InterManager Daily News 15.05.2023.

1. Epsco appointed as representative of Sonihull Ultrasonic Anti Fouling. Epsco Group are thrilled to announce our representation of Sonihull Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling Systems.Sonihull’s mission is to deliver environmentally safe, cost effective antifouling wherever unwanted bio-fouling persists.Ultrasonic Antifouling offers significant fuel savings and reduced CO2 Emissions to shipowners whilst at the same time, protecting the environment.
2. Unlocking opportunities for green shipping in Africa. Africa’s abundance of solar, wind and thermal energy across the continent can place Africa at the core of the global decarbonization of maritime transport, the IMO conference on Low-Carbon Shipping in Africa heard.Africa’s abundance of solar, wind and thermal energy across the continent can place Africa at the core of the global decarbonization of maritime transport, the IMO conference on Low-Carbon Shipping in Africa heard.
3. CFL cargo and Bertani Trasporti partner up for a new rail connection from Poland to France. CFL cargo, sister company of CFL multimodal, and Bertani Trasporti are proud to announce the launch of a new rail connection between Gliwice Port in Poland and Marckolsheim in France.During this year’s transport logistic fair in Munich, CFL cargo and Bertani Trasporti have successfully concluded a partnership for a new train running with two roundtrips per week and transporting vans from the Gliwice Port to Marckolsheim over a distance of more than 1300 km.
4. Committed to cleaner shipping. As the world’s leading supplier of marine coatings, Jotun partners with a broad range of stakeholders working to decarbonise shipping. But is the industry moving fast enough? Jotun’s President and CEO Morten Fon shares his views on how leadership, innovation and collaboration can accelerate the transition to a low carbon future.
5. Hapag Lloyd Q1 2023 sees good resilience in weaker market environment. Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first quarter of 2023 with an EBITDA of USD 2.4 billion (EUR 2.2 billion). EBIT decreased to USD 1.9 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) compared to the same quarter last year, and the Group profit was also below the prior-year level, at USD 2 billion (EUR 1.9 billion).Transport volumes were 4.9 percent lower than in the first quarter of last year, at 2,842 TTEU (Q1 2022: 2,987 TTEU), owing to local destocking and weaker overall global demand.
6. Noble scores $500m drillship contract with Petrobras. New York and Copenhagen-listed offshore driller Noble has won a $500m contract from Brazil’s Petrobras for the ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Faye Kozack.The 2013-built rig, formerly Pacific Khamsin, has been fixed for two-and-a-half years for drilling operations at the BM-S-11 and Tupi fields offshore Brazil starting in the fourth quarter of 2023.
7. GasLog clinches long-term employment for LNG trio. US-listed Greek liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping player GasLog has secured multi-year employment for three of its ships.In its first-quarter results statement, the Peter Livanos-controlled company said it had chartered out the 2010-built 155,000 cu m GasLog Singapore to New Fortress Energy Transport Partners for two years and an option for additional 90 days.
8. Great Lakes Labor: Filipino Mariners Can Now Sail On Canadian Merchant Ships. In a move to tackle an acute mariner shortage accentuated by the rapid retirement of boomers, Canada has signed an unprecedented agreement with the Philippines, allowing Filipino merchant mariners to serve on Canadian-flagged vessels. This marks a significant shift in international labor arrangements, opening new doors for the robust Filipino seafarer population, but causing worry among Canadian Merchant Mariners that wages could fall.
9. U.S. Navy Names Next-Generation Hospital Ship. In a video released for Mental Health Awareness Month, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro announced the new name for the Navy’s next-generation hospital ships, known as the Expeditionary Medical Ship (EMS(X)). The lead ship in the new class will be named USNS Bethesda (EMS 1), honoring the history and community of healthcare professionals at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.
10. Trade Soft at Port of Long Beach. Cargo container traffic slowed at the Port of Long Beach in April as consumers continued to limit purchases and shippers shuffled trade from the West Coast to seaports on the East and Gulf coasts. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 656,049 TEUs last month, down 20.1% from April 2022, which was the port’s busiest April on record. Looking at consecutive months, overall cargo volumes gained 8.6% from March with imports up 12% month over month.


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