InterManager Daily News 20.02.2023.

1. Kalimera Kypros – ZEABORN Ship Management (Cyprus) hosts its grand re-opening party after successful renovations

Customer experience is a common term in all businesses, but employee experience is equally important for the success of any organisation. While remote working and ‘New Work At ZEABORN’ allows the staff to work remotely from home and other mobile places of business, senior management of ZEABORN do realise that it remains utterly important for the well-being of its co-workers that they can work in an environment where they feel comfortable and can excel in their day-to-day work.

2. EU Commission sent Cyprus letter of formal notice regarding safety rules for offshore oil and gas operations

The European Commission has sent Cyprus a letter of formal notice calling on the country to correctly transpose EU rules on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations, as part of its regular package of infringement decisions against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

3. The International Chamber of Shipping reaffirms commitment to 2050 net zero

The Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, has submitted a revised proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that reaffirms the industry’s commitment to meet 2050 net zero carbon goals and sets out the full details of how this can be achieved via a ‘Fund and Reward’ system .

4. WinGD targets predictive maintenance in cooperation with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Swiss marine power company WinGD has launched a pilot project for a new engine diagnostics solution that is tailored to greatly simplify engine maintenance for crew and fleet managers. The enhancement to WinGD’s engine monitoring and remote support platform, WiDE , is being trialled on a vessel managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. The solution is an important step to enable smart, predictive maintenance for two-stroke engines.

5. Oxford University Podcast Development of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea

Ten months after the release of the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea on 1 March 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, a new exploratory podcast has been released through the University of Oxford discussing the Declaration’s origins and how acceptance of the document could potentially establish legal precedent.

6. Klaveness Combination Carriers secures two-year charter

Norwegian owner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has secured a new charter contract with an undisclosed leading energy player for one of its Cleanbu vessels. KCC chief executive Engebret Dahm said the two-year deal further strengthens and expands the already established close relationship with the charterer in question.

7. Island Offshore awarded Equinor PSV contract

Norway’s Island Offshore has secured a contract with Equinor for the battery hybrid platform supply vessel Island Commander. The 2009-built vessel, currently on spot fixture with the Norwegian energy giant, has been fixed for a period of seven months with two options of two months each.

8. Russia Sinks Damaged Space Cargo Ship In Pacific Ocean

”The Progress MS-21 (ship) was deorbited, entered the atmosphere and collapsed. Unburned elements of its structure fell in the non-navigational area of the South Pacific Ocean” on Saturday, the space agency was quoted as saying in a statement. Roscosmos reported loss of pressure in the ship on Feb. 11. Investigations into the incident have delayed the launch of craft to take two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut back from the space station to as late as March 10 from a previous plan to launch on Monday.

9. Oil and gas industry earned $4 trillion last year, says IEA chief

The global oil and gas industry’s profits in 2022 jumped to some $4 trillion from an average of $1.5 trillion in recent years, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, said on Tuesday. Despite those profits, countries depending on oil and gas revenue should prepare to reduce their reliance on petroleum as demand is going to fall in the longer term, Birol told a conference in Oslo while speaking via video link.

10. Sanctions Effect Begins: Crude Tankers Forced Onto Longer Voyages

Tanker investors have been getting cold feet this winter. Spot rates are down sharply from November and stocks are off earlier highs. Yet the bullish tanker thesis — war-induced trade inefficiencies, post-COVID reopening, new vessel capacity that’s about to fall off a cliff — hasn’t changed.After spot rates “began to ease from highs that were completely unsustainable” came “the predictable selloff in the equities,” said Evercore ISI analyst Jon Chappell in a research note on Friday.


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