InterManager Daily News 12.09.2022.

1. Surviving, or even thriving within the male-dominated shipping industry? Yet another inspiring woman leading the way

Katerina Raptaki, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and e-Governance specialist, Navios Group of Companies

Former president of AMMITEC – current member of the BoD

Katerina has a leading position in the ICT department of Navios Group of companies, one of the top global brands in seaborne shipping,including 2 NYSE-listed companies, with branches in cities all over the world, owning and managing more than 200 vessels. She is also the former president and current member of the BoD of AMMITEC, the Association of IT Managers in Shipping.

2. duisport and Port of Antwerp-Bruges agree long-term partnership

High-ranking representatives of duisport and Port of Antwerp-Bruges signed a long-term cooperation agreement yesterday. duisport CEO Markus Bangen and Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, sealed the far-reaching partnership in the presence of Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon.

3. Glencore announces the entry into multi-year alumina supply and aluminium offtake agreements with Press Metal

Glencore announced that it has entered into a 10-year alumina supply and aluminium offtake agreements with Press Metal Bintulu Sdn. Bhd., one of the leading global producers of green aluminium. Press Metal Bintulu is an 80% subsidiary of Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad, listed on the Main Market of the Malaysian stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad .

4. “Beecle” a next-generation onboard service cart, began trial on car carriers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, has begun trials of a next-generation onboard service cart called “Beecle” which has “zero” CO2 emissions, provided by N.Y. with a view of switching from present service car in the future.

Used mini truck is loaded on car carriers operated by “K” LINE and it is used for material transportation, cleaning and maintenance work. The mini truck, called service car, is gasoline-powered and there are some issues such as limited port to supply gasoline, limited location to store of gasoline on board.

5. Study launched into ammonia-powered drilling rigs

US-based engineering firm KBR has been awarded a study to develop a green ammonia-based power system for a semi-submersible drilling unit owned by Odfjell. The company will collaborate with Norway’s Odfjell and Equinor as well as Finnish tech company Wärtsilä to assess the conversion of the diesel generators on board drilling units to ammonia-fueled generators.

6. Ship finance barometer shows first uptick for 11 years

The Petrofin Index for Global Ship Finance, a key barometer for the sector, showed its first uptick in 11 years, in an annual report issued from Athens this week. The index, which commenced at 100 in 2008, was up by one point to 63 for results tallied for last year.

7. France Signs Grain Export Deal With Romania

France’s transport minister said on Sunday he would sign an agreement with Romania to help increase Ukrainian grain exports to developing countries including to the Mediterranean. Ukraine’s grain exports have slumped since the start of the war because its Black Sea ports, a key route for shipments, were closed off, driving up global food prices and prompting fears of shortages in Africa and the Middle East.

8. Greek Coast Guard Fires Warning Shots At Passenger Vessel

Turkey said the Greek Coast Guard fired on a ship in international waters in the northern Aegean Sea, marking another potential escalation of tension between the NATO countries Saturday, as Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused its neighbor of “bullying.”

9. New Prime Minister’s commitment to renewables welcomed

Industry bodies representing the renewables industry in the UK have welcomed announcements by the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss

Responding to the Prime Minister’s landmark announcements on energy policy in the House of Commons this week, RenewableUK chief executive Dan McGrail said, “Everyone will benefit from the new Prime Minister’s clear commitment to speed up the roll-out of renewables.

10. Adani-led group gets extension to complete Haifa Port purchase

A consortium led by India’s Adani Group has requested and received an extension from the Israeli government to complete its purchase of Haifa port, Adani’s local partner and Israel’s finance ministry said on Thursday. The extension of a month and a half comes at the consortium’s request and on account of public Jewish holidays in Israel, the finance ministry said. It set a new final date of Nov. 27.


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