InterManager Daily News 28.04.2022.

1. Energy saving actions by EU citizens could save enough oil to fill 120 super tankers and enough natural gas to heat 20 million homes

The International Energy Agency and the European Commission today outlined a range of simple steps that people can take to reduce their energy use and save money – and that would save enough oil to fill 120 super tankers and enough natural gas to heat almost 20 million homes if adopted by all EU citizens.

2. Erik Thun announces the launching of the multi-purpose dry cargo vessel M/V Nordic Crystal

On Friday April 22, the multi-purpose dry cargo vessel Nordic Crystal was launched on site at the yard in Leer, Germa- ny. The naming ceremony was performed by Godmother Helena Bäckström in a festive setting with guests from near and far celebrating the first launching in two years, after the corona restrictions have been lifted.

3. The Port of Gothenburg is ready for methanol bunkering ship-to-ship

The Gothenburg Port Authority is today publishing general methanol operating regulations for ship-to-ship bunkering. The port is also making arrangements to setup a value chain with the ambition to become the primary bunkering hub for renewable methanol in Northern Europe.

4. Condition surveys – More than just a binary conclusion

P&I condition surveys could be misconstrued in some instances as baggage which is part of being a member of an International Group club. Their value may be overlooked and condensed down to an outcome of a list of so-called ‘defects’ which will require to be rectified to the satisfaction of the association in question. Perhaps validating this perspective, the ability to perform such surveys is endorsed by the Rules of each association and into the International Group’s too for that matter.

5. New Jersey’s Ocean Wind 1 moves forward with award of construction contracts

JINGOLI Power will install an underground electric export cable from landfall to B.L. England, the site of the onshore electric substation in Upper Township, and engineer, procure and install a duct bank/manhole system that will house the export cables. The company will provide job training and apprenticeships to local residents and area teens interested in STEM careers to ensure project investment dollars remain in the community.

6. Cargill’s Jan Dieleman to lead Global Maritime Forum

Cargill’s shipping head, Jan Dieleman, has been appointed as chair of the international not-for-profit organisation Global Maritime Forum, taking over the position from Peter Stokes, former senior adviser and head of shipping at Lazard, who is retiring.

Stokes has served on the Global Maritime Forum’s board of directors since 2017, when the organisation was established.

7. International Shipbreaking in Texas Completes First Project After EU Ship Recycling Regulation Approval

International Shipbreaking in Brownville, Texas has completed the first ship recyling project for an EU shipowner in compliance to the rigorious requirements of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation.

The 158-meter-long chemical tanker Wolverine, formerly sailing under the Norwegian flag, was accepted for recycling at International Shipbreaking on January 31, 2022, and the project completion was announced this week.

8. Hapag-Lloyd Launching Real-Time Monitoring for Its Entire Fleet of 3 Million TEU Containers

Hapag-Lloyd first introduced real-time monitoring of its approximately 100,000-unit reefer container fleet in 2019. With the success of the program, known as “Hapag-Lloyd LIVE”, the company has decided to install tracking devices on all of its approximately 3 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) capacity fleet of standard shipping containers.

9. LEO satellites bring new vessel connectivity

Rapid developments in satellite communications are transforming the way the offshore sector operates and communicates. New satellite constellations, advanced antennas and faster modems are providing high-speed connectivity with lower latency for offshore vessel owners.

Corporate communications, teamwork, telemedicine, e-learning and remote maintenance can now be carried out using the latest terminals and satellites.

10. Asian Ship Owners Warn About The Lack Of Crew Members In The Future

On 21st April 2022, the 27th Interim Meeting of the Seafarers Committee (SC), Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA), was held virtually. The Meeting was attended by Mr. Yuichi Sonada, ASA Secretary-General, Mr. Zhang Shouguo, Executive Vice Chairman of China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) and more than 30 other delegates from ASA member associations of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and FASA as represented by the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The ASA Competition Law Competition Statement was announced at the meeting to ensure full compliance with all applicable competition laws throughout the entire programme.


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