InterManager Daily News 23.09.2021.

1. EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft are assisting Spanish authorities in actively monitoring sulphur emissions from ships transiting the busy Strait of Gibraltar

Over the summer EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft have been monitoring the level of sulphur oxides released by ships transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. The operation carried out by the Spanish General Directorate of Merchant Marine – under the direction of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda – marks the first time these emissions have been monitored by drone outside the special designated emission control areas in Northern Europe. The flights have been in operation since mid-July from a base in Tarifa and will continue until the end of October. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/22/emsas-remotely-piloted-aircraft-are-assisting-spanish-authorities-in-actively-monitoring-sulphur-emissions-from-ships-transiting-the-busy-strait-of-gibraltar/

2. Maritime Team Dynamics: ‘Lessons from the Flight Deck’ book launch by UK P&I

As an extension of the UK Club’s dedication to safety our Loss Prevention team are proud to have launched a new book focusing on the imperative nature of human element training. The book – Maritime Team Dynamics: ‘Lessons from the Flight Deck’ The book – Maritime Team Dynamics: ‘Lessons from the Flight Deck’ – was created in partnership with CAE – the leaders in civil aviation training and focuses on 12 aviation incidents that can be directly applied to the Maritime industry. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/22/maritime-team-dynamics-lessons-from-the-flight-deck-book-launch-by-uk-pi/

3. ABB’s Eero Lehtovaara appointed Chair of EU association Waterborne Technology Platform

ABB Marine & Ports’ Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Eero Lehtovaara, has been elected Chair of the Board for major EU research and development forum Waterborne Technology Platform (Waterborne TP) during the association’s general assembly on September 15, 2021.

Aiming to establish a continuous dialogue between all stakeholders in the maritime industry and related sectors on R&D, Waterborne TP is among the world’s largest and most influential maritime associations and will have a significant part to play in the EU’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/22/abbs-eero-lehtovaara-appointed-chair-of-eu-association-waterborne-technology-platform/

4. New DNV Naval Technical Assurance concept offers tailored solutions for naval verification

Classification society DNV has released the new Naval Technical Assurance certification concept, as an alternative approach to the classification assurance process. The new concept is set down in the DNV-SE-0555 Naval technical assurance service document, published on 25 August 2021. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/09/22/new-dnv-naval-technical-assurance-concept-offers-tailored-solutions-for-naval-verification/

5. AIS vessel tracking has grown tenfold since 2010

Global vessel tracking using automatic identification systems (AIS) has grown tenfold since 2010, according to one of the biggest sources of benefit from this extreme interest, MarineTraffic. The growth seen over the past decade is set to explode further, MarineTraffic has predicted in a new article posted on its site. “Its importance to both commercial and government users is set to increase further as the quest for sustainable and efficient shipping operations intensifies to monitor emissions and compliance with environmental goals on a vessel-by-vessel basis,” MarineTraffic suggested. https://splash247.com/ais-vessel-tracking-has-grown-tenfold-since-2010/

6. Green hydrogen jackup rig production concept unveiled

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has joined forces with UK-based engineering company Aquaterra Energy and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe to develop a new concept for offshore green hydrogen production in the North Sea. The organisations behind Project Haldane will develop an industrial-scale offshore green hydrogen production concept, through the deployment of an electrolyser system on a converted jackup rig. https://splash247.com/green-hydrogen-jackup-rig-production-concept-unveiled/

7. Top Global Companies Call for Zero Emissions Shipping By 2050

More than 150 leading companies and organizations including oil majors and port authorities on Wednesday called for the global shipping industry to be fully decarbonised by 2050, urging governments to step up action warning time was limited. With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions and the sector is under growing pressure to get cleaner. UN shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has said it aims to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050, but industry groups are calling for accelarated action from governments. https://gcaptain.com/top-global-companies-call-for-zero-emissions-shipping-by-2050/

8. Pier T Terminal at Port of Long Beach Begins Pilot Program for 24-Hour Cargo Pickup

The Port of Long Beach will be launching a pilot program at the port’s largest terminal to widen access and speed deliveries amid the ongoing cargo surge. The new pilot program at the Total Terminals International container terminal on Pier T will make it easier for trucks to access the facility during overnight hours and allow for 24-hour cargo pickup. https://gcaptain.com/pier-t-terminal-at-port-of-long-beach-begins-pilot-program-for-24-hour-cargo-pickup/

9. Adani Group Clarifies On 3,000 Kg Heroin Seized At Mundra Port

Adani Group has issued a clarification on the seizure of almost 3,000 kg of heroin at Mundra port in Gujarat’s Kutch district. The company said that it is only the port operator and does not have the authority to check shipments arriving the port. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), an enforcement agency under the Union Finance Ministry, had seized a total of 2,988.21 kg Afghan heroin from two containers at the Mundra port around September 15. The port is run by Adani Ports and SEZ (APSEZ), the ports business under the Gautam Adani-run conglomerate. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Adani+Group+clarifies+on+3%2C000+kg+heroin+seized+at+Mundra+Port

10. Methanol Bunkers In The Limelight After Maersk’s Latest Ship Orders

Methanol’s allure as a marine fuel is gaining prominence in shipping’s decarbonization drive, with its adoption set to rise after Maersk announced last month it will have eight deep-sea vessels running on sustainable methanol, industry sources told S&P Global Platts. “We’ve already noticed a sizeable uptick in interest around methanol bunkers — both conventional, carbon neutral and lower carbon methanol,” Chris Chatterton, chief operating officer at the Methanol Institute, or MI, said recently.

There are 12 methanol-fueled ships currently operating internationally with at least that many more scheduled for delivery over the next 18 months, not counting the recent Maersk order, Chatterton said. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Methanol+bunkers+in+the+limelight+after+Maersk’s+latest+ship+orders

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