InterManager Daily News 06.09.2022.

1. Thome Group wins outstanding contribution to Safety at Sea Award

Thome Group has won the 2022 Outstanding Contribution to Safety @ Sea Award organised by the Singapore Maritime Ports Authority. The award was presented by Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore on the 31st of August in the Peony Grand Ballroom at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

2. Valenciaport, the “magic door” that places Valencian furniture in 120 countries

The furniture industry is one of the most dynamic in the Valencian Community: 1,619 companies are dedicated to the manufacture of furniture and foreign sales have resulted in 159 million euros in the first quarter of 2022. Going abroad is key for this sector

3. Biofuels use under MARPOL Annex VI

Skuld is receiving an increased number of technical inquiries both on P&I and Hull related to the use of marine biofuel grades available in the market, either as an alternative fuel or for main engine testing for future use.

4. Elderly suezmaxes soar in value shifting Russian crude east

Elderly suezmaxes have appreciated dramatically in price this year to fuel demand for Russian crude in the east.

Data from brokers Gibson show that 15-year-old suezmaxes have jumped in price by an impressive 58.5% in the year to date, whilst 10-year-old VLCCs have increased by 20.5%.

5. CMA CGM sets aside $1.5bn for new energy transition fund

The Marseille-based company has announced a $1.5bn special fund for energies to support the industrial production of new fuels, as well as low-emission mobility solutions across the group’s business base including maritime, overland and air freight shipping; port and logistics services; and at its offices.

6. Shanghai’s Yangshan Port Halts Operations As Typhoon Strengthens

Shanghai’s major container port of Yangshan has suspended terminal operations as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches the east China coast, state media CCTV reported, citing the local maritime authority.

The authority has raised its emergency response level while it readies measures against Hinnamnor, which has strengthened into a super typhoon with a maximum wind force of 52 meters per second, according to data from the China Meteorological Administration.

7. Ukraine Dispatches Its Biggest Grain Convoy Of U.N. Deal So Far

Ukraine said it had dispatched its biggest convoy of grain vessels under a U.N.-brokered deal so far after 13 ships set sail from its ports on Sunday carrying 282,500 tonnes of agricultural products to foreign markets. The cargo bound for eight countries was loaded at the Black Sea ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi. The ports had been completely blockaded by Russia’s invasion until a July 22 deal that was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey.

8. Tanker inspections go digital: what SIRE 2.0 means for ship operators

While industry has been able to maintain a very impressive safety record for the transfer and shipment of LNG compared to other liquid products, the nature of risk across the marine industry is continuously evolving; so are the tools and processes in place to maintain safety standards.

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.

10. Saipem and Siemens Energy in floating substation tie-up

Italian energy services contractor Saipem has teamed up with Germany’s Siemens Energy to jointly develop a concept design for a 500 MW high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) floating electrical substation for use in offshore wind farms.


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