InterManager Daily News 30.01.2023.

1. IMO WISTA and SHeo invite enrollments for for the 3rd batch of the Leadership Accelerator Program

International Maritime Organization – IMO and Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association signed an MoU on 27 January 2020, agreeing to work together to explore and, where feasible, develop specific areas of cooperation in accordance with their organizational and programmatic objectives.

2. Your move, Maersk

The decoupling of the 2M alliance agreement with MSC in 2025 leaves Maersk in a tight spot. The Danish mega-carrier is too big to join an existing alliance and too small to go it alone. Despite all of the protestations from the two parties, the intense speculation that the 2M alliance partners MSC and Maersk were about to divorce has become reality.

3. TT Club supports NaVCIS to help combat freight crime

The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service is a police unit with a freight team that collates, analyses and disseminates Road Freight Crime information across England and Wales. The unit has been recently tasked by the UK Government’s Home Office with delivering a Problem Profile on freight crime. TT Club is supporting NaVCIS Freight and its report with the aim of obtaining increased public funding to address the situation.

4. CHIRP Maritime and Human Rights at Sea join Forces

The UK-based Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme has joined forces with Human Rights at Sea through a partnership Memorandum of Understanding to share resources, investigate incidents of egregious human rights abuse at sea and pursue justice for victims.

5. Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Capesize Dry Bulk Vessel the m/v Aliki

Diana Shipping , a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2005-built vessel “Aliki”, with delivery to the buyer latest by February 28, 2023, for a sale price of US$15.08 million before commissions.

6. Moreld Apply awarded significant Aker BP contract

Norwegian oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) player Moreld Apply has won a contract from Aker BP for the Edvard Grieg topside modification, which forms part of the Utsira High tie-backs project.

7. NYK orders fifth LPG/ammonia carrier

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has ordered a fifth LPG-duel fuel very large LPG / liquefied ammonia gas carrier (VLGC) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI). The ship, equipped with separate cargo tanks designed to carry LPG and ammonia, will be built at the KHI Sakaide Works shipyard and is set for delivery in 2026. The ship is also expected to be ammonia ready, whereby it will be able to use ammonia as a fuel as well in the future.

8. Spain Seizes Cocaine Worth $114 Million From Livestock Ship

Spanish police seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 105 million euros ($114 million) after raiding a cattle ship off the Canary Islands earlier this week, a statement said on Saturday.

The ship had stopped at ports in about a dozen countries before Tuesday’s raid, and police said drug smugglers had started using livestock shipsbecause it was more difficult for police to trace their illicit cargo.

9. Russian Antarctic Vessel Docks In South Africa As Green Groups Protest

A Russian research vessel which has been prospecting for oil and natural gas in the Antarctic docked in South Africa on Saturday following protests by green campaigners who say its operations in the region violate a treaty banning mineral exploration.

Several members of the Extinction Rebellion environmental group held banners reading “Hands off Antarctica” as the polar explorer ship Akademik Alexander Karpinsky arrived as scheduled in Cape Town’s port during the morning.

10. West Coast Port Labor Contract Talks Remain in Limbo

Long-stalled West Coast port labor talks are showing no signs of progress, according to people familiar with the negotiations, extending uncertainty for U.S. retailers who rely on the coast to import goods from Asia. Shipping industry and Biden administration officials had hoped the talks, which began in May, would conclude last fall. But, people familiar with the negotiations say the parties haven’t made progress since the summer on regional issues that are delaying discussion of major contract provisions, including wages and automation.


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