1. Certifying natural gas on a pathway to a lower-emission energy future
In 2021, ExxonMobil became the first integrated energy company to announce participation in a program to certify natural gas production through a pilot at Poker Lake, New Mexico, a key area of its Permian Basin operations, using standards developed by MiQ, a nonprofit organization. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/26/certifying-natural-gas-on-a-pathway-to-a-lower-emission-energy-future/
2. Environmental Groups urge shipping industry to commit to zero-emissions fleets
On May 23, the Ship It Zero coalition sent an open letter to shipping companies, including CMA CGM Group, A.P. Moller-Maersk, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Evergreen Marine, and Ocean Network Express to urge them to cancel all new fossil fuel ship builds in their order books and invest only in zero-emissions technologies and fuels for their future global fleets. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/26/environmental-groups-urge-shipping-industry-to-commit-to-zero-emissions-fleets/
3. Enviva and MOL Drybulk to deploy bulk carrier to reduce GHG emissions in the Woody Biomass Supply Chain
Enviva, the world’s leading producer of sustainable wood bioenergy, and MOL Drybulk Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd, a leading global marine transport group, announced they have signed an additional memorandum of understanding to deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier (“EFBC”) to reduce the greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions in the ocean transportation of sustainable wood pellets and biofuels. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/05/26/enviva-and-mol-drybulk-to-deploy-bulk-carrier-to-reduce-ghg-emissions-in-the-woody-biomass-supply-chain/
4. Steamship Mutual Board Dinner in Cyprus
Steamship Mutual held its group Board meeting in Pissouri on Monday and Tuesday this week. Steamship reported improved underwriting performance on the previous year, although the overall result was still negative, in line with the overall P&I market experience.
5. ICS warns on monkeypox
Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis with symptoms like smallpox patients, although clinically less severe. It is caused by the monkeypox virus part of the orthopoxvirus genus. There are two clades of monkeypox virus: West African and Congo Basin. The name monkeypox originates from initial discovery in monkeys in Denmark in 1958. The first human case was identified in a child in the Congo in 1970. https://splash247.com/ics-warns-on-monkeypox/
6. Kuok joins Singapore’s onboard carbon capture push
Singapore’s Kuok Group is participating in a new project to develop shipboard post-combustion carbon capture technologies.
PaxOcean, one of Kuok Singapore Limited’s maritime group businesses, will be working with Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) on a 30-month project led by Professor Wang Xin, chair of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at NTU. https://splash247.com/kuok-joins-singapores-onboard-carbon-capture-push/
7. Electrical Fire Destroyed Luxury Yacht Near Key West, NTSB Says
The fire that destroyed a luxury yacht near Key West in March 2021 likely started from an electric source within the sound enclosure for the vessel’s starboard generators, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined. However, due to the extent of the fire damage, investigators were unable to conclusively determine the source of the fire. https://gcaptain.com/electrical-fire-destroyed-luxury-yacht-near-key-west-ntsb-says/
8. U.S. Proposes California Offshore Wind Sale
The Bureau Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) will issue a Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) that will include three proposed lease areas in the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area off central California and two proposed lease areas in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area off northern California. The areas total approximately 373,268 acres for potential wind development, expected to generate 4.5 gigawatts of wind energy which would be enough to power more than 1.5 million homes. https://gcaptain.com/u-s-proposes-california-offshore-wind-sale/
9. Risky business: How shipping boom, war and COVID impact safety at sea
A ship full of Porsches, Bentleys and Lamborghinis catches fire and sinks in the Atlantic. A container vessel ignites and goes down off Sri Lanka. In a sequel to the Even Given accident in the Suez Canal, another Evergreen ship runs aground, this time in Chesapeake Bay. More containers full of goods topple off ships and vanish into the Pacific. Ships stuck in the queue off Southern California drag anchor in a storm and allegedly damage an oil pipeline. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Risky+business%3A+How+shipping+boom%2C+war+and+COVID+impact+safety+at+sea
10. Schottel to provide rudder propellers for US barge
It will be produced and operated by US firm Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAE-M), based in San Pedro, California.
The marine exhaust treatment system (METS-3) was designed by Fassmer Techincal Projects and will be built at US shipyard Greenbrier Companies in Portland. Additional METS systems will be produced and operated in several other California seaports. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/schottel-to-provide-rudder-propellers-for-us-barge-vessel-71310