InterManager Daily News 08.09.2022.

1. S$2.7 million in Scholarships awarded to nurture Talent to drive Maritime Singapore’s Transformation

Scholarship awards with a total value of S$2.7 million was presented to 66 tertiary students at the MaritimeONE and Tripartite Maritime Scholarships Award Ceremony today. The 54 MaritimeONE scholarships and 12 TMSS scholarships were sponsored by industry partners in the maritime sector. Senior Minister of State for Finance & Transport, Mr. Chee Hong Tat, graced the event as Guest-of-Honour.

2. Bureau Veritas answers Singapore’s call for ‘innovative solutions, partners and talents’ in agreements with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Singapore Maritime Institute

The signings took place during the visit of a large Singaporean delegation to Paris comprising senior representatives of MPA, SMI, The Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

3. Standard Club updates guidance for new entrants to fast growing offshore renewables market

The Standard Club, a leading provider of insurance services for the offshore marine industry, is warning ship operators looking to enter the rapidly expanding offshore renewable energy sector of key differences in liability related regimes around the world and specific contractualrisks.

4. LR awards HHI design approval for world’s first 40,000cbm LCO2 carrier

Lloyd’s Register has awarded Design Approval to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the development of the world’s first 40,000m3 liquefied carbon dioxide carrier.

5. Baker Hughes to restructure into two units

Houston-based oilfield services major Baker Hughes is simplifying its organizational structure and accelerating its strategic transformation by restructuring its four product companies to focus on two reporting business segments.

6. Wärtsilä showcases its new technology demonstrator vessel

Wärtsilä Voyage, part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has today unveiled its new demonstrator and innovation vessel, AHTI, at the SMM shipping exhibition in Hamburg. The new vessel is said to offer customers the chance to experience Wärtsilä Voyage and partner technology in real-life sea conditions, which can be difficult and costly to recreate in a laboratory environment.

7. Shanghai port opens giant empty container transportation centre

“The new centre will help us to apply digitalised and intelligent management to promote communications between ports and shipping enterprises, so as to provide empty container services for shipping operators as well as customers in Northeast Asia, along the Yangtze River Delta region, and areas along the Yangtze River,” said Gu Jinshan, chairman of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

8. US Port Delays Hit Soybean Farmers

In many of the years through 2020, it was about twice as expensive for China — the top importer — to ship Brazilian rather than American soybeans. But logistics issues in the US, upgrades of the South American country’s ports and supply infrastructure, and a strong dollar have almost eliminated that gap, US Department of Agriculture data show.

9. Solomon Islands Exempts Australia, NZ From US Navy Ship Ban

Navy vessels from Australia and New Zealand will be exempt from a temporary ban on foreign ships entering the ports of the Solomon Islands, the Pacific island nation’s prime minister told parliament on Monday. Foreign military vessels responding to a request for assistance from the Solomon Islands government would also be exempt, Prime Minister Manesseh Sogavare said.

10. Regional shipyards gain from owner investment

Tug owners in the Middle East are modernising their fleets to meet rising maritime trade in expanding ports

Owners in the Middle East and North Africa are ordering new harbour and escort tugs with greater power to handle large ships in busy regional ports. Middle East shipyards are benefiting from orders from state-run organisations reacting to port expansions.


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