InterManager Daily News 05.12.2022.

1. “Let’s DISCO” campaign – Organisation of information gatherings to promote maritime studies and professions

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry announces the organisation of Information Gatherings in all the provinces of Cyprus, which are aimed at secondary school students, parents and teachers with the aim of providing holistic information on all matters related to the shipping industry and especially study options and employment prospects in sector.

2. Cyprus Shipping Chamber joins Cyprus shipping promotional mission in Hamburg

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC), within its long-standing efforts to further promote Cyprus Shipping abroad, participated and supported a Cyprus Shipping Promotional Mission in Hamburg, lead by the Shipping Deputy Minister, Mr. Vassilios Demetriades, between 29-30 November 2022.

3. Boers cancelled crew changes due to long delays for visa approvals have led to specialist crew company BCS Group

Manning agencies who are often faced with the challenges of going through the complex Schengen visa application process have received expert advice and knowledge thanks to a workshop held by BCS Group – Boers Crew Services following Crew Connect Global.

4. Singapore accepted Amendments to the International Maritime Organization Convention

Singapore has conveyed its acceptance of the amendments to the Convention on the International Maritime Organization . The declaration of acceptance was presented by Mr Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO on 30 November 2022.

5. Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes the provisional agreement on EU emissions trading for shipping

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes the outcome of the trilogue negotiation, on 29 November 2022, on the inclusion of the shipping sector in the EU ETS. We are pleased to note that the EU institutions have embraced a number of positions promoted by the shipping industry, which will assist in the shipping’s decarbonisation through a more pragmatic and realistic implementation of the EU ETS for shipping.

6. TotalEnergies comes onboard ammonia-powered tanker project

The coalition, founded in 2020 by Malaysia’s top shipping line MISC, South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, and class society Lloyd’s Register, also includes German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), green ammonia producer Yara Clean Ammonia (Yara) and Jurong Port.

7. Control of FESCO up for grabs following jail sentence of its largest shareholder

Following a four-year court battle, Ziyavudin Magomedov was sentenced to 19 years in jail yesterday over corruption charges. His leading 32.5% stake in FESCO, Russia’s largest private maritime logistics operator, will now be put up for sale.

8. Even Weak Cyclones Have Grown More Intense

TheConversation) Tropical cyclones have been growing stronger worldwide over the past 30 years, and not just the big ones that you hear about. New research finds that weak tropical cyclones have gotten at least 15% more intense in ocean basins where they occur around the world.

9. Dirty Bulkers Are Now Being Used To Carry Food Crops to Asia

China’s downturn in the housing market has weighed on iron ore, driving freight rates for bulk carriers down 50% from a year earlier. That’s made it more attractive for some of the world’s biggest agriculture traders to book iron ore vessels for shipments of corn and soybeans.

10. Adani Port: Violent protests over billionaire’s Kerala project

A mob stormed a police station in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Sunday night, injuring 36 police officers, as months of protests against a port project escalated into violence. The port is being built by Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd, owned by Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani.


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