InterManager Daily News 21.11.2022.

1. Frank Olsen steps down as Inchcape CEO

Frank Olsen has stepped down as chief executive of one of the world’s largest maritime service providers, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). He will be replaced by Philippe Maezelle, who joins ISS on December 1, 2022, after serving as CEO of Alfred H Knight, an inspection and testing services provider for the metals and minerals industry. Maezelle’s previous experience also includes International SOS and DHL.

2. Maran Dry Management takes a pioneering position in decarbonisation

Maran Dry Management Inc., the prominent dry bulk shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Group, has signed a Joint Development Project (JDP) agreement with Class Society RINA and Chinese designer SDARI for a new bulk carrier which will meet IMO 2050 using an innovative fuel solution of LNG and hydrogen produced on demand on board.

3. Stolt Tankers partners with Stolthaven Terminals on pioneering project treated wastewater onshore

Stolt Tankers and Stolthaven Terminals have joined forces to pioneer the removal and sustainable treatment of wastewater from ships docked in Houston. In June 2021 the two divisions began a pilot programme to identify and balance the challenges, costs and benefits of treating washwater from ships at Stolthaven Houston’s onsite wastewater treatment plant.

4. Shippers still find Ocean freight booking for Shipper owned containers SOCs challenging Container xChange survey

Digital adoption challenges leading to a lack of transparency, visibility and trust emerge as three key struggles for container logistic companies to book shipper-owned containers according to a survey by Container xChange, an online platform for container logistics and operations.

5. IMO’s workshop in Madagascar aimed to prevent garbage pollution from ships

Preventing pollution by garbage from ships requires effective implementation and enforcement of MARPOL Annex V regulations and the provision of port reception facilities. A workshop in Toamasina, Madagascar (14-16 November) aimed to support government officials and relevant stakeholders to increase national capacity to implement MARPOL obligations and address marine litter, according to IMO’s release.

6. 50 percent of vessels ordered can sail on green fuel

A year-long decline in Danish shipping companies’ orders for new vessels has turned into an increase this year. Right now, there is total of orders for 51 new vessels from Danish shipping companies, compared to 44 last year. For the first time since 2015, the number of Danish orders has increased according to a new analysis from Danish Shipping.

7. Explosion injures two onboard offshore support vessel in France

Two crewmembers have been injured in an explosion on the Greek-flagged offshore support vessel Athena in Le Havre, France. Local media report two people have been hospitalised after suffering arm burns as a result of an air compressor explosion during a scheduled test.

8. U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure at ‘Significant Risk’ from Cyber Attacks -Report

The U.S. Department of the Interior has been told to take immediate action to address the “significant risk” that cybersecurity threats pose to critical offshore oil and gas infrastructure in the United States.

A Government Accountability Office review found “significant and increasing cybersecurity risks” to the nation’s network of more than 1,600 offshore facilities, which rely on technology to remotely monitor and control equipment.

9. Abu Dhabi Ports Acquires Spanish Logistics Firm to Further Global Expansion

Abu Dhabi Ports Group has purchased Spanish logistics firm Noatum for $680 million, its second acquisition this month as it looks to expand globally. For the company with 10 facilities in the United Arab Emirates, the deal offers exposure to maritime and logistics activities in the Mediterranean as well as port facilities in Spain, AD Ports said in a statement Friday. Noatum also has a presence in Turkey, the US, the UK, China, and Southeast Asia.

10. North P&I Club celebrates measurable impact of preventive action in supporting crew healthcare

On the 20th anniversary of introducing enhanced pre-employment medicals (PEMEs) to assess the fitness of individuals to join a ship, North’s Personal Injury claims team estimates the preventive approach has saved more than $25 million. In another milestone, North is celebrating the 10th anniversary of First Call – the first contact service which finds the best treatment options when crew need to use the US healthcare system. The service has averted claims worth over $7 million, according to North.


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