InterManager Daily News 26.04.2022.

1. Seaspan and Anglo-Eastern form joint venture

Containership owner Seaspan Corporation, a subsidiary of Atlas, and Hong Kong shipmanagement giant Anglo-Eastern have established a new procurement joint venture, Sea Sourcing. Seaspan said the joint venture would provide access to better value propositions, stronger negotiation power, improved risk mitigation, knowledge sharing and also seek to deliver enhanced value to supply partners by engaging them in longer-term partnerships.

2. MOL books two more LNG newbuilds at DSME

Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has signed up for two newbuild 174,000 cu m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

The dual-fuel ships come with a price tag of around $213m each and are set for delivery in the second and third quarter of 2026. Multiple shipbrokers reported the newbuilds are an option that MOL held at Korean shipbuilder from a last-year order.

3. Eni bets on Spanish twin-turbine floating wind tech developer

Eni’s renewables business unit, Plenitude, has bought a stake in the Spanish floating wind technology developer, EnerOcean. The deal is structured as a long-term partnership focused on the deployment of EnerOcean’s W2Power technology with two wind turbines mounted on the frame of the same floater.

4. Island Hopping In Tawi-Tawi

A running hare. A jumping frog. A hungry dinosaur. Readers suggested that the arrangement of islands pictured here bears resemblance to such terrestrial creatures. But in this part of the southern Philippines, it is the aquatic life that sustains the livelihoods of many islanders.

5. Libya Says Armed Clashes at Key Oil Port Damaged Storage Tanks

Libya’s state oil company said armed clashes at the western port of Zawiya have damaged several storage tanks, as a worsening political crisis engulfs the OPEC member’s energy sector.

“Preliminary assessments indicate that 29 sites, including oil derivatives tanks and several other tanks, have been damaged,” the National Oil Corp. said in a statement late on Saturday.

6. Iran Revolutionary Guards Seize Foreign Ship In Gulf For Smuggling Fuel

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign vessel in the Gulf for smuggling 200,000 litres of fuel, a senior Guards commander told the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday. “The ship was seized in the northern part of the Persian Gulf. Its eight crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern port city of Bushehr,” Gholamhossein Hosseini told Fars, without elaborating on the nationalities of the crew members.

7. New high-speed engines to reduce cost of ownership

Improved fuel efficiency, reduced cost of ownership and increased uptime are the primary areas of focus for marine engine designers in the high-speed engine sector. Designed for owners of fishing vessels, small tugs and pushboats, ferries and other workboats, these engines must be durable enough to operate in the sandy, muddy and debris-filled inland waterways and harbours.

8. QatarEnergy pulls trigger on first LNG newbuilds in massive shipbuilding programme

LNG shipping’s largest shipbuilding programme in history got underway in April, with the signing of a long-term charter agreement between QatarEnergy and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). The agreement for four LNG newbuildings sets in motion a programme for as many as 151 vessels that will be built to satisfy future fleet requirements for fleet renewal and Qatari volumes from the North Field expansion projects, as well as cargoes from the Golden Pass LNG project in Sabine Pass, Texas.

9. Several Exporters Get Pending Payments For Shipments Made To Russia

Several exporters have received pending payments for shipments made to Russia before February 24. — the day Russia-Ukraine conflict began — and Department of Financial Services is working with banks to facilitate clearance of remaining dues, a government official said.

10. Bahri Confirms Death Of Seafarer In Netherlands Tanker Incident

The incident took place on Wednesday evening while the vessel was at the Amsterdam anchorage in the Netherlands.

No reason for the cause of death was given, beyond the fact that the two individuals had “collapsed… while performing routine tasks in one of the vessel’s cargo tanks…”. Conflicting news reports have emerged as to whether or not an explosion took place on the vessel at the time.


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