1. Columbia Shipmanagement donates to the ‘Social Grocery Store of Limassol Municipality
Columbia Shipmanagement Cyprus staff recently shared the spirit of Christmas with donations to the ‘Social Grocery Store of Limassol Municipality’ who distributed to local families in need.
2. Regulation Update 2020/21 by the Standard Club
2020 marked the implementation of the much anticipated global 0.5% m/m sulphur cap regulation, commonly referred to as IMO-2020. However, the potential consequences from the fallout of IMO-2020 were overshadowed by the impact of COVID-19. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/12/29/regulation-update-2020-21-by-the-standard-club/
3. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping updates oil-and-gas equipment Rules
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) issues a new updated edition of the Rules for the Oil-and-Gas Equipment (OGE Rules) of Floating Offshore Oil-and-Gas Production Units (FPU), Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) and Fixed Offshore Platforms (FOP). https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/12/29/russian-maritime-register-of-shipping-updates-oil-and-gas-equipment-rules/
4. Cruise Ships to dock at the port of Los Angeles without passengers
Expect to see more cruise ships — all without passengers — in and around the Port of Los Angeles in the weeks ahead. The visits for fuel, supplies and services are part of the cruise lines’ operations to reestablish the ships in U.S. waters as a prerequisite to meet federal regulations in order to resume cruising in the future. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/12/29/cruise-ships-to-dock-at-the-port-of-los-angeles-without-passengers/
5. Polarcus awarded 3D project in Asia Pacific
Dubai-based offshore survey firm Polarcus has received a letter of award for providing 3D seismic data acquisition services in Asia Pacific. The project has an expected duration of 2.5 months and is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021. https://splash247.com/polarcus-awarded-3d-project-in-asia-pacific/
6. China Three Gorges issues tender for two wind vessels
The company is looking to build one self-elevating wind farm installation vessel and a crane vessel within an 18-month period. Shipyards have a deadline of January 19 to submit tender documents.
7. Japan scraps $580m wind power project off Fukushima
The Japanese government has announced a decision to terminate an offshore wind power project off Fukushima by removing the two remaining wind power turbines already installed. https://splash247.com/japan-scraps-580m-wind-power-project-off-fukushima/
8. Year In Review – Top Maritime Stories of 2020
What a year! With 2020 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that continued to make headlines all year long.The year started with one of the most monumental shifts in modern shipping history with the entry into force of the IMO 2020 regulations limiting the amount of sulphur used in ship fuel around the world. https://gcaptain.com/year-in-review-top-maritime-stories-of-2020/
9. UAE Emerges As Hub For Companies Helping Venezuela Avoid U.S. Oil Sanctions
In June, the United States imposed sanctions on half a dozen oil tankers managed by established shipping firms. It was a major escalation of American attempts to choke off Venezuela’s oil trade. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/UAE+emerges+as+hub+for+companies+helping+Venezuela+avoid+U.S.+oil+sanctions
10. Great Eastern Pips SCI To Become India’s Top Ship Owner By Fleet Size
The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd has overtaken Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) to become India’s biggest ship owner by fleet size but ceded the higher market capitalisation slot to SCI as its scrip galloped in the run-up to the issue of expression of interest for the privatisation of the state-run carrier.