InterManager Daily News 30.11.2021.

1. Ardmore moderates COP26 ‘ShipZero’ panels, discussing the realities of zero emission ships

Ardmore Shipping attended a series of events at COP26, including an interactive event “ShipZero”, organized by Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs). The event brought together leaders in energy efficiency technologies, key maritime leaders and shipping companies as an opportunity to collaborate and discuss the pathway to true zero. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/11/26/ardmore-moderates-cop26-shipzero-panels-discussing-the-realities-of-zero-emission-ships/

2. Navigator Holdings announces approval in principle for new CO2 carrier designs for its Dan-Unity CO2 joint venture with Evergas

Navigator a leading provider of seaborne transportation and distribution of liquified gases, announced that Dan-Unity CO2A/S (“Dan-Unity”), Navigator’s 50/50 joint venture with Evergas A/S (“Evergas”), received approval in principle from Classification Society American Bureau of Shipping for its new 12,500 cubic metre capacity and 22,000 cubic metre capacity CO2-carrying vessel designs, provided by TGE Marine. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/11/26/navigator-holdings-announces-approval-in-principle-for-new-co2-carrier-designs-for-its-dan-unity-co2-joint-venture-with-evergas/

3. Singapore Maritime Port Authority launches MarineTech Start-up Playbook and enhances support to grow more Start-ups

Maritime technology companies keen to gain a foothold in maritime industry can now look to the newly launched MarineTech Start-up Playbook [1] developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The playbook contains information on support schemes and programmes in Singapore relating to capital, talent, technology R&D resources for MarineTech start-ups. MPA aims to support 150 start-ups by 2025, an increase from the earlier target of 100, as part of enhanced plans to develop the MarineTech ecosystem. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/11/26/singapore-maritime-port-authority-launches-marinetech-start-up-playbook-and-enhances-support-to-grow-more-start-ups/

4. The Mission to Seafarers announces shortlist for its 2021 Seafarers’ Awards in Singapore

The Mission to Seafarers , a leading international seafarer welfare charity, has announced the shortlist for its annual Seafarers’ Awards in Singapore. The awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of seafarers. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/11/26/the-mission-to-seafarers-announces-shortlist-for-its-2021-seafarers-awards-in-singapore/

5. Europe’s Energy Crisis Is About To Get Worse As Winter Arrives

Energy prices in Europe are repeatedly breaking records even before winter really kicks in, and one of the most damaging cost crunches in history is about to get worse as the temperature starts to drop. A super price spike in the U.K. last month forced some industrial companies to cut production and seek state aid, a harbinger for what could play out widely in Europe just as it contends with a resurgence of the coronavirus. https://gcaptain.com/europes-energy-crisis-is-about-to-get-worse-as-winter-arrives/

6. Reluctant Merchants Are Embracing Amazon’s Charted Ships This Holiday Season

Most cargo ships putting into the port of Everett, Washington, brim with cement and lumber. So when the Olive Bay docked in early November, it was clear this was no ordinary shipment. Below decks was rolled steel bound for Vancouver, British Columbia, and piled on top were 181 containers emblazoned with the Amazon logo. Some were empty and immediately used to shuffle inventory between the company’s warehouses. The rest, according to customs data, were stuffed with laptop sleeves, fire pits, Radio Flyer wagons, Peppa Pig puppets, artificial Christmas trees and dozens of other items shipped in directly from China—products Amazon.com Inc. needs to keep shoppers happy during a holiday season when many retailers are scrambling to keep their shelves full. https://gcaptain.com/reluctant-merchants-embracing-amazons-charted-ships-and-global-shipping-services-this-holiday-season/

7. Spanish police uncover human trafficking operation onboard livestock carrier

Spanish police arrested the captain of a livestock carrier which arrived in Cartagena from Libya on Saturday, cracking a human trafficking case. A Guardia Civil team found eight Syrians onboard who had been working under forced labour, without the right training or documents. The Syrians has been working on the ship under “exploitative labour conditions” for several months, Spanish police said. Many had paid up to EUR13,000 for a promised transfer to Europe, but were subsequently forced to work at sea. https://splash247.com/spanish-police-uncover-human-trafficking-operation-onboard-livestock-carrier/

8. US Interior Department recommends raising royalty rates for federal oil and gas leasing

The Interior Department recommended in a report issued last week that the US raise rental fees, bonding requirements and the royalty rates payable by oil and gas producers through the federal oil and gas leasing program. The report says that current royalty rates shortchange taxpayers, and notes that rates have not been increased for about 100 years. https://splash247.com/us-interior-department-recommends-raising-royalty-rates-for-federal-oil-and-gas-leasing/

9. Two Cargo Ships Collide Off Gujarat Coast In Gulf Of Kutch

Two foreign cargo ships collided with each other in the shipping lanes of the Gulf of Kutch off the coast of Gujarat on Friday, November 26. The incident occurred between the coast of Okha in Devbhumi Dwarka and Mandvi in Kutch, officials said. Officials have stated that no casualties have been reported till now in the incident. The two cargo ships involved in the accident were MV Atlantic Grace — a 50,000-DWT oil/chemical tanker sailing under the flag of Hong Kong — and a 19,000-DWT bulk carrier MV Aviator sailing under the flag of Marshall Islands. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Two+cargo+ships+collide+off+Gujarat+coast+in+Gulf+of+Kutch

10. MSCI’s Decision To Exclude Its Stock From Climate Change Indices Disappointing: Adani Ports

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has said that it has been disappointed by MSCI’s decision to drop its stock from some of its climate change indices. “APSEZ has been far ahead of its industry in stating publicly, more than 15 months back, its absolute commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. In addition, we are also committed to the SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative),” it said in a statement to the stock exchanges. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/MSCI’s+decision+to+exclude+its+stock+from+climate+change+indices+disappointing%3A+Adani+Ports

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