InterManager Daily News 12.04.2023.

1. Columbia Shipmanagement shows commitment to innovation and cutting edge technology with trial of new internet service Starlink. Leaders in innovation, the ship management arm of the Columbia Group, Columbia Shipmanagement, is conducting a trial of the new Starlink satellite internet service on a number of vessels.The Starlink service, provided by a constellation of low-earth orbit satellites operated by SpaceX, is designed to deliver reliable and high-speed internet connectivity to ships and vessels across all sectors of the maritime industry.
2. ONE Eco Calculator launched. Japanese containerline Ocean Network Express (ONE) has debuted its ONE Eco Calculator, which calculates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from ONE’s operating vessels. With the ONE Eco Calculator, units are expressed as either tank-to-wake (TTW), a measure of emissions from burning fuel, which has been stored in a tank, or well-to-wake (WTW), a measure of emissions from fuel production, delivery, and use aboard ships.
3. Airseas: Walking the talk. Although the shipping sector is seeing a rapid rise in appetite for wind propulsion, the planet needs faster actions on all fronts from all industries, and regulators should be lighting the way, says Vincent Bernatets, co-founder and CEO of French wind propulsion developer Airseas.
4. Crowley to Open Offshore Wind Office in Northern California. Jacksonville, Florida-based Crowley is set to open a Wind Services office in Eureka, California as part of its efforts to develop an offshore wind terminal at the Port of Humboldt Bay in Northern California. The announcement of the new office will be made during an open house event later this month in partnership with the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce.
5. Turkey Launches First Amphibious Assault Ship. Turkey launched its first amphibious assault ship on Monday, aiming to extend its drone capabilities from land-based to naval operations amid increased regional tensions as war rages in Ukraine on the other side of the Black Sea. The TCG Anadolu can handle only light aircraft, chiefly helicopters and jets that can take off from shorter runways. It is 232 meters long and 32 meters wide, and can carry some 1,400 personnel – one battalion of soldiers – combat vehicles and support units to operate overseas.
6. Global demand of Indian seafarers set to rise. India’s share of global seafaring population is only about 8% whereas her share of global population stands at 18%. It is “India’s moment” to increase her share in the seafaring population, since she has all the right ingredients of a robust education system, young population, and low per capita income. As can be seen with the graph, other countries have been able to do much better due to an early start.
7. Western curbs on Russian oil products redraw global shipping map. Global fuel suppliers are turning to longer and costlier routes that produce more carbon emissions to move their diesel and other products as Western restrictions on Russian cargoes have reshuffled global energy shipping patterns.
8. Addressing ship-to-ship oil transfers and tankers in the “dark fleet”. The dangerous practice of ship-to-ship transfers in the open ocean, as well as the methods used to obscure ship identities and turning off AIS transponders, were discussed by the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The committee was meeting for its 110th session (LEG 110) at IMO Headquarters in London (27-31 March).
9. Kazakhstan, Abu Dhabi Ports Group to procure tanker fleet. KazMunayGas, Kazakhstan’s national oil company, and Abu Dhabi Ports Group plan to procure a tanker fleet with deadweight from 8,000 to 12,000 tons.This issue was discussed between Magzum Mirzagaliyev, the CEO of KazMunayGas, and Mohamed Juma al-Shamisi, the CEO of the Abu Dhabi Ports Group.
10. DP World Cochin hosts inaugural call of the “Malabar” service to enhance connectivity with the Middle East. DP World, a leading global provider of smart end-to-end logistics, welcomed the newly launched weekly Malabar Service, at its state-of-the-art International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT). The new service will be operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and will have 4 vessels of 2400 TEU capacity.


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