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Hapag-Lloyd Orders Another Six Ultra Large Container Vessels Of 23,500+ TEU Chennai

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Port Wings News Network apag-Lloyd has commissioned the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to build six ships, each with a capacity of over 23,500 TEU. The container liner shipping company had already placed an order for six ships of the same size at the end of 2020. Thus, the fleet will be expanded by a dozen 23,500+ TEU ships in total. The large container ships will be outfitted with a state-of-the-art highpressure dual-fuel engine that will be extremely fuel-efficient. Their engine will operate on LNG, but the vessels will also have sufficient tank capacity to operate on conventional fuel as an alternative. Hapag-Lloyd is focusing on liquefied natural gas as a medium-term solution, as it reduces CO2 emissions by around 15 to 25 percent and emissions of

sulphur dioxide and particulate matter by more than 90 percent. Fossil LNG is currently the most promising fuel on the path towards zero emissions. The medium-term goal is to have ships that operate in a

climate-neutral way using synthetic natural gas (SNG). The six additional ships have been financed via a syndicated green loan in the amount of USD 852 million that has a maturity of 12 years from the date of delivery. The transaction was concluded in accordance with the Green Loan

Principles of the Loan Market Association (LMA) while also being verified by an independent expert in the form of a secondary party opinion of the DNV. The credit facility is being backed by the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-SURE), and the syndicate consists of 10 banks. “With this investment in the additional newbuildings, we want to take another step in the ongoing modernisation of our fleet – in terms of both ship size and sustainability,” says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of HapagLloyd. “At the same time, we want to meet the persistently high demand and reduce our slot costs.” The vessels will be deployed on the Europe-Far East routes as part of THE Alliance and will thereby significantly boost Hapag-Lloyd’s competitiveness in this trade.

Indian Companies need to take advantage of Egypt’s geographical location to access the Europe, Middle East and Africa market New Delhi Port Wings News Network ndian Companies need to seriously consider the advantage of Egypt’s geographical location to access Europe, Middle East and Africa market. Egypt is a politically stable country and has a very liberal economy which has enabled Indian industry to invest more than USD

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3.15 billion in Egypt mentioned H.E. Mr. Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India to the Arab Republic of Egypt with concurrent accreditation to the Arab League in the virtual inaugural session themed “India – Egypt Business Promotion, Challenges, and Opportunities” of the 3P Egypt International Expo 2021 being held from 15-16 June 2021.

While deliberating about the historic and bilateral relation shared between India and Egypt, H.E. Mr. Ajit Gupte mentioned that bilateral trade and export has been increasing between the nation in a calibrated manner. India has been Egypt’s one of the largest export destinations and one of the largest forces for Contd. on page -2

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Prof Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, said: “This collaborative research by IIT Roorkee and IMU Visakhapatnam on the design and experimental validation of short endurance marine vessels has shown promising results. We intend to make it stronger so that it can empower our marine industry”. Thanga Raj Chelliah, Facultyin-Charge, Hydropower Simulation Lab, said, “The joint research effort of HSL and IMU-V has led to the achievement of a fuel-efficient maritime transport solution. The methodologies used in the research yielded significant results, providing fuel savings to the extent of 29.86 per cent. This endeavor proves that high-quality research can offer modern, effective, efficient and environmentally friendly business solutions.”

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he shipping industry has welcomed the growing momentum for a $5 billion R&D Fund for shipping, but is calling upon governments to act in line with their climate commitments and not waste more time in moving forward with decisive action to support the decarbonisation of the industry. At the recent UN IMO meeting (MEPC 76), the world’s governments agreed to continue work on the IMO-supervised $5 billion R&D Fund programme, to be led by a new International Maritime Research and Development Board (IMRB), with many nations stepping up to support the proposal. However, it is disappointing that yet again we must wait for the next meeting before we can get going. The $5 billion R&D programme is designed to accelerate the development and introduction of zero-emission technologies and fuels for maritime transport, which are vital for allowing the industry to decarbonise. “The R&D fund has been thoroughly developed over the past three years. It is the only concrete proposal on the table and can be agreed and put in place by 2023. Governments rightly call for innovation and for decarbonisation to happen now. This is now, and we need IMO member states to move forward and allow us to accelerate the R&D needed without further delay,” the industry organisations said. The IMO has set targets to cut total shipping emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050, with the United States and the EU now calling for zero emissions shipping within the next 30 years. To succeed, the industry needs zero-carbon ships, capable of trans-oceanic voyages, available by 2030. However, technologies for operating deep-sea vessels on zero-carbon fuels are not yet available and current R&D efforts are not sufficient. “We urgently need to expand and accelerate R&D around zero-carbon technologies and fuels. But innovation does not come for free. To catalyse innovation, the industry is willing to provide guaranteed funding of $5 billion at no cost to governments, giving all nations equitable access to the work and the technologies the fund advances. So, what are we waiting for?” the shipowner organisations said. It is encouraging to see support for the R&D programme from additional nations. Now more engagement is needed for concrete regulatory and technological progress. UN IMO General Secretary Kitack Lim has made it clear: “Failure is not an option”. The wider world is watching, and it will be watching even more closely at MEPC 77 and COP26. “The R&D fund proposal is mature and ready for approval, and the industry has already committed to doing the work needed to Sample establish the fund, a payment system, and the funding necessary. TEXT We can do this now, and for the sake of our climate and future generations, we must.”

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Continued from page -1 imports. Upsurge in the e-commerce segment, the rising awareness of the usage of sustainable, biodegradable and recycling printing and packaging among the Egyptian market population is also driving the growth of the Printing, Packaging and Paper market. Dr. Srikar K Reddy, Joint Secretary, FT (WANA) Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India informed that with an increase in the trade, there is significant potential to diversify India’s trade baskets which will help to enhance the bilateral trade between the two countries. He mentioned that due to its strategic location and multiple free trade agreements, there is a significant opportunity for Indian businesses to increase trade and investment. Mr. Prem Anveshi, Managing Director, Futurex Trade Fair & Events Pvt. Ltd discussed with advantages of Virtual Events and Exhibitions to enhance global trade and business relations in these uncertain times. Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI in his presidential address deliberated about the deeprooted relationship shared between India and Egypt based on the long history of contacts in cooperation, bilateral, regional, and global issues. He shared that India is one

mentioned that investments between both the nations have been steady even during the times of the pandemic is an indication of the close relations shared by India and Egypt for years. He mentioned that while the packaging is growing at a fast pace in India, sustainable and eco-friendly packaging is the need of the hour. Mr. J Pillai, Co-Chair, Packaging Committee, PHDCCI while delivering a formal vote of thanks to all the delegates and participants mentioned that the continued expansion of the packaging and allied industries will lead to demand generation globally, especially in the high growth regions of the world. The session was attended by Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, and moderated by Mr. Naveen Seth, ASG, PHDCCI, and was attended by over 200 industry members from India and Egypt. PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s webinar was supported by DLF India; UFLEX Ltd; Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd; JK Tyre & industries ltd; Marble City; Paramount Cables ltd; SMC Investments and Advisors Limited; Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic; DCM Shriram Industries Ltd; Radico Khaitan ltd; Timberworkz, Synergy Environics Ltd, Comtech Interio and IFFCO.

International Day of Yoga observed at Paradip Port Chennai

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Port Wings News Network he 7th International Day of Yoga was observed by Paradip Port Trust with great enthusiasm on 21.06.2021. Shri A.K. Bose, Dy. Chairman, PPT inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp in presence of Shri T.K. Hazra Choudhary, Sr. Dy. Secretary, PPT, Shri S.K. Sethi, Honorary Secretary of the Paradip Centre of Art of Living and Shri Tapas Ranjan Pati , experienced faculty of the Art of Living. The one hour Yoga session held virtually has seen participation of 120 participants from PPT employees and their family members. As the entire nation is going through COVID-19 pandemic, the practice of Yoga has emerged as one of the most powerful way to ensure our holistic wellbeing. The CISF Unit of PPT conducted separate programmes inside the campus as well as at its barracks. Banners, hoardings and Electronic Display Boards

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of the largest trading partners of Egypt in terms of import-export of goods and services. India’s top exported items to Egypt in recent years were Petroleum Products, Cotton Yarn Motor Vehicle/Cars, Processed Minerals, and Buffalo Meat. India’s top imported items from Egypt were Crude Petroleum, Manufactured Fertilizers, Inorganic Chemicals, and Crude Fertilizers. He mentioned that Indian companies are operating in all major sectors of the Egyptian economy including textiles and garments, power, chemicals including specialty chemicals, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, IT, paints, consumer goods, healthcare, PVC, caustic soda, PET Resin, plastics, paper, packaging, auto, and autocomponent and trading. Talking about the Indian Packaging Market, Mr. Aggarwal deliberated about the increase in its demand in both nations and the need for raising awareness of the usage of sustainable printing and packaging. While both the countries are putting the best foot forward in the printing, paper, and packaging sector, their substantial scope of growth and collaboration between the nation in the coming years. Mr. Ajit Gupta, Co-Chair, Packaging Committee, PHDCCI while sharing industry perspective

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highlighted the significance of the observation of International Day of Yoga to build awareness among the local populace. Employees also

joined Yoga practice session held at the New Kalyan Mandap. They were of the view that, instead of limiting the practice to just one day, they will practice Yoga throughout the year as it remains a ray of hope during COVID times. BHUMI PUJAN OF RESPIRATORY INFECTION ISOLATION WARD AT PPT HOSPITAL As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the state, in order to provide better treatment to the patient, Bhumi Pujan of a separate Respiratory Infection Isolation ward was conducted yesterday at PPT Hospital premises by Shri A.K. Bose, Dy. Chairman, PPT in presence of Dr. P. Panda, CMO, PPT Hospital, Shri Moloy Dasgupta, Chief Enginner, PPT. Other Doctors, officials & employees of the Hospital and Eningeering Department of PPT were also present on the occasion. TMILL, a joint venture company of

Tata steel, which is into providing of logistics services, donated 2 Oxygen Concentrators to the PPT Hospital, which will boost the existing critical care facilities available in the Hospital. ONLINE PROGAMME ON NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND YOGA HELD AT PPT Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programmes, a two days online programme on Nutrition, Exercise and Yoga kicked off this morning at PPT in association with the Paradip Centre of the Art of Living. Shri A.K. Bose, Dy. Chairman, PPT inaugurated the event in presence of Shri T.K. Hazra Choudhary, Sr. Dy. Secretary, PPT, Shri S.K. Sethi, Honorary Secretary of the Paradip Centre of Art of Living and Shri Tapas Ranjan Pati , experienced faculty of the Art of Living. As the nation is going through difficult times due to COVID 19 cases, the two days progarmme, each of one hour duration is also giving specially focusing on COVID care for the sake of PPT employees and their families. The different progarmmes include Nutrition, Immunity Boost and Prevention, Home Isolation Care and Post-COVID rehabilitation.


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Deendayal Port Inaugurates Modern Drydock Port Wings News Network odern drydock compliant with codes of construction and with all relevant licenses was inaugurated at Deendayal Port Trust by the chairman Sri. S.K.Mehta, Chairman, Sri. Nandeesh Shukla Dy. Chairman, Sri. Paramod. A. Vasave, Commissioner of KutchGST, Sri. T.V. Ravi Commissioner,

of the drydocking and repairing facilities due to the growing traffic and trade volume. He applauded the efforts of the Bapus group in making such facilities and extended best wishes support and cooperation for running executing many more similar or bigger ventures in this direction. The other dignitaries discussed in the same lines and said the such drydocking facilities and

“The company has long term vision graduate of the learning curve and move from ship repair the shipbuilding industry in due course of time where we intend to have our own designing office in house with model testing facilities, this will be first time in unique in the western seaboard off India and will add to the maritime power of the nation. A Well-Equipped Mechanical, Electrical & Steel

Customs Kandla and Mundra. The meeting was attended by all the board of directors, Dilipsinh Jadeja Dir SRC and founder member of Bapu’s Group and business partners of the Bapus group companies. The gathering was carried out in observance of COVID protocol, sanitation and social distancing. The seminar proceedings captured the rich maritime history Gujarat and its relevant contribution to subcontinental prosperity in ancient India and also the contribution of His highness Maharao Khengarji who started the Kandla port in 1931 with construction of RCC Jetty, which has now progressed to be the number 1 port in country in terms of cargo transhipment. The facility was officially inaugurated after the customary lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the dignitaries at around 1700 hrs by unveiling the curtain on the plaque of the drydock. After the introductory speech the chief guest of the seminar spoke for a few minutes as the growing gap between the supply and demand

shipbuilding industry in general is a growth multiplier for the local economy of the region, and will provide poverty alleviation and inclusive growth especially during these trying times of second wave post covid slowdown. The also highlighted that this will also enhance the safety and security by providing support to our forces craft like the Indian navy and coast guard. Later on, a short presentation was given by the technical head of the Bapus shipping Sri S Basu who is also the DPA of the company regarding the details of the drydock its specification its services and specialty and relevance to the shipping trade and the compliance to statutes rules and regulation which special emphasis on the environmental protection and antipollution measures take during the design and erection stage. The speaker also elaborated on the future expansion plans of the drydock to make it an ultramodern facility for captive business and local government vessels and security forces. The most notable aspects of the detailed future were as follows: -

Workshop being erected. Covered & Open Fabrication Bay over 30 meter height will be acquired. Design Section to prepare production, outfitting drawings and as fitted data etc. on the agenda, Open and Closed Custom Bonded Warehouse for storage of Imported Material. Outfitting Quay 50 mts long for carry out Outfit job on vessel after launching and also to attend minor repairs at the entrance of the dry-dock. Drawing and the site office for administrative staff, the surveyors and superintendents. Tie up with diving teams, UT and NDT teams, radio and navigational workshops. Development of training and repairing facilities. Development of Inhouse security systems and companies to protect assets and last but not the least philanthropic projects like Beautification of approach facilities, setting up school for training of shipbuilding and shipping apprentices, workman compensation and group insurance schemes will be highlighting our commitment to corporate social responsibilities.”

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Piyush Goyal Chairs The Review Meeting On Single Window System For Industrial Clearances And Approvals New Delhi Port Wings News Network nion Minister of Commerce & Industry, Railways and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal on 22 June said that we will soon have the soft launch of the first phase of the National Single window system. The digital platform will allow investors to identify and apply for various pre-operations approvals required for commencing a business in India. There will be 17 Ministries/ Departments and 14 states onboard in the first phase which is likely to be launched soon, the Minister said during the review meeting of Single window system held on 22 June. MoS, Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Prakash also attended the meeting. Shri Goyal expressed the hope that it will be a seamless interface where all the facilities

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from land purchasing to all the information needed to businesses and industrialists will be available. He said that the “Single window” would be a genuine one, acting as a one-stop solution to all the problems or requirements of the investors. This would provide end-to-end facilitation, support, including preinvestment advisory, information related to land banks and facilitating clearances at Central and State levels, he added. It will facilitate the investors to know the approvals required to establish a particular business and let them apply for those approvals to commence business, see the status of those approvals as well as provide/seek clarifications regarding the same- all in one platform. Shri Goyal also emphasized on the security and the authentication of the critical data used in this platform. He said all security measures should be in place to safeguard the critical data. He also suggested for third

party auditing of the platform before its launch. The Minister appreciated all the Ministries/Departments and states for showing enthusiasm, interest and open-mindedness in speedily working on developing the project, despite Covid-19 hurdles. “It is because of your exemplary contribution, cooperation and hard work that such a huge exercise has reached at an advance stage now”, he said. Shri Goyal said that learning from the past experiences we should go on improving it in the future. He hoped that its success will be a real tribute to Dr Guruprasad Mahapatra, Secretary DPIIT who recently left for his heavenly abode. The participants in the meeting gave status report on their preparedness on being on board of the portal. They were told to register in the portal, try out various use cases and identify areas for improvement.

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EMSA Quantifies Impact Of COVID-19 On Shipping Chennai

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Port Wings News Network hile anecdotal reports and data from ports showed some of the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on global shipping over the past year, the European Maritime Safety Agency set out to conduct the first comprehensive review to quantify the impact of the pandemic. EMSA’s report is based on a review of available data, including trade volumes and type, cargo freights, maritime traffic data, and other shipping indicators. With the travel and trade restrictions implemented by many countries in 2020 impacted trade overall, EMSA reports that the pandemic had a greater impact on modes of transport like air, road, and rail. The share of world trade carried by sea increased by three percent in 2020 to 88 percent, as shippers looked for means to move their goods and sought to keep up with changing consumer demands. “Maritime transport has proved its resilience throughout the course of the pandemic, keeping vital supply lines open while the world went into lockdown,” said Maja Markov?i? Kostelac, Executive Director of EMSA. “Our report shows for the first time the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on maritime transport in the EU, and we hope it will inform efforts and decisions at policy level to ensure a full recovery for this vital sector.” According to EMSA, the EU accounts for approximately a fifth of all global maritime trade, with one in five ships worldwide sailing under the flag of a member of the EU. Yet, despite the number of ships operated by EU companies, the report determined that overall EU maritime traffic dropped by 10.2 percent in 2020. The EU was more heavily impacted than other parts of the globe. EU seaborne trade dropped

by 9.3 percent in 2020, a larger decrease than the global average of 3.6 percent. EMSA reports that the decline was equivalent to a loss of approximately 226 million tons of trade handled by EU ports. “COVID-19 has caused profound disruptions for Europe’s shippers, charterers, shipowners, crews, onshore staff, ports, as well as our broader trading patterns and supply chains,” said EU Commissioner for Transport, Adina V?lean. “As we focus our efforts on building back better post-pandemic, it is essential for us to have a full picture of the crisis’ impact on strategic industries such as shipping so as to guide our policies and lay the foundations for a full and sustainable recovery.” All the primary segments of commercial shipping were impacted by the pandemic in 2020. Voyages by vessels including bulk carriers, chemical tankers, containerships, and oil tankers decreased by approximately 5 percent. Cruise and passenger shipping, of course, was the most impacted, with EMSA reporting that traffic was down 86 percent in 2020 compared to the prior year. Based on a review of customs data, the most significant decline in maritime trade volumes was in imports into the EU from non-EU countries, which fell by 12.2 percent in 2020. Shipping trade between EU Member States was also affected by the pandemic, decreasing by 7.1 percent. Sea-borne exports from the EU to non-EU states experienced a lower decrease of 4.3 percent. EMSA concluded that the situation continues to evolve and the effects could be long-term. What shipping will look like postCOVID-19 is unclear, however, EMSA believes the data provides the tools to analyze the impact of the pandemic on certain shipping activities and assist the EU, maritime administrations, and shipping industry in determining a recovery strategy to overcome the economic crisis that Europe is facing.

Nitin Gadkari reviews the progress of Greenfield Expressways/ Access Controlled Highways New Delhi Port Wings News Network nion Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME Shri Nitin J. Gadkari reviewed the status of award, bidding and pre-construction activities related to 5 Greenfield Expressways and 17 Access Controlled Greenfield National Highways being executed under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase - I, the flagship programme of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. These 22 Greenfield Projects of 8,000 km length are expected to cost Rs. 3.26 Lakh Crores. These are envisaged as the key to improving logistics efficiency by providing seamless connectivity between centers of production and consumption of industrial and MSME products in the country. Additionally, they will help in faster movement of passenger and freight traffic in the country. A detailed presentation on present status of Award, Bidding, and hindrances related to preconstruction activities especially

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Land Acquisition, Environmental Clearance/Forest Clearance was made by NHAI before the Minister who emphasized that issues related to various State Governments may be sorted out quickly and wherever required the state specific matter may be taken up at his level. Shri Gadkari also laid stress on timely monetization of projects after completion as well as value capture by developing facilities for road users along the upcoming Highways. He directed that stringent monitoring of the target dates of award of projects and scheduled dates of completion be done without any compromise with the quality of work in order to develop world class Highway infrastructure. Gen. (Dr.) V. K. Singh (Retd.), Minister of State (RT&H), suggested that regular reviews of the progress must be done so as to achieve the ambitious targets set by the Hon’ble Minister (RT&H). Shri Giridhar Aramane, Secretary (RT&H), Dr. S. S. Sandhu, Chairman NHAI, Shri I. K. Pandey, DG (Roads) and other senior officials were present during the review.


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Get Ready For Years Of Chaos In Container Shipping Chennai

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Port Wings News Network he world’s cargo ships just can’t seem to get their act together. First there were the queues at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which left as many as 40 container vessels awaiting a berth in early February amid a flood of traffic. Combined volumes at the terminals hit a record of 1.9 million containers in May, nearly double the Covid-19 low in March 2020, reports ET. Then the Ever Given, a 20,124-container behemoth, got stuck in the Suez Canal for nearly a week, delaying hundreds of ships on their way between Asia and Europe. Now, the port of Yantian in the Chinese city of Shenzhen is joining the fun, thanks to a coronavirus outbreak that’s thrown out schedules for the entire month. High Seas If you think this is mostly a bit of local bother that will smooth itself out as the dislocations of a reawakening global economy ease off, you might be in for a shock. The factors that have driven AsiaEurope container rates to record levels of more than $10,000 per 40foot box aren’t simply a temporary coordination problem. Returning to a semblance of normality could take years. The container shipping industry is usually such a well-oiled machine that we barely notice it. Vessels carrying 10,000 containers can arrive at dawn and depart with new cargo by sunset. Rates have at times drifted so low that in early 2016 you could shift a metric ton of goods from Shanghai to Rotterdam for about $10 — and even then, the world’s biggest shipping line, AP Moller-Maersk A/S, was able to turn a modest operating profit.

The flip side of that is that when things go wrong, they go seriously wrong. Boxer Rebellion Part of the problem has been that containers aren’t in the right places. In global terms, trade enjoyed a remarkably short and sharp pandemic. By September last year, volumes were already running ahead of their seasonally adjusted levels in January and February, as demand for medical equipment and spending on durable goods picked

up in rich countries. Trying to make all those deliveries on time meant that many vessels started making their return journeys empty, saving a few precious hours that would normally be spent picking up vacant boxes to ship back to China. That’s resulted in a glut of containers in European and North American ports and a shortage in Asia, pushing freight rates to astronomical levels on export routes. Those high prices — and the sharp differentials with the cost on the return route — can be seen as price signals that will push the industry to rebalance itself. That already seems to be having an effect. More than 360,000 empty containers were shipped from the port of Los Angeles last month, roughly double usual seasonal rates. Let the Good Times Roll The bigger issue will come once the world’s boxes are where they need to be. Covid dealt a hammerblow to global merchandise volumes, but the slowdown had

been going on for some time before that, thanks to former President Donald Trump’s trade wars on the rest of the world. Traffic had been trending downward ever since late 2018, and only regained its previous levels at the start of this year. As a result, the freight industry has been cutting back on investment in anticipation of a global economy in which trade would be playing a smaller role. Since March 2019, Maersk’s capital investment has come to just $2.9 billion, not much more than it invested in a single quarter during File photo 2014. That’s a problem that will take years of building new ships, berths and port loading cranes to fix. Shipwreck Once upon a time, shipping lines might have been able to relieve the pressure by ordering their vessels to travel faster, increasing the capacity of the fleet by working it harder. Even that option is less available, though: The latest generation of mega-vessels save energy and costs by having top speeds of around 18 or 19 knots as opposed to 24 knots in the 2000s, Morgan Stanley analysts led by Carolina Dores wrote in a note last week.So there’s not much ability to pick up slack by steaming faster. The shipping industry tends to be as up and down as the sea itself, so even this will correct in time. Analysts expect Maersk to make more profits this year than in the previous seven put together. Inevitably, that will lead to another orgy of shipbuilding, so that at some point down the line, the world will face a glut of container capacity like it did in 2016. In the meantime, though, a world economy where trade is booming will be dependent on a shipping industry that never expected such luck. The chaos and costs on the high seas will eventually turn around. But, as with any big vessel, it’s going to take a while.

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Port Wings News Network n connection with “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, marking 75 years of Indian Independence, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the apex regulatory body for all aviation security matters in India, has taken the initiative to launch a series of regional aviation security seminars to improve professional knowledge and upgrade security measures of all agencies and personnel involved in Aviation Security. BCAS Regional Office, Chennai is the first to conduct the Aviation Security Seminar ‘RASSC-21’ (Regional Aviation Security Seminar Chennai) at Chennai. The inaugural function was a convened over video link with virtual and

physical participation of the dignitaries at various stations/ offices. Sh. Jaideep Prasad IPS, Joint Director General, BCAS, inaugurated the Seminar from BCAS Headquarters New Delhi. Sh. Suneel Dutt, Airport Director, Chennai Airport. Sh. R. Madhavan, Regional Executive Director, AAI, Southern Region, Dr. Sharad Kumar, General Manager - Engg (Civil/ Project), Chennai Airport, and Sh. Sriram, DIG, ASG/CISF. Chennai Airport spoke on the occasion. Sh. Ashish Kumar, Commandant, ASG/ CISF and Sh. T. Sukumar, Chief Security Officer, Chennai Airport were present. Sh. S. Kalyanaraman, Regional Director, BCAS, Chennai delivered the keynote address. The two-

day seminar will have experts and professionals from various fields of aviation security delivering on relevant topics through virtual mode. Officers from BCAS Headquarters and its 20 Regional offices; Airport Directors and Chief Security Officers of 13 Airports in Southern Region, Local Police representatives and Chief Security Officers of major Airlines are also participating in the sessions. In the International year of Aviation Security culture-2021, this academic initiative of BCAS will go a long way in upgrading professional knowledge and consequently greater attention devoted to all security measures in all Airports under Southern Region.

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Port Wings News Network ased on the directions of the Union Government to its Ministries and in accordance with the directions of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the

Chennai Port is organising various welfare activities in connection with the 75th year of independence (AAZADI KA AMRUT MAHOTSAV). As part of this campaign, the Chennai Port provided 3 pedestal fans, bed sheets and hygiene kits

to the 35 children of the PLANT TRUST , a Government aided

home for shelterless run by the Corporation of Chennai in Broadway. Further, the Doctors of Chennai Port Trust conducted a health check up to the children and distributed immunity boosting medicines to them. The items were handed over to the inmates of the home by Shri S. Balaji Arunkumar, IRTS, Deputy Chairman, Chennai Port Trust and senior officials attended the programme.

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Port Wings News Network elays of one or two days are becoming the norm at many ports as terminals become a bottleneck, according to Maersk. The container line’s analysis of disruption in the market came as it announced its strategy to cope with ongoing delays at the world’s thirdbusiest terminal, Yantian. Maersk and its partners will omit Yantian for 84 vessels across multiple services affecting 19 of Maersk’s mainland services, while some of its vessels will continue to call Yantian. “The trend is worrying, and unceasing congestion is becoming a global problem,” Maersk said in a release. “Due to Covid-19 and a significant volume push since the end of last year, terminals are becoming global bottlenecks, be it at berths, yards or gating out cargo, and it’s continuing throughout the logistics chain – in the warehouses, the distribution centres – with numbers on the rise.” Yantian was the current most prominent bottleneck but waits of one or two days were becoming the norm at many other ports, said Maersk. “Fighting to get reliability back into operations and services back on schedule after the Suez incident in March, the port congestion in Yantian, with neighbouring ports Shekou and Nansha also affected, is an added pain at a time where global supply chains are already stretched,” it said. Changes in consumption patterns during national lockdowns due to the pandemic strained supply chains as the flow of assets like containers was altered. The blockage of the

Suez Canal by the Ever Given in March delayed hundreds of ships on Asia-Europe trades, adding a backlog of calls which took some ports over a month to clear and further disrupted the usual flow of assets. As with the Suez blockage, the effects of the slowdown at Yantian will be felt across global supply chains. “We want to advise that shipments not directly impacted by the Yantian situation might also be affected as we adjust our network to avoid port congestions and to limit the overall net loss of ocean network capacity due to omitting the Port of Yantian,” said Maersk. AP Moller-Maersk’s CEO of Ocean & Logistics, Vincent Clerc told journalists earlier this week that a lack of available vessels in the market meant that lines were unable to bring in more capacity to fill gaps caused by delays. Therefore, saillings will be lost to delays which will compound the initial port delays and affect lines’ ability to offer weekly services. A six-day stop on export containers at Yantian ended on June 15. Capacity at the port was slashed after a Covid-19 outbreak lowered staffing levels and disinfection work disrupted operations. The port is gradually increasing productivity as workers return but current delays are up to 16 days. With over 300 sailings omitting Yantian, delays of two to four days at nearby ports Shekou, Nansha and Hong Kong are expected to grow. Maersk said it expected a negative hit to supply of 40 foot and 40 foot high cube containers due to the Yantian situation, and encouraged customers to use 20 foot boxes as an alternative in Yantian and Shekou.


June 23rd - 29th, 2021 Issue

India Railways Successfully Completes Road Over Bridge Work on Dedicated Freight Corridor in Record 20 Days New Delhi Port Wings News Network ndian Railways’ PSU, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) has completed work of dismantling and reconstruction (after making way for DFC tracks) of Valsad Road

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to take up this challenge. After many brainstorming sessions, an innovative solution was arrived at. The solution proposed was to insert a Twin precast box of 16m x 10m size on the approach of the ROB to take the NTC forward through it. The biggest challenge in doing

Over Bridge (ROB) on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor in the state of Gujarat in a record 20 day time. Working in tandem with various Government agencies and the civil administration, the ROB which funnels busy traffic into Valsad ROB from the Mumbai-Delhi highway, a 20 day traffic block was secured on 02.06.2021 for dealing with this challenge. Background: Work in Western DFC’s Vaitarana – Sachin section faced a bottleneck of crossing a ROB near Valsad Town in South Gujarat. The ROB work could not be started due to various limitations and track laying activities would have been adversely affected. Track laying projects using state of the art New Track Construction (NTC) machine, would have been affected. The Solution: The project team geared up

this work was road traffic block, as this ROB is one of the busiest passages into the city of Valsad from Mumbai-Delhi highway. The whole work is planned to be completed in 20 days road traffic block. Extensive arrangements were made for pre-casting of these huge segments. Despite lockdowns and travel restrictions, a team of approximately 150 nos, including senior engineers toiled day & night to finish the casting works. Road traffic block was granted by the district administration of Valsad, responding favorably to the proposal. The road traffic block of 20 days commenced on 02-06-2021 and the work is progressing as per planning. Four heavy duty hydraulic cranes having capacity varying from 300 MT to 500 MT are mobilized for the installation of these segments. Another challenge that was difficult to handle was solved by innovation

in local handling of the segments. The precast segments are too big & heavy to handle without causing any internal stresses during handling. The Project Team has designed a special carrier using a multi-axle trailer fitted with a steel platform on it. The fabrication of the steel platform was completely done at site even during the period when the industrial oxygen supply was prohibited in the country. The team could overcome all such constraints by continuously striving for alternatives and by taping the collective wisdom & experience of the team. It may be noted that the Western Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai will traverse through the states of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra of WDFC & EDFC. WDFC’s 306 km Rewari Madar section was dedicated to the nation on 07.01.2021. Trial run of 369 km of WDFC between New Palanpur to New Kishangarh has been done. EDFC’s 351 km New Bhaupur - New Khurja section and the Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj were dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble PM on 29.12.2020. A total of approx. 2800 route Km of the whole WDFC and EDFC (excluding the Sonnagar – Dankuni PPP section) will be commissioned by June 2022. In the commissioned sections, a total of more than 4000 trains have been run. In Eastern DFC, it has more than 3000 trains and in WDFC more than 1000 trains. Total GTKM has crossed the 3 million ton mark. Some of the trains in the section are achieving an average speed of 99.38 kmph in EDFC and 92 kmph in WDFC. These speeds are comparable to any of the fastest mail express trains.

‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ Is To Increase Exports, Find Option For Imports, Says Gadkari New Delhi Port Wings News Network he Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, said that the sentiment behind creating an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ is to increase our exports and to find out Indian option for whatever we are importing. Addressing Rotary District Conference 2020-21 (DISCON’21) on ‘Vision India’, Gadkari said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the government has set a vision for India to become a five trillion dollar economy in next five years. The Minister said that with the philosophy of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and proactive initiatives, the Government is aiming to boost investment, economic growth and generate more employment. Gadkari said that with flexible and all-inclusive time bound decision-making process,

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transparent and development-led ecosystem would contribute towards happy, prosperous, strong and an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The Minister advocated the use of ethanol and bio-fuel as the cheaper and better option of petrol and diesel. He said that the diversification of agriculture towards energy and p o w e r is very important which will result in reduction in pollution and yield good prices to the farmers and create an agro-based industry all over the country. Gadkari stessed upon organic farming and said that India should export its farm products across the world. The Minister said that

encouraging ethanol and biofuel will, in turn, boost the Indian economy as there is rice surplus, corn surplus, sugar surplus and wheat surplus in the country. He pointed out that the Government is working towards doubling the farmers’ income, boosting Make in India, upgrading science & technology and innovation and facilitating ease of doing business. The Minister said that within 8 to 10 days, it will be made mandatory for the automobile industry to make flex engines. There will be choice with the consumer whether he wants 100% petrol or 100% ethanol / bio-fuel. He said that ethanol is a better fuel than petrol as it is import substitute, cost effective, pollutionfree and indigenous. Gadkari said that MSME sector has set a target to create five crore more jobs in next five years. At the end, the Minister thanked the Rotary for conferring Lifetime Achievement award on him.

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CCEA approves `Deep Ocean Mission’ New Delhi Port Wings News Network he Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) on “Deep Ocean Mission”, with a view to exploring deep ocean for resources and develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources. The estimated cost of the Missionwill be Rs 4077 crore for a period of 5 years to be implemented in a phase-wise manner. The estimated cost for the first phase for the 3 years (2021-2024) would be Rs 2823.4 crore. Deep Ocean Mission with be a mission mode project to support the Blue Economy Initiatives of the Government of India. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will be the nodal Ministry implementing this multiinstitutional ambitious mission. The Deep Ocean Mission consists of the following six major components: i Development of Technologies for Deep Sea Mining, and Manned Submersible: A manned submersible will be developed to carry three people to a depth of 6000 metres in the ocean with suite of scientific sensors and tools. Only a very few countries have acquired this capability. An Integrated Mining System will be also developed for mining Polymetallic Nodules from 6000 m depth in the central Indian Ocean. The exploration studies of minerals will pave way for the commercial exploitation in the near future, as and when commercial exploitation code is evolved by the International Seabed Authority, an UN organization. This component will help the Blue Economy priority area of exploring and harnessing of deep sea minerals and energy. ii Development of Ocean Climate Change Advisory Services: A suite of observations and models will be developed to understand and provide future projections of important climate variables on seasonal to decadal time scales under this proof of concept component. This component will support the Blue Economy priority area of coastal tourism. iii Technological innovations for exploration and conservation of deep-sea biodiversity: Bioprospecting of deep sea flora and fauna including microbes and studies on sustainable utilization of deep sea bio-resources will be the main focus. This component will support the Blue Economy priority area of Marine Fisheries and allied services. iv Deep Ocean Survey and Exploration: The primary objective of this component is to explore and identify potential sites of multimetal Hydrothermal Sulphides mineralization along the Indian Ocean mid-oceanic ridges. This component will additionally support the Blue Economy priority area of deep sea exploration of ocean

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resources. v Energy and freshwater from the Ocean: Studies and detailed engineering design for offshore Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) powered desalination plant are envisaged in this proof of concept proposal. This component will support the Blue Economy priority area of off-shore energy development. vi Advanced Marine Station for Ocean Biology. This component is aimed as development of human capacity and enterprise in ocean biology and engineering. This component will translate research into industrial application and product development through onsite business incubator facilities. This component will support the Blue Economy priority area of Marine Biology, Blue trade and Blue manufacturing.

The technologies required for deep sea mining have strategic implications and are not commercially available. Hence, attempts will be made to indigenise technologies by collaborating with leading institutes and private industries. A research vessel for deep ocean exploration would be built in an Indian shipyard which would create employment opportunities. This mission is also directed towards capacity development in Marine Biology, which will provide job opportunities in Indian industries. In addition, design, development and fabrication of specialised equipment, ships and setting up of required infrastructure are expected to spur the growth of the Indian industry, especially the MSME and Start-ups. Oceans, which cover 70 per cent of the globe, remain a key part of our life. About 95 percent of Deep Ocean remains unexplored. For India, with its three sides surrounded by the oceans and around 30 per cent of the country’s population living in coastal areas, ocean is a major economic factor supporting fisheries and aquaculture, tourism, livelihoods and blue trade. Oceans are also storehouse of food, energy, minerals, medicines, modulator of weather and climate and underpin life on Earth. Considering importance of the oceans on sustainability, the United Nations (UN) has declared the decade, 2021-2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. India has a unique maritime position. Its 7517 km long coastline is home to nine coastal states and 1382 islands. The Government of India’s Vision of New India by 2030 enunciated in February 2019 highlighted the Blue Economy as one of the ten core dimensions of growth.


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Vessel Position at Terminals - (23.06.2021 To 30.06.2021)

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India Expands Cereals Exports Footprints Through Shipping Rice, Wheat And Other Cereals To Newer Destinations New Delhi Port Wings News Network ndia’s quest for expanding the footprint of cereals exports through exploring new opportunities in countries or markets has started to yield results. The sharp spike in exports of mainly rice (basmati and nonbasmati), wheat and other cereals in 202021 is attributed to synergy and collaboration between various stakeholders – farmers, millers, exporters and government agencies in boosting exports. APEDA in collaboration with stakeholders have been exploring new opportunities through ensuring market access, adherence to products qualities and phytosanitary measures for cereal products. In terms of rice (basmati as well as nonbasmati) exports especially in 2020-21, India shipped non-basmati rice to nine countries - Timor-Leste, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Eswatini, Myanmar and Nicaragua, where exports were carried for the first time or earlier the shipment was smaller in volume. The total volume of export of rice to these nine countries was only 188 metric tonne and 197 metric tonne in 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively while the volume shipment rose to 1.53 lakh tonne in 2020-21. In case of wheat, India exported substantial quantity of grain to seven new countries Yemen, Indonesia, Bhutan, Philippines, Iran, Cambodia and Myanmar during 2020-21. In the previous financial years, only small quantities of wheat were exported to these countries. Wheat exports did not take place to these seven countries in 2018-19 and only 4 metric tonne of grain was exported in 201920. The volume of exports of wheat to these countries rose to 1.48 lakh tonne in 2020-21. In case of exports of other cereals excluding

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rice and wheat, India shipped cereals of substantial quantity to newer destinations or countries - Sudan, Poland, Bolivia, Colombia, Congo D. Rep. and Ghana in 2020-21. India did not export cereals other than rice and wheat to these six countries in 2018-19. Only 102 metric tonne of cereals other than rice and wheat was exported in 2019-20 which rose to 521 metric tonne in 2020-21. India’s overall exports of cereals have seen a sharp spike in 2020-21 with export of nonbasmati rice growing by 136.04% to USD 4794.54 million; wheat by 774.17% to USD 549.16 million; and other cereals (Millets, Maize and other coarse gains) by 238.28% to USD 694.14 million. The sharp spike in rice exports especially during a phase where globally the COVID19 pandemic has disrupted supply changes of many commodities, has been attributed to the government taking prompt measures to ensure exports of rice and other cereals while taking all the COVID19 related safety precautions. “We took several measures in terms of ensuring safety and hygiene because of the operational and health challenges posed by COVID19, while ensuring that agricultural products exports continue uninterrupted,” Dr. Madhaiyaan Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA has said. APEDA has been promoting rice exports through collaborations with various stakeholders in the value chains. The government had set up the Rice Export Promotion Forum (REPF), under the aegis of the APEDA. REPF has representations from rice industry, exporters, officials from APEDA, ministry of commerce and directors of agriculture from major rice producing states including West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

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June 23rd - 29th, 2021 Issue

Panama Canal Increases Length Capacity To Accommodate Most Boxships Chennai

Port Wings News Network head of the fifth anniversary of its expansion, the Panama Canal Authority announced it has increased the maximum allowable length for vessels transiting the Neopanamax Locks. The increase comes at a critical time when global supply chains have been strained. It means that nearly all (96.8 percent) of the world’s fleet of containerships can transit the Panama Canal, shortening routes and benefiting economies around the world. “This change was made possible by our team’s experience operating the Neopanamax Locks safely and reliably over the past five years,” said Panama Canal Administrator Ricaurte Vásquez Morales. Since opening the new locks to commercial traffic, the Canal Authority has taken incremental steps to increase the capacity. Since May 21, the maximum length overall for commercial

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and non-commercial vessels acceptable for regular transits of the Neopanamax Locks was increased by just over three meters (370.33 versus 367.28 meters) or over 10 feet (1,215 up from 1,205 feet). The extended capacity to accommodate the longer vessels will provide shipping lines with greater flexibility in making decisions for the deployment, the Panama Canal said in announcing this new policy. They also believe it will play a role in the design and construction of vessels in the future with greater capacity that can transit through the Panama Canal. Before increase the length officially, a series of trial transits were undertaken to confirm the safety of operations. They included the 2019 transit of Evergreen’s 369-meter-long (1,210 feet) Triton, which became the largest vessel in dimension and container cargo capacity (14,424 TEU) to transit the Panama Canal since the inauguration of the

Neopanamax Locks in June 2016. Since then, other ships with the same dimensions and container cargo capacity have also transited the waterway, including the Talos and Theseus, also 14,000 TEU vessels operated by Evergreen. In addition to this increased length overall, the Panama Canal also increased the maximum draft permitted to the highest level allowed in the canal. The canal added an additional foot, now permitted vessel with a draft up to 15.24 meters (50 feet). Previously, the level had been maintained at 14.93 meters (49 feet). The draft is subject to rainfall levels on the isthmus and water management at Gatun Lake by the Panama Canal Authority. Last fall, the Panama Canal Authority began seeking bids from international engineering firms for a comprehensive water management system designed to improve the functioning of the canal and secure the nation’s drinking water supply.

Air One Aviation Extends Service Portfolio With Acquisition Of Quadrant’s Pilot Training Business Chennai Port Wings News Network ir One Aviation has increased its service portfolio for aviation industry clients with the acquisition of UK-based pilot training business, Quadrant Systems Limited (QSL). Formed in 1994, Quadrant Systems operates a purpose-built flight simulation and training facility at Burgess Hill, West Sussex, providing UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) accredited Full Flight Training Simulators. The core elements of the purchase include training organisation, Quadrant Pilot, and four bay Full Flight Simulators. With this acquisition – which coincides with the final stages of Air One’s further purchase of Pier Seven Aviation FZC - Air One Aviation will provide pilot training using six simulators for Boeing 737NG, B737CL, B747-400, B757-200 and Airbus A320 aircraft crews. The training centre at Burgess Hill also

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includes briefing rooms and other pilot training aids. Paul Bennett, CEO of Air One Aviation Limited, stated: “I am delighted that we have completed the purchase of QSL, which has a superb reputation for delivering high quality, accredited pilot training

services to many customers in the UK and across Europe. Combined with our planned acquisition of Pier Seven Aviation FZC in Sharjah, we will be able to offer a wider range of services on even more flight simulators and this positions us positively for future growth as the

aviation industry starts to recover.” “We have been in discussion with Air One Aviation on how to build the best training capability and services for our customers worldwide in an aviation industry which is learning to adapt to a new business environment following the global Covid pandemic. We are pleased to secure the future of the training business in Burgess Hill through this transaction,” added Stephen Williams, Quadrant’s CEO. Air One Aviation Limited is based in London and acts as exclusive global sales agent to Aerotranscargo S.R.L, delivering a comprehensive range of services including global long-haul cargo, ACMI wet lease passenger operations, and aircraft charter services. Most recently, Air One was also awarded a global cargo GSA contract with Aviation Horizon to support its launch venture into the all-cargo market for regional 737 freighter services.

DNV Completes Successful Concept Verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ Floating Wind Power System Chennai

Port Wings News Network NV, the world’s leading classification society, has completed a concept verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ (WindGrid) system for Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). DNV’s review confirms the technical feasibility of the WindGrid system, and that expected reductions in CO2emissions for North Sea applications are in the range of 60-70%, compared to generation of electricity from conventional gas turbines. Odfjell’s WindGrid™ is a solution for providing an uninterrupted power supply from Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs) to microgrids. It combines energy storage, grid converters and floating wind turbines in order to enable gas

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turbine generators to be shut down during peak wind power production. “This feasibility verification report marks an important milestone for Odfjell Oceanwind,” said Per Lund, CEO of Odfjell Oceanwind. “It demonstrates that mobile offshore wind units can offer an attractive alternative for the oil and gas industry as it strives to reduce green-house gas emissions. The flexibility of the MOWUs, combined with emission cuts exceeding the industry’s 2030 ambitions, means that the industry can deliver on the green shift faster and more cost effectively than any other alternative that exists today, including power from shore.” “We were very proud to have been asked to work with Odfjell on this project, continuing to build on our longstanding and productive relationship,” said Erik Henriksen,

Director of Business Development - Offshore Classification, DNV Maritime. “Solutions like WindGrid in the new floating wind sector can make a large impact on the speed of the energy transition. This project also demonstrates how our customers can utilise DNV’s deep cross industry expertise, in maritime, wind, and energy, to tap into new markets with confidence.” DNV’s review, combined technical units from across the entire Group and included a technical assessment of all components, a HAZID to identify hazards that could prevent successful implementation, and a verification of the estimated wind power production with corresponding fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions for the oil and gas installation connected to the integrated MOWU and WindGrid™ system.

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NEWS - BITS ABB and Keppel O&M reach key autonomy milestone with remote vessel operation trial in Port of Singapore ABB, together with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has successfully carried out South Asia’s first remote joystick control of a tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore. The Port of Singapore, with more than 130,000 vessels calling annually, presents one of the most complex settings for autonomous harbor operations in the world. The trial marks a major milestone in validating the increased safety and efficiency of tug operations utilizing digital solutions already available today for nearly any kind of vessel. The trial of remotely operating the harbor tug from a shore command center located at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Maritime Innovation Lab was successfully performed in April 2021. ABB has delivered an integrated solution for the remote and autonomous control of the vessel based on the Ability™ Marine Pilot product family. The digital solution ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision provided the sensor fusion from onboard systems to generate a digital situational awareness, while ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control system executed the necessary intelligent maneuvering and control commands. “We are proud to have reached another milestone representing a significant step towards autonomous shipping, in close collaboration with Keppel,” said Juha Koskela, Division President, ABB Marine & Ports. “The intent of this technology is to relieve the crew of tasks that can be automated, enabling them to perform at their best during critical periods and enhancing the overall safety and productivity of marine operations. This trial also confirms the possibility for application of remote and autonomous technology to other vessel types.”

Port Of Gdynia Reports Record High Handling Of Liquid Fuel

During the first four months of 2021, the cargo handling at the fuel terminal (Liquid Fuel Handling Terminal) in the Port of Gdynia grew by 57.5% - as compared to the period from January to April 2020, and by 181% in April 2021 (200 755.24 tons) as compared to the result of April 2020 (71 434.52 tonnes). This year promises to be record-breaking - which confirms that the economy is getting better after the year of the pandemic. Already over 1 million tonnes of fuels have been handled this year by the PERN fuel depot at the Port of Gdynia, whereas in recent years such a result was achieved only in the middle of July. The record was broken in the middle of May. “We are planning to maintain the current pace in the coming months despite a number of repair and investment tasks being carried out at the base,” emphasises Michał Drzazga, manager of PERN base in Dębogórze. The petroleum products terminal in Debogórze, which uses the Liquid Fuel Handling Terminal on the breakwater of the Port of Gdynia, is currently one of the pillars of the diversified system for supplying Poland with liquid fuels. It is the only cargo handling terminal in Poland that allows large-scale imports of fuel by sea from any region of the world. “The growing interest in fuel imports by sea has strengthened our cooperation with PERN. Together we aim to strengthen the Port of Gdynia as an independent maritime fuel hub. We strive for complementarity of investments, so that our infrastructure is adapted to the current and future needs of the market,” says Jacek Sadaj, Vice President of the Board of the Port of Gdynia S.A.

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Singapore Port Handled More Cargo This Year Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

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Port Wings News Network he Port of Singapore has bounced back from a pandemic-induced slowdown, handling more cargo in the first five months of 2021 than in the same periods of 2020 and 2019, reports The Straits Times. Amid port closures overseas, shipping delays and a global container shortage, container throughput here fell by 0.9 per cent for the whole of 2020, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat. He was speaking at the launch of the Smart Port Challenge 2021 on June 18. However, the port here regained momentum in the second half of 2020. Container throughput has since grown by 4.6 per cent from January to May 2021 compared with the same period in 2020, and 3.9 per cent compared with the same period in 2019, prior to the pandemic, he said. “Neither Covid-19 nor the Suez Canal incident earlier this year prevented us from growing our port operations,” Mr Chee added. The investment pipeline for Singapore’s maritime sector has also remained healthy amid the pandemic. In 2020, 11 new shipping groups set up shop here and eight maritime companies expanded their operations. In the first five months of 2021, five maritime firms here have either expanded operations or established new ones with support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Mr Chee said. “We must not rest on our laurels. We should ride on this momentum to build even stronger capabilities and position ourselves to grow further.” One way to do this is through innovation, Mr Chee said, citing how the Port of Singapore had implemented contactless cargo and bunkering operations and provided telemedicine services for seafarers during the

pandemic. Demand for such technological solutions is expected to continue to rise and Singapore is well-placed to develop its marinetech sector, he added. The Smart Port Challenge, now in its fifth edition, has become a key pillar of this effort. Organised by Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined @ Block71, a collaboration between MPA and NUS Enterprise, the challenge puts up problem statements and aims to identify and fund technology startups that can drive digital transformation in the maritime sector and solve these problems. Past participants include BeeX, which specialises in autonomous underwater robots to inspect piers and vessels, and Portcast, which developed a platform that can predict global container movements. There are 17 challenge statements this year, covering concerns such as sustainability and crew safety. Start-ups have until August 10 to submit their proposals. Finalists will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 to pilot their projects. Seven of last year’s participants, including BeeX, have been awarded this grant. In all, about $2 million in grant funding has been given out so far. A further $10 million has been set aside to drive the growth of such marinetech companies here. MPA has also been partnering venture capital firms to provide seed funding for startups, with $50 million in co-investment funds up for grabs last year. This year, another three firms have come on board, bringing an additional $30 million in potential funding. Mr Chee said the authorities must also provide marinetech firms with access to talent. He said MPA will partner employers, the

Singapore Shipping Association, and trade unions to implement new company training committee initiatives to help small and medium-sized enterprises in the maritime sector with digitalisation and training plans for their workers. MPA and the Singapore Maritime

Officers’ Union will also organise a series of discussions with maritime companies, focusing on digitalisation, upskilling workers, and attracting more Singaporeans to the sector. “This is like adding a new propeller to our ship, so that it can go faster and sail further,” said Mr Chee.

The Mission To Seafarers Launches On Board Mental Health Champions Programme

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Port Wings News Network nternational seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers has today announced the launch of its new On Board Mental Health Champions webinars and podcast series, as part of its WeCare programme. Created specifically for seafarers, the Mission believes this really does address the unique challenges they face on board. The Mission recognises that mental health and wellbeing are vitally important issues within the maritime industry, but there is limited practical advice that is immediately available to seafarers. The Mission’s On Board Mental Health Champions webinar and podcast series intends to provide seafarers with practical tools designed to encourage positive mental health and wellbeing on board. Both resources will provide short, clear and engaging content that is relevant to life on board. It will relate seafarers’ experiences of mental health and wellness, from both an officers’ and crew perspective. The two 45 minute webinars will be targeted at officers and crew separately and will be broken down into short segments, enabling viewers to watch them at their own pace. There will be

supporting downloadable learning materials for seafarers, as and when needed, and a supporting podcast for each webinar, discussing the issues and examples raised in the webinar. The Revd Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General, The Mission to Seafarers, commented: “Being able to provide immediate practical advice to the mental wellbeing crisis we are seeing across the entire shipping industry can make a real difference. Many of the problems at sea stem from the stigma attached to asking for help. We hope this new digital offering that provides practical advice will help reduce these barriers as well as improve onboard relationships and offer constructive support. “We are very thankful for the support from Shell Shipping & Maritime which has enabled the production of this series. We hope both officers and crew will be able to benefit from this, improving management and communication from senior ranks, as well as helping crew to ask for help or offer support. We look forward to seeing the benefits these solutions can offer to seafarers.” To find out more about the On Board Mental Health Champions campaign and how to access the webinars and podcasts, please visit: www. missiontoseafarers.org/on-board-champions

Shipping Industry Urges Governments To Act On USD 5 Billion Decarbonisation Fund

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Port Wings News Network he shipping industry has welcomed the growing momentum for a USD 5 billion R&D Fund for shipping, but is calling on governments to act in line with their climate commitments and not waste more time in moving forward with decisive action to support the decarbonisation of the industry. At the recent UN IMO meeting (MEPC 76), the world’s governments agreed to continue work on the IMO-supervised USD 5 billion R&D Fund programme, to be led by a new International Maritime Research Sand erv Development nt Board (IMRB), with many ice T fere f i r u D l y nations stepping up to support the proposal. However, it is disappointing that yet again we must wait for the next meeting before we can get going. The USD 5 billion R&D programme is designed to accelerate the development and introduction of zero-emission technologies and fuels for maritime transport, which are vital for allowing the industry to decarbonise. “The R&D fund has been thoroughly developed over the past three years. It is the only concrete proposal on the table and can be agreed and put in place by 2023. Governments rightly call for innovation and for decarbonisation to happen now. This is now, and we need IMO member states to move forward and allow us to accelerate the R&D needed without further delay,” the industry organisations said. The IMO has set targets to cut total shipping emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050, with the United States and the EU now

calling for zero emissions shipping within the next 30 years. To succeed, the industry needs zero-carbon ships, capable of transoceanic voyages, available by 2030. However, technologies for operating deep-sea vessels on zero-carbon fuels are not yet available and current R&D efforts are not sufficient. “We urgently need to expand and accelerate R&D around zero-carbon technologies and fuels. But innovation does not come for free. To catalyse innovation, the industry is willing to provide guaranteed funding of 5 billion USD at no cost to governments, giving all nations equitable access to the work and the technologies the fund advances. So, what are we waiting for?” the shipowner organisations said. It is encouraging to see support for the R&D programme from additional nations. Now more engagement is needed for concrete regulatory and technological progress. UN IMO General Secretary Kitack Lim has made it clear: “Failure is not an option”. The wider world is watching, and it will be watching even more closely at MEPC 77 and COP26. “The R&D fund proposal is mature and ready for approval, and the industry has already committed to doing the work needed to establish the fund, a payment system, and the funding necessary. We can do this now, and for the sake of our climate and future generations, we must.” We urge governments to approve the proposed amendments to Annex 6 of MARPOL at MEPC 77 in November as the first concrete step forward in making the IMRB a much-needed reality to reduce GHG emissions from shipping.

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