InterManager Daily News 11.09.2023.

1. DNV signs MoU with Pacific Carriers to expand strategic collaboration in ESG and key operational areas. Classification society DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore-based ship owner and operator Pacific Carriers Limited. The MoU builds on an earlier agreement signed back in 2020, with a renewed focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance among others.
2. Maersk strengthens offering with two new fulfilment centres in Central America and the Caribbean. Maersk reinforces its presence as a logistics integrator in Latin America with the inauguration of a 14,000 sqm fulfilment centre in the municipality of Funza in Colombia and a 3,500 sqm fulfilment centre in Panama, the second one located in Panama Pacifico logistics park.
3. Port of Rotterdam Depot Pier 7 joins integrated planning inland container shipping. Depot Pier 7, part of Waalhaven Group, joined Nextlogic’s integrated planning for inland container shipping. With this latest connection, Nextlogic is taking the next step toward full implementation within the port of Rotterdam. From the Waalhaven to the Maasvlakte, integrated planning now enables optimal use of available inland shipping capacity, 24/7
4. Hamburg Port Consulting supports Georgia’s National Maritime Single Window Initiative. Hamburg Port Consulting has been selected as a trusted partner to provide comprehensive IT management services for the establishment of a National Maritime Single Window in Georgia. The introduction of such a platform aims to increase the transparency of regulatory processes in international maritime transport and foster inter-agency cooperation. Georgia can thus better position itself as an important hub of the Middle Corridor and gateway to Europe
5. Indian Register of Shipping releases ‘Rules for Construction and Classification of Indian Naval Ships 2023’ The Indian Register of Shipping’s ‘Rules for Construction and Classification of Indian Naval Ships – 2023’ were released by the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri (Minister of State for Defence) Shri Ajay Bhatt, in presence of the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Commanders-in-Chief, Principal Staff Officers, senior Commanders on 4th September 2023, the opening day of the Naval Commanders Conference 2023, being held in New Delhi.
6. Biden heads to G20 in New Delhi ready to counter Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative. Headed to New Delhi for the G20 summit this weekend, the Biden administration has held discussions with India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to develop a new intermodal link from South Asia through the Middle East and into Europe with billions of dollars set to be spent on rail and ports in an alternative vision to Chinese president Xi Jinping’s 10-year-old Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an ambitious infrastructure project yoking China with countries around the world, which has run into difficulties of late.
7. Radziwill’s GoodBulk shorn of ships, eyes ‘new opportunities’GoodBulk, one of the most high profile names in dry bulk shipping, is now free of vessel owning.The John Michael Radziwill-led company has confirmed it has completed the sale of the last of its fleet, a remarkably quick process which has seen ships prefixed with Aqua dominate broking S&P reports all year.Announcing its Q2 results yesterday, GoodBulk described the “culmination of its first investment cycle” which had lasted just shy of seven years following the disposal of all its remaining vessels.
8. The Push To Identify Ocean Heat Waves Before They Happen. The world’s oceans are simmering. Some 48% of the ocean experienced marine heat waves in August, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, adding to the hottest year for oceans since record-keeping began in 1991. The heat could be felt from the UK, where coastal waters were as much 9F (5C) warmer than usual, to Florida, where the Atlantic pushed into the high 90s F (around 35C).
9. US, Canadian Warships Transit Taiwan Strait In Latest Joint Mission. A U.S. and a Canadian warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said, marking the second such joint mission since June and coinciding with the leaders of both countries attending the G20 summit in India. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson and Canada’s HMCS Ottawa conducted a “routine” transit “through waters where high-seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply in accordance with international law.”
10. ClassNK, Consort Bunkers, Daihatsu Diesel, Daikai Engineering, and SeaTech to collaborate on development of Ammonia Fueled Ammonia Bunkering Tanker. ClassNK, Consort Bunkers Pte Ltd, Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co.,Ltd., Daikai Engineering Pte. Ltd., and SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd. have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding concerning a joint study on an ammonia fueled ammonia bunkering tanker. The MOU was signed by representatives of all five parties with the presence of an official from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore at the “Gastech2023” held in Singapore.


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