of tests aimed at advancing autonomous capabilities and navigation, demonstrating that a large ship can become a self-driving platform and potentially laying the groundwork for future unmanned operations.

8. Six Rescued After Tug Pushing Barges Collides with Powerboats in Texas

Six people were rescued from the water near Goat Island, Texas on Saturday after a tugboat pushing barges collided with two recreational powerboats. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at 9:26 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 that a tugboat pushing a barge collided with two recreational boats, one with two people aboard, the other with four people aboard. The captain of the tugboat reported that the people had fallen in the water and had either put on or were holding on to life jackets.

9. Largest Container Ship in the World Delivered to ABS Class

The EVER ALOT, the largest container ship in the world, with just over 24,000 teu capacity, has been delivered to ABS class. The vessel is the latest in a series of nine being built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China to ABS class. The 400-meter megamax-24 type ship will serve ports between Asia and Europe.

10. Ardmore MR freight earnings triple as energy crisis deepens product tanker dislocations

Physical supply-demand dislocations in the oil products and clean tanker markets, coupled with global low product inventories amid an energy crisis driven by the Russia-Ukraine conflict tripled Ardmore Shipping’s time-charter equivalent earnings for Medium Range tankers so far in 2022.


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