1. Empowering women in shipping
Although shipping has been historically male-dominated, the number of women nowadays who belong in the maritime industry is about 23,000 worldwide. It might look like a significant number but it is actually only 2% of the world’s maritime workforce. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/11/empowering-women-in-shipping/
2. Lloyd’s Register unveils first members of Maritime Decarbonisation Hub advisory panel
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has named the industry experts who have joined the advisory panel of its Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and will ensure that the Hub fulfils its mission of providing the right level of insight, collaboration and leadership to support the shipping industry address its decarbonisation challenges. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/11/lloyds-register-unveils-first-members-of-maritime-decarbonisation-hub-advisory-panel/
3. Net-Zero Emissions might not be possible without Nuclear Power
Declining solar, wind, and battery technology costs are helping to grow the share of renewables in the world’s power mix to the point that governments are pledging net-zero emission electricity generation in two to three decades to fight global warming. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/11/net-zero-emissions-might-not-be-possible-without-nuclear-power/
4. From deck to bridge – training the next generation of seafarers
For the past two years, Oliver Bailey has done a deep-dive into nautical science, navigation, firefighting, and many of the other subjects required to become a competent mariner. Not to mention: he’s been stuck at sea. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/11/from-deck-to-bridge-training-the-next-generation-of-seafarers/
5. MSC snaps up another two secondhand boxships
According to Clarksons and Allied, MSC has taken the 2000-built 2,506 teu pair Maira and Nikolas from Global Ship Lease. The price on the deal was not disclosed, however according to VesselsValue the market value of the two ships is around $10m total. https://splash247.com/msc-snaps-up-another-two-secondhand-boxships/
6. Østensjø seals new contract for accommodation vessel
Norwegian offshore vessel owner Østensjø Rederi has been awarded a new contract for its accomodation vessel Edda Fides from an unnamed client. The contract will commence this month for a period of a minimum of 45 days with options for another 45 days. https://splash247.com/ostensjo-awarded-contract-for-accommodation-vessel/
7. Scorpio Bulkers sells another Ocean Yield-financed ship
Monaco’s Scorpio Bulkers, soon to be renamed Eneti as it transitions to an offshore wind vessel owner, has sold another bulker this week. Scorpio has sold the 2017-built ultramax SBI Libra, which has been on long-term charter from Ocean Yield, to an unnamed third party with deliver scheduled this quarter. https://splash247.com/scorpio-bulkers-sells-another-ocean-yield-financed-ship/
8. Alang Goes Green
Ship recycling plots in Alang, home to the world’s largest stretch of shipbreaking facilities in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, beached 196 ships in calendar year 2020 for dismantling, benefiting from the green recycling policies of global ship owners for their end-of-life ships.
9. Shanghai Port Retains Crown As The World’s Busiest Container Port In 2020
Despite the continued Covid-19 outbreak and unstable international trading, Shanghai port maintained a strong performance in the past year. In July and October 2020, the port reported a container handling volume of 3.9m Teu and 4.2m Teu, representing a single month high; Yangshan port area hit a historical record and posted a container throughput of 20m Teu last year.
10. LNG’s Unprecedented Surge To Apply Brakes On India’s Imports, Consumption
The unprecedented surge in spot LNG prices has taken Indian buyers by surprise and forced importers to stay away from spot purchases, which would potentially lead to lower throughput at some terminals, reduce gas-based power generation as well as slow consumption in other industrial sectors.