InterManager Daily News 10.08.2022.

1. EXMAR sells floating liquefaction unit to Eni

EXMAR is pleased to announce that it has signed an Agreement with Eni for the sale of the TANGO FLNG. TANGO FLNG floating liquefaction plant, delivered in 2017, has a storage capacity of 16,100 m3 of LNG (liquefied natural gas) and a liquefaction capacity of up to 0.6 million tons per year. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/08/08/exmar-sells-floating-liquefaction-unit-to-eni/

2. New laws to restrict the way ships release ballast water into UK seas

New laws have now come into force which will further protect United Kingdom coastlines by stopping international ships from discharging potentially harmful species into the sea. The Merchant Shipping (Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments) Regulations 2022 introduces legislation into UK law controlling the discharge of ships’ ballast water into UK waters. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/08/08/new-laws-to-restrict-the-way-ships-release-ballast-water-into-uk-seas-2/

3. Black Sea Grain Initiative Joint Coordination Centre – ships authorised to sail

The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) has authorized today the departure of two vessels through the maritime humanitarian corridor under the Black Sea Grain Initiative carrying a total of 59,459 metric tons of foodstuffs. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/08/08/black-sea-grain-initiative-joint-coordination-centre-ships-authorised-to-sail/

4. Russian decree on Sakhalin II threatens Japan’s LNG imports

Japan’s LNG imports may be jeopardised by a recent decree signed by the Russian president to give complete control of Sakhalin II (9.6 mtpa) to a new Gazprom subsidiary – Gazprom Sakhalin Holding. In response, Japan will have to use several countermeasures such as increase its nuclear and coal power generation, and introduce curbs on energy consumption to avoid an energy crisis in winter. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/08/08/russian-decree-on-sakhalin-ii-threatens-japans-lng-imports/

5. US Inflation Reduction Act passed by Senate allocates $369bn for clean-energy programs

The Inflation Reduction Act passed on Sunday by the US Senate includes $369bn in investments to advance America’s clean-energy programs, including offshore wind development and projects to reduce emissions at the country’s maritime ports. Three billion dollars have been earmarked over a five-year period for port electrification. (The funds cannot be used to automate container terminals.) https://splash247.com/us-inflation-reduction-act-passed-by-senate-allocates-369bn-for-clean-energy-programs/

6. Massive fire at Cuba’s largest port for crude oil and fuel imports threatens electricity generation

Lightning struck a crude oil storage tank at Cuba’s main oil terminal in Matanzas on Friday, sparking a massive fire. The tank exploded just before midnight on Friday, spilling fuel that spread to the adjacent tank, which exploded around noon on Saturday.One firefighter died and 16 people are missing after Saturday’s explosion. More than 100 people were injured. https://splash247.com/massive-fire-at-cubas-largest-port-for-crude-oil-and-fuel-imports-threatens-electricity-generation/

7. Largest Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Wins State Approval

The State of Virignia has given the go ahead for Dominion Energy’s 2.6-gigawatt (GW) Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) farm, the largest offshore wind project currently planned for U.S. waters. CVOW will consist of 176 wind turbines to be constructed 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, generating enough energy to power up to 660,000 homes starting in 2026. https://gcaptain.com/largest-offshore-wind-farm-in-u-s-wins-state-approval/

8. Climate Bill Could Open Up New Waters for Offshore Wind Development

The strong gusts blowing off the coasts of Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories offer big green energy potential — but for decades, a quirk in federal law meant renewable developers have been barred from tapping them. Now, a tax and climate bill passed by the Senate on Sunday would lift that prohibition, opening coastal waters around the five US territories to offshore wind development and compelling the US Interior Department to pursue potential lease sales there. https://gcaptain.com/climate-bill-could-open-up-new-waters-for-offshore-wind-development/

9. Capesize gains snap Baltic index’s 10-session loss streak

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Monday, snapping a 10-session losing streak, as capesize rates logged their best day in more than three weeks. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, and supramax shipping vessels, was up for the first time since July 22, edging up 6 points, or 0.4%, to 1,566 points. The capesize index gained 54 points, or 3.8%, at 1,465 points, logging its first rise in 11 sessions and its best day since July 15. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Capesize+gains+snap+Baltic+index%E2%80%99s+10-session+loss+streak

10. Two more grain ships sail from Ukraine as third port opens

Two more ships, carrying corn and soybeans, departed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Monday, Turkey and Ukraine said, taking the total to ten since the first ship sailed last week under a deal with Russia to unblock Ukrainian grain exports. The United Nations and Turkey brokered the agreement last month after warnings the halt in grain shipments caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to severe food shortages and even outbreaks of famine in parts of the world. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Two+more+grain+ships+sail+from+Ukraine+as+third+port+opens

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