InterManager Daily News 17.01.2024.

1. Columbia Group announces launch of Columbus Travel as it sets sail with opening of global headquarters in Malta A new travel company has been launched, offering a specialised service for both maritime and corporate clients and boasting a global presence with branches strategically located in Cyprus, Italy, Manila, US, and very soon in India.
2. Maritime Security a practical guide for Mariners provides vital safety information to seafarers The Nautical Institute is pleased to announce that its new compendium of essential maritime security advice, guidance and insights, Maritime Security – A Practical Guide for Mariners, is now available. It covers a wide range of topics, from a detailed examination of the ISPS Code and its implications to practical advice on key topics, such as cybersecurity, crime at sea and dealing with stowaways and migrants.
3. Gujarat and DP World sign agreements to strengthen logistics in the Indian state Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman and CEO DP World has signed multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth INR 250 billion (approx. US$3 billion) with the Government of Gujarat, covering the development of new ports, terminals, and economic zones, strengthening its commitment to supporting trade in a growing Indian state.
4. Eagle Bulk ship hit by missile off Yemen A bulk carrier owned by US-based Eagle Bulk Shipping has been struck by a missile in the Gulf of Aden. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), and maritime security consultants Ambrey said the incident occurred some 95 nautical miles southeast of Aden, Yemen.
5. Pertamina adds two environmentally friendly Gas-Ammonia Tankers, ready to penetrate the global market and enhance Indonesia’s Reputation Worldwide PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) strengthens its fleet by adding two Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC), giant gas tanker ships optimized for transporting LPG commodities domestically and internationally.
6. LNG as shipping’s alternative fuel in crosshairs again with European court challenge Five NGOs – Fossielvrij, Protect our Winters, Dryade, CLAW, and Opportunity Green – have launched a legal challenge against the European Commission, requesting it to review its green investment rules on aviation and shipping.
7. McDermott wins work on Malaysian carbon capture project US subsea and deepwater engineering and construction player McDermott has been awarded an offshore contract from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) for the Kasawari carbon capture and storage project, located offshore Sarawak in East Malaysia.
8. Russia’s oil freight costs ease despite sanctions, weather, Red Sea attacks -traders Russia’s oil shipping costs to Asia from its main Baltic ports eased in early 2024, despite security concerns in the Red Sea, winter weather and rising scrutiny over the limits of a price cap imposed by the West, oil traders and shippers told Reuters.
9. Qatar pauses Red Sea tankers after Western strikes on Houthis Qatar’s state energy company, one of the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporters, has paused sending tankers through the Red Sea after U.S.-led strikes against Houthi militants in Yemen targeting the crucial trade route.
10. APM Terminals Pipavav to develop green hydrogen ecosystem APM Terminals Pipavav has today signed a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to develop a complete green hydrogen ecosystem and port infrastructure. The first-move advantage of this initiative will provide economic benefits for both the local and regional economy, boost employment and support wider decarbonisation goals.


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