InterManager Daily News 31.01.2023.

1. BSM becomes an official member of the All Aboard Alliance

As of February 2022, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is an official member of the All-Aboard Alliance, the Alliance for a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Maritime Industry. The All Aboard Alliance aims to bring together senior leaders across the maritime industry to collaboratively accelerate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts at sea and shore.

2. ‘Green Finance’ adopt ‘Poseidon Principles’ or encounter survival business risk

Today, after some research on the jargon, I can understand that ‘Green Finance’ is interlinked with the Poseidon Principles (PP) adopted by the banks, and the insurance companies, to reflect the environmental impact which will be measurable as of this year through the CII requirements (Carbon Intensity Indicator) and will apply to all shipping companies. Managing risks is part of MARASCO’s every day role in Marine Insurance business.

3. Mandatory Maritime Single Window: One year to go

From 1 January 2024 it will be compulsory for ports around the world to operate Maritime Single Windows (MSWs) for the electronic exchange of information required on ships’ arrival at a port, their stay and their departure. This mandatory change follows the adoption by IMO’s Facilitation Committee of amendments to the FAL Convention.

4. Three Korean Shipbuilders focusing on boosting profitability

As in 2022, Korean shipbuilders are expected to receive many orders for high value-added ships this year. Expectations for an earnings improvement are rising as orders for tankers and offshore plants are likely to revive, along with continued demand for LNG carriers. Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), an intermediate holding company of HD Hyundai, recently signed a contract with a shipping company in Africa to build two LPG carriers worth 240.8 billion won.

5. Federal Maritime Commission to seek additional comments on unreasonable refusal to deal Rulemaking

The Federal Maritime Commission will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) that addresses issues commenters raised in response to the Unreasonable Refusal to Deal or Negotiate with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodations proposed (Docket 22-24) rule issued last September.

6. Russia Rules Out Talks With Japan On Fishing Near Disputed Islands

Russia said on Sunday it will not hold annual talks with Japan aon renewing a pact that allows Japanese fishermen to operate near disputed islands, saying Japan has taken anti-Russian measures. The islands, off the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, are known in Russia as the Kurils and in Japan as the Northern Territories and have been at the core of decades of tension between the neighbors.

7. Judge Probing Beirut Port Blast Must Be Allowed To Pursue Truth

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for the judge struggling to investigate the Beirut port explosion to be able to pursue his work and get help from any outside authority to pinpoint those responsible for the devastating blast. Long-simmering tensions over the investigation have boiled over since Judge Tarek Bitar brought charges against some of the most influential people in Lebanon, defying political pressure to scrap the inquiry into the disaster that killed 220 people.

8. Port of Long Beach aims to become the world’s first zero-emissions port

Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero last week declared 2023 the “Year of Imagination” for the port, saying that imaginative initiatives will drive it in its goal to become the world’s first zero-emissions seaport. Among the projects planned, Cordero announced the port’s bid to assemble and manufacture offshore wind turbines that will increase the state’s supply of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

9. Port of Oakland stake in solar array goes online, bringing power from solar to 30%

The Port of Oakland’s stake in a newly expanded solar array at Antelope Valley Solar Ranch in Lancaster, California, went online last week, delivering renewable energy to the port’s owned and operated utility. The utility sells electricity to tenants at both the Oakland Seaport and the Oakland International Airport. “This is a project that has been six years in the making,” said Port of Oakland executive director Danny Wan. “Using renewable power sources to meet our energy needs is another important step towards zero emissions and a greener port.”

10. Japan’s No. 2 shipbuilder to start making LNG-fueled vessels

Japan Marine United, the country’s second-largest shipbuilder, will start constructing vessels fueled by liquefied natural gas, considered a transitional technology as the industry aims for full decarbonization. Amid intensifying competition with Chinese and Korean players, JMU hopes to take advantage of environmentally friendly technology to capture demand.


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