InterManager Daily News 19.09.2023.

1. InterManager launches new ship management General Principles of Conduct and Action. InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in-house ship managers, has launched a set of General Principles of Conduct and Action for the international ship management sector which it says will drive up quality across the industry.Announcing the new General Principles of Conduct and Action, during London International Shipping Week 2023, InterManager President Mark O’Neil, CEO of the Columbia Group, said: “These new industry-wide Principles reflect the fact that InterManager members are committed to achieving high standards in providing their wide range of services to the global shipping industry.
2. Ocean Network Express and project Maji join hands to provide safe water access in Rural Ghana and Kenya. Ocean Network Express , a global container shipping company, is delighted to announce its partnership with Project Maji, a pan-African safe water NGO, to address the critical issue of clean water access in rural communities in Ghana and Kenya. This partnership, made through its subsidiary and regional headquarters Ocean Network Express, aims to transform many lives by installing multiple solar-powered water access points, significantly improving health and education prospects.
3. Philippines Says Japan, Australia Keen On Joint Maritime Patrols. The Philippine armed forces said Japan and Australia “expressed willingness” to take part in joint maritime patrols with it and the US in disputed waters. “Other countries who are open to the idea will be identified later,” Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Medel Aguilar said in a text message to reporters.
4. California Sues Oil Giants Claiming Deception, Climate Harms. California sued major oil companies including Exxon Mobil Corp. and Shell Plc, saying they deceived the public for decades while creating or contributing to local climate catastrophes. The civil case, filed in superior court in San Francisco, also targets BP Plc, ConocoPhillips, Chevron Corp. and the American Petroleum Institute, according to a spokesperson at the attorney general’s office.
5. Russian Missiles Hit Agriculture Facility In Odesa. Russia launched a combined drone and missile attack on Ukraine early on Sunday, targeting chiefly the southern parts of the Odesa region and hitting an agriculture facility there, Ukraine’s Air Forces said on the Telegram messaging app. Russia launched six Iranian-made Shahed drones and 10 cruise missiles, with Ukraine’s forces destroying six drones and six missiles before they hit their target, the Air Force said.
6. Transnet CEO Gets Removal Call From Port Of Durban. The business chamber of Durban, home toAfrica’s biggest port, has demanded the removal of top management at Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state logistics company In a letter to Pravin Gordhan, minister of public enterprises, the chamber listed grievances including poorly performing ports and rail lines, as well as a lack of clarity on future planning for an expansion to the facility.
7. A pioneer in electric tug construction. Tug owner and builder Sanmar Shipyards has excelled at becoming a key enabler of alternative fuels and propulsion technologies on tugboats. The Turkish shipbuilder is building tugs with the latest hybrid-electric power and LNG fuels, and a new order this year has opened opportunities for methanol-fuelled vessels.
8. UK DfT to fund green corridor feasibility studies. The UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) has announced ÂŁ1.5M (US$1.9M) to fund feasibility studies to examine green corridor routes between the UK and other nationsThe International Green Corridor Fund (IGCF) was launched as part of London International Shipping Week.
9. Congestion in Panama to support charter market. Continuing congestion, exacerbated by the impact of El Nino to the end of 2023, will increase voyage costs and may affect trade patterns, should longer waiting times result in operations through the Panama Canal becoming commercially unviable. Charter rates in the dry bulk market improved for the sub-Capesize vessels in August amid increased congestion in the Panama Canal. The 1-year TC rates strengthened in August after declining for three consecutive months as additional waiting time squeezed supply in the market.
10. India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor to counter China? The India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) was announced on the sidelines of the recently concluded G20 leaders’ summit in New Delhi. The project, if completed, could act as a foil to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive infrastructure project that has fueled concerns over Beijing’s extensive footprint across at least three continents.
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