InterManager Daily 09.06.2022.

1. IMO Secretary-General opens MEPC meeting

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: “It is therefore of utmost importance that IMO continues to deliver concrete progress in transitioning international shipping from fossil fuels to low and zero-carbon alternatives. It is our duty to join worldwide commitments of increased ambition towards tackling climate change. I appreciate the commitment and the efforts of all Member States and the industry for the outstanding work and achievements we have made so far.

2. The Mission to Seafarers ‘Adventure Race Japan’ has attracted support from the Global Shipping industry for seafarers ’ Welfare

With US$500,000 raised so far for the inaugural Adventure Race Japan, one more year remains to reach the target of US$950,000. So far, 35 teams of all abilities and backgrounds have signed up for the event taking place from the 18 – 21st May 2023. The three day event will see them come together to race, network and support the Mission’s Emerging Port Strategy 2022 – 26.

3. Posidonia welcomes Maritime Community back in Athens

Greek Prime Minister Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis presided this evening over the official opening of Posidonia 2022, as the world’s most prestigious biennial shipping event welcomes back to Athens the global maritime community following the pandemic-induced cancellation of the 2020 event.

4. MOL opens Training Center for dynamic positioning system

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and MOL Marine & Engineering announced the launch of a Dynamic Positioning System training program, using a DP simulator installed on the ground floor of the MOL Head Office building. As Japan’s first training center certified by the Nautical Institute , the training center offers the following training programs, and can issue certificates required for qualification as a DP Operator .

5. Cadeler seals German offshore wind turbine installation deal

Offshore wind contractor Cadeler has inked a contract with Vestas to provide the installation and transportation of 64 record-breaking 15 MW turbines for EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind project in the German North Sea. The installation is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2025 and should be finished by the end of the year. It will be executed by one of Cadeler’s two O-class vessels, which will feature a new crane with a lifting capacity of 1600 metric tons.

6. Green Energy Group awarded new OBN contract

Green Energy Group, formerly Seabird Exploration, has signed an ocean bottom node (OBN) source contract with an undisclosed client in the Western hemisphere. The contract, with an undisclosed value, is expected to commence in the second half of August and last for around 14 months, including mobilisation and demobilisation activities.

7. South Korean Company Claims World’s First Autonomous Ocean Crossing by a Large Ship

An autonomous navigation company belonging to one of the world’s largest shipbuilders is claiming the trans-oceanic autonomous voyage of a large commercial ship. Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, announced the successful voyage of the LNG carrier Prism Courage from Freeport, Texas to South Korea’s Boryeong LNG Terminal, via the Panama Canal. The 33-day voyage covered roughly 10,800 nautical miles, of which half was navigated autonomously using Avikus’ HiNAS 2.0 technology.

8. Russia Hikes Oil Exports from Major Eastern Port to Help Offset EU Ban

Russia is ramping up oil exports from its major eastern port of Kozmino by about a fifth, aiming to meet surging demand from Asian buyers and offset the impact of European Union sanctions, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

9. Government policy will drive uptake of marine electrification in Asia

Government policies will support the broader uptake of all-electric and battery-hybrid technologies in Asia, which currently has less than 7% of the global electrified commercial fleet

While marine electrification is accelerating globally, government policies emanating from Busan, Tokyo and Singapore will play a vital role in promoting broader adoption of electric and hybrid-battery technologies in Asia.

10. Baltic Index dips as vessel rates fall

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index edged lower on Monday, pressured by weaker rates for all vessel segments.

The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, lost 73 points, or 2.8%, to 2,560 points.


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