1. Seaspan orders eight LNG-fuelled boxships in South Korea
Seaspan Corporation has placed an order at South Korea’s K Shipbuilding for eight 8,000 teu newbuild containerships powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).
Multiple brokers report that Atlas’ subsidiary is paying around $130m per ship, backed by a long-term charter contract with Geneva-based liner giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). https://splash247.com/seaspan-orders-eight-lng-fuelled-boxships-in-south-korea/
2. CYMEPA celebrates its 30 years anniversary
The Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association has been formed with the initiative of the International Shipping Community of Cyprus with the support of the Commercial Community of the island. CYMEPA is an autonomous, not-for-profit organization funded solely by its members. CYMEPA was officially registered on the 27th August 1992 as a not-for-profit organization limited by guarantee. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/09/cymepa-celebrates-its-30-years-anniversary/?amp=1
3. Energean announced gas discovery by the Athena exploration well offshore Israel
Mathios Rigas, Chief Executive of Energean, commented:
“We are delighted to announce this new gas discovery at Athena and the potential of the wider Olympus Area. We are considering a range of strategic commercialisation options both for a standalone and wider Olympus Area development, including domestic and multiple export routes.” https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/09/energean-announced-gas-discovery-by-the-athena-exploration-well-offshore-israel/?amp=1
4. The Mission to Seafarers annual Seafarers’ Awards Singapore 2022 is open for nominations
The Mission to Seafarers, a leading international seafarer welfare charity, is announcing the Seafarers’ Awards Singapore 2022 is open for nominations. The annual ceremony recognises individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of seafarers. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/09/the-mission-to-seafarers-annual-seafarers-awards-singapore-2022-is-open-for-nominations/?amp=1
5. Zero emission design concept for Handymax bulker unveiled
As part of an ongoing zero emission ship design project Eco Marine Power has released details of a new Handymax bulker that incorporates a range of renewable energy solutions, energy saving devices, electric propulsion and fuel cells. This ship design concept is known as the Aquarius Eco Handymax II and all the technologies currently encompassed in the design are either currently available or under-development. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/09/zero-emission-design-concept-for-handymax-bulker-unveiled/?amp=1
6. Ocean Infinity showcases its marine robotic newbuild
Houston-based marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has unveiled its first of eight 78-m long remotely operated low-emission vessels. The ship is part of the company’s 23-strong Armada fleet, all of which will be operated from shore and facilitate alternative fuels such as green ammonia. https://splash247.com/ocean-infinity-showcases-its-marine-robotic-newbuild/
7. Over 600 Stranded I-Kiribati Seafarers Repatriated, Some After Two Years
Over 600 i-Kiribati seafarers trapped overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic have now been repatriated, the International Chamber of Shipping announced Monday.
The final six seafarers touched down in Tarawa on Monday, marking the end of a two-year repatriation effort led by a coalition of employers, unions and NGO working with the govenment of Kiribati. https://gcaptain.com/over-600-stranded-i-kiribati-seafarers-repatriated-some-after-two-years/
8. Heerema Tapped for U.S. East Coast Wind Projects
Dutch crane vessel specialist Heerema Marine Contractors has been selected for the installation of wind turbine foundations and offshore substations for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind offshore wind projects in the United States.
The company has been selected as a strategic supplier by Equinor, representing the 50-50 partnership between Equinor and BP which is developing the projects. https://gcaptain.com/heerema-tapped-for-u-s-east-coast-wind-projects/
9. Why Carnival chose scrubbers for its existing fleet
With a global fleet of more than 100 cruise ships across its 10 brands, Carnival Corp faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to planning its newbuilds — which must last 30 years or more — and making sure its existing fleet is fully compliant with industry regulations. https://www.rivieramm.com/videos/why-carnival-chose-scrubbers-for-its-existing-fleet-71019
10. Singapore Urges Additional Bunker Fuel Testing On Fuel Quality Concerns
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is encouraging marine fuel buyers to request additional testing to rule out quality issues that have plagued supplies at the world’s largest bunkering port in recent months, the regulator said in a statement late May 5. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Singapore+urges+additional+bunker+fuel+testing+on+fuel+quality+concerns