InterManager Daily News 20.12.2022.

1. Ready Steady Go, Shipping braces for new carbon intensity regulations

From the beginning of 2023, the daily operation of ships and some of the industry’s long-established business models will face unprecedented upheaval as IMO decarbonisation regulations enter force. Not everyone is ready, so what should owners, operators and charterers be doing right now?

2. Tatham and Co expanded into Greek market

Maritime and commercial law firm, Tatham & Co.announced its expansion into the Greek market with the addition of a senior Athens-based lawyer to its growing team. Ioanna Vitta brings with her over 30 years of experience, specialising in dry shipping. A qualified Greek and English lawyer, Ioanna is also a well regarded and well-known figure in Piraeus and Athens.

3. Onshore power connections completed at West Terminal 2 all liner traffic vessels covered by OPS in the Helsinki city centre

Installation work on distribution equipment for providing vessels with power supplied from land is now complete at the West Harbour of Helsinki, on both sides of West Terminal 2. At the moment, the ship berths are being used by Eckerö Line and Tallink for their ship traffic to Tallinn.

4. Valenciaport awarded the photovoltaic plant at the PrĂ­ncipe Felipe dock in the Port of Valencia

The PAVASAL-PAVENER joint venture will be responsible for carrying out this infrastructure. The amount of the award is 3,032,469.33 euros The execution period for the works is ten months for construction and 50 months for maintenance. The installation will be located on a surface area of 6,420 square metres

5. AD Ports Group signed two agreements with Kyrgyz Republic to Promote Trade with Central Asia

AD Ports Group , the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has signed two major agreements with the Government of Kyrgyzstan to promote trade and strengthen economic ties with the Central Asian nation.

6. US congressman introduces bill to close anti-American worker loopholes in Jones Act

Democratic congressman John Garamendi last week introduced the “Close Agency Loopholes to the Jones Act” bill, which would disallow federal regulators to circumvent the Jones Act, the US law that requires transportation and items shipped between US ports to be conducted on ships that are built and operated by American citizens or permanent residents. “Letter rulings,” as Garamendi refers to the actions by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that enable circumvention of the Jones Act, “disadvantage American workers.”

7. Brazil auctions four of 11 oil and gas blocks on offer

Through the first cycle of its permanent production sharing offer (OPP), held on December 16 by Brazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), four blocks of 11 on offer were auctioned, generating R$916.3m in signature bonuses.

8. Australia Launches Offshore Wind To Move Away From Coal

The zone, in the Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania, has the potential to host 10 gigawatts of wind capacity, the equivalent of around five coal plants, the government said Monday in a statement. The Star of the South was also granted major project status in a move to boost the 2.2-gigawatt project’s ability to raise capital.

9. IMO to bring carbon intensity rules online despite ongoing CII controversies

The International Maritime Organization, UN’s global regulatory body for shipping, will soon introduce its first set of emission regulations despite controversies surrounding its Carbon Intensity Indicator which comes into force in 2023.

10. Construction work on Adani port in southern India to speed up to meet deadline

Construction work on a $900 million port in the state of Kerala, being built by India’s Adani Group, will be speeded up to meet a deadline of September 2023, the local government said on Wednesday, a week after four month-long protests ended at the site.


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