InterManager Daily News 24.06.2024.

1. Navigating the future of maritime connectivity and digital solutions with Marlink. Can you provide an overview of Marlink’s role and contributions to the maritime industry, particularly in the realm of connectivity and digital solutions? Marlink is a provider of hybrid network services and digital solutions to a large share of the maritime market.
2. ÖL Shipping Group unveils new logo, embracing tradition and innovation. ÖL Shipping Group is proud to announce the unveiling of its new logo, a symbol of the company’s evolution and its commitment to both maritime heritage and cutting-edge innovation. The redesigned logo retains the essence of the original, with familiar shapes, angles, and colors that pay homage to the company’s rich history in the shipping industry.
3. Weathernews co-develops cutting-edge AI-powered weather forecasting technology “Google Nowcast” with Google. Weathernews  has co-developed with Google the “Google Nowcast” weather forecasting technology utilizing Google’s AI. Starting in July 2024, rainfall predictions will be displayed in five-minute increments up to 12 hours in advance on weather search results.
4. Port call optimisation is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in ports. Using SMART port technologies to facilitate ‘just in time’ ship arrivals has the potential to reduce greenhouse and pollutant gas emissions significantly at global container ports. Drewry’s latest research shows that targeting investment at ports with a disproportionate amount of waiting time will generate the highest benefits for the industry as a whole.
5. Shore power for tankers has a significant potential to reduce in-port emissions. As part of a CEF Study project co-funded by the European Union, Port of Rotterdam, in collaboration with the municipality of Rotterdam and various partners in the port of Rotterdam, is conducting four feasibility studies for shore power.This takes place at four large terminals in the port of Rotterdam; the ECT (Amazonehaven), APMT2 (Amaliahaven), VOPAK (Vlaardingen) and the Cruise terminal (Wilhelminakade).
6. Brands multiply in red-hot liner sector. With spot rates at all-time highs – bar the covid era – a host of opportunistic companies are rushing out liner offerings. Similar to the pandemic period, many regional lines have entered the main east-west trades, while new names in container shipping are also emerging.
7. EU cracks down on Russian LNG shipments. Cracking down on LNG shipments as well as around a dozen of the so-called shadow tanker fleet form elements of the 14th package of sanctions against Russia that the European Union is introducing.The new package targets Russia’s shadow fleet of tankers, and transhipments of liquefied natural gas to third countries.
8. Stavridis: Red Sea Response Is Anemic And Indecisive. According to Admiral Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, the Western response to the Red Sea conflict has been “anemic, indecisive, and predominantly defensive.” Do we have the will to win, and if so, how do we show it?
9. Singapore Port Logjam Lingers as Container Ships Keep Piling In. The logjam that’s been plaguing Singapore’s container port is bringing forward this year’s peak season for the shipping sector, spelling trouble for businesses in the city-state.The bunching up of container vessels outside one of the world’s busiest maritime trade hubs — caused by ships avoiding the Red Sea due to Houthi rebels’ attacks — means there’s more cargoes trapped in ports for longer.
10. After 3 Months Stuck On Ship That Hit US Bridge, 8 Indians Leave For Home. According to Baltimore Maritime Exchange, four of the 21 crew members are still on board the 984-foot cargo ship MV Dali, which is tentatively scheduled to leave Friday evening for Norfolk, Virginia. Eight Indian crew members of the cargo ship ‘Dali’ that crashed into a famed Baltimore bridge in March left for India on Friday after nearly three months on the mammoth vessel.


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