InterManager Daily News 25.01.2022.

1. Strong momentum in FLEET’s newbuilding business

FLEET’s Newbuilding department was founded on the belief that proper supervision by an experienced team can have an immense effect on the quality and lifecycle cost of the vessel being built. Our job is to confirm that the vessel conforms to the contracted specification of the owner, meets industry rules and regulations, meets enhanced safety and operational standards and that it is fit to operate without requiring any major retrofits after delivery.

2. Dawn of Australia’s Hydrogen Industry

The arrival of the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, the Suiso Frontier, in Victoria marks the success of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project and the dawn of Australia’s hydrogen industry. HESC’s vision is to produce carbon neutral hydrogen through extraction from a mix of Latrobe Valley coal and biomass, capturing and storing CO2 via the CarbonNet Project and optimising energy efficiency in the HESC supply chain.

3. Freight volumes increase at the Port of Gothenburg despite the ongoing pandemic

The logistics system remains under extreme pressure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now entered its third year. Despite this, the Port of Gothenburg has weathered the storm well, reporting volume growth during the period and particularly during 2021. With a higher market share and its unique features and capabilities, the port has ensured that industry has continued access to the world.

4. Damen signs up small BWTS supplier ERMA FIRST

Damen has signed its first contract with Greek ballast water treatment system (BWTS) producer Erma First that will see Damen expand its ballast water treatment portfolio

ERMA FIRST will supply its oneTANK ballast water treatment system which uses chemical injection methods to clean ships’ ballast water. To treat a vessel’s ballast water, oneTANK uses an 8.25% or 12.5% sodium hypochlorite and 30% sodium thiosulfate solution.

5. BV to conduct CAP surveys of Nakilat LNG carriers

Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O will conduct condition assessment programmes (CAP) on Nakilat’s LNG carrier fleet under a recently awarded three-year contract The contract covers 21 of the Qatari shipowner’s LNG vessels, all of which will be close to 15 years old (third special survey) at the time of the CAP survey. All CAP surveys will be scheduled to coincide with Nakilat’s routine drydocking processes in Qatar.

6. Pasha Hawaii teams with Costco on chartering spree

American carrier Pasha Hawaii has teamed with wholesaler Costco to make some big plays in the red hot container charter market. According to Braemar ACM, Pasha Hawaii backed by Costco secured multiple vessels from the market over the past week, outbidding any other operator and establishing new historical heights.

7. Brazil to auction Port of Santos in Q4 after planned expansion

The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure has published an ordinance to expand the jurisdictional limits of the Port of Santos, almost doubling the dry area under administration, from 8 sq. km at 15.5 sq. km. The expansion provides area for the development of new projects, which is expected to make the port more valuable when the concession is auctioned in the fourth quarter of this year.

8. Top 10 Most Interesting People In Shipping

To commemorate the new year, the world’s most popular maritime podcast – Lena Göthberg’s Shipping Podcast – announced the shipping industry’s top ten most interesting people, as measured by number of downloaded episodes throughout the relatively long seven year history of the show.

9. Watch Lego Masters Build The World’s Most Complicated Ship

Back in 2013 Samsung Heavy Industries launched the world’s most complicated ship, Shell Prelude, a 93 metres high behemoth designed to draw gas from under the sea bed and refine it aboard the ship. The massive ship – which cost more than $17 Billion to build, is six-times heavier than the world’s biggest aircraft carrier, and nearly 500 meters long – is impressive but almost as interesting is the “miniature” 5-meter replica built by craftsmen at the Australian lego workshop Brickman.

10. India Seeks 10m Tons Of Overseas Coal: NRG Matters

Despite the global pressure to move away from fossil fuels, South Africa and India are relying on coal to help fill gaps in the energy supply. On the other hand, the Commodity Hedge Fund index is seen benefiting from the energy transition.


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