1. Unifeeder supplied with GoodFuels’ sustainable, advanced biofuel to boost marine decarbonisation
Sustainable biofuels pioneer GoodFuels and the international feeder and shortsea company Unifeeder have together succeeded in completing their first bunkering of sustainable marine biofuel in the Port of Rotterdam, the companies have announced today. Under this new partnership, the shortsea container ship Elbsummer was bunkered with a blend of marine biofuel produced from 100% sustainable feedstock and marine gasoil (MGO) before starting its journey towards Helsinki, Finland. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/10/unifeeder-supplied-with-goodfuels-sustainable-advanced-biofuel-to-boost-marine-decarbonisation/
2. Crowley expands in Rhode Island with new offshore wind services office
The new office for the company’s New Energy division, located at CIC Providence in the Innovation and Design District, will spearhead Crowley’s delivery of services, assets and expertise. The company will provide landside and marine logistics solutions during all phases of the offshore wind lifecycle to customers throughout the United States. This includes workforce development, port terminals and marshaling, vessel development and operation, and engineering. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/10/crowley-expands-in-rhode-island-with-new-offshore-wind-services-office/
3. Cadets are missing out on sea time due to pandemic travel restrictions
Restrictions on crew change and repatriations are impacting cadets at a time when the shipping industry desperately needs to recruit more young people. Crew travel problems can have a knock-on effect on cadet training by preventing a cadet from reaching their ship placement to gain vital experience at sea or delaying them from returning to continue the next phase of their maritime studies. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/10/cadets-are-missing-out-on-sea-time-due-to-pandemic-travel-restrictions/
4. Maritime industry making empty promises on mental health support
A clinical psychologist has challenged the maritime industry to stop making empty promises about helping to improve seafarers’ welfare and mental health. Occasions like World Mental Health Day (10 October) give shipping companies an excuse to promote themselves as caring employers that want the best for their crew members, according to Charles Watkins. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/10/10/maritime-industry-making-empty-promises-on-mental-health-support/
5. China Merchants orders aframax at Dalian
China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has entered into a shipbuilding contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) for the construction of a 115,000 dwt aframax tanker. The deal follows the company’s recently approved newbuilding programme under which it seeks to build no more than three aframax ships at Dalian. The ship will deliver in April 2024 and comes with a $51.5m price tag. https://splash247.com/china-merchants-orders-aframax-at-dalian/
6. Greenpeace loses legal bid to revoke BP’s North Sea oil permit
Greenpeace has lost its court case, challenging the UK government’s decision to grant a permit to BP to drill the Vorlich field, in the North Sea.
The environmental group said that judges in Scotland’s highest court have ruled that the government’s decision to grant a permit was lawful, despite the fact that the government gave no consideration to the climate impact of burning the fossil fuels extracted. https://splash247.com/greenpeace-loses-legal-bid-to-revoke-bps-north-sea-oil-permit/
7. New York Premiere of ‘Hell or High Seas’ At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Hell or High Seas follows U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around Cape Horn, the world’s most treacherous ocean waters. The documentary is a moving portrait of a veteran using his own painful journey with PTSD to find healing for himself, and pave a smoother path for veterans returning to civilian life. From director Glenn Holsten, producer Chayne Gregg, and executive producer Robert Irvine, HELL OR HIGH SEAS is an adventure film with a deep, universal message about perseverance and hope.
8. Port Sudan Three Week Long Blockade Causes Shortages Of Wheat And Fuel Oil
A three-week blockade of Sudan’s main port by tribal protesters is causing shortages of wheat and fuel oil for power generation, endangering the country’s already faulty electricity supply, a cabinet minister said on Saturday. Tensions between Sudan’s military and civilian leaders have been running high in recent weeks, and some civilian figures have accused the military of playing a role in the Beja tribe’s blockade of Port Sudan, surrounding roads and fuel pipelines.
9. Australia’s Coal Exports To ‘Halve By 2050’ If Climate Goals Are Met
The nation’s lucrative coal exports are likely to be cut in half by mid-century if accelerating international climate efforts succeed in holding down global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees. Ahead of a major climate conference in Glasgow next month, world leaders are pressuring laggard governments to commit to bolder plans aligned with the Paris Agreement’s aim of capping global warming as close to 1.5 degrees above pre-Industrial Revolution levels as possible. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Australia’s+coal+exports+to+‘halve+by+2050’+if+climate+goals+are+met
10. Global Sugar Market Grateful For India Supply, Once Viewed As A Threat
India may be the only country able to fill a looming global supply gap for sugar as the Brazilian crop ends, making the world’s sugar market grateful for the Asian country that was once viewed as a threat to the market’s stability.“Without India filling this gap, from November to March or April, the global sugar market would have a serious problem,” said Paulo Roberto de Souza, the Chief Executive of Alvean Sugar SL, the world’s largest sugar trader. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Global+sugar+market+grateful+for+India+supply%2C+once+viewed+as+a+threat