InterManager Daily News 05.09.2022.

1. IMO Secretary-General visits ports of Odesa and Constanta

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the significant progress on the implementation of Black Sea Grain Initiative and critical role of seafarers in delivering global trade, during visits to Odesa, Ukraine and Constanta, Romania. In Odesa, on Monday (29 August), Secretary-General Lim was able to see at first-hand the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative and hear how ship safety and port management is being implemented.

https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/02/imo-secretary-general-visits-ports-of-odesa-and-constanta/

2. First Power-to-X plant in Esbjerg supplies green heat to 200 households

European Energy’s Power-to-X plant will be ready in Esbjerg in the first half of 2023 and will supply green hydrogen to the Port of Esbjerg. The surplus heat from the production goes into DIN Forsyning’s district heating network and can supply heat equivalent to 200 households in the immediate area. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/02/first-power-to-x-plant-in-esbjerg-supplies-green-heat-to-200-households/

3. Fluxys and Advario join forces to develop a green ammonia import terminal at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Fluxys, Advario Stolthaven Antwerp and Advario Gas Terminal have joined forces to study the feasibility of building an open-access green ammonia import terminal at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. The plan is to offer the market a robust solution to its growing demands for importing and storing green energy and raw materials against a backdrop of ongoing decarbonisation. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/02/fluxys-and-advario-join-forces-to-develop-a-green-ammonia-import-terminal-at-the-port-of-antwerp-bruges/

4. Leading maritime organisations in call to change perceptions on historical role of women in shipping

The ‘Rewriting women into maritime history’ project will collate the material that is spread across archives beginning within those in the City of London, and then expanding to the UK & Ireland, and internationally so that accounts of women in the shipping industry can be identified and placed in the public domain for the first time. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/09/02/leading-maritime-organisations-in-call-to-change-perceptions-on-historical-role-of-women-in-shipping/

5. Germany further bolsters gas import framework with Excelerate Energy FSRU deal

Texas-headquartered floating regasification specialist Excelerate Energy has penned a deal with French utility Engie for the deployment of a fifth floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Germany as the country continues to seek alternatives to Russian pipeline gas supply. https://splash247.com/germany-further-bolsters-gas-import-framework-with-excelerate-energy-fsru-deal/

6. Lockdowns proliferate across China

Chengdu, the sixth-largest city in the People’s Republic with a population of 21.5m, entered full lockdown yesterday. The city, located in the western province of Sichuan, boasts factories from the likes of Toyota, Intel and Foxconn among many others. The lockdown is the largest seen in China since Shanghai emerged from a two-month lockdown in June. https://splash247.com/lockdowns-proliferate-across-china/

7. Judge Throws Out Indictment Of Captain In 2019 California Boat Fire That Killed 34

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday dismissed the criminal indictment against a dive boat captain charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 34 people when the vessel caught fire and sank off the California coast three years ago. The 75-foot (23-meter) Conception caught fire while most of those onboard were sleeping, killing 33 passengers and a crew member. It is considered one of California’s worst maritime disasters. https://gcaptain.com/judge-throws-out-indictment-of-captain-in-2019-california-boat-fire-that-killed-34/

8. Shell’s Bid To Search South African Coast For Oil, Gas Blocked

A South African court has denied Shell Plc’s bid to conduct an oceanic seismic survey along the country’s east coast.

The decisions to grant Shell the rights to explore for oil and gas didn’t follow fair procedure and the decision-maker failed to take relevant considerations into account, according to a judgment from the Eastern Cape High Court that was delivered on Thursday. https://gcaptain.com/shells-bid-to-search-south-african-coast-for-oil-gas-blocked/

9. ‘UK can boost turbine installations three-fold’, but planning must be made easier

A study from Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has found that nearly half the offshore wind projects needed to reach the government’s 2030 target are only at concept stage. Such projects typically take several years to move from concept to operation, many far longer, largely due to delays in government planning and approval processes. It means the UK is at risk of missing the target unless installations accelerate. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/uk-can-boost-turbine-installations-three-fold-but-planning-must-be-made-easier-72731

10. Russian wheat exports expected to rise in September

Russian wheat exports are expected to rise to 4 million tonnes in September from 3.5 million tonnes in August as the record-high crop begins to reach the market, traders and industry analysts said. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Russian+wheat+exports+expected+to+rise+in+September

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