InterManager Daily News 09.08.2022.

1. Ecochlor collaborates on hull air lubrication

Marine equipment supplier, Ecochlor, Inc is to provide technical assistance and global sales and marketing support for Armada Technologies’ hull air lubrication system. Ecochlor and Armada Technologies have joined forces via a collaborative agreement around Armada’s patented method of hull air lubrication.

2. Establishment of Maritime and Ocean Digital Engineering Cooperation Program at the University of Tokyo

Japan’s maritime industry is facing challenges, such as developing and implementing new technologies in the context of global decarbonization, maintaining shipping services by integrating autonomous ships to assist seafarers and improve safety, and ensuring high productivity among increasing complexity in ship design and manufacturing process.

3. Blue Sky Maritime Coalition released report which provides details of CO2 emissions in North American Waterborne Transportation

The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report today which provides a current benchmark for CO2 emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us and the solutions needed to address those challenges. This report drills down to the sector level, helping us focus and prioritize our efforts where they can have the biggest impact,” said David Cummins, BSMC President and CEO.

4. Montagu acquires Maritime Intelligence including Lloyd’s List from Informa

Maritime Intelligence, commonly known as Lloyd’s List Intelligence, is a leading provider of maritime data and intelligence, widely used across the shipping ecosystem, extending to the finance, legal, academic, insurance, and government sectors. Its market-leading products provide reliable, high-quality data and actionable analytics, which help professionals make informed decisions on compliance, risk management and operations.

5. Japan’s NYK-owned tanker to load Sakhalin 2 LNG as new operator takes over

A number of LNG tankers are arriving at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in Russia’s Far East at a time when a new Russian operator is taking over the Sakhalin 2 LNG project, with a Japanese shipowner confirming it is loading an LNG cargo as scheduled. The Grand Aniva expects to load an LNG cargo normally upon its arrival at Sakhalin, a spokesperson for Nippon Yusen Kaisha, or NYK Line, told S&P Global Commodity Insights Aug. 5.

6. Green hydrogen plant at Felixstowe port on the cards

ScottishPower, part of Spanish utilities giant Iberdrola, together with Hong Kong operator Hutchison Ports, is looking to develop, build and operate a multi-hundred MW green hydrogen production plant at the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest and busiest container port.

7. AD Ports and India’s Adani unveil Tanzania investment scheme

Abu Dhabi-based ports and logistics giant AD Ports Group and India’s largest private ports and logistics company, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) have signed a memorandum of understanding for strategic joint investments in Tanzania. The deal will see investments in end-to-end logistics infrastructure and solutions such as rail, maritime services, port operations, digital services, an industrial zone and the establishment of maritime academies in the East African country.

8. Record July Puts Port of Savannah on Pace for 6 Million TEUs

The Port of Savannah continues to see “unprecedented” cargo volumes as it continues to pick up diverted capacity from the U.S. West Coast. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced Monday that July’s cargo volumes came in at 530,800 TEU, for an increase of 18% compared to last year. The number sets a new all-time monthly record, surpassing the previous record set in May 2022 by about 12,000 TEU.

9. Hapag-Lloyd Preparing to Launch Real-Time Container Tracking Across Entire Fleet

German liner Hapag-Lloyd is starting to install real-time tracking devices on its entire fleet of approximately 3 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers.

Hapag-Lloyd announced its intentionof becoming the first shipping company in the world to outfit all of its standard shipping containers with real-time monitoring in April to help boost efficiency and transparency for its customers.

10. Shipping faces investment obstacles in low-carbon marine fuels

Shipping has been slower than other other transportation sectors in identifying a decarbonization approach to help counter climate change.

As airlines vow to switch to sustainable aviation fuel and vehicle makers bet on electrification, shipowners have yet to find low- or zero-emission marine fuels for the decades-long transition to a low-carbon future.


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