InterManager Daily News 27.03.2024.

1. Mental Health Support Solutions launches book series for Seafarers’ Mental Wellbeing Mental Health Support Solutions , a leading provider of mental health support services in the maritime industry, has published a comprehensive series of books tailored specifically to supporting seafarers in understanding and addressing mental health challenges at sea.
2. MOL selected as ‘Nadeshiko Brand’ for 4th consecutive year, reflecting measures to encourage women’s success in the workplace Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that the company has been selected as a “Nadeshiko Brand” for the fourth consecutive year under a joint initiative by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange to promote women’s success in the workplace.
3. ICS welcomes the conclusion of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC81) Meeting We welcome the progress made during these intensive negotiations to achieve net zero emissions from shipping, and the support received from around 60 Member States for a flat rate contribution system per tonne of GHG. The purpose of the proposed system, put forward by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), is to reduce the cost gap and incentivise the accelerated uptake of green marine fuels, as well as providing billions of dollars to support the maritime GHG reduction efforts of developing countries.
4. Baltic index posts weekly dip as larger vessel rates retreat The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index fell on Friday and snapped a six-week-long winning streak, weighed down by a dip in rates for the larger capesize and panamax vessel segments.
5. IMO agrees possible outline for maritime “net-zero framework” This marks a step forward in the legal process towards adopting global regulations, referred to as “mid-term GHG reduction measures”, that will help achieve the targets contained in the 2023 IMO Strategy on the Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships.
6. Pan Ocean VLOC slashes fuel bill via use of autonomous navigation AVIKUS, the autonomous navigation in-house start-up developed by South Korea’s largest shipbuilder, HD Hyundai, unveiled results from further recent trials, suggesting AI-controlled ships can save significantly when it comes to fuel bills.
7. Victor Restis wins ruling in UK debt court battle with Newcastle United co-owner Greek shipowner Victor Restis has triumphed over Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley in a London High Court dispute involving a historic debt of £3.4m ($4.3m).The UK sports financier’s attempt to set aside a bankruptcy petition filed by Restis last year over allegations that she didn’t pay back a multimillion-pound debt was dismissed by the High Court on Monday.
8. ESNA, Strategic Marine developing surface effect CTV for offshore wind market Norwegian ship design company ESNA and Singapore-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine have signed an agreement to develop a surface effect ship crew transfer vessel (SES CTV) for offshore wind applications.
9. UK Commits Over £550 Million to Nuclear Submarines and Energy Projects UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is committing hundreds of millions of pounds to Britain’s nuclear deterrent and energy infrastructure as part of a “critical national endeavour” to safeguard the industry and protect the country.
10. Newcastle United Co-Owner Defeated in Bankruptcy Dispute with Greek Shipping Magnate Newcastle United football club co-owner Amanda Staveley on Monday lost a London High Court battle with a Greek shipping tycoon over a historic debt of nearly 3.5 million pounds ($4.4 million).Staveley, who owns 10% of the Premier League side with her husband, denied she was liable to Victor Restis for a sum that had snowballed with interest to over 36 million pounds.


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