InterManager Daily News 05.05.2023.

1. Baltic index logs third straight monthly rise on strong capesize demand. The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index slipped on Friday, but posted its third straight monthly gain, supported by increasing demand for the capesize vessel segment.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, fell 5 points to 1,576. The index was, however, up 13.5% for the month, as well as registered a weekly rise.
2. Stolt Tankers supports World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023. World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is an incredibly important topic for Stolt Tankers and something that we are focused on every single day of the year. But today is a good reminder to us all to constantly renew our commitment to prioritising health and safety.
3. Valenciaport strengthens its commitment to good practices and transparency in its Ethical Channel. The Port Authority of Valencia strengthens its commitment to good practices with society through its Ethics Channel, a tool accessible to individuals, authorities, customers, employees and other stakeholders. This initiative is part of Valenciaport’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals , which include those relating to “peace, justice and strong institutions”, which set goals relating to reducing corruption and bribery, creating effective and transparent institutions and ensuring public access to information.
4. First ever International Requirements for Offshore Spaceports developed by ABS. ABS produced a new set of requirements based on service experience with industry leading aerospace rocket launch and recovery companies to guide the burgeoning maritime aspects of the space flight industry in the safe design and construction of offshore assets. Previously there were no industry requirements to address an offshore spaceport’s unique concept of operation.
5. Revised EU’s stability rules for car ferries. After a thorough revision of a 20-year-old EU directive, revised regulation for passenger ships having car decksis now ready.In the future the largest vessels will be covered by international IMO rules while vessels carrying less than 1,350 passengers must still comply with the directive.
6. Atlantica snaps up supramax. Sources tell Splash that Norwegian asset player Atlantica Shipping, led by Johan Werner, has sealed its first bulker purchase this year, tabling just under $16m for 14-year-old, Mitsui Tamano-built supramax Kitakami, a ship which was listed owned by Bancorp in the US according to MarineTraffic. The new addition brings Atlantica Shipping’s supramax arm up to three same-aged ships.
7. DEME scores French wind hat-trick. DEME Offshore has secured three contracts with a combined value of more than €300m ($331m) for the Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farm in France. This is the third large-scale offshore wind farm project for the Belgian marine contractor in France, following Saint-Nazaire and the recent contract award for the Iles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier wind farm.
8. Shipping companies race to use green fuel to meet stricter rules. Global shipping companies are looking at green fuel such as methanol, ammonia and hydrogen to power vessels as the International Maritime Organization set a target to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2050 through stricter regulations.
9. Wärtsilä partners with Veracity by DNV to streamline Anglo-Eastern’s reporting. Technology group Wärtsilä and DNV’s industry cloud platform Veracity have entered a partnership, creating secure and seamless connectivity between Wärtsilä’s Fleet Optimisation Solution (FOS) and Veracity. With the integration, Wärtsilä will send real-time operational data with customer consent to Veracity, where it is quality assured and made ready for DNV’s verification services, making emissions compliance reporting more efficient for the partners’ common customers.
10. Indian Iron Ore & Steel Market Overview: Mr. Devendra Negi. The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce “Asia Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2023” is being organised on 16th June 2023 at Holiday Inn, Mumbai. The organisers are delighted to announce that Mr. Devendra Negi, General Manager – Chartering, Bainbridge Navigation will be addressing the business leaders and stakeholders at the Summit. He will be delivering a presentation and talk on “Indian Iron Ore & Steel Market Overview” Mr. Devendra Negi is one of the best-known names in the dry bulk cargo business.


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