InterManager Daily News 21.03.2024.

1. PortXL welcomes new partner MINDbase the ‘innovation hub’ of the Dutch Ministry of Defence Since its founding in 2015, PortXL has facilitated the growth of more than 100 start-up and scale-up companies. Working in close cooperation with its industry partners – which include the Port of Rotterdam, Van Oord, Boskalis, Rotterdam City Council, Damen Shipyards, and GTT – PortXL’s range of focus has been concentrated on the maritime, energy, logistics and refinery sectors. With this latest partner ‘acquisition’ of MINDbase, PortXL’s scope has broadened to now also encompass military applications.
2. Ocean Network Express finalises European Union allowances EUA transaction Commencing January 1st, 2024, under the regulations of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), the maritime transport industry has been included and shipping companies are mandated to monitor, report, and verify their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually and this data will be utilized to determine the EUA that they need to surrender within a compliance period. Non-compliance with these regulations will result in penalties and denial of entry to EU/EEA member states.
3. COSCO SHIPPING Lines announces the launch of OCEAN Alliance day 8 product in 2024 As member of OCEAN Alliance, COSCO SHIPPING is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of global trade by enhancing our scale and strength, providing broader network, more stable and high-quality service products to our global customers and endeavour to make contribution to the stability of global supply chain since its operation. COSCO SHIPPING Lines sincerely appreciate the trust and support from customers.
4. MOL Chairman receives the National Award of Excellence of the Republic of Paraguay Recognizing MOL’s Cooperation in Transport of Fire Engines to Paragua. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that on March 11, 2024, H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Paraguay, Mr. Rubén Ramírez Lezcano, during a visit to Japan, awarded MOL Chairman Junichiro Ikeda the “Don Jose Falcon” National Award of Excellence in recognition of his role in MOL’s transportation of fire engines to the country.
5. Greensea IQ and Ocean Power Technologies extend strategic partnership to enhance Maritime Domain Awareness Solution Greensea IQ, a leading provider of marine robotics software and maritime solutions, is proud to strengthen its partnership with Ocean Power Technologies , a pioneer in renewable ocean energy solutions following its latest contract extension.
6. Stena Bulk forms new tanker operation partnership Swedish shipowner Stena Bulk has today announced it has entered into a partnership with an investment firm for the operation of an undisclosed number of the company’s existing IMOIIMAX tankers.
7. Peter Döhle swoops on Marinakis boxships Germany’s Peter Döhle Schiffahrts has been named as the buyer of three containerships from Capital Product Partners as the US-listed outfit backed by Evangelos Marinakis works towards becoming an LNG carrier pure-play.S&P databases suggest the Hamburg-based boxship and bulker owner and operator has snapped up the 9,954 teu Athos, Aristomenis and Athenian for $51m each.
8. zero44 launches calculator for FuelEU Maritime regulation costs CO2 management specialist zero44 has released a new tool that will help shipping companies understand the financial impact of the planned FuelEU Maritime regulation.Most shipping companies are currently working on becoming EU ETS compliant, but the FuelEU Maritime legislation which should further decarbonise shipping is already around the corner.
9. Panama Has No knowledge of Iranian-Owned Ships on Registry Panama’s maritime authority said on Monday it has no knowledge of ships owned by Iranians being in its registry, following concerns from U.S. authorities on the matter. The United States asked Panama last week to ban Iranian vessels sanctioned by Washington from using its flag, as officials looked into the possibility that Panamanian-flagged vessels were used to transport Iranian oil.
10. Shadow-Fleet Tanker Damaged in Collision Near Denmark A tanker from the shadow fleet of ships assembled to carry Russian oil was involved in a collision near Denmark, casting fresh light on the risks vessels with unknown ownership pose to the world’s oceans.


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