1. “K” Line Wind Service is granted for innovation endorsement provider certification by ClassNK
“K” Line Wind Service, Ltd., a joint venture company between Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., is granted for Class C Innovation Endorsement Provider Certification for organizations by ClassNK.
ClassNK offers its third-party Innovation Endorsement “Provider Certification”, which supports innovative initiatives, to companies and organizations. As companies pursue ESG-oriented management and SDGs, ClassNK conducts the third-party certification on the initiatives to transform their own business methods and organizations in order to establish the sustainable and competitive business. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/25/k-line-wind-service-is-granted-for-innovation-endorsement-provider-certification-by-classnk/?amp=1
2. The Port of Montreal joins the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is a call to companies around the world to address global challenges and build a better world. With more than 15,000 companies in over 160 countries, it is an international movement of responsible enterprises that align their strategies and operations with the principles of sustainability in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, for everyone’s benefit. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/25/the-port-of-montreal-joins-the-united-nations-global-compact/?amp=1
3. Are pilot ladders as safe as they should be, asks The Nautical Institute
The dire consequences of failing to ensure personal safety when it comes to the maintenance and rigging of pilot ladders onboard today’s vessels, came under close scrutiny by speakers and delegates attending the latest industry webinar presented by The Nautical Institute (NI).
4. IMO: It’s time we all deliver!
Before starting my second maternity leave with a hectic schedule of supplying baby essentials, I wanted to share some personal hopes and reflections on the important year ahead for the IMO, the Albert Embankment UN institution in London where I have spent so many hours, and in a strange way have really missed. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/04/25/imo-its-time-we-all-deliver/?amp=1
5. FMC finds some of Hapag-Lloyd’s detention charges are ‘unreasonable’
In November 2021, the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an order of investigation and hearing (OIH) to determine whether Hapag-Lloyd was in violation of the Shipping Act by its practice of assessing detention charges when it failed to provide an equipment return location, appointments were unavailable for equipment return during the allocated free time, or shipper-disputed charges related to these issues were not waived. https://splash247.com/fmc-finds-some-of-hapag-lloyds-detention-charges-are-unreasonable/
6. Singapore sets tax incentives for greener ships
In a circular updating its Green Ship Programme (GSP), the MPA announced the discounts starting from May 1 until December 31, 2024. Vessels exceeding the requirements of IMO’s Marpol Annex VI Phase 3 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) targets by 10% or more will secure a 50% reduction on initial registration fees (IRF) and a 20% rebate on the annual tonnage taxes (ATT). Already registered ships that comply will also get a 20% rebate on the ATT. https://splash247.com/singapore-sets-tax-incentives-for-greener-ships/
7. Floating Mines Hit Danube Ship Traffic
Ukrainian border guards last week closed several shipping lanes at the mouth of the Danube river due to drifting mines in Black Sea, analyst APK-Inform said on Monday.
Ukrainian Danube ports of Izmail and Reni last week remained the only sea routes for Ukrainian grain exports after seaports were blocked due to the Russian invasion. https://gcaptain.com/floating-mines-hit-danube-ship-traffic/
8. Giant ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Shows Off New Jacket-Lifting System
Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit is the largest offshore construction vessel ever built, designed for single-lift installation and removal of large oil and gas platforms weighing up to 48,000 metric tons. The ship entered service in 2016 and has already set a number of offshore lifting records, including the world record for the heaviest single-lift with the removal of the 24,000 metric ton Brent Delta platform in 2017. https://gcaptain.com/giant-pioneering-spirit-shows-off-new-jacket-lifting-system/
9. Scrubbers to be installed on 24% of global fleet by 2023
Two years ago, with the implementation of the IMO 2020 0.50% sulphur cap, exhaust gas cleaning systems were the talk of the town, with approximately 120 vessels per month being retrofit with scrubber technology.
Since then, scrubber retrofits have slowed considerably, averaging about one-sixth the level to about 20 per month as of March 2022, according to Clarksons Research. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/scrubbers-to-be-installed-on-24-of-global-fleet-by-2023-70802
10. Baltic Index Hits Over Three-Week High On Capesize Gains
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Monday to a more than three-week high, as the capesize segment strengthened.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, was up 49 points, or 2.12%, at 2,356 points, its highest since April 1.
The capesize index gained 158 points, or 8.56%, to 2,003 points, its highest in more than one month. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, were up $1,310 at $16,609. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+index+hits+over+three-week+high+on+capesize+gains