InterManager Daily News 18.01.2023.

1. Russia more than doubled its LPG exports to China in 2022 -data

Russia more than doubled its rail exports of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to China in 2022 as part of the Kremlin’s drive to diversify its energy export sales, Reuters analysis based on data from industry sources showed on Thursday. Exports to China rose to 147,100 tonnes from 62,600 a year earlier, the data showed.

2. DP World eyes second container terminal at Port of Prince Rupert

DP World Prince Rupert has engaged AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, to conduct a feasibility and design study for the development of a second container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert on Canada’s Pacific Coast. AECOM’s work is intended to determine the technical and financial feasibility of developing the terminal, and provide the baseline studies that will be required for environmental approvals.

3. TotalEnergies launches Lapa South-West project offshore Brazil

TotalEnergies has made a positive final investment decision for the Lapa South-West oil development located in the Santos Basin, 300 km off the coast of Brazil. The company operates the project with a 45% interest, in partnership with Shell (30%) and Repsol Sinopec (25%).

4. Shipping launches advisory body to tackle Filipino seafarer issues

Global organisations representing seafarers, shipowners and other maritime employers have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines’ Department of Migrant Workers to form the International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs (IACGMA) aimed at finding solutions facing Filipino seafarers.

5. Stena Drilling scores new drillship contract in Egypt

Stena Drilling, a subsidiary of Sweden’s Stena, has been awarded a new contract by Shell subsidiaries BG Delta Limited & BG International for a three-well project offshore Egypt. The drilling campaign will be undertaken using the 2009-built sixth-generation dual-activity harsh environment drillship Stena Forth.

6. Pacific Basin picks up six secondhand bulkers

Hong Kong-based dry bulk shipping giant Pacific Basin has bolstered its fwith the purchase of six secondhand vessels for $124.65m. The deal includes four ultramaxes—three built in 2012 and one in 2016—as well as a 2012-built supramax and a 2016-built handy bulker, all constructed in Japan

7. Norwegian Navy Officer In Charge Of Watch Declines Guilt In Tanker Collision

A Norwegian naval officer on Monday denied negligence leading up to the 2018 collision between a warship he commanded and an oil tanker in which the military vessel sank. Building a replacement for the lost Helge Ingstad frigate would cost up to 13 billion crowns ($1.3 billion), the armed forces estimated in a 2019 report.

8. Somalia Takes Back Key Port City

Somalia’s government-led forces have captured an al Shabaab stronghold on the Indian Ocean coast, the defense minister said on Monday, in one of their most significant victories since launching an offensive against the Islamist group last year.

9. Baltic index near multi-year low; capesize and panamax rates edge up

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index was unchanged on Monday, languishing near the multi-year low touched last week, as a slight uptick in rates for larger vessels countered a fall in the supramax segment.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, was flat at 946 points.

10. New advisory committee launched to address major maritime issues impacting Filipino seafarers

Global leaders from organisations representing seafarers, shipowners and other maritime employers signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines’s Department of Migrant Workers on Wednesday 11 January, to form the International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs (IACGMA).


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