1. BSM and Amon Maritime establish ship management joint venture in Norway
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and the Norwegian ammonia specialist Amon Maritime have announced the creation of a 50/50 joint venture “Ula Ship Management” during Nor-Shipping in Oslo. The joint venture, which will be based in Sandefjord in southern Norway, aims to offer ship management services for the Norwegian market, specialising in ammonia-powered vessels, but open to all types of ships. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/05/bsm-and-amon-maritime-establish-ship-management-joint-venture-in-norway/?amp=1
2. Thome awarded Grant by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to trial Ground-breaking Maritime Supply Chain Digital Platform
Thome Ship Management has been awarded a grant by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The grant will help fund the development of a smart digital e-marketplace platform to create an ecosystem that will benefit the whole maritime supply chain and foster lasting partnerships between suppliers and the platform’s consortia members. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/05/thome-awarded-grant-by-the-maritime-and-port-authority-of-singapore-to-trial-ground-breaking-maritime-supply-chain-digital-platform/?amp=1
3. Data transparency for addressing fraudulent registries, fraudulent ship registration and other illicit practices
For a number of years now, the IMO Secretariat has submitted reports to the IMO Legal Committee on several cases related to the fraudulent use of a country’s flag, and/or to the fraudulent operation of a registry without the purported flag country’s permission or knowledge. The IMO Secretariat studies these cases with the assistance of IHS Markit/S&P Global, who manage the IMO numbering scheme for both vessels and companies on behalf of IMO. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/05/data-transparency-for-addressing-fraudulent-registries-fraudulent-ship-registration-and-other-illicit-practices/?amp=1
4. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency updates Dyslexia policy in line with latest guidance
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is delivering on a commitment to promoting inclusivity, with updates to its dyslexia guidance to ensure candidates have the support they need to succeed.
A Marine Information Notice (MIN676) has been issued to all colleges, training providers and companies, candidates and MCA examiners [today] that alters the MCA’s dyslexia policy following the latest guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/05/the-maritime-and-coastguard-agency-updates-dyslexia-policy-in-line-with-latest-guidance/?amp=1
5. Cargo vessel sinking in Mariupol after Russian shelling
Ukrainian authorities have said that a Dominican Republic-flagged vessel is sinking in the port of Mariupol after being hit by Russian troops.
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement that the ship was struck during shelling from the sea by Russia, causing a fire in the engine room and injuring one crewmember.
According to the ministry’s social media posts, the ship in question is the 1995-built general cargo vessel Azburg, owned by MSCo Global of Malta. https://splash247.com/cargo-vessel-sinking-in-mariupol-after-russian-shelling/
6. Grieg presses ahead with green ammonia-fuelled tanker project
Norway’s Grieg Edge, the sustainable innovation unit of Grieg Maritime Group, has been granted approval in principle by class society DNV for its green ammonia-fueled tanker. The concept, developed in collaboration with ship designer LMG Marin and tech group Wärtsilä, can now move to the design phase for the MS Green Ammonia bunker tanker and initiate the shipyard tender process. “No significant obstacles exist to prevent our concept from being realised,” Grieg said. https://splash247.com/grieg-presses-ahead-with-green-ammonia-fuelled-tanker-project/
7. Equinor Wins Licenses for Two CO2 Storage Sites
Norwegian energy company Equinor has been awarded licenses for two underground CO2 storage sites on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), described as “important building blocks” in Norway’s CO2 transport and storage infrastructure (CCS) ambitions.
Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced the award of CO2 licenses on Tuesday with Equinor as the operator. Known as “Smeaheia” in the North Sea and “Polaris” in the Barents Sea, the two sites will serve as the storage sites for CO2 captured from industrial customers and can help to reduce Norway’s annual emissions. https://gcaptain.com/equinor-licenses-co2-storage-sites/
8. WinGD X-DF2.0 tests show fuel savings
WinGD’s Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling product was the first technology to be introduced to the X-DF2.0 series to reduce fuel consumption and cut methane emissions.
The system reduces methane slip by 50% as compared with the first-generation X-DF engine and lowers fuel consumption in both diesel and gas mode as recent tests at at CMD (CSSC-MES Diesel Co) in Shanghai, China showed. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/wingd-x-df20-tests-show-fuel-savings-70553
9. Maran Gas adds LNG newbuild honouring Greek shipping icon
Maran Gas Maritime has taken delivery of LNG carrier John A. Angelicoussis, named in honour of shipping icon John A Angelicoussis, who passed away last year
One of the most influential people in shipping until his death last year at the age of 72, Mr Angelicoussis controlled one of Greece’s largest shipping fleets in terms of tonnage. His company was also one of the first Greek shipping companies to own LNG carriers. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/maran-gas-adds-lng-newbuild-honouring-greek-shipping-icon-70547
10. Sweden grants green credit guarantee for tanker newbuilding
Export credit guarantees are a key element in financing newbuildings, and the Swedish Export Credit Agency and Furetank have pioneered the first green credit guarantee for newbuildings that meet high environmental and climate standards. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/sweden-grants-green-credit-guarantee-for-tanker-newbuilding-70521