1. Inauguration of the CMMI’s Liaison Office in Limassol
The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute, in cooperation with the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry , organised a small ceremony on the 24th of June for the inauguration of the CMMI’s Liaison Office in Limassol.
The office will be the link between industry, academia and social stakeholders in the Blue Economy sectors, strengthening the role of CMMI in promoting its activities and leveraging its research results. It will act as the Institute’s first point of contact for the blue economy stakeholders in Limassol and especially those in the maritime industry. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/29/inauguration-of-the-cmmis-liaison-office-in-limassol/
2. Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles has delivered BALTIC ENABLER to its owner WALLENIUS SOL
BALTIC ENABLER, together with her sister ship BOTNIA ENABLER delivered earlier in the spring, has been named RoRo vessel of the year at the Ferry Shipping Summit 2022. She is considered to be the world’s largest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel operation.
ON 22 JUNE 2022, the second of two highly acclaimed, newly built vessels was transferred to the WALLENIUS SOL shipping line. Baltic Enabler, together with her sister ship Botnia Enabler delivered earlier in the spring, has been named RoRo vessel of the year. She is considered to be the world’s largest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel operation. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/29/chinese-shipyard-cimc-raffles-has-delivered-baltic-enabler-to-its-owner-wallenius-sol/
3. HPC signs contract for pre-feasibility study of Cigading Port Development
HPC and PT Melchers Melindo Indonesia, part of the international business development group Melchers, have signed a contract with the port operator PT Krakatau Bandar Samudera to provide an independent study aimed at validating the potential of extending the capacity of Krakatau International Port to handle cargo in addition to dry bulk and break-bulk commodities. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/29/hpc-signs-contract-for-pre-feasibility-study-of-cigading-port-development/
4. [email protected] Shipping confirmed an additional order for one electric hybrid vessel
[email protected] Shipping, a subsidiary of Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping, has declared an option and order for the first additional vessel from the Indian shipyard Chowgule & Company Private Limited, from which the shipping company has previously ordered six identical electric hybrid vessels, as announced in September 2021. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/06/29/atobc-shipping-confirmed-an-additional-order-for-one-electric-hybrid-vessel/
5. Report highlights shortage of qualified mariners to meet requirements of proposed US crewing legislation
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a report, Global Specialist Offshore Support Vessel Market Overview, highlighting the risks to the US offshore energy industry should proposed crewing legislation, referred to as the American Offshore Workers Fairness Act, be passed into law by the US Senate. https://splash247.com/report-highlights-shortage-of-qualified-mariners-to-meet-requirements-of-proposed-us-crewing-legislation/
6. World’s first eight-generation drillship readies to enter service
The first-ever newbuild eight-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, has been delivered in Singapore by Sembcorp Marine to offshore drilling contractor Transocean. The 238 m Deepwater Atlas is the first of two ultra-deepwater drillships built for the New York-listed drilling giant that will enter the market and be outfitted for 20,000 psi well operations. https://splash247.com/worlds-first-eight-generation-drillship-readies-to-enter-service/
7. Crowley Sets Baseline for Its GHG Emissions Reduction Strategy
U.S.-based Crowley has released its inaugural sustainability report establishing a reference point to measure progress towards its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
Crowley has committed to using a “science-based approach” to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its business by 2050, keeping the company in-line with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by mid-century. https://gcaptain.com/crowley-sets-baseline-for-its-ghg-emissions-reduction-strategy/
8. Disney Cruise Line Christens LNG-Powered ‘Disney Wish’
Disney Cruise Line has christened its first new ship in decade and the first in its fleet to run on lower-emissions dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The 144,000 gross ton Disney Wish was constructed by the Meyer Werft shipyard, in Papenburg, Germany. At 1,119 feet long, the ship can carry 4,000 passengers and 1,555 crew. It’s maiden voyage is scheduled for July from its home port in Port Canaveral, Florida.
9. NOV design and equipment package selected for Cadeler foundation vessel
The new F-class vessel is a bespoke version of the GustoMSC NG-20000X model specially designed as a hybrid wind turbine and foundation installation jack-up. It is also Cadeler’s third GustoMSC-designed jack-up.
In addition to the first two X-class units, this will be Cadeler’s third GustoMSC-designed jack-up vessel under construction at COSCO Heavy Industries. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/nov-design-and-equipment-package-selected-for-cadeler-foundation-vessel-71776
10. Baltic dry bulk index down as smaller vessel rates retreat
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, slipped on Wednesday as a dip in panamax and supramax vessels overshadowed an uptick in the larger capesize segment.
The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was down 18 points, or about 0.8%, at 2,186 points, its lowest in more than two months. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Baltic+dry+bulk+index+down+as+smaller+vessel+rates+retreat