InterManager Daily News 31.10.2022.

1. IMO and WISTA International Speakers Bureau launch

Women in maritime are encouraged to inspire, educate and engage audiences by registering as speakers on the new Maritime Speakers Bureau platform, launched by the International Maritime Organization and the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association.

2. Grieg Maritime Group won the Corporate Diversity Award 2022 at the WISTA AGM

WISTA International’s Corporate Diversity Award recognizes companies and organizations making significant strides in incorporating diversity throughout their business and are recognized for their contributions and commitment to improving practices and making working environments more inclusive.

3. CSC fully supports ICS Global CO2 Reduction Fund Proposal

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes and fully supports the proposal by the International Chamber of Shipping to introduce a global CO2 reduction fund to the IMO. The Chamber believes that the earliest introduction of a global fund will help the industry drive towards achieving the IMO’s decarbonisation goals and ensure a global level playing field for the shipping industry.

4. The Integrated Port – Marina development in Larnaca is considered to be the biggest investment in Cyprus according to Karousos

The 1.2-billion-euro integrated port-marina development project in Larnaca is the largest development ever undertaken in Cyprus, Transport, Communications and Works Minister Yiannis Karousos said, expressing satisfaction that the investor is proceeding with the implementation of the contract.

5. Cosco orders twelve methanol-fuelled 24,000 teu ships

Chinese boxship giant Cosco Shipping Holdings has ordered twelve methanol dual-fuel 24,000 teu containerships worth nearly $2.9bn. The order has been spread between its container shipping units, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Cosco Shipping Lines, for seven and five ships at $239.85m each.

6. Captain of German boxship arrested after Danish grounding

A German feeder boxship ran aground off Denmark in the early hours of Friday morning, with its captain arrested under suspicion of being drunk at the time of the incident. The 1998-built 508 teu Ragna got stuck in the strait between the island of Funen and the Jutland Peninsula, known as the Little Belt, as it was on its way from Federicia port to Bremerhaven, Germany.

7. Russia Halts UN Grain Deal With Ukraine

Russia on Saturday suspended participation in a U.N.-brokered Black Sea grain deal after what it said was a major Ukrainian drone attack on its fleet in Crimea, dealing a blow to attempts to ease the global food crisis. Russia’s defense ministry said Ukraine attacked the Black Sea Fleet near Sevastopol on the annexed Crimean peninsular with 16 drones in the early hours of Saturday, and that British navy “specialists” had helped coordinate the “terrorist” attack.

8. Port of Long Beach Receives $30.1 Million To Fund Zero-Emissions Cargo Handling Equipment

Funding for the new clean air project comes from the 2022 Port Infrastructure Development Program, administered by the U.S. Maritime Administration. The project will replace diesel yard tractors at Long Beach Container Terminal with approximately 60 electric, human-operated yard tractors. The project at LBCT – which can move 3.3 million cargo container units annually, more than most U.S. ports – also includes construction of electric equipment charging stations with energy efficiency-enhancing software, training for operators and maintenance personnel, and installation of software equipment to streamline cargo-handling operations within the terminal.

9. Deep dive into IMCA’s commitment to diving

Ensuring the safety of divers and diving operations has been central to IMCA’s work for 50 years. IMCA was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC) and the Dynamic Positioning Vessel Association (DPVOA). AODC, the earliest ‘genealogical ancestor’ of IMCA was formed on 26 April 1972 at the Imperial Hotel in Great Yarmouth, UK by 11 diving contractors working in the North Sea.

10. Panama Canal Readies to Accommodate Peak Season Fluctuations

October typically marks the start of peak season at the Panama Canal, as the global shipping industry and supply chains prepare for increased demand. Each fall, the waterway stands ready for waves of vessels to arrive, many loaded with holidays gifts or petroleum products to heat homes during the cold winter months.


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