InterManager Daily News 31.01.2022.

1. Passenger Maritime Link between Cyprus and Greece

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) announces the expiration of the deadline for submission of tenders to establish a passenger maritime link between Cyprus and Greece, as a service of General Economic Interest in accordance with the European Union rules. This tender procedure, which was launched on November 25, 2021, has attracted the interest of economic operators who have submitted a tender through the e-Procurement System of the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/01/28/passenger-maritime-link-between-cyprus-and-greece/

2. NYK Bulk Carrier rescues Fishermen off the coast of Okinawa

On January 21, the bulk carrier Moonlight Dolphin rescued eight fishermen off the coast of Okinawa. The carrier is owned and operated by NYK, managed by ASAHI SHIPPING CO., LTD., and engaged in a long-term charter contract with Kobe Steel, Ltd.. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/01/28/nyk-bulk-carrier-rescues-fishermen-off-the-coast-of-okinawa/

3. Elengy signs first commercial agreements for the satellite storage of LNG at Reichstett developed in partnership with Rubis Termina

Elengy signs first commercial agreements for the satellite storage of Liquefied Natural Gas at Reichstett developed in partnership with Rubis Terminal. These agreements are the result of the ongoing commercialization program initiated last quarter of 2021 and demonstrate the market’s interest for the project. Trucks loading at Rubis Terminal’s site in Reichstett will be carried out at a competitive price and under optimum conditions of flexibility and security. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/01/28/elengy-signs-first-commercial-agreements-for-the-satellite-storage-of-lng-at-reichstett-developed-in-partnership-with-rubis-termina/

4. The ‘EuroAsia Interconnector’ project gets financing by the EU mechanism “Connecting Europe Facility”

The European Commission announced the approval of the application submitted by the Implementing Agency of the Project of Common Interest ‘EuroAsia Interconnector’, the electricity interconnection between Cyprus, Israel and Greece, to receive a grant under the Connecting Europe Facility. Specifically, the Implementing Agency had applied for an amount of €687 million for construction works on the Cyprus – Crete section, and the approval received by the European Commission concerns almost the entirety of this amount and amounts to approximately €657 million. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/01/27/the-euroasia-interconnector-project-gets-financing-by-the-eu-mechanism-connecting-europe-facility/

5. 2020 Bulkers switches another newcastlemax to fixed-rate charter

Norway’s 2020 Bulkers converted another newcastlemax this week from an index-linked charter to Koch Shipping into a fixed-rate hire. The Oslo-listed owner’s Bulk Shenzhen has been fixed at $32,378 per day from next month until the end of this year. The 2020-built bulker will continue to earn a premium related to the fuel cost savings from the scrubbers.

https://splash247.com/2020-bulkers-switches-another-newcastlemax-to-fixed-rate-charter/

6. End of the tunnel in sight for the crew change crisis as Denmark lifts virus restrictions

News this week that Denmark will end virus restrictions from the beginning of February and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society has given the shipping industry a glimpse of a possible end to the pandemic restraints which have caused severe hardships to hundreds of thousands at sea over the past two years. https://splash247.com/end-of-the-tunnel-in-sight-for-the-crew-change-crisis-as-denmark-lifts-virus-restrictions/

7. Propulsion systems ordered for innovative tugs

Thruster and propeller manufacturers have secured orders for some of the most innovative tugs to be built in a decadeIn the latest contract awards, Kongsberg Maritime announced in January 2022 it has won an order to supply thrusters to Sanmar Shipyards for a series of azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugboats. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/propulsion-systems-ordered-for-innovative-tugs-69390

8. Outlook for US marine transport improves in 2022

One of the world’s largest owners of tugboats, towboats and barges is expecting a positive year for marine transport in 2022. Kirby Corp’s top c-suite manager expects higher revenues and earnings this year, compared with 2021, due to improving consumer confidence, rising demand for petroleum products and increasing refinery productivity.

https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/outlook-for-us-marine-transportation-improves-in-2022-69427

9. NASA’s Most Compelling Satellite Images of 2021

In 2021, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, as well as the instruments and astronauts on the International Space Station, captured some compelling moments on our planet. From record-breaking heatwaves to pandemic-related events, the images in this list showcase some of the beautiful and complex events that occurred on our planet in the past year. They also demonstrate how NASA’s Earth-observing technologies and missions provide valuable information to scientists, government agencies, and people around the world. https://gcaptain.com/nasas-most-compelling-satellite-images-of-2021/

10. Russia To Relocate Naval Drills Outside Of Ireland’s Economic Zone

Russia will relocate planned naval exercises to outside of Ireland’s exclusive economic zone, according to its ambassador in Dublin, Yuriy Filatov, in a what he described as a gesture of goodwill toward the Irish government and local fishermen. Russia’s navy was set to run drills off the southwest Irish coast from Feb. 3 to Feb. 8. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said this week the exercises weren’t welcome, and the fishing industry raised concern about potential damage. https://gcaptain.com/russia-relocate-naval-drills-outside-of-irelands-economic-zone/

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