InterManager Daily News 20.01.2023.

1. The BMA launches comprehensive online reporting tool for use by managers and owners

In line with The Bahamas Maritime Authority’s (BMA) commitment to consistently high standards and exceptional service, it is pleased to announce that it has developed a comprehensive online reporting portal for use by managers and owners which has now been launched.

2. India aims to get local shipping hooked on green hydrogen

India’s newly launched National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM) has identified shipping as a sector for pilot projects with New Delhi setting aside an initial $2.5m for a variety of pioneering efforts that will also look at the steel sector.

3. Clearbot wins the Captain’s Table

Clearbot’s innovative vessels can be used for data collection, site monitoring, marine pollution cleaning, and goods delivery. The company has laid out plans to position itself in the market with the largest fleet of electric boats in the world within the next decade.

4. US transfers offshore wind safety and environmental responsibilities from BOEM to BSEE

The US Department of the Interior has transferred regulations governing offshore renewable energy activities – including workplace safety and environmental compliance – from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

5. Longship books four eco newbuilds in Turkey

The Groningen-based firm said it had developed an innovative ship design together with fellow naval architect Ankerbeer that features a diesel-electric propulsion system that generates a reduction in consumption of about 45% compared to the currently dominant ship types of similar size.

6. Euronav deploys lawyers, seeks way to resuscitate Frontline merger

The Belgian tanker giant today revealed it has filed a request for emergency arbitration over John Fredriksen-controlled Frontline’s decision earlier this month to cancel plans for a combination agreement, something that had originally been approved by both boards in July last year. Euronav has also drawn in Fredriksen’s investment vehicles Famatown Finance, Hemen Holding and Geveran Trading into the legal proceedings.

7. Debunking Myth – Do We Know More About The Moon Than The Deep Sea?

We know more about the Moon than the deep sea. This idea has been repeated for decades by scientists and science communicators, including Sir David Attenborough in the 2001 documentary series The Blue Planet. More recently, in Blue Planet II (2017) and other sources, the Moon is replaced with Mars.

8. Exxon Pours Billions Into Joint Venture With China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Exxon Mobil is preparing to approve its fifth oil production project in Guyana and is considering taking additional exploration acreage, the head of its Guyanese operations, Alistair Routledge, told Reuters in an interview.

9. Baltic index extends fall as vessel rates falter

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, extended losses on Wednesday, pulled lower by weaker demand across vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, was down 47 points, or 5.1%, at 874, its lowest level since June 2020.

10. Jet fuel volumes down 27% on 2019, Chinese re-opening to offer relief

The airline industry has been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and seaborne jet fuel cargo volumes suffered along with it. In comparison to pre-pandemic levels, available seat kilometres dropped nearly 90% in early 2020.


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