InterManager Daily News 23.01.2024.

1. Maersk sends two US-flagged container ships through Red Sea Maersk has sent two container ships through the Red Sea carrying goods for the United States military and government, according to the Danish company and ship tracking data.Maersk and other large shipping lines have instructed hundreds of commercial vessels to stay clear of the Bab al-Mandab Strait near Yemen, sending vessels on the longer route around Africa in response to attacks on shipping by Iranian-backed Houthi militants.
2. Port of Long Beach prepares for ‘Year of Rail’ in 2024 The Port of Long Beach is laying the tracks for a sustainable future by modernizing rail facilities and enhancing air quality, CEO Mario Cordero said Wednesday during his seventh State of the Port Address. With an eye toward making Long Beach the world’s first zero-emissions seaport, Cordero announced construction will start this year on the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, which aims to move cargo more quickly, make the port more competitive and improve the environment for nearby communities.
3. UKSA introduces the oyster regeneration project to its education courses Following the launch of the Isle of Wight’s first oyster regeneration project in October last year, UKSA has now made it part of the sustainability modules on its education courses.The Cowes based charity, which provides life-enhancing water-based adventures, education, and world-leading maritime training, worked in partnership with Blue Marine Foundation and Cowes Harbour Commission to get the baskets and the initial oyster stock to Cowes in the river medina.
4. Windward launches a first-of-its-kind ‘Sequence Search’ capability, enhancing businesses in a Turbulent Maritime Trade Environment The new capability, part of Windward’s BI and Analytics offering, allows users to customize queries and search for context related to maritime behaviors, enabling an unprecedented level of visibility, business intelligence, and insights into global trade
5. Danish Shipping welcomes new EU Port Strategy The European Parliament has adopted a so-called own-initiative report where they call on the Commission for an EU Port Strategy that acknowledges the crucial role of ports in the green transition of the maritime industry and eliminates the harsh protectionist measures included in the first draft.
6. VIKAND Partners with UK P&I Club provide Proactive Medical Care for seafarers VIKAND, a global leader in maritime healthcare, has partnered with the UK P&I Club for a year-long trial of OneHealth by VIKAND. OneHealth is VIKAND’s comprehensive, proactive approach to maritime health, wellness and health risk mitigation.
7. TEN offloads elderly suezmax Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has cashed in on one of its ageing suezmax tankers.The New York-listed Greek player has offloaded the 2005-built Eurochampion 2004 to an unnamed buyer in a deal that is expected to contribute about $40m to TEN’s cash balance.
8. Eni enters offshore wind partnership in Spain Renewable energy player Plenitude, controlled by Italian energy major Eni, has entered into a strategic partnership with BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments to accelerate the development of offshore wind projects in Spain.
9. Drone Attacks Menace Russia’s Key Route for Exporting Oil A new front opened in Russia’s war on Ukraine that highlights the vulnerability of oil exports from the nation’s western ports, after reports of drone attacks against facilities on the Baltic coast.
10. US Navy Says Two Missing SEALs Died In Raid On Iran Ship Two U.S. Navy SEALs who went missing in the Gulf of Aden earlier this month during a raid on an Iranian ship have not been located following an exhaustive search and their status has been changed to deceased, military officials said on Sunday.


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