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UK Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (Uk-Mrv) Regulations

The club previously published guidance related to reporting emissions data into the IMO Data Collection System (IMO-DCS) and EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU-MRV) regimes. Following withdrawal from the European Union, the United Kingdom has retained and amended EU legislation to establish a UK-MRV regime to monitor, report and verify emissions data from ships > 5000GT calling at UK ports. Marine information note (MIN 669 (M+F)) ‘Reporting Emissions Data into the UK-MRV Regime’ provides advice on the legal and practical considerations for the introduction of the new system, some of ...

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Full-Scale Launch Of Carbon Intensity Monitoring Service

Weathernews Inc. announced today that we launched the upgraded version of the CIM (Carbon Intensity Monitoring) Service, the CO2 emission monitoring service for the shipping industry that we initially began offering this April. The CIM service provides visualization of the CO2 emissions of vessels. In order to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the carbon intensity indicator (CII) rating scheme as a new regulation applicable to ocean-going vessels. As a result, the environmental performance of a vessel will be evaluated on the basis of ...

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Record Number Of More Than 180 Jobs On Offer At The Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Maritime Career Fair

More than 180 jobs by 23 companies across commercial, operations, technology, corporate finance, human resources as well as sales and marketing are on offer at the MSC Maritime Career Fair, which will run virtually from 25 to 29 October 2021. This is the highest number of jobs available at the maritime career fair since the MSC Office—a unit under the Singapore Maritime Foundation—began organising it in 2016. Complementing the maritime companies are four organisations—the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Workforce Singapore ...

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IMEC Launches Ratings CMS Developed By Ocean Technologies Group

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has launched a Competency Management System for Ratings (CMS-R), having commissioned Ocean Technologies Group to develop these specific competencies in 2020. CMS-R will be exclusive to IMEC members and is designed to be compatible with both Ocean and other competency management software solutions. While there have been clear career paths for the most able Ratings to be promoted to officer level, these newly developed competencies recognise the fact that the roles of Ratings are multi-faceted and the skills required are varied and becoming increasingly ...

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Wheat surges on supply concerns, as corn slips on soft exports

Chicago wheat futures surged to a two-month high on Monday, as heavy world demand and worries about the global availability of high-protein wheat continued to extend market gains. Soybeans were also firm, helped by renewed strength in the energy and vegetable oil markets. The most-active soft red winter wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade (CBOT) was up 0.33% at $7.58-1/2 a bushel by 1602 GMT. It earlier reached $7.67, its highest since Aug. 16. The wheat rally has been fuelled by worries about global availability of high-protein wheat, ...

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Marine Battery Experts Sterling Planb Rebrand As Shift And Launch Global Climate Change Solution

A new corporate name heralds the start of expanded business goals for marine electrification pioneer Brent Perry and his team, and the announcement of a ground-breaking new clean energy service. Now called Shift, the company formerly known as Sterling PlanB Energy Solutions (SPBES) held a news conference in London to announce the expansion of its markets beyond marine industries and to launch a one-of-a-kind, new pay-as-you-go energy supply service called PwrSwäp. “We’re building a new business model to help customers shift to a cleaner world through electrification,” said Shift CEO ...

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China ports container volume rises 9.5% from January to September 2021, Ningbo Containerized Freight Index slight decrease in October

From January to September 2021, the cargo volume of China ports was 11548.4million tons, a year-on-year increase of 8.9%; the container throughput of China ports was 211million TEU, a year-on-year increase of 9.5%. The chart below shows the cargo throughput and container throughput data of the major ports in China. In terms of container freight rates, the average value of the Ningbo Container Freight index (NCFI)1 in October was quotes 4064.4 points, have decrease of 1.9% compare to last month. From Ningbo to the North America route, the port congestion ...

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Border Province Breaks Ground On $99 Mln Port

Work began Sunday on Van Ninh Port in Mong Cai Town, Quang Ninh Province, with a total investment of VND2.25 trillion ($99 million). The port, covering a total area of 480 hectares, will be capable of welcoming river and inland waterways ferries and ships up to 20,000 tonnages. It is expected to become a focal point for importing and exporting goods by the sea at the Mong Cai area, as well as a foundation for the formation of a logistics infrastructure network associated with the port’s service chain: transport – ...

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California Adopts Federal Ballast Water Discharge Standards

Further to our previous update on the California ballast water discharge regulations back in 2019, the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) has adopted regulatory amendments that will implement the federal ballast water discharge standards for vessels arriving at California ports, among other provisions. These amendments will become effective on 1 January 2022. The changes incorporate the federal ballast water discharge standards and implementation schedule into California law (2 CCR Section 2293 (a) and amends sections 2291, 2292, 2293, 2294, 2295, 2296, and 2297 of Article 4.7 of Title 2, Division ...

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Enhancements To Crew Change For Cargo Ships In The Port Of Singapore And Application For Vaccination

This circular supersedes Port Marine Circular no.15 and 38 of 2021. In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation globally, MPA has enhanced our crew change requirements to safeguard the wellbeing of seafarers undergoing crew change in Singapore as well as Singapore’s populace. MPA will continue to consider the following circumstances for crew change applications: (a) crew whose employment contract has expired; (b) additional crew on board whose sign-off would not affect the safe manning of the ship; (c) change of crew due to the sale or purchase of ship; (d) ...

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Pavilion Energy To Near Double LNG Trades To 120 Cargoes A Year By 2024

Singapore-based Pavilion Energy expects to nearly double the number of LNG cargoes it trades each year by 2024, with an even split between Europe and Asia, its chief executive Alan Heng said during an interview with S&P Global Platts on Oct. 22. “Today we are trading about 70 cargoes around the world, increasing over time from the first cargo in 2014. By 2024, we will be doing 120 cargoes. It’s a very realistic target,” Heng said. He also said that while Europe, as an active market, carries a heavier weight ...

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Asia Light Ends: Key Market Indicators For Oct 25-29

Asia’s light end markets were trading higher during mid-morning trade Oct. 25 due to crude’s rally, with gasoline supported by improved mobility in Southeast Asia as COVID-19 travel curbs are eased, while India is in a festive mood following monsoons. Naphtha demand remained supported by healthy margins, while LPG is taking a breather ahead of Saudi Aramco’s announcement of November term Contract Prices, amid healthy demand. Front-month December ICE Brent crude futures stood at $86.25/b at 0415 GMT Oct. 25, up 72 cents/b from the previous close. Gasoline ** November ...

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Oman’s Oil Output Increases In September, Exports Drop

Oman’s daily average oil production increased by 1 per cent to 983,000 barrels per day (bpd) in September 2021 compared with 973,000 bpd recorded in the same month of last year, according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). Oman’s total oil production (including condensates) slightly increased by 0.5 per cent to 262.43mn barrels during the January-September period of 2021, compared to 261.10mn barrels in the same period of 2020. Of the total oil production, crude production decreased by 4.7 per cent at 202.52mn ...

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The European Sea Ports Organisation urges EU policymakers to align discussions on AFIR and FuelEU Maritime

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) urges the Council and the European Parliament to fully align the maritime pillar of the proposal for an Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) with the FuelEU Maritime proposal. While the discussions on the AFIR proposal are progressing fast in the Intermodal Working Party of the Council with compromise proposals already being in the making, the Fuel EU maritime proposal is only in a very preliminary stage of discussions in the Shipping Working Party. For Europe’s ports it is essential that these proposals are discussed ...

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German Business Morale Deteriorates Further In October

German business morale fell for the fourth month running in October as supply bottlenecks held back factory output in Europe’s largest economy, a survey showed on Monday. The Ifo institute said its business climate index fell to 97.7 from an upwardly revised 98.9 in September. The reading was the lowest since April and undershot the figure of 97.9 in a Reuters poll. “Supply problems are giving businesses headaches,” Ifo President Clemens Fuest said, adding that capacity utilisation in manufacturing was falling. “Sand in the wheels of the German economy is ...

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