InterManager Daily News 22.05.2024.

1. Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement wins the first Spinnaker Global ‘Best HR Initiative’ Award Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement has won the inaugural ‘Best HR Initiative’ award at Spinnaker Global’s Maritime People and Culture Conference for its comprehensive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programmes.BSM has set ambitious diversity targets and deliver training programs on inclusive behaviours to 30% of shore staff. Its mental health training programme has been delivered to more than 3,500 seafarers and shore staff. Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement wins the first Spinnaker Global ‘Best HR Initiative’ Award – Cyprus Shipping News
2. Mental Health Support Solutions highlights the importance of leading by example With recent research published in the Harvard Business Review showing that “hearing about colleagues’ struggles, regardless of the severity, normalised access to mental health support at work and increased uptake of support programmes by up to 8%”, it is more important than ever that line managers take a lead on this issue. Mental Health Support Solutions highlights the importance of leading by example – Cyprus Shipping News
3. Seaspan gets stamp of approval for new feeder boxship design British classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle to containership owner Seaspan for its next-generation feeder boxship design.The vessel, measuring 198 m in length and developed by German naval architects Technolog is set to be powered by LNG but can be converted to run on ammonia. Seaspan gets stamp of approval for new feeder boxship design – Splash247
4. Greek LNG demand, prices rise amid on upcoming TurkStream maintenance Greece has imported a total of 70,000 mt of LNG in May so far, according to May 17 S&P Global Commodity Insights data, down 29% on the year. However, imports have seen an uptick from April, when the country did not import any LNG.Another cargo is expected to arrive at Greece’s Revithoussa terminal around May 26 on the LNG Schneeweisschen, which loaded from the US Freeport LNG terminal on May 10, according to S&P Global Commodities at Seadata. Greek LNG demand, prices rise amid on upcoming TurkStream maintenance – Cyprus Shipping News
5. Blackouts – causes, prevention, effective recovery Under certain circumstances – in congested waters, during manoeuvring or in harsh weather – a blackout can lead to loss of life or damage to property, infrastructure and/or the environment. This news highlights some of the most common causes of blackouts and aims to provide ship managers and crews with guidance to help prevent blackouts and mitigate potential consequences. Blackouts – causes, prevention, effective recovery – Cyprus Shipping News
6. Baltic index steady as gains in capesize offset lower rates for smaller vessels The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, was mostly unchanged on Monday as gains in capsize countered weakness in smaller vessel segments. Baltic index steady as gains in capesize offset lower rates for smaller vessels – Cyprus Shipping News
7. Cadeler presses on with another newbuild at COSCO Denmark-based offshore wind installation vessel player Cadeler has firmed up an order for another newbuild at COSCO Heavy Industries in Qidong, China, bringing its future fleet to 11.The BW Group and Scorpio-backed shipowner said its third hybrid design newbuild which can be converted from a foundation installation vessel to a wind turbine installation unit, would be delivered in the first half of 2027 with a price tag of $400m. Cadeler presses on with another newbuild at COSCO – Splash247
8. Shipping Companies Face $2M Fine After Pleading Guilty to Environmental Crimes Two connected shipping companies, Prive Overseas Marine LLC and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret, have admitted to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), and obstruction of justice. The charges stem from falsifying the oil record book on board their tanker, the PS Dream. Shipping Companies Face $2M Fine After Pleading Guilty to Environmental Crimes
9. USCG Approves First Hydrogen-Powered Ferry to Operate in U.S. Waters SWITCH Maritime has received a Certificate of Inspection from the U.S. Coast Guard for its zero-emission hydrogen-fueled ferry, the Sea Change, marking a significant milestone in the use of hydrogen fuel cells in the maritime industry. USCG Approves First Hydrogen-Powered Ferry to Operate in U.S. Waters
10. Kochi Port Welcomes LNG Carrier Kochi Port marked a significant milestone in its green initiatives with the docking of the LNG-powered container carrier, MSC ROSE. This 365-meter-long vessel, capable of carrying 15,500 TEUs, is the first LNG-powered ship to berth at the Vallarpadom Container Terminal. LNG, or Liquefied Natural Gas, offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional diesel fuel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. Shipping Tribune

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