InterManager Daily News 08.12.2021.

1. Panama signs the declaration of zero emissions for 2050 for Maritime Industry

The President of the Republic Laurenlino Cortizo attended the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 26). The Panama Ship Registry was present, through Panama’s Permanent Mission to the International Maritime Organization, and attended a series of events related to the maritime industry. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/06/panama-signs-the-declaration-of-zero-emissions-for-2050-for-maritime-industry/

2. K LINE obtains VSPS regarding Australian quarantine for car carrier

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. has obtained certification of “Vessel Seasonal Pest Scheme” from Australia Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment for car carriers under “K” LINE’s operation on November 18th, 2021. The Australian Government has reinforced their quarantine at vessels calling at Australian port to prevent invasion of an alien species such as stink bugs which would harm agriculture, and car carriers and cargo will be strictly inspected. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/06/k-line-obtains-vsps-regarding-australian-quarantine-for-car-carrier/

3. GasLog places order at DSME for four 174000m3 gas carriers

GasLog announced that it has ordered four newbuild 174,000 cubic meter liquefied natural gas carriers with the latest generation MEGI propulsion from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. for delivery in 2024 and 2025. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/06/gaslog-places-order-at-dsme-for-four-174000m3-gas-carriers/

4. Jurong Port joins the Castor Initiative

The Castor Initiative – the multinational coalition consisting of MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International ASA (Yara) welcomes a new partner – Jurong Port to the global partnership that is committed to make zero emission shipping a reality.

https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/12/06/jurong-port-joins-the-castor-initiative-2/

5. US port envoy ‘fostering real-time conversations’ to improve operations at LA and Long Beach

In a recent interview on Odd Lots, a Bloomberg podcast, the White House port envoy John Porcari described the Biden administration’s approach to tackling congestion at the San Pedro Bay ports. Communication and collaboration are at the heart of the strategy. https://splash247.com/us-port-envoy-fostering-real-time-conversations-to-improve-operations-at-la-and-long-beach/

6. Allianz enters offshore wind with investment in Dutch 1.5 GW project

German insurer Allianz, via its Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), has sealed an agreement with compatriot chemicals giant BASF to purchase a 25.2% stake in the wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid, making it its first offshore wind and first equity renewables investment in the Netherlands. https://splash247.com/allianz-enters-offshore-wind-with-investment-in-dutch-1-5-gw-project/

7. Boskalis Consortium Wins Grant to Research Green Methanol for Emissions-Free Shipping Transition

Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis says it is part of a consortium that has been awarded a EUR 24 million research grant to advance green methanol as an alternative fuel for emission-free shipping. The program is sponsored by the Dutch Governments’ Netherlands Enterprise Agency and titled Methanol as an Energy Step Towards Zero-Emission Dutch Shipping. https://gcaptain.com/boskalis-consortium-wins-grant-to-research-green-methanol-for-emissions-free-shipping-transition/

8. Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Continue to Postpone New Container Dwell Fee

The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach will once again postpone the new container dwell fees on imports as they continue to monitor the flow of cargo through the critical San Pedro Bay Port complex. The twin ports are reporting “progress” at terminals with a combined decline of 37% in aging cargo on the docks since the new container dwell fee was announced on October 25th, according to numbers released by the ports on Monday. https://gcaptain.com/los-angeles-and-long-beach-ports-continue-to-postpone-new-container-dwell-fee/

9. Stronger Demand Across Vessels Lifts Baltic Index To Over 1-Month High

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index rose to an over one-month high on Monday, buoyed by strengthened rates across all its vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, added 64 points, or 2%, to 3,235, a peak since Nov. 1. The capesize index advanced 105 points, or 2.3%, to its highest in nearly a month-and-a-half at 4,699.

https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Stronger+demand+across+vessels+lifts+Baltic+index+to+over+1-month+high

10. Methanol’s Growing Traction As Alternative Shipping Fuel

Among the mix of possible alternative fuels available for marine use, methanol—a chemical building block for hundreds of everyday products—is fast emerging as an attractive option for shipping companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint and meet sector-wide emissions targets. In November 2020, the International Maritime Organization announced that it aims to reduce absolute shipping emissions by at least 50% from 2008 levels by 2050, and to attempt to eliminate them completely thereafter. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Methanol’s+growing+traction+as+alternative+shipping+fuel

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