InterManager Daily News 08.09.2021.

1. Seaport of Kiel gets connection via Hanover Lehrte to Verona
In eco-friendly rail freight transport, the seaport of Kiel is getting additional capacity and faster connections. Since the beginning of September, five new train pairs have been running weekly via the Lehrte MegaHub from Kiel in Alpine transit to Verona in northern Italy. At the Lehrte fast transhipment facility, the freight units are also connected to the destinations Duisburg, Munich and Ludwigshafen. On the occasion of the first train departure from Schwedenkai, Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director at the PORT OF KIEL, said: “The new connection via Hanover Lehrte now gives us the capacity that is needed for an even greater shift of hinterland transport from road to rail.”

2. Slow down to save the climate: Reducing shipping speed helps tackle the climate crisis with immediate effect
The first ever European Maritime Transport Environmental Report (EMTER) by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) was released on September 1st, 2021. It provides a helpful overview of the impacts by the maritime transport sector within the European Union. OceanCare provides context and comments, but also a clear call to action how to actively address this sector’s impact both on the ocean and the world’s climate.

3. BOURBON wins new integrated logistics contracts with SHELL in Namibia
BOURBON announces today that it has been awarded by SHELL a fully integrated logistics package contract comprising of international freight forwarding, integrated logistics services and PSV (Platform Supply Vessel) services to support two deepwater offshore exploration campaigns in Namibia and Sao Tomé.

4. EU maritime transport: first environmental impact report acknowledges good progress towards sustainability and confirms that more effort is needed to prepare for rising demand
While steps have been taken already based on European and international policies, much more is needed for a fundamental shift towards a sustainable maritime transport sector that contributes to secure the future well-being and survival of our most sensitive ecosystems and coastal areas, and the well-being of Europeans.

5. Heineken zeros in on emissions-free shipping
The energy containers – ZESpacks – are standard 20ft containers filled with batteries, which are charged with green electricity. The first two ZESpacks are loaded and exchanged at the first charging station at the CCT terminal in Alphen aan den Rijn. ZES’s ambition is to scale up in the short term and aims to realise 30 zero-emission shipping routes by 2030. The company was founded last year by ENGIE, ING, Wärtsilä and the Port of Rotterdam Authority with the support of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

6. Norwegian government backs Ocean Grid offshore wind project
The Norwegian government has announced that it will provide NOK82.7m ($9.6m) in funding for the new Ocean Grid offshore wind project in the North Sea. The three-year project will develop new technology, knowledge and solutions to enable the profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf, particularly looking at the way offshore wind will be connected to the grid.

7. Persistent Bullies Should Be Removed from Ships
A zero-tolerance approach to bullying should be in place on all vessels, with abusive crew members removed from the ship if they repeatedly harass a colleague, according to. some mental health experts. Former chief engineer Stephan Vecchi believes the maritime industry must have a strict two-strike policy to protect seafarers from bullies.

8. Coast Guard Responds To Multiple Oil Spills Along Southeast Louisiana
As part of the ongoing Hurricane Ida response, the Coast Guard conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation.
Members of the National Strike Force aboard a Coast Guard HC-144 flew over Bay Marchand, south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and the Enterprise Offshore Drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, in a continued effort to track and monitor any threats they may pose to the environment.

9. Baltic Index Dips To Two-Week Low As Rates Retreat For All Vessels
The Baltic Exchange’s main dry bulk sea freight index on Monday fell to a two-week low on declining rates across all vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize vessels, fell 122 points, or 3.1%, to 3,822. That was its lowest since Aug. 17. The capesize index declined 263 points, or 4.7%, to its lowest in two weeks at 5,362. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, decreased by $2,182 to $44,465.

10. Union Minister Of State For Ports, Shipping And Waterways Shantanu Thakur Inaugurates 3 Projects At Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata
Thakurinaugurated/dedicated three projects to the nation at Netaji Subhas Dock of Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port(SMP), Kolkatatoday. These include a new canteen building’ at a cost of over Rs1 crore, roads including drain and footpath at Dhobitalaand Brooklyn area at a cost of Rs.21.44 croreand alley roads at Kantapukur shed area and Hoboken shed area including drainage system at a cost of Rs.18.13 crore.


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