1. Logos Hope the world’s largest floating book-fair is coming to Limassol
Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book-fair, is coming to Limassol. Many may remember the previous visits of Logos II in Limassol (2000) and Doulos in Larnaca (2003). Visitors to Logos Hope are offered an expanded selection of over 5,000 different titles of books at affordable prices. They cover a wide range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages and faith. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases, and more, the bookfair is something the whole family can enjoy. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/11/16/logos-hope-is-coming-to-limassol/
2. Oceanic winner of the Seatrade Maritime Awards 2022 for the category Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Oceanic announced that they are the Winner of this year’s Seatrade Maritime Awards 2022, for the category Sustainable Supply Chain Management, in association with IMPA.
At the same time, Oceanic was also a finalist in the category of Marine Technology Award for NERIS, its onboard digital catering platform.
3. MOL made Sea Trials of LNG Carrier powered by Biofuel
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced that its group company, AQUARIUS LNG SHIPPING LIMITED has conducted sea trials of its owned LNG carrier, Papua, using biofuel. Approximately 1,500 tons of biofuel was supplied by ExxonMobil Marine Limited on the vessel at Port of Singapore. The biofuel is expected to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/11/16/mol-made-sea-trials-of-lng-carrier-powered-by-biofuel/
4. Port of Long Beach funds Bicycle Pedestrian Infrastructure Projects
The Port of Long Beach is accepting concept papers for bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure projects that qualify for funding under its award-winning Community Grants Program. The award-winning Community Grants Program is a more than $46 million effort to fund projects that help those in the community who are most vulnerable to port-related environmental impacts. These projects are expanding asthma services, controlling stormwater runoff through the building of permeable parking lots, and creating open space buffers between port operations and communities, to name a few. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/11/16/port-funds-bicycle-pedestrian-infrastructure-projects/
5. Eastern Pacific Shipping tanker hit by armed drone off Oman
“We are in communication with the vessel and there are no reports of injuries or pollution,” The Idan Ofer-led shipping giant said, adding that all crew are safe and accounted for and that “there is some minor damage to the vessel’s hull but no spillage of cargo or water ingress.” https://splash247.com/eastern-pacific-shipping-tanker-hit-by-armed-drone-off-oman/
6. Seafarer evaluation app launches
Cyprus-headquartered digital eLearning provider OneLearn Global (OLG) has rolled out an all-in-one digital evaluation solution enabling organisations to gather information and evaluate the competencies of seafarers in a single location. https://splash247.com/seafarer-evaluation-app-launches/
7. Saipem Awarded Offshore Drilling Contracts Worth $800 Million
Italian-based Saipem has been awarded new offshore drilling contracts in the Middle East and West Africa worth approximately $800 million. The five contracts include three in the Middle East utilizing three high-specification jack-up rigs and two in West Africa with the ultra-deepwater drillship Saipem 12000. https://gcaptain.com/saipem-awarded-offshore-drilling-contracts-worth-800-million/
8. Svitzer Planning Lockout of Australian Harbor Tug Crews in Dispute with Unions
Towage operator Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk subsidiary, has announced an indefinite lockout of Australian harbor tug crews over an industrial labor dispute with maritime unions, likely to result in major implications for shipping across the country. https://gcaptain.com/svitzer-planning-lockout-of-australian-harbor-tug-crews-in-dispute-with-unions/
9. Behind the scenes of Matson’s scrubber project
Over the past five years, CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) has supplied exhaust gas scrubbers to Matson Navigation Co (Matson) for eight container ships.
Matson is a Hawaii-based company that has been a leader in the Pacific shipping trade since 1882. The company is listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol ’MATX’. CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) is based in New Jersey and specialises in the design and supply of exhaust gas scrubbing systems for the marine industry. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/behind-the-scenes-of-matsons-scrubber-project-73742
10. Wilson Sons adds South America’s first IMO Tier III compliant tugs
Wilson Sons welcomed two new tugs with around 90 tonnes of bollard pull and propulsion compliant with IMO Tier III emissions standards in H2 2022. WS Centaurus arrived in July, the first Tier III-compliant tug in Brazil, and WS Orion entered service in October. Both have selective catalytic reduction units to lower nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 75% and filters to remove particulate matter to help improve air quality in the ports in the state of Maranhão. https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/wilson-sons-adds-south-americas-first-imo-tier-iii-compliant-tugs-73697