InterManager Daily News 18.03.2024.

1. Supervisory Board renews appointment of Rolf Habben Jansen and extends contract of Donya-Florence Amer The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has approved an early renewal of the contract of Chief Executive Officer Rolf Habben Jansen, which runs until 31 March 2027, for five years, until 31 March 2029. In addition, the Supervisory Board has agreed to extend the contract of Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer Donya-Florence Amer for another five years, to 31 January 2030.
2. Millions to benefit from access to justice measures agreed by Commonwealth law ministers Millions of Commonwealth citizens will benefit from improved people-centred access to justice as law ministers concluded their meeting in Zanzibar with a package of new measures and pledges.The package was shaped by four-day deliberations among ministers, with input from diverse stakeholders, including people with disabilities, civil society representatives and leading innovators in the legal sector.
3. WACT opereted by APM Terminals commissions new container freight station in Onne, Nigeria The West Africa Container Terminal operated by APM Terminals at the port of Onne has marked a significant milestone with the official commissioning of its new Container Freight Station . This strategic investment brings WACT a step closer towards its strategic vision of becoming the ‘gateway to Eastern Nigeria and beyond’, offering a comprehensive suite of logistics solutions to empower Nigerian businesses and further boost efficiency and access.
4. ABP pioneers grain-monitoring robot to revolutionise safety in agricultural storage Spearheading innovation in agricultural storage and safety at work, Associated British Ports , the UK’s largest port operator has teamed up with partners Crover , the robot’s creators, as well as Camgrain, Holkham Farming Company and Morley Farms to further develop and pilot a grain-monitoring robot that can substantially enhance workplace safety and enhance grain store.
5. CMA CGM Group announced the launch of SEA REWARD loyalty program powered by SpotOn CMA CGM Group announced the launch of SEA REWARD, an innovative loyalty program designed to redefine customer experience in the shipping industry.Through this initiative, CMA CGM Group aims to forge deeper connections with customers while providing them with exclusive benefits and a seamless digital experience.
6. Odfjell boss Fotland appointed president of Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Harald Fotland, the chief executive of chemical tanker owner Odfjell, has been elected president of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association after serving as vice president for the past two years.
7. Saipem bags offshore pipelines installation deal for UK CCS projects Italian offshore engineering and construction giant Saipem has signed a letter of intent for the installation of offshore pipelines on the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) and Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) projects.
8. Houthis vow to extend attacks deeper into the Indian Ocean Another ship has been damaged by the Houthis, who now claim to have hypersonic missiles in their armoury and will expand their target zone deeper into the Indian Ocean to try and prevent enemy vessels from passing via the Cape of Good Hope.
9. Abducted bulk carrier tipped as new mothership for Somali pirates UK maritime security consultants Ambrey warned yesterday that the 45,000 dwt Ruen had reportedly been sighted sailing eastwards 160 nautical miles southeast of Eyl, Somalia. The European Union naval force also said yesterday that this week’s pirate activity far out to sea could have involved the use of the Ruen, a ship whose 18 crew have already been waiting for three months to hear about ransom negotiations.
10. Record Year for Largest Container-on-Barge Network in the U.S. The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) recorded an impressive 20,500 container moves by barge in 2023, marking the highest number since the service was launched in 2016.The container-on-barge service, run in partnership with the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and Ingram Marine Group, represents the largest container-on-barge network in the United States.


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