InterManager Daily News 06.12.2022.

1. BSM’s Maritime Training Centre Kochi completes first in-house Cadet Foundation Course

BSM’s first in-house Cadet Foundation Course has successfully finished in August this year. It took place in the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) in Kochi, India. BSM congratulated 23 Indian Cadets including 17 Electro-Technical Officers, 3 Deck and 3 Engine Cadets for participating in the course during 12 weeks.

2. Uniper initiates arbitration proceedings against Gazprom and further ringfences Russian business unit

Uniper has initiated arbitration proceedings against Russia’s Gazprom Export (GPE) before an international arbitral tribunal. This was reported by Uniper CEO Klaus-Dieter Maubach at an event in Düsseldorf today. In the proceedings which will take place in Stockholm, Uniper is claiming damages incurred by the company in connection with the gas volumes not delivered by GPE since June.

3. ICS signs milestone agreement with the Emirates Shipping Association for enhanced collaboration towards COP28

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Shipping Association for increased cooperation and collaboration towards the UNFCCC Climate Conference COP28 and beyond.

4. Following G7 Plan, EU countries near deal to cap Russian oil at $60 per barrel

European Union countries are nearing a deal to cap the maritime trade of Russian crude oil at $60 per barrel, building upon an initiative by the Group of Seven (G7) to further weaken the Kremlin’s ability to wage war on Ukraine. Ambassadors have spent several days engaged in an intense debate over how high or how low the price cap should be, trying to strike a balancing act between the need to impair Russian revenues and avoid any abrupt disruption in global markets.

5. CMA CGM received EcoVadis Platinum award for its commitment to sustainable development

The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, has been awarded a Platinum medal by EcoVadis, a rating agency that assesses the social and environmental responsibility of companies, for the continuous progress it has shown in the sustainable development arena.

6. Valencia to double box throughput with massive MSC investment

The Spanish port of Valencia will get a fourth container terminal with Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), a subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), spending more than EUR1bn ($1.05bn) to develop the 5m teu facility to the north of existing box infrastructure.

7. German port now able to ID all containers coming on and off ships

The Port of Duisburg (Duisport), the world’s largest inland port, located near the confluence of Germany’s Rhine and Ruhr rivers, has developed what it calls a Rivergate, through which the ID of each container being loaded on, or unloaded from, a vessel is digitally recorded and compared with the ship’s loading list within seconds.

8. Harsh Weather Germany’s Plans LNG Terminals

Germany’s plans to start imports of liquefied natural gas this month are at risk of being derailed by the weather. Strong wind, freezing temperatures, high waves — or a combination — have already interrupted some works on its first terminals, and could delay some of the projects due to launch by the end of the year.

9. Cargill Resumes Shipping Grain From Ukraine

Cargill, the world’s top agricultural commodities trader, has started to export crops from this year’s harvest in war-torn Ukraine, a move that could help further ease global food prices. Shipments are flowing since Russia agreed to renew an agreement to keep export corridors open, Chief Executive Officer David MacLennan said in an interview.

10. Venezuelan oil exports flow using false documents, ships linked to Iran

When the supertanker Young Yong sailed to the Chinese port of Qingdao in September last year, it had quality certificates for its cargo stating it was transporting Malaysian crude oil, according to the documents reviewed by Reuters.


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