1. InterManager praises our “excellent people” on Day of the Seafarer
Seafaring is a rewarding career which offers a lifetime of opportunities and can create strong friendships – but the shipping industry needs to embrace change and improve its safety record in order to fully support our people, says Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager.
His comments come as the global shipping industry gets ready to celebrate its annual Day of the Seafarer, which takes place on June 25th and this year takes the theme of “Your Voyage, Then and Now”. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/24/intermanager-praises-our-excellent-people-on-day-of-the-seafarer/
2. Emanuele Grimaldi appointed ICS Chairman
Grimaldi, a former president of both Confitarma and European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA), was formally voted in as chair by the ICS Board of Directors, following the announcement of his nomination last year. Alongside ICS Secretary General, Guy Platten, his mandate will include working to find private and public solutions to a range of issues facing the sector, including decarbonisation, digitisation, diversity, and crew change. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/24/emanuele-grimaldi-appointed-ics-chairman/
3. Container shipping company ZIM integrated shipping services joins Sea-LNG coalition
A member of the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) since 2013, ZIM has long been at the forefront of improving the environmental performance of marine container transport and recognises the LNG pathway as central to achieving this. ZIM is striving for zero environmental impact in its operations, as the shipping industry aims for a net-zero carbon future. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/24/container-shipping-company-zim-integrated-shipping-services-joins-sea-lng-coalition/
4. Innovation, invention, and inclusivity celebrated on International Women in Engineering Day
International Women in Engineering Day this year celebrates inventors and innovators alongside inclusivity. Across TechnipFMC, women engineers bring their expertise to bear to enable clients’ projects.
Alex Sperber has been bringing her perspective to TechnipFMC’s projects for 17 years, building up expertise in research and development engineering, and global procurement through a variety of roles. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/24/innovation-invention-and-inclusivity-celebrated-on-international-women-in-engineering-day/
5. International taskforce established to drive forward the development of Clean Energy Marine Hubs
The Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit convened the largest meeting of industry leaders since COP26 to address shipping’s decarbonisation agenda. CEOs and officials agreed to develop a public/private cross-sectoral platform to take forward the development of clean fuels for shipping and global transport. Different parts of the value chain have valuable information which when brought together will help develop pathways and develop best practices to ensure the industry reaches net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/24/international-taskforce-established-to-drive-forward-the-development-of-clean-energy-marine-hubs/
6. A permanent fix for seafarers as essential workers
Another Day of the Seafarer is upon us. This June 25, makes 12 years since the international maritime industry’s initiative to say thanks to seafarers and attempt to publicise their sterling contribution to world trade. Should we expect to see the same narratives? A lot of talk – but what of the actions? https://splash247.com/a-permanent-fix-for-seafarers-as-essential-workers/
7. Samskip and Ocean Infinity press ahead with remotely operated, hydrogen-fuelled containership project
Rotterdam-headquartered liner Samskip and Houston-based marine robotics company Ocean Infinity have secured close to $16m in funding from Norwegian state enterprise Enova to advance the development of zero-emission, remotely operated and autonomous-ready, shortsea container vessels that will operate between Norway and the Netherlands by 2025, creating one of Europe’s first green corridors. https://splash247.com/samskip-and-ocean-infinity-press-ahead-with-remotely-operated-hydrogen-fuelled-containership-project/
8. G-7 Negotiators Put Russia Oil Price Cap on Agenda for Leaders
Group of Seven negotiators agreed that discussions on a potential price cap on Russian oil had progressed enough to send the issue to leaders to discuss at their summit in Germany, according to people familiar with the matter.
The negotiators known as sherpas held what one official described as “intense” talks on the matter in the Bavarian Alps before the summit began Sunday. https://gcaptain.com/g-7-negotiators-put-russia-oil-price-cap-on-agenda-for-leaders/
9. EU, Norway plan greater co-operation in energy sector, offshore wind
The plan to do so was confirmed after a 23 June meeting between the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans.
At the meeting between Mr Aasland and Mr Timmermans, several topics were discussed, including offshore wind, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/eu-norway-plan-greater-cooperation-in-energy-sector-offshore-wind-71703
10. China delivers world’s largest 24,000 TEU container ship
The world’s largest container ship, the first of its kind made by China, was delivered on Wednesday in the coastal city of Shanghai.
The Ever Alot has a capacity of 24,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), the measurement used to determine cargo capacity for container ships and ports and based on the volume of a 20-foot-long (6.1-meter) standard-sized container. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/China+delivers+world%E2%80%99s+largest+24%2C000+TEU+container+ship