InterManager Daily News 09.09.2022.

1. Schulte Group showcases LNG bunker vessel design

The vessel has been designed with future upgrades in mind, such as a battery hybrid solution or hydrogen retrofit option. “In combination with a battery hybrid solution and shore power, depending on the operation profile, the vessel could operate largely carbon-emissions free,” the company said.

2. SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair is back

After a four-year break from live exhibitions, the maritime community is meeting in Hamburg again from 6 to 9 September 2022. The opening press conference for the flagship fair gave a foretaste of the next four SMM days. Supply chain disruption, alternative propulsion technologies, e-fuels – political and business leaders discussed current challenges facing the shipping industry. Their conclusion: Shipbuilding companies and suppliers are ready for the Maritime Transition – and SMM is about to provide valuable input on how to accomplish it.

3. DNV launches NAUTConnect a new continuous remote compliance verification service for navigational equipment

At the SMM trade fair in Hamburg classification society announced the launch of its new NAUTConnect service. Offered as an additional voluntary class notation and developed in collaboration with the industry, NAUTConnect is hosted on DNV’s Veracity platform and is designed to enable the optimal performance and safety of navigational systems.

4. RINA and Asprofos awarded contract for Alexandroupolis FSRU helping secure Europe’s Energy

RINA, the inspection, certification and consulting engineering multinational, in partnership with Asprofos, a leading Greek engineering consultancy with deep experience in energy infrastructure, have secured a contract to provide project management consultancy services for the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System , owned and developed by the Greek Company Gastrade S.A. whose shareholders include Ms. E. Copelouzou, GasLog Cyprus Investments Ltd., DEPA Commercial S.A., Bulgartransgaz EAD and DESFA S.A.

5. Gazprom and CNPC discuss progress of project for Russian gas supplies to China via Far Eastern route

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Dai Houliang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNPC, took place via a video call at the Eastern Economic Forum 2022. The parties reviewed the state and prospects of cooperation between the companies in a wide range of activities. It was highlighted that the collaboration between Gazprom and CNPC is strategic in nature and is advancing in a consistent manner.

6. MSC moves to reduce risk of container loss

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a contract with Norwegian classification society DNV to implement the new Anti-Roll Assist system and ARCS (Anti-Roll for Containerships) class notation on about 100 ships. The deal, signed at SMM, the world’s largest shipping exhibition held in Hamburg, will see the Swiss-headquartered liner giant become the first company to install the application and the first in the world to implement a ship-specific tool to avoid container losses due to parametric or synchronous rolling.

7. Two-Tier Market Emerges as Container Spot and Contract Rates Diverge

A two-tier market within the container shipping sector is opening up as spot rates in key trades collapse.

Carriers that focused on quoting spot rates are seeing their revenue fall, while those that preferred to negotiate long-term contracts are maintaining their income.

8. New trade routes to India’s NE States through Bangladesh underway

India is exploring new routes of cargo shipment to its North-Eastern States using Bangladesh’s ports as trans-shipment hubs. Attempts are being made to bring in Bangladeshi cargo into Indian ports – particularly Kolkata – and then shipped out to export markets from there.

9. Baltic sea freight index falls on lower capesize rates

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index snapped a three-session long streak of gains on Tuesday, due to a fall in capesize and supramax rates.

The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, and supramax shipping vessels, was down 19 points, or about 1.7%, at 1,114 points, its lowest in over a week.

10. Rolls-Royce wins nine-vessel propulsion deal

Rolls-Royce has won a nine-vessel propulsion contract from Spanish shipyard Armon to fit out at least nine fast ferries for Italian ferry operator Liberty Lines. The ships will be equipped with Rolls-Royce integrated mtu hybrid propulsion systems, each comprising two mtu 16-cylinder Series 4000M65L engines, two gearboxes, two e-motors and electric systems, two variable-speed gensets, a battery system, switchboard and electrical power management system, and an mtu hybrid automation system that monitors and controls the hybrid propulsion system along with other ship systems.


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