InterManager Daily News 05.06.2023.

1. UW Limassol Maritime Leaders Forum Speakers – Nicos Attas, Cyprus Marine Manager – RINA. The UW Group, a leading authority in the maritime services industry, is thrilled to announce the very first Limassol Maritime Leaders Forum, scheduled to take place on the 29th of June, at the Port of Limassol, Cruise Terminal. The event is under the auspices of the Shipping Deputy Minister and promises to be the premier gathering of industry professionals, thought leaders, and innovators from around the world.
2. Schulte Group strengthens its commitment in Japan. End of May, the Schulte Group welcomed 200 guests at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to thank its long-standing clients and other business partners. The event was organised to celebrate and strengthen the Schulte Group’s engagement and relationships in Japan which is one of its most important markets.
3. Crucial updates to the Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention for the industry. The shipping industry is being urged to take notice of the latest amendments to the International Labour Organization Maritime Labour Convention detailed in a new publication update from the International Chamber of Shipping , to ensure they comply and can operate and trade globally with their vessels.
4. Bunker One launches its first methanol ready bunker tanker. With a new long-term charter of bunker tanker MT NORE, Bunker One is taking a major step into catering for future methanol bunkering in and around Scandinavian waters and the Northwest European region. This step further makes the strait between Denmark and Sweden able to support the green transition by offering the necessary infrastructure for last-mile delivery of alternative fuels to ships.
5. Methanol powered Vessels rising over LNG powered vessels in carbon neutrality. The world’s largest shipping company Maersk has set the goal of moving up the year of reaching its carbon neutrality from 2050 to 2040 by one decade. The shipping giant chose methanol instead of LNG as a solution to realizing carbon neutrality. Since ordering a methanol-powered vessel from HD HHI in 2021, Maersk has ordered a total of 19 vessels.
6. UAE clamps down on smaller P&I clubs. In a move to clamp down on shady ships joining its ship registry, the United Arab Emirates Maritime Administration has issued a circular demanding all clubs not in the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Clubs who insure any UAE-flagged ship need to furnish the country’s regulators with more information.
7. EU proposes new safety and pollution targets for shipping. The European Commission (EC) has presented five legislative proposals to update EU regulations on maritime safety and prevent water pollution caused by ships. The proposals seek to align EU rules with international standards, enhance implementation and enforcement through digitalisation, and support “clean and modern shipping”.
8. Russian Port Set to Suspend LPG Exports Over Drone Danger. Russia’s Black Sea port of Taman is poised to suspend exports of highly-explosive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) because of concerns linked to drone attacks, three sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.Russia has come under repeated attack in recent weeks, suffering a major cross-border incursion and drone attacks including on Moscow, oil refineries in southern Russia and a fuel depot near a strategic bridge that links Russia’s mainland with Crimea.
9. Tensions Boil Over In West Coast Labor Talks. The International Longshore Workers’ Union’s local union in Southern California has issued a statement today slamming the actions of foreign ocean carriers and marine terminal operators amid ongoing negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for unionized labor at West Coast ports.
10. Baltic index hits over 3-month low amid lower coal imports. The Baltic exchange’s main sea freight index extended losses for the 15th session straight on Thursday, hitting its more than three-month low as shipping rates fell across all vessel segments.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, fell 40 points, or 4.1%, to its lowest since Feb. 24 at 937.


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