InterManager Daily News 30.06.2022.

1. Inmarsat launches new seamless push-to-talk communications solution with Global Beam Telecom, Cobham and Hytera

Global Beam Telecom, Cobham Satcom and Inmarsat have today announced the launch of a new Push-To-Talk offering, BGAN PRISM PTT+, in partnership with Hytera. This complete satellite-enhanced connectivity solution, now available through Hytera mobile radios, will help businesses overcome coverage redundancy and operational downtime associated with traditional radio systems.

2. IAPH and IMO partner up further on communications

With the number of joint initiatives and projects being planned and executed between IAPH and IMO on energy transition, trade facilitation and port call optimisation, IAPH communications director Victor Shieh finally visited IMO’s headquarters in London this week to meet up in person for the first time with social media and communications officer Karine Langlois. Both have been working together during the pandemic on various projects.

3. “Fit for 55”: European Council agrees on higher targets for renewables and energy efficiency

The Council adopted its negotiating positions on two legislative proposals that tackle the energy aspects of the EU’s climate transition under the ‘Fit for 55’ package: the renewable energies directive and the energy efficiency directive. The agreements pave the way for the Council to start negotiations with the European Parliament.

4. Green Marine Europe attracts 13 ship owners and 323 certified vessels

Green Marine Europe, the environmental certification program for European maritime transport, unveiled on June 27th its 2021 results and the certified ship owners during the conference dedicated to this purpose in Marseille.

This high point in the environmental commitment of European maritime transport and services is being echoed farther with the 2022 UN Ocean Conference taking place in Lisbon from June 27 to July 1, according to Green Marine Europe’s release.

5. ONE cracks down on misdeclared box weights

Singapore-headquartered Ocean Network Express (ONE), the world’s 7th largest carrier, will fine clients that misdeclare the weight of their containers on the westbound Asia-Europe tradelane from July 1.

ONE’s weight discrepancy charge will hit clients with a $2,000 per box fine. Shippers will be fined if their cargo weight deviates by more than three tons per teu from the final Bill of Lading instruction details and Verified Gross Mass (VGM) documentation.

6. UNCTAD reports on how the war in Ukraine is hiking shipping costs worldwide

In a new report the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has detailed how the war in the Ukraine is increasing the cost of shipping around the world.

The UNCTAD report looks at the shipping and transport hurdles in the Black Sea region to disruptions in regional logistics, the halting of port operations in Ukraine, the destruction of important infrastructure, trade restrictions, increased insurance costs and higher fuel prices. Shipping distances have increased as a result of the 126-day long war, along with transit times and costs.

7. Shell and CMA CGM Sign LNG Fuel Supply Agreement in Singapore

Shell and CMA CGM have signed a multi-year agreement on the supply of LNG fuel for CMA CGM ships in the Port of Singapore.

The LNG bunkering will be performed by FueLNG, a joint venture between a unit of Shell in Singapore and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), utilizing Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, FueLNG Bellina, beginning in the second half of 2023. A second 18,000 cbm capacity LNG bunker vessel is planned to come into service in 2023. Ship-to-ship bunkering allows for simultaneous operation (SIMOPS) while in port.

8. Crew Transfer Helicopter Headed to Offshore Rig Crashes Into Arabian Sea, Killing Four

A helicopter carrying offshore personnel for India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) crashed into the Arabian Sea on Tuesday, killing four people.

The helicopter had a total of nine people on board, including two pilots.

ONGC said the helicopter made an emergency landing around 11:45 a.m. local time approximately one nautical mile from the ONGC jack-up rig Sagar Kiran, ONGC said.

9. ‘Next-generation’ survey USV available from Subsea Europe Services

Ready for surveys this summer, the Mantas T12 USV was put through its paces recently with two days of intensive demonstrations at the German Hydrographic Society.

Built by Florida-based USV manufacturer Martac Systems, the USV has Subsea Europe Services’ integrated hydroacoustic survey system (iHSS).

10. HJ Shipbuilding clinches US$240m LNG dual-fuel container ship order

SOUTH Korea’s HJ Shipbuilding and Construction (HJSC) has landed its first LNG dual-fuel container ship newbuilding contract.

The Busan-based shipyard – the former Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) – said a European shipowner ordered two 7,700-teu newbuildings with options for two more vessels. The shipyard did not disclose the buyer’s identity but said the price of the newbuildings was US$120 million each, according to media reports.


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