InterManager Daily News 10.03.2023.

1. The Bahamas is once again amongst the first members of the IMO Council to present its annual IMO member state assessment payment

On 27 February The Bahamas continued its long-held tradition of making its annual member state assessment payment to the International Maritime Organisation in full and well in advance of the payment deadline.

2. Eni and ADNOC sign strategic agreement to accelerate emissions reduction and strengthen cooperation in clean energy and sustainability sectors

Claudio Descalzi, Eni Chief Executive Officer, and his Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines a framework of cooperation for future joint projects on energy transition, sustainability and decarbonization.

3. Intellian boosts growth with second factory

Intellian, a leading provider of future-proof satellite communications solutions, has opened their second state-of-the-art facility in South Korea to meet customer demands and growth as a business. This facility will significantly increase Intellian’s production capacity, powering their growth trajectory as they look to the next stage of development.

4. PETRONAS, JOGMEC to cooperate in energy transition initiatives

PETRONAS has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) to cooperate in energy transition initiatives towards achieving respective energy transition and decarbonisation targets.

5. Performance Shipping in for LR2 newbuild at Shanghai Waigaoqiao

Nasdaq-listed Greek owner Performance Shipping has signed a shipbuilding contract with China Shipbuilding Trading and CSSC-affiliated Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding for the construction of LR2 aframax product/crude oil tanker.

6. MSC ship loses more than 40 boxes overboard in bad weather

An MSC panamax boxship has lost more than 40 empty containers overboard during bad weather some 350 nautical miles east of Bermuda. The incident was reported by the Bermuda Maritime Operations Center, which was advised via email from the MSC Shristi that it had lost a total of 46 boxes at three different times.

7. Belgians float offshore solar tech

Belgian partners DEME, Tractebel and Jan De Nul have introduced a new offshore floating photovoltaic (PV) technology that can operate in harsh marine conditions and be installed in offshore wind farms. As authorities allow for multi-use concessions and the grid infrastructure shows good potential for combined use, the addition of offshore floating solar to current and future offshore wind sites presents an opportunity to add large volumes of additional renewable energy, developers said.

8. Captured CO2 Injected Below the North Sea in CCS World First

A consortium led by UK-based chemicals company INEOS is claiming the world’s first injection of captured carbon dioxide into a depleted oil field in the Danish North Sea. The initiative, called Project Greensand, is aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reduce carbon emissions in the fight against climate change.

9. Container Imports Expected to Slowly Climb from February Low

After experiencing one of the lowest levels of import cargo volume since the pandemic began, major container ports in the United States are expected to see a slow climb in import cargo volume, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

10. Russia exports record diesel volumes to Brazil in Feb- traders, Refinitiv data

Russian ultra-low-sulphur diesel (ULSD) diesel shipments to Brazil hit a record high in February, while Moscow is exploring new markets following the European Union ban, according to traders and Refinitiv data. A full EU embargo on Russian oil products went into effect on Feb. 5, and Africa, Asia and ship-to ship (STS) loadings took market share of Russian diesel buyers instead of Europe.


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