1. EU Beginning to Grasp Realities of Shipping says Dimitris Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO
The recent proposal by MEP Peter Liese to update Amendment 9 of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) draft directive and support the ‘polluter pays’ principle is cautiously welcomed by INTERCARGO, the international association representing the world’s quality dry bulk shipping sector. This recognition that often the shipping company is not the commercial entity controlling the ship operation, and thus is not responsible for the resulting GHG emissions, is long overdue. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/04/eu-beginning-to-grasp-realities-of-shipping-says-dimitris-fafalios-chairman-of-intercargo/
2. Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes the EU Parliament’s recognition of the role of the commercial operators in the EU ETS
The European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), MEP Peter Liese, on 14 January 2022 published a Report on the revision of the EU ETS, in the framework of the “Fit for 55” legislative package for Shipping. The Cyprus Shipping Chamber notes with satisfaction, that the Report recognises the role of the commercial operator and introduces the requirement for a binding clause in contractual agreements between shipowners and commercial operators thus applying the “polluter pays” principle to Shipping. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/04/cyprus-shipping-chamber-welcomes-the-eu-parliaments-recognition-of-the-role-of-the-commercial-operators-in-the-eu-ets/
3. WISTA Cyprus celebrated its 10th Anniversary
On 2nd of February, WISTA Cyprus kicked-off 2022 with an online celebration of its 10th Anniversary. The Association, which holds a position as one of the strongest and most widely recognized National WISTA Associations, commemorated this important milestone with members & friends of WISTA Cyprus from around the globe. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/02/04/wista-cyprus-celebrated-its-10th-anniversary/
4. Green ammonia production facility planned in Norway’s municipality of Sauda FEED study underway
Hy2gen, an international company specialized in designing, building and operating facilities to produce green hydrogen and green hydrogen-based derivatives, plans to produce green ammonia as a fuel for the maritime sector, in the municipality of Sauda, on the southwestern coast of Norway.
5. Maersk boxship refloated off Germany
The 399m long giant containership Mumbai Maersk was refloated at high tide in the early hours of Friday morning after it ran aground on a shallow patch off the German island of Wangerooge in the North Sea late Wednesday. Sailing from Asia, the 2018-built vessel had its last stop in the port of Rotterdam before grounding outside of port of Bremerhaven. The vessel was on its way to discharge the cargo meant for Bremerhaven, along with cargo destined for the Scandinavian countries. https://splash247.com/maersk-boxship-refloated-off-germany/
6. European oil terminals hit by ransomware attack
Some of the largest oil terminals in Europe have been hit by a series of cyberattacks it was revealed yesterday.Terminals in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany were among those hit with confirmed victims including SEA-Tank Terminal in Antwerp, while Oiltanking Deutschland and Mabanaft declared force majeure in Germany. https://splash247.com/european-oil-terminals-hit-by-ransomware-attack/
7. Peru Authorizes Temporary Restart At Repsol Refinery After Oil Spill
Peru’s environmental inspector, responding to fuel supply shortages, on Saturday authorized temporary resumption of hydrocarbon loading and unloading operations at sea at a refinery owned by Spain’s Repsol which had been halted during a probe of a major oil spill.
8. Trinity Spirit FPSO Was Old and Poorly Maintained -Sources
An oil vessel used for storage that exploded off the coast of Nigeria this week had not been maintained for sometime and had technical issues, two sources and an environmental group said on Friday, as its wreckage lay in the sea after the fire was put out.
The 10 crew members who were on board at the time of explosion early on Wednesday remained unaccounted for, according to witnesses, amid fears they may have been caught in the fire. https://gcaptain.com/trinity-spirit-fpso-was-old-and-poorly-maintained-sources/
9. Kongsberg Digital adds IKM Instrutek for condition monitoring
Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has partnered with IKM Instrutek to provide condition monitoring to shipowners and operators IKM Instrutek’s sensors and services will be available through KDI’s Vessel Insight cloud-based platform which collects data on board the vessel and transfers this securely to an online storage facility. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/kongsberg-digital-adds-ikm-instrutek-for-condition-monitoring-69527
10. Baltic Index Dips On Lower Capesize Rates
The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index slipped on Friday, as a dip in capesize rates overshadowed gains in the panamax and supramax segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, fell 2 points to 1,423. The capesize index slipped 49 points, or 3.8%, to 1,242. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+dips+on+lower+capesize+rates