InterManager Daily News 28.04.2023.

1. Report sheds light on key challenges for women at sea. A study conducted by the All Aboard Alliance has revealed 15 key pain points for women at sea. The research is the first to emerge from the Diversity@Sea workstream, which seeks to investigate how to make a career at sea more diverse, inclusive, and appealing to a broader pool of talent.
2. Why I’m backing a return to sailing ships. I asked the editor if I could write this. It will seem absurd to most readers, but then there is something absurd about ships being built to transport carbon dioxide captured from exhaust gas emissions when we have neither a reliable and cheap way of capturing that carbon, nor a reliable way of storing it. There is, as famed journo Michael Grey just pointed out to me in an email, something odd about engineers aboard an ammonia-fuelled ship having to put on a chemical suit and a BA set to adjust a fuel valve. So here is some safer absurdity.
3. Shipmanagement’s shift in business. Splash asked more than 200 senior executives how they see the role of managers evolving from now through to 2030. Condensing these thoughts down into three pages gives readers some obvious trends as well as a few outlier predictions.Setting the scene, OSM Maritime’s CEO Finn Amund Norbye sums up three central themes which many of his peers then delve into greater detail.
4. Port of Gothenburg purchases shares in Eolus’s Västvind offshore project. The Gothenburg Port Authority will become a partner in Eolus’s Västvind offshore wind power project, outside Gothenburg. The farm will be able to generate renewable electricity corresponding to the current electricity consumption of all of GothenburgThe Port of Gothenburg is facing a green transformation that will entail a sharp increase in the port’s electricity needs already during the period up until 2030. The port’s forecasts for future electricity consumption show a multi-fold increase in the need for power.
5. New Carbon Capture & Storage partnership to boost CO2 trade. A new alliance between actors in carbon capture and storage was announced. Danish Shipping is one of the initiators of the new Carbon Capture & Storage Europe, along with a wide range of companies and organisations.A new European alliance on CCS has been launched.At an event in the European Parliament, a coalition of companies, industry associations, and NGOs was announced with the aim of promoting the proliferation of CCS in Europe.
6. Europe Ocean Shipping Market update by Container xChange. Europe’s economic rebound is mixed as the service sector bounce back is the biggest since 2009 while the manufacturing sector witnessed a decline in orders for goods. The economy is expecting a modest recovery which is a very encouraging sign for the supply chains in the longer term.
7. California Invests $30 Million in Shared Port Data System. The investment will be shared among the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Oakland, the Port of San Diego and the Port of Hueneme. The Port of Long Beach will devote its share of the funding to the ongoing development, enhancement and refinement of its Supply Chain Information Highway, a digital solution designed to maximize efficiency and visibility in cargo movement.
8. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Crewboat Crewman Off Louisiana. The Coast Guard has called off its search for a missing crewmember near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The search, which lasted for approximately 11.5 hours, covered an area of about 220 square miles.The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans reports that the search was initiated after they received a notification at 12 a.m. on Wednesday from the crew boat Mr. Fred about the missing crewmember.
9. Port of Melbourne Eyes Role as Green Methanol Bunkering Hub. Australia’s Port of Melbourne has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with more than a handful of companies to explore the commercial feasibility of establishing a green methanol bunkering hub at the port.The companies involved in the collaboration are Maersk, CMA CGM subsidiary ANL, Maersk subsidiary Svitzer, Stolthaven Terminals, HAMR Energy and ABEL Energy.
10. Indonesian Coal Exports Surge 32% On Strong Asia Demand.
11. Indonesian seaborne coal exports are expected to surpass 170 million tonnes by the end of April, up 32% on the same period last year. The rise is partly due to improved economic conditions in China and an increase in energy demand as a result.During the first four months of 2023, Indonesian coal exports to China are estimated to have risen 65% y/y. The Chinese economy is performing significantly better than last year, when strict COVID restrictions were in place. As a result, industrial activity has increased, boosting coal demand. Coal supply has also improved as Indonesian coal exports have not been restricted by an export ban which was in place in January 2022.


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