InterManager Daily News 27.04.2023.

1. Recent developments on the legal framework for gender balance among directors of listed companies. The adoption of the European Union Directive 2022/2381 on improving the gender balance among directors of listed companies by the European Parliament in autumn 2022 and the publication of the Directive in the Official Journal of the European Union on 7 December 2022 (OJ L 315, 7.12.2022, p. 44), marks a change on the road to restoring gender balance. Despite voices from some Member States that the issue needs measures to be taken at national rather than EU level and that quotas are not the right approach, the Directive was finally adopted.
2. FSO SAFER Urgent call for equipment for oil spill contingency plan. IMO is urging Member States to contribute equipment to help UN-led efforts to prevent a possible catastrophic oil spill from the FSO SAFER, an ageing and rapidly decaying floating storage offshore unit moored 4.8 nautical miles off the Red Sea coast of Yemen. IMO is seeking used or near end-of-life spill response equipment that can be transported to the region within weeks.
3. Maran Dry’s first LNG fueled Newcastlemaxes delivered with DNV Class. Maran Dry Management , the dry bulk shipping arm of the Angelicoussis Group, recently took delivery of two Newcastlemax bulk carriers, Ubuntu Unity on February 28th and Ubuntu Community on April 18th – both from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Ship Building. The two DNV-classed vessels are the first LNG-fueled bulk carriers to join the MDM fleet.
4. Marlink signs strategic partnership with NORMA Cyber to further enhance cyber protection of maritime industry. The Norwegian Maritime Cyber Resilience Centre is a joint venture between risk insurance provider Den Norske Krigsforsikring for Skib and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. NORMA Cyber provides centralised cyber security services to Norwegian shipowners and other entities and aims to be the leading hub for operational cyber security efforts within the national maritime sector. NORMA Cyber’s member base consists of 420 Norwegian shipowners and operators controlling 3,400 vessels, drilling rigs and other mobile units.
5. The Tripartite table ends with the consensus of the government seafarers and shipowners. As part of the commitment powered through the Panama Maritime Authority with the maritime, port and logistic sectors of the country, we can inform that after 105 meetings, the tripartite consultation process held by the Sea Tripartite Table, ended, with the participation of representatives from the government, workers and employers. This process highlighted the principles of social dialogue, within a transparency, respect and collaboration environment due to the adoption of the new legislation to be applied onboard all merchant ships of Panamanian flag, navigating the interior waters and to the ships of commercial fishing and Panamanian flag navigating in interior and international waters.
6. Maersk and CMA CGM look to set up methanol bunkering in Australia’s largest box port. Maersk and CMA CGM’s Australian subsidiary ANL have signed up to explore the commercial feasibility of establishing a green methanol bunkering hub at the Port of Melbourne.A memorandum of understanding signed also by Maersk towage unit Svitzer, Stolthaven Terminals, HAMR Energy, ABEL Energy and the Port of Melbourne, will see the partners look at transportation of green methanol from production sites in Bell Bay, Tasmania and Portland, Victoria to Port of Melbourne for storage and bunkering services.
7. Singapore to create drone port. Singapore wants to set up a drone port for the delivery of ship supplies and will launch a call for proposals (CFP) later this year. The move was announced at Singapore Maritime Week.“The CFP will act as a pathfinder for public agencies and private companies to develop a concept of operations for drones that is suited to Singapore’s operating environment as a busy hub port,” said senior minister of state for finance and transport Chee Hong Tat.
8. US Maritime Crisis: Uncovering The Ghost Admiral Steering The US Government’s Most Secretive Agency. How can you help Cato dismantle the Jones Act and undermine American shipping? How can you subvert crucial US Navy shipbuilding subsidies? How can you obstruct $1.1 trillion of infrastructure bill funding from supporting ports and marine highways? How can you perpetuate the influx of Chinese goods arriving at US ports on Chinese vessels? Simply refuse to answer the phone.
9. Yacht with Five Aboard Goes Missing in Red Sea. private yacht with three Russians and two Egyptians on board has been reported missing in the Red Sea near the coast of Yemen for several days by its owner and the Russian embassy in Saudi Arabia.It was not immediately clear what had happened to the pleasure yacht named 30 Minutes which its owner said was heading to Djibouti to be sent onwards by ship to Dubai.
10. Bangladesh allows India to access its major ports to transport goods to its own territory. Bangladesh has given India permission to transport goods from one Indian state to another using major Bangladeshi ports in line with an agreement signed in 2018 between the neighboring countries. The National Board of Revenue (NBR) in Bangladesh issued a permanent standing order in this regard on Tuesday.The permanent transit order was issued by the NBR following the completion of trial runs for the operationalization and regular movement


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