InterManager Daily News 17.09.2021.

1. US Ambassador Judith G. Garber visits the CMMI House

A meeting followed during which Mr Siokouros provided the Ambassador with an insight into CMMI’s marine and maritime activities. Focus was given on CMMI’s marine activities, which include among other, marine observation, protection and restoration of marine and coastal species and habitats and tackling invasive species. Ms. Garber was also informed of CMMI’s activities relating to vocational education and training for the blue economy, ocean literacy, maritime digitalisation, and decarbonisation of the maritime sector.

https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/16/us-ambassador-judith-g-garber-visits-the-cmmi-house/

2. VTTI enters renewable natural gas business with acquisition of bioenergy project in Tilburg, the Netherlands

VTTI, the parent company of VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV) and one of the world’s leading storage providers for energy and other essential products, recently announced its entry into the renewable natural gas industry via the acquisition of a bioenergy project in Tilburg, the Netherlands. This landmark acquisition marks a significant step in implementing VTTI New Energy, the company’s strategy to diversify its product portfolio and actively work towards providing the energy solutions of tomorrow. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/16/vtti-enters-renewable-natural-gas-business-with-acquisition-of-bioenergy-project-in-tilburg-the-netherlands/

3. Maritime sector’s commitment to act on climate change highlighted in new video

“The IMO community is highly committed to tackling climate change,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim says, in an interview for Making Waves: The Future of Shipping, a news-style video launched at IMO Headquarters (13 September) as part of London International Shipping Week. The programme showcases the collaborative efforts already in place across the maritime industry to decarbonise. The IMO segment outlines the latest mandatory energy efficiency measures for ships, including the ship carbon intensity indicator rating system. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/16/maritime-sectors-commitment-to-act-on-climate-change-highlighted-in-new-video/

4. British Ports Association responds to Government Brexit borders announcement

Following the Government’s Written Ministerial Statement today confirming a further extension to the implementation of certain post Brexit trade arrangements, the British Ports Association has suggested UK ports are expecting to be ready but that the wider logistics industry might need more time to prepare. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/16/british-ports-association-responds-to-government-brexit-borders-announcement/

5. Texas ports reopen after Hurricane Nicholas

Ports in Houston, Galveston and Texas City have resumed normal operations after Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas Gulf coast on Tuesday. A Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall, Nicholas also caused the temporary shutdown of several crude and fuel pipelines. Nicholas has since been downgraded to a tropical depression. https://splash247.com/texas-ports-reopen-after-hurricane-nicholas/

6. Liquefied green hydrogen shipping from Australia to Japan under the microscope

Four Japanese companies, Iwatani Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kansai Electric Power and Marubeni Corporation, have signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia’s Stanwell Corporation and APT Management Services to carry out a A$10.4m ($7.6m) feasibility study for liquefied green hydrogen shipping from Australia to Japan. Hydrogen would be produced on a large scale using renewable energy in Queensland and liquefied at the Port of Gladstone. https://splash247.com/liquefied-green-hydrogen-shipping-from-australia-to-japan-under-the-microscope/

7. Man dies in cylinder blast at Chittagong shipyard

A gas cylinder explosion killed one worker at a shipyard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong in Bangladesh yesterday. The incident happened at Mother Steel Shipyard in the Kumira area of the upazila at around 10.00 hrs local time. According to local papers, the blast occurred when workers were unloading cylinders from a truck.

https://splash247.com/man-dies-in-cylinder-blast-at-chittagong-shipyard/

8. New World’s Biggest Containership Makes Maiden Call in the UK

The Ever Ace, the unofficial new title holder for the rank of the world’s largest container ship, has made its maiden call in the United Kingdom. Operated by Taiwanese line Evergreen Marine, the 24,000 TEU capacity ship arrived from Hamburg at the UK’s largest container port, Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe, having commenced its voyage at Qingdao, China in July and transiting through the Suez Canal. https://gcaptain.com/new-worlds-biggest-containership-makes-maiden-call-in-the-uk/

9. CMA CGM invests in Brittany Ferries to support post-Covid recovery

The shipping line said the partnership would help to unlock synergies between the two companies in passenger and freight transport. It will also help promote the development of cross-Channel shipping and underpin France’s position in the sector. The commercial partnership will give available cargo space on board Brittany Ferries’ services to the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Iberian Peninsula and expand CMA CGM Group’s offering in the ro-ro sector for the Atlantic and northern coast of France to destinations in the United Kingdom. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/containers/cma-cgm-invests-brittany-ferries-support-post-covid-recovery

10. India’s Merchandise Exports Up 46% In August To $33.28 Billion

The country’s merchandise exports rose nearly 46% to $33.28 billion in August, the data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Tuesday. Cumulative value of exports for the period April-August 2021 expanded by 67.33% to $164.10 billion, compared to $98.06 billion in the year-ago period. “Exports in August 2021 were $33.28 billion, as compared to $22.83 billion in August 2020, exhibiting a positive growth of 45.76%. As compared to August 2019, exports in August 2021 exhibited a positive growth of 28.03% in Dollar terms and 33.50% in Rupee terms,” an official release said. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/India’s+merchandise+exports+up+46%25+in+August+to+%2433.28+billion

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