InterManager Daily News 23.12.2021.

1. Thome Group supports SOS Children’s Villages Philippines

We are happy to be part of the Holiday celebration of the SOS Children’s Villages Philippines entitled, “Christmas Light a Star” during its virtual and physical celebration last December 11, 2021, in Manila, Philippines. Over the years, Thome Group has always supported the organization, providing for the needs of the children and sponsoring their special events. We are one with the SOS Children’s Villages in its goal to uplift the lives of the children and help them shape their futures and develop their communities.

2. KVH announces VSAT services for vessels in Indian Waters

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), a leading global maritime VSAT provider, has announced the launch of satellite connectivity services that will allow vessels to use KVH connectivity while operating in Indian territorial waters. In addition, KVH will offer satellite connectivity services to Indian flagged vessels. Station Satcom Private Ltd, an existing KVH service provider based in Mumbai, will be KVH’s distribution launch partner in India.

3. Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) and its synergies with the local and international blue community

A Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) event was successfully held on 8 December to present its synergies with the local and international blue community. The event took place at the Divinus Lounge Bar in Larnaca, in the presence of the Institute’s local and international partners, with the participation of representatives of the academic and research community, industry, the public sector and civil society. The flow of speeches was coordinated by Mr. Christodoulos Ioannou, Municipal Councillor of the Municipality of Larnaca.

4. Port of Oakland achieved 86% reduction in diesel emissions

The Port of Oakland staff announced the findings of the 2020 Seaport Air Emissions Inventory at Thursday’s meeting of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Inventory results show that the Port surpassed all its original goals set in the Maritime Air Quality Improvement Program (MAQIP). The Port and its partners successfully reduced diesel particulate matter emissions (DPM) by 86% over 2005 levels. The goal was an 85% drop in DPM. Nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions were cut by 40% and sulfur oxides were slashed by 95%. All these reductions were beyond the original goals.

5. 2021 global oil and gas discoveries projected to sink to lowest level in 75 years

Global oil and gas discoveries in 2021 are on track to hit their lowest full-year level in 75 years should the remainder of December fail to yield any significant finds, Rystad Energy analysis shows. As of the end of November, total global discovered volumes this year are calculated at 4.7bn barrels of oil equivalent (boe) and, with no major finds announced so far this month, the industry is on course for its worst discoveries toll since 1946. This would also represent a considerable drop from the 12.5bn boe unearthed in 2020.

6. Wakashio captain and first officer plead guilty to endangering safe navigation

The captain and first officer of the Wakashio newcatlemax grounded on a coral reef off Mauritius last year in the worst environmental disaster in the island nation’s recent history have pleaded guilty to endangering safe navigation. The captain, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, and the first officer, Subodha Tilakaratna, entered their pleas on Monday in a hearing at the Intermediate Court in the capital, Port Louis. Nandeshwar admitted to drinking during a party on the ship when it ran aground in July 2020.

7. Port of Los Angeles Confirms Cargo Dip in November, Says Smaller Ships Are to Blame

The Port of Los Angeles is on track for a record year even as cargo volumes dip in recent months. Exports hit 17-year low. The final numbers are in! The Port of Los Angeles today reported finalized cargo volumes for November, confirming a 8.8% percent dip in throughput compared to November 2020. Total TEUs came in at 811,460, about 78,000 fewer TEUs than in November 2020 and over 90,000 TEUs below September and October volumes. With November numbers in, the Port on Los Angeles has now seen year-over-year declines in three of the last four months, with the exception being September.

8. Aker BP to Buy Lundin Energy Oil and Gas Business, Creating Norwegian Offshore Behemoth

Aker BP ASA agreed to buy the oil and gas business of Lundin Energy AB in a $10 billion deal that creates the second-largest producer on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The transaction completes Aker BP’s ascendancy in the Nordic country’s offshore energy industry, putting it behind only state-owned Equinor ASA just five years after it was created. The combined companies will pump the equivalent of about 400,000 barrels of oil a day, more than some OPEC members.

9. World’s Largest Sail Ship Is Steeled For Ocean Travel

The Golden Horizon is a five-masted sailing ship for the 21st century whose steel-built hull makes it capable of navigating all the way from the Arctic to Antarctica. Sitting on the Northern side of the Split peninsula in Croatia, the Brodosplit shipyard has been crafting and launching vessels for nearly 100 years. Large enough to seem like an Adriatic Island in its own right, the shipyard has produced more than 400 cargo, military, and civilian vessels in that time.

10. One Of The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Bulk Carrier Features Wärtsilä Hybrid And Solar Energy Solution

The technology group Wärtsilä has completed the installation and commissioning of a unique hybrid power system combined with a PV solar energy system in collaboration with Marfin Management and Solbian, onboard a bulk carrier vessel, making it one of the most technologically advanced vessel of its type in the global fleet. The installation was carried out on the M/V Paolo Topic, a bulk carrier built in 2016 at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan and managed by Marfin Management S.A.M.


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