InterManager Daily News 12.09.2023.

1. RINA’s collaborative approach with universities. Fostering talent, innovation, and skill development for tomorrow’s leaders RINA has implemented an ambitious recruitment plan that aims to attract not only experienced individuals but also young and talented new graduates who have the potential to become future leaders.
2. Shipping in ‘decisive decade’ to meet tighter emission targets. This year’s release of the Maritime Forecast to 2050 explores several energy efficiency measures that can deliver decarbonization results now, while also contributing to the reductions in demand and price pressure of carbon-neutral fuel in the future.
3. MABUX Bunker Weekly Outlook Week 36 2023. The Weekly Outlook was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX)Over the Week 36, the MABUX global bunker indices continued trending upwards. The 380 HSFO index rose by 9.09 USD: from 565.15 USD/MT last week to 574.24 USD/MT. The VLSFO index, in turn, increased by 11.06 USD (678.14 USD/MT versus 667.08 USD/MT last week). The MGO index added 11.89 USD (from 993.96 USD/MT last week to 1005.85 USD/MT), surpassing the 1000 USD mark for the first time since February 03, 2023. At the time of writing, bunker indices continued uptrend evolution.
4. ZIM announces a new operational collaboration agreement with MSC on multiple trades Mutually Beneficial Arrangement Delivers Cost Efficiencies, While Upholding the Highest Standards of Service and Reliability ZIM Integrated Shipping Services , a global container liner shipping company, announced today a new operational cooperation agreement with MSC, the industry’s largest carrier, encompassing several trades. This agreement is designed to significantly enhance operational efficiencies and further elevate service levels for ZIM’s valued customers.
5. Maersk finalises ECO delivery deal with Amazon. A.P. Moller – Maersk and Amazon have finalized a 2023-2024 agreement for the transport of 20,000 FFE containers using green biofuel through Maersk’s “ECO Delivery” ocean product offering. Maersk estimates this purchase will contribute to a reduction in 44,600 metric tons of CO2e vs standard bunker fuel, roughly equivalent to 50 million pounds of coal burned. This is the fourth consecutive year that Amazon and Maersk have arranged container shipping using low GHG fuel options.
6. Rosetti Marino scores $161m in new contracts. Italian fabricator and shipyard Rosetti Marino has won two new contracts worth a total of more than €150m ($161m).The first deal was secured from French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the construction of a substation jacket for RWE’s Nordseecluster offshore wind project in Germany. The work scope is expected to begin shortly with deliveries completed in 2025.
7. Stolt Tankers reducing emissions using behavioural change project. Behavioural change startup Signol has launched a first-of-its-kind project with Stolt Tankers to further reduce shipping emissions by using Internet of Things (IoT) type data. The six-month pilot project will run on seven vessels and help seafarers understand the impact of their actions on overall fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and motivate them to adopt new behaviours.
8. BV awards AiP for world’s largest LNG carrier design. To deliver the AiP, BV performed a preliminary design review and hazard identification analysis to help ensure the highest levels of safety, feasibility and performance of this design in compliance with applicable classification rules and regulations.BV president of marine and offshore Matthieu de Tugny said, “I wish to express how impressed we are with CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group and its ambition to design and build the largest LNG carrier yet. BV has been pleased to participate, and we thank CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua for its trust and commitment in this project and the close co-operation we have enjoyed.
9. The anticipated demand for CO2 transport in Asia. Seatrium executive vice president, technology and new product development, Aziz Merchant explains why demand for CO2 transport is increasing in Asia in his opening remarks at Riviera Maritime Media’s September CO2 Shipping & Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Conference, Asia, held in association with DNV, at the Conrad Centennial Hotel in Singapore
10. Artificial Intelligence can accelerate the energy transition, but must gain trust of the sector Based on interviews with senior representatives from energy companies across the United Kingdom, DNV’s research determined that while AI is already being used across the sector, companies are largely cautious of its new and unestablished uses. Interviewees include industry personnel from the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, EnQuest, National Gas, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and the Net Zero Technology Hub, among other organisations.


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