InterManager Daily News 06.02.2023.

1. Invitation for the presentation by Philippos Philis, ECSA President at the Cyprus Marine Club on “Latest EU Shipping Developments”

Philippos Philis is the founder of Lemissoler and has been Managing Director since its establishment in 1996. He has been appointed as Chairman and CEO of Lemissoler Group since 2009. The Group is active in ship-owning, ship management, ship commercial operations, and chartering, as well as in R&D with a focus on enhancing the ship’s efficiency and decreasing the carbon footprint.

2. Petronav Ship Management moves away from the use of traditional paper Oil Record Book and chooses MORSE ORB

Petronav Ship Management Ltd moves away from the use of the traditional paper Oil Record Book and chooses MORSε ORB developed by Prevention at Sea. Mr. Demetris Charalambous General Manager at Petronav Ship Management Ltd. stated “We are so enthused with our decision to install the electronic Oil Record Book developed by Prevention at Sea across our fleet. With MORSεORB onboard, we guard our ships in lieu of traditional hard copy Oil Record Book issues while at the same time complementing our digitalization goals, one of which is moving away from the use of paper.”

3. MOL becomes World’s first Company to earn AiP for Vessel Cyber Resilience

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that it has obtained Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas, a French classification society Head office: Paris, France, for the basic design of a ship network with cyber resilience measures developed and demonstrated by MOL, in compliance with the Unified Requirement E26 “Cyber resilience of ships” issued by the International Association of Classification Societies . MOL is the first company in the world to receive an AiP for UR E26.

4. BIO SEA prevents access to cyber hackers looking for an entry point into ship systems

French UV-based water treatment specialist BIO-UV Group has developed state-of-the-art cyber security software for its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system ahead of two IACS Unified Requirements set to enter into force next year. Like any networked system or control software onboard ship, the ballasting process, including the treatment system, can be susceptible to a cyber attack, with hackers looking for an entry point to a vessel’s Operational Technology systems.

5. EU’s green initiatives can accelerate change

The European Commission has just presented what can be interpreted as a response to the Americans’ “US Inflation Reduction Act”. The EU’s new “A Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age” is, like the US Inflation Reduction Act, aimed in part at supporting the production of green fuels, ensuring a green infrastructure and accelerating the green transition.

6. Grain exports out of Ukraine set to accelerate this month

After grain shipments out of Ukraine’s three export ports on the Black Sea slumped to a four-month low in January, the signs are that volumes are set to bounce back while the United Nations is busy negotiating an extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which is due for renewal in the middle of March.

7. DP World to build box terminal at India’s Deendayal port

Dubai-headquartered DP World has landed a concession to develop, operate and maintain the ‘mega-container terminal’ at Deendayal port on India’s west coast. Located in Kandla, Gujarat, the project involves the construction of a 2.19m teu terminal at Tuna-Tekra through a public-private partnership estimated to cost around $550m.

8. Dramatic U.S. Coast Guard Rescue in Pacific Northwest Caught on Video

Some incredible video coming from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 13th District showing the rescue of a mariner as a wave capsizes his vessel in waters off the Pacific Northwest. The incydent took place Friday approximately 6 miles west of the mouth of the Columbia River. Multiple units responded and saved the mariner as the disabled 35-foot Sandpiper was capsized by a breaking wave as a rescue swimmer approached the vessel.

9. Pakistan Inflation At 48-Year-High As Supplies Jam In Ports

Pakistan’s inflation quickened to the fastest in almost 48 years in January as thousands of containers of food items, raw materials and equipment are stuck in ports after the cash-strapped government curtailed imports. Consumer prices rose 27.55% from a year earlier, according to data released by the statistics department on Wednesday. That compares with a median estimate for a 25.9% gain in a Bloomberg survey and a 24.47% jump in December. Inflation is at the highest since May 1975, according to central bank data.

10. Shell still taking LNG cargoes from Russia under Novatek contract

Shell is still receiving cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia under its long-term contract with Novatek, a Shell spokesperson said on Thursday. The world’s largest LNG trader agreed a more than 20-year deal in 2015 for Novatek to supply around 900,000 tonnes per annum from the Yamal LNG plant in Siberia. Shell said in 2022 it would exit all its Russian operations, including a major LNG plant in the Sakhalin peninsula in the eastern flank of the country after Russia invaded Ukraine


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