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Number of ships loading LNG in Spain doubled in 2022 - Enagas

Reuters 02 Feb 2023
BARCELONA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The number of ships loading liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Spain and taking it across Europe doubled in 2022 compared with the previous year, helping ease the energy crisis driven by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, gas grid operator Enagas said on Thursday.

Shipping season wraps up

Grand Haven Tribune 02 Feb 2023
Boland closed out the 2022-23 shipping season in the Grand Haven harbor. The ship arrived Sunday evening against a stunning January sunset with a load of slag for Meekhof’s D&M dock on Harbor Island ... Some consider the closing of the Soo Locks to be the end of the shipping season, but I mark the “end” of ours when the last vessel goes to layup.

Nuclear retrofits technically feasible, economically impractical

Seatrade Maritime News 02 Feb 2023
Could nuclear power propel shipping into ‘a new era’? ... UK set to pass maritime law for nuclear powered ships ... When a ship reaches the end of its operational life, “the liquid nuclear fuel would be drained from the reactor and loaded into the next generation fast Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) for reuse over another 30 years, and so on and so on.

Accident report published from maiden voyage of the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier

Splash24/7 02 Feb 2023
After LH2 had been loaded at Hastings on January 24, the ship was still berthed on the evening of January 25 when the gas control equipment malfunction occurred. A worker onboard the ship observed a yellow gas flame briefly propagate from the gas combustion unit’s vent stack on the ship’s deck.

ATSB Investigation: Electrical component failure causes flame discharge

SAFETY4SEA 02 Feb 2023
The ship was on its maiden voyage, having departed Kobe, Japan on 25 December with 55 t of LH2, loaded for the purpose of testing its cargo and monitoring systems. The ship was to load additional LH2 from the gas liquefaction facility at Hastings for Kobe, as part of a pilot program associated with the carriage of LH2 by sea.

Australian coal heading to Chinese ports for first time since 2020

Splash24/7 02 Feb 2023
Data from shipping platform Sea/ shows a total of six bulk carriers loaded with Australian coal have discharged or are about to discharge in Chinese ports, marking a significant thawing in trading relations ...

EU struggles to agree price cap on Russian oil products

Russia Today 02 Feb 2023
Poland and the Baltic states say the proposed level is too generous to Moscow ... Read more Price cap range for Russian diesel agreed – Bloomberg ... The measure bans Western insurance and shipping enterprises from providing services to cargoes loaded with Russian crude and oil products, unless they are purchased at or below the artificial price cap ... .

Western tankers ramp up Russian oil shipments under price cap

FX Empire 01 Feb 2023
The cap allows non-EU countries to import seaborne Russian crude oil, but prohibits Western shipping and insurance companies from handling cargoes of the crude unless it is sold at or below that price ... The volume moved by EU ships is nearly twice as much as in December, Reuters calculations based on Eikon and information shared by traders showed.

Dubai’s dhow trade sees robust 12% growth in 2022

Gulf Daily News 01 Feb 2023
Bin Sulayem credited the PCFC’s efforts and the Marine Agency’s initiatives for faster entry and exit procedures for wooden ships in Dubai, resulting in increased trade volume. He said that these ships used to take 40 days to load cargo but now take just 3-5 days.

Maritime logistics unplugged

Splash24/7 01 Feb 2023
For example, tramp shipping operations do not require interactive scheduling systems, quotation systems or even cargo booking /reservation systems and container tracking systems due to their inherent activity, even though others, such as navigational systems and cargo loading ...

Cargoes through port down in 2022 — especially grain, which had its lowest season since 1890

Duluth News Tribune 01 Feb 2023
DULUTH — The amount of cargo moved through the Port of Duluth-Superior was down in the 2022 shipping season ... For example, more than 150,000 tons of beet pulp pellets were shipped, up 85% compared to last year and the most since 2014, the Port Authority said ... The shipping season ended in January.

SA’s R30bn citrus industry under threat from ‘arbitrary’ EU pest control rules

Business Day 01 Feb 2023
New EU cold-storage laws require imports of citrus fruit to undergo specified mandatory cold treatment processes and precooling steps for up to 25 days before consignments are shipped to stave off the moth ... Just two FCM interceptions were detected in more than 350,000 tonnes of oranges shipped to the EU in 2022, it added.

Rare battlefield footage shows how Ukraine's upgraded Soviet-era tanks are outperforming Russia's upgraded Soviet-era tanks

Business Insider 01 Feb 2023
... armored forces — and have begun or will soon begin training on other weapons, including the US-made Patriot air-defense system and Western armored vehicles.A Bradley armored vehicle headed to Ukraine is loaded onto a ship in North Charleston, South Carolina on January 25.

Western weapon deliveries in a race against Russia offensive

Al Jazeera 01 Feb 2023
Those included elite airborne troops, who reportedly made marginal gains in the city of Bakhmut itself on January 29 and 30 ... The US Transportation Command said 60 Bradley Fighting Vehicles promised last month had already been shipped to Ukraine, and posted photographs on social media showing them being loaded in Charleston, South Carolina in the US.

Enterprise Reports Record 2022 Results

The Galveston Daily News 01 Feb 2023
The partnership’s Morgan’s Point Ethane Export Terminal reported a $10 million increase in gross operating margin this quarter compared to the same quarter last year, primarily due to higher average loading fees ... Loading and unloading volumes increased a combined 96 MBPD for the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.

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