1. KVH introduces KVH ONE Hybrid Network and Groundbreaking TracNet Terminals
KVH Industries introduces the KVH ONE™ hybrid network and groundbreaking TracNet™ terminals for fast, reliable connectivity at sea and at the dock. The TracNet H30, H60, and H90 terminals feature satellite, cellular, and Wi-Fi technology under one dome, with intelligent, automatic switching based on availability, cost, and quality of data connection to continually deliver the best performance. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/07/kvh-introduces-kvh-one-hybrid-network-and-groundbreaking-tracnet-terminals/
2. Peter Döhle Group steers fleets towards the Seably Maritime Training Marketplace
Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG is one of the world’s largest shipping companies headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with numerous offices, subsidiaries, and partner companies located worldwide. The Group provides tailor-made solutions for the whole shipping industry covering a wide range of services including financial and technical support, as well as chartering, sale and purchase, insurance and crew management. With this agreement, the Group confirms it will engage 130 of its fleet vessels as part of their maritime training and development. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/07/peter-dohle-group-steers-fleets-towards-the-seably-maritime-training-marketplace/
3. Korean Shipbuilders’ order intake totals US$26.5bn in H1 of 2022
Korean shipbuilders’ order intake in the first half of 2022 reached 9.79 million CGT valued worth US$26.5 billion, accounting for 45.5 percent of the global total of 21.53 million CGT. Korea regained the world’s No. 1 position in four years since 2018.
The figure represents the highest order intake since the first half of 2011 (10.36 million CGT), excluding last year when ship orders surged due to delayed demand for ships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/07/korean-shipbuilders-order-intake-totals-us26-5bn-in-h1-of-2022/
4. World Shipping Council strengthens its organisation in Europe and the U.S.A.
Anna Karklina has joined our Brussels office in the position of EU Policy Advisor. She works across all topics, assisting in the regulatory monitoring and lobbying activities.
Anna has worked in Brussels for the last five years and brings an excellent understanding of the EU legislative machinery having taken on different positions within One Policy Place, a well-known EU Affairs Monitoring organisation. She was born in Latvia, grew up and took her BA Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences in the Netherlands, and her MSc in European Studies in Denmark. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/07/world-shipping-council-strengthens-its-organisation-in-europe-and-the-u-s-a/
5. Russian missile hits Moldovan tanker for second time
Moldova-flagged chemical tanker Millennial Spirit, which has been drifting in the Black Sea for over four months, was hit by another Russian missile during an air strike on the Odesa region on Thursday.
The 1974-built ship, formerly known as Freyja, was first hit by a navy ship 12 nautical miles south of Ukraine’s Yuzhniy port on February 25, the day after Russia invaded Ukraine. The crewmembers, all Russian, were rescued, but two of them were seriously wounded in the first attack. https://splash247.com/russian-missile-hits-moldovan-tanker-for-second-time/
6. Russian ship suspected of carrying Ukrainian grain leaves Turkey
Russian general cargo ship under suspicion of carrying stolen Ukrainian grain left the Turkish port of Karasu late on Wednesday, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed.
The 7,000 dwt Zhibek Zholy is en route to the port of Kavkaz, Russia and is expected to arrive on July 8, according to vessel monitoring service, VesselFinder. https://splash247.com/russian-ship-suspected-of-carrying-ukrainian-grain-leaves-turkey/
7. Boomers Are To Blame For Shipping’s Woes
Shipping stocks are collapsing as rates and demand for most industry segments continue to rise. Recession fears are growing almost as much as new job listings. Inflation is spiraling while trucking rates collapse. China decides to print more money as the US Federal Reserve raises rates. The US Navy watches mines proliferate in the Black Sea and does nothing. https://gcaptain.com/boomers-are-to-blame-for-shippings-woes/
8. Liquefaction Is THE Deadliest Risk For Bulk Ships
Dry bulk shipowners association INTERCARGO is calling on industry partners to do more to ensure the safety of crews as improperly loaded cargo continues to cause loss of life in the sector. Despite high levels of awareness from shipowners themselves of the dangers of improperly loaded cargo, the report shows that cargo liquefaction continues to be the greatest contributor to loss of life in the bulk sector. https://gcaptain.com/cargo-liquefaction-continues-to-pose-deadly-risk-to-bulk-carrier-seafarers-intercargo-says/
9. NTPC mines 61% more coal at 4.22 mn metric tonnes in April-June
State-owned power giant NTPC on Tuesday said that its coal output grew by 61 per cent to Rs 42.40 lakh metric tonnes in April-June quarter from 26.40 lakh metric tonnes (MT) in the same period a year ago.
“The three operational coal mines — Pakri-Barwadih (Jharkhand), Dulanga (Odisha) and Talaipalli (Chhattisgarh) — have contributed to achieving 42.40 lakh metric tonnes of coal production,” an NTPC statement said. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/NTPC+mines+61%25+more+coal+at+4.22+mn+metric+tonnes+in+April-June
10. SGMF guidance brings clarity to LNG bunkering operations
With more than 800 LNG-fuelled ships in the global fleet, the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has issued a technical guidance note (TGN) supporting best practices for filling and loading LNG fuel tanks
Called LNG Fuel Tanks – Loading/Filling Limits and Level Instrumentation: Considerations and Recommendations, the TGN provides clarity for those partaking in, monitoring or managing LNG bunkering operations. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/sgmf-guidance-brings-clarity-to-lng-bunkering-operations-71902