InterManager Daily News 22.01.2024.

1. DP World’s 2024 Business forecast tech driven optimism meets rising geopolitical challenges Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman and CEO. Despite the challenges of 2023 and escalating geopolitical tensions, business leaders remain surprisingly optimistic for 2024, according new research from Economist Impact and DP World, unveiled today at the World Economic Forum.
2. Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are entering into an operational cooperation Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk , an entity under A.P. Moller – Maersk ,have signed an agreement for a new long-term operational collaboration called ”Gemini Cooperation”, which will start in February 2025. The ambition is to deliver a flexible and interconnected ocean network with industry-leading reliability.
3. BIMCO Shipping Number of the Week “In 2023, only seven product tankers with combined deadweight tonnes (DWT) capacity of 265,000 were recycled. This was a year-on-year drop of 82% compared to 1.5 million DWT (27 product tankers) recycled in 2022. It was also the lowest level of recycling seen since records began in 1996,” says Niels Rasmussen, Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO.
4. Ocean Network Express steps forward with its Green Strategy announcement for the inaugural fleet of 12 methanol dual-fuel containerships Ocean Network Express has signed Ship Building Contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard and Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for a total construction of twelve 13,000 TEU methanol dual-fuel container ships. Each shipyard will build six vessels and are all scheduled to be delivered from 2027. This significant milestone represents ONE’s inaugural fleet of methanol-dual fuel vessels and plays a key role in reaching ONE’s sustainable goals as part of the Green Strategy.
5. The Foiling Organization joins ICOMIA The Foiling Organization is a non-profit professional association for the industry of foiling. It covers all aspects of the industry including; boat yards, component manufacturers, designers, universities, research facilities, pro-sailors, yacht clubs, events and institutions. Their main goal is to promote foiling to everyone but in particular for cruising, racing and commercial shipping.
6. Appeal launched over fears for crews embroiled in Red Sea shipping crisis Sailors’ Society has launched an urgent crisis appeal following mounting concern over attacks on ships in the Red Sea. The global maritime charity emphasized that while supply chain problems and the financial consequences of rerouting ships have received a lot of attention, there is an acute human cost with seafarers caught up in the conflict.
7. Venezuela seeks IMO help to get tankers trading again Venezuela’s vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, has been in London, urging the new head of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to help out and get the South American nation’s tanker fleet back up and running.
8. US sanctions Emirati tanker owner for violating Russian oil price cap The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on a United Arab Emirates-based shipowner for violating the price cap on Russian crude oil exports.
9. Maritime Unions Urge TRANSCOM for Enhanced Communication in Red Sea Nine American maritime labor organizations, encompassing unions and trade associations, penned a letter to Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), this week voicing their concerns about the ongoing attacks on U.S. ships in the Red Sea.
10. Greek Cadet Released from Tanker Seized by Iran The youngest crew member aboard a tanker seized by Iran last week is headed home, according to the ship’s manager. Greece-based Empire Navigation announced the release of the Greek cadet, who is now on board a flight home escorted by the Greek Ambassador to Iran.


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