InterManager Daily News 14.07.2022.

1. “Shipping is tough but fair” said Eleni Polychronopoulou, Director of Business Development at ERMA FIRST and Executive Vice President at Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE), to CSN Adonis Violaris during Posidonia

ERMA FIRST was established in 2009 by a team of experts with a strong background and solid knowledge in waste and water treatment technology for marine applications. Driven by the needs of shipowners and stricter environmental protection legislation, the company started designing and manufacturing innovative BWTS. Having been successfully tested in some of the most stringent test facilities, ERMA FIRST systems are certified and have been awarded for technological achievement many times over the years.

https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/12/shipping-is-tough-but-fair-said-eleni-polychronopoulou-director-of-business-development-at-erma-first-and-executive-vice-president-at-environmental-protection-engineering-epe-to-csn-adonis-vio/

2. Watson Farley & Williams advised Snam Group on its acquisition from BW Gas Cyprus of 100% of the share capital of FSRU I of Bermuda

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Snam Group (“Snam”) on its acquisition from BW Gas Cyprus Limited (“BW”) of 100% of the share capital of FSRU I Limited of Bermuda which, by the expected closing date of end 2023, will own as its sole asset the BW Singapore floating storage and regasification unit (“FSRU”). The acquisition will be financed by the San Donato Milanese Group with circa US$400m of its own funds, to be paid in two rounds. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/12/watson-farley-williams-advised-snam-group-on-its-acquisition-from-bw-gas-cyprus-of-100-of-the-share-capital-of-fsru-i-of-bermuda/

3. Microplastic study shows human influence on Norwegian marine environments

A study on sediments and offshore fauna conducted by DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, with support from the Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund and in collaboration with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, has revealed that volumes of microscopic plastic items were detected in vital parts of Norway’s marine systems.

Human activity globally generates nearly 370 million tons of plastic every year, with production rates forecasted to keep on increasing in the future – despite a marginal slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Norway, every citizen disposes on average more than 100kg of plastic annually. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/12/microplastic-study-shows-human-influence-on-norwegian-marine-environments/

4. Celebrating 110 years of the Port of Immingham

The Port of Immingham, the largest port by volume of tonnage, handling more than 46 million tonnes per annum. Associated British Ports , the largest port group in the UK, will open the Port of Immingham to the public on Saturday 23rd July, as it celebrates its 110th anniversary. Immingham, the largest of the four Humber ports by volume of tonnage, was officially opened on 22 July 1912 by HM King George V and Queen Mary. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/07/12/celebrating-110-years-of-the-port-of-immingham/

5. US port congestion set to worsen as rail strike looms

The US Chamber of Commerce has written to President Biden, urging him to “help resolve the ongoing labor negotiations between the Class I freight railroads and the twelve rail unions by following historic precedent and appointing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) comprised of individuals who are impartial, belong to the National Academy of Arbitrators, and have direct experience in resolving rail disputes.” https://splash247.com/us-port-congestion-set-to-worsen-as-rail-strike-looms/

6. Norwegian offshore field partially shuts down after gas leaks

Production at Equinor-operated gas platforms offshore Norway was shut following a gas leak on Monday. The incident occurred on the Sleipner A processing and drilling platform, followed by another one on the Sleipner R riser platform for gas and condensate export.

Equinor said that the initial gas in a contained area related to a turbine on Sleipner A was quickly rectified, but that during the process of resuming production, an additional gas leak occurred on the Sleipner R riser platform late Monday night. https://splash247.com/norwegian-offshore-field-partially-shuts-down-after-gas-leaks/

7. Congressmen Introduce Bill to Eliminate Carbon Emissions from Ships Calling in U.S.

With the IMO yet to finalize its climate change strategy, two Congressmen from California have introduced a bill seeking to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from international ships calling at U.S. ports. Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Congresswomen Nanette Barragán (CA-44), representing the districts for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, respectively, are co-sponsoring the Clean Shipping Act, which will set both carbon intensity standards for fuels used by ships, including eliminating carbon by 2040, and requirements to eliminate in-port ship emissions by 2030. https://gcaptain.com/congessmen-introduce-bill-to-eliminate-carbon-emissions-from-ships-calling-in-u-s/

8. Ukraine Starts Shipping Grain Via Danube River

Ukraine sparked hopes Tuesday for an increase in grain exports despite Russia’s blockade of Black Sea ports, noting that ships had started to pass through an important mouth of the Danube river. “In the last four days, 16 ships have passed through the Bystre rivermouth,” Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov was quoted as a saying in a ministry statement. “We plan to maintain this pace.” https://gcaptain.com/ukraine-starts-shipping-grain-via-danube-river/

9. Africa’s first ultra-deepwater FLNG to start exports in 2022

Coral Sul FLNG will begin exports of LNG from Mozambique this year

Africa’s first floating LNG (FLNG) vessel in ultra-deepwater will produce its first commercial cargo in H2 2022, adding Mozambique to the list of LNG exporting countries. The commercial milestone for Coral Sul FLNG was announced by Italy’s Eni, one of the partners in the Mozambique Rovuma Joint Venture and delegated operator of Area 4. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/africas-first-ultra-deepwater-flng-to-start-exports-in-2022-71965

10. Global piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in decades

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) received the lowest number of reported incidents for the first half of any year since 1994 – a testament to its pivotal role in raising awareness to make waters safer IMB’s latest global piracy report details 58 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships – the lowest total since 1994 – down from 68 incidents during the same period last year. In the first six months of 2022, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) reported 55 vessels boarded, two attempted attacks and one vessel hijacked. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Global+piracy+and+armed+robbery+incidents+at+lowest+level+in+decades

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