InterManager Daily News 31.12.2021.

1. What you need to know about the upcoming change in Brexit customs procedures

On 1 January 2022, a new phase of Brexit is expected to take effect, and with this, full customs controls will come to apply when importing and exporting goods to and from the UK. Learn what you should be particularly aware of in connection with the upcoming change and how to best prepare your business for it. Almost a year has passed since the Brexit transition period ended and the United Kingdom officially left the EU.

2. Deglobalisation driving enterprise telecoms resegmentation, says GlobalData

Many once globally ambitious enterprise telecoms service providers have made a fundamental shift in market focus due to macro-economic changes such as deglobalization and to make the most of evolving technology, says GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that this is a significant move because many of these companies have chosen to scale back their international ambitions by refocusing and resegmenting their target customers, and selling non-core assets.

3. Trend-breaking year for renewables as residential solar up and onshore wind down in 2021 says Rystad

Global renewable energy installations broke industry trends in 2021 as residential solar outpaced commercial and industrial (C&I) capacity additions for the first time and new onshore wind ones declined, Rystad Energy research shows. This year has been a record-breaker for renewables globally, with 227 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity installed, a 4.7% increase over 2020 levels. Installed utility solar PV, residential solar PV, offshore wind, battery, and other forms of energy storage have all increased in addition terms in 2021.

4. Valenciaport strengthens relations with Mexico, one of the Port of Valencia’s main trading partners

Mexico is one of Valenciaport’s most dynamic markets. In the first eleven months of the year, goods traffic between the Port of Valencia and its Mexican counterparts has grown by 19.5%. The Cuauhtémoc Sailing School Ship of the Mexican Navy will remain at berth in the Port of Valencia for several days. Representatives of the Port Authority of Valencia, the Valenciaport Foundation and the Valencia Region Business Confederation have explained to the Mexican delegation the relations between the two regions.

5. World’s largest ethane carrier delivered

Jiangnan Shipyard, located just north of Shanghai, has this week delivered the world’s largest ethane carrier to UK firm Ineos. The 60,000 dwt Pacific Ineos Belstaff very large ethane carrier can carry 99,000 cu m of liquified gas. The vessel features a large B-type tank along with a gas containment system developed by the shipyard capable of carrying a variety of liquified gas cargos, including LPG, ethylene and ethane.

6. Jan De Nul wins cable contract in Abu Dhabi

Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T have been awarded a contract by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan for the HVDC cable installation and convertors package at the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project. The contract is for the design, installation, burial and protection of two cable clusters of almost 1,000 km, connecting the islands Al Ghallan and Das in the Arabian Gulf to the onshore converter stations at Al Mirfa and Shuweihat in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

7. Euroseas Announces New Containership Charters at More Than Twice the Rate of Existing Contracts

Greek containership operator Euroseas has announced its latest head-turning charters for two of its ships at “more than twice” the rate their existing contracts, highlighting the continued strength of the containership market. The company announced Wednesday that its 2,556 TEU MV M/V “Evridiki G”, built in 2001, entered into a new charter contract for between 36 and 38 months at a daily rate of $40,000. Meanwhile, its MV EM Corfu, of the same capacity and age, has been chartered for between 36 and 38 months also at a daily rate of $40,000. The charters are expected to begin February 1, 2022 and following a dry-docking period in mid-February 2022, respectively.

8. Philippine Navy Signs Warship Deal With Hyundai Heavy

The Philippines signed a deal to purchase two corvettes from Hyundai Heavy Industries, beefing up its defense capabilities in a region that has become more militarized due competing claims in the South China Sea. The warships, part of a 28 billion-peso ($556 million) project for the Philippine Navy, are capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare missions, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in speech during the signing of the deal on Tuesday.

9. A Promising 2022 To See More Tech-Driven Disruptions In Logistics-Business Journal

India’s logistics sector is entering the 2022 on a high note given the large investments that flowed into it in 2021. The trend is likely to continue next year as well. The flow of private equity and venture capital (PE-VC) investment in logistics companies, including large, medium, small and tech-driven firms, jumped by 50 per cent in 2021. The Indian logistics sector plays an important role in the economy, contributing nearly 15 per cent to the country’s GDP and employing over eight million people.

10. Colombo Terminal Posts Record 3.1 Million TEU In 2021

COLOMBO International Container Terminals (CICT) celebrated its 10th anniversary, reaching the milestone of three million TEU within a year for the first time, up 11 per cent year on year, reports Colombo’s Sunday Observer. CICT, operated by Chinese state-owned China Merchants, achieved its first one million TEU milestone in eight months, from January to August 2015, ending that year with 1.56 million TEU.


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