1. Proman Stena Bulk to promote a greener shipping future with additional methanol-ready vessel
Proman Stena Bulk Ltd has finalized an agreement to build an additional vessel under its joint venture partnership. The methanol-powered Stena Prosperous will join the Stena ProPatria and the Stena ProMare in the Proman Stena fleet in H2 2022. Each vessel will use 12,500 tonnes per annum of methanol as a marine fuel, significantly reducing emissions in their normal commercial operations compared to conventional marine fuels. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/11/11/proman-stena-bulk-to-promote-a-greener-shipping-future-with-additional-methanol-ready-vessel/
2. The Freeport of Riga is testing an IT solution for reducing emissions from road freight
In cooperation with German technology companies T-Systems International GmbH and Detecon International GmbH, a new innovative IT tool is being tested at the Freeport of Riga. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution from road freight transport. Simultaneously with the Port of Riga, the new solution is also being tested in the ports of Bremerhaven and Hamburg.
3. “K” Line certified for Cyber Security Management System in also Singapore
“K” Line Ship Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd (KLSM SGP), a group company of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (“K” Line), was certified by ClassNK for Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) recently after CSMS acquisition of “K” Line Energy Ship Management Co., Ltd.,Tokyo. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/11/11/k-line-certified-for-cyber-security-management-system-in-also-singapore/
4. NYK Group Owned and Managed Vessels Recognized by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Green Ship Programme
Three ships comprising two LNG carriers and a tanker owned by NYK and NYK Group company NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (NBAsia; headquarters: Singapore) have been recognized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) Green Ship Programme* for attaining Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)** certification.
5. UNCTAD gives its take on shipping in the post-pandemic era
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has issued its Review of Maritime Transport 2020 report. Contained in the 146-page publication, UNCTAD is projecting the volume of international maritime trade will fall by 4.1% in 2020, recovering next year to expand by 4.8% in 2021. https://splash247.com/unctad-gives-its-take-on-shipping-in-the-post-pandemic-era/
6. China Shipping Chemical Transport inks charter deal with Fenghai Shipping
China Shipping Chemical Transport, a unit of Cosco, has entered into an agreement with Dongguan Fenghai Shipping for vessel charter arrangements. Under the agreement, China Shipping Chemical Transport will charter a number of chemical tankers from Fenghai Shipping and the vessels will be deployed for domestic operations on routes between northeast China and east China. https://splash247.com/china-shipping-chemical-transport-inks-charter-deal-with-fenghai-shipping/
7. Midshipman Sydney Barber Breaks Barriers at United States Naval Academy
For the first time in the 175-year history of the United States Naval Academy, an African American woman has been chosen to the lead midshipmen as brigade commander. Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, of Lake Forest, Illinois, was named to the top leadership spot by the Commandant of Midshipmen on Friday. As brigade commander, she will serve as the highest ranking midshipman and the only “six striper,” which is reference to the collar insignia worn on the midshipman uniform.
8. Eta Takes Aim at Florida’s Gulf Coast for Fourth Landfall
Eta regained hurricane strength on Wednesday and was expected to bring squall winds and a storm surge to Florida’s west coast before making landfall on Thursday north of Tampa, forecasters said. The category 1 hurricane, the 28th named storm of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, was projected to make its fourth landfall early on Thursday after slamming Central America, Cuba and Lower Matecumbe Key in recent days. https://gcaptain.com/eta-takes-aim-at-floridas-gulf-coast-in-fourth-landfall/
9. BIMCO: 40% Of Phase One Goal Reached For US Manufactured Goods To China
Exports from the US to China of the manufactured goods included in the Phase One agreement between the two countries reached USD 31.1 billion in the first nine months of the year. This is just 40% of the USD 78.4 billion commitment under the agreement. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/BIMCO%3A+40%25+of+Phase+One+goal+reached+for+US+manufactured+goods+to+China
10. Port Of Shanghai Still Number One, Handling Record 4.2m TEU In October
THE port of Shanghai has reaffirmed its position as the world’s busiest container port last month setting a new record by handling 4.2 million TEU, a year-over-year increase of 15.7 per cent according to official data released by the Chinese authorities. The new record exceeded July’s 3.9 million TEU and making Shanghai the first container port to exceed the 4 million TEU mark in a single month. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Port+of+Shanghai+still+number+one%2C+handling+record+4.2m+TEU+in+October+