Global Quota – Copt Heath Wharf http://coptheathwharf.co.uk/ Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:38:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-coptheathwraf-32x32.png Global Quota – Copt Heath Wharf http://coptheathwharf.co.uk/ 32 32 Chinese independent refineries set to cut imports of H2 crude by 27% https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/chinese-independent-refineries-set-to-cut-imports-of-h2-crude-by-27/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/chinese-independent-refineries-set-to-cut-imports-of-h2-crude-by-27/#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:42:00 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/chinese-independent-refineries-set-to-cut-imports-of-h2-crude-by-27/ Strong points Probe ready to cut PetroChina Fuel Oil imports Five refineries facing reductions in import quota volumes A consumption tax to reduce imports of bitumen mixtures Imports of crude oil by independent Chinese refineries are expected to fall 27% in the second half of 2021, S&P Global Platts estimated on June 11, as an […]]]>
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Probe ready to cut PetroChina Fuel Oil imports

Five refineries facing reductions in import quota volumes

A consumption tax to reduce imports of bitumen mixtures

Imports of crude oil by independent Chinese refineries are expected to fall 27% in the second half of 2021, S&P Global Platts estimated on June 11, as an investigation into the illegal trade cuts the inflow of PetroChina Fuel Oil, five factories risk to see their quota allocations reduced, and a consumption tax reduces imports of bitumen mixtures.

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Imports from independent refineries are expected to fall from 4.4 million mt (1.06 million bbl / day) to 11.74 million mt / month in the second half, compared to 16.13 million mt / month on average during the first five months of 2021, according to Platts’ estimates.

The private sector has been the engine of China’s crude import growth in recent years, accounting for about 30% of the country’s 10.71 million b / d of crude imports from January to May, as well as almost all of the country’s 7.76 million cubic meters of bitumen mix. imports from January to April, based on data from Platts and the General Customs Administration.

Cutting imports by nearly a third in the second half of the year will force independent refiners to cut back on their throughput if they cannot find another way to ensure adequate feedstock. The sector’s monthly crude throughput between January and May was about 14.7 million tonnes / month, according to Platts data.

However, the potential reduction in throughput by independent refiners is not being treated with concern by the market, as state-owned refineries are currently not operating at full capacity and could increase production to cover part of the deficit, as well as reduce refined products. exports and new refining capacity are also expected to come on stream, analysts said.

Platts’ estimates are based on crude imports from 37 import quota holders, which accounts for about 87% of China’s total quota allocation.

Supply reduction without quota

Independent refiners face three main barriers to importing crude in the second half of the year. Among these is the reduction in supply to PetroChina Fuel Oil following an investigation by China’s leading planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, into the illegal trade in imported crude oil.

PetroChina Fuel Oil, a grant from state-owned oil giant PetroChina, originally aimed to supply 16 million tonnes of imported quota-free crude oil to private refineries in 2021, of which around 6 million tonnes have already been delivered.

However, the balance of 10 million tonnes is unlikely to be delivered after the NDRC launched a series of investigations in mid-April into the capacity of the independent refining sector and the use of import quotas from crude oil, before extending its controls to the public sector.

PetroChina Fuel Oil sold barrels of imported crude without quota to independent refineries and obtained refined products in return, in a form of government-authorized toll trading.

However, in recent years it has sold 15-20 million tonnes of imported barrels per year to private refineries without receiving any petroleum products in return, which has strained its adherence to government policies.

China requires all refineries to use their own crude import quota allocations to import raw materials, except those built by state-owned oil giants Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC and Sinochem.

Quota volumes to be cut

NDRC investigations have found that some independent refineries have illegally traded crude quotas in the secondary market, which should be punished by cuts in quota allocations to identified refineries in upcoming batches for 2021, independent refiners have said. based in Shandong.

This includes four independent refineries in Shandong Province and a qualified state-run factory in Shaanxi Province.

Market sources said these refineries would likely be allocated smaller quotas in the next batch, resulting in a reduction of around 3.04 million tonnes from their annual quota cap volumes.

Qualified refineries typically receive quotas at their cap every year, but strict government inspections should change that.

In addition to this, the government is also expected to withdraw 1.3 million tons of quota issued to Zhonghai Fine Chemical because the refinery was dismantled as part of the Shandong Province refining consolidation plan.

Zhonghai Fine’s quotas are expected to be transferred to Yulong’s next 20 million ton per year petrochemical refinery, which is still under construction. This will translate to only about 45.28 million tonnes of additional allowances allocated for the remainder of 2021 to the 37 refineries, if one does not take into account the new capacities planned by Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical and Shenghong Petrochemical.

These independent refineries imported 71.81 million tonnes of crude between January and May, according to data from Platts. This compares to the 102.68 million tonnes of crude import quota allocated to refineries for 2021 in the first batch, and the 6 million tonnes supplied by PetroChina Fuel Oil.

The second batch of quotas is expected to be released after the Dragon Boat Festival on June 14.

Reduced imports of bitumen mixtures

Finally, a consumption tax that will begin on June 12 should reduce imports of bitumen mixtures.

The bitumen blend is typically heavy crude cargo mixed off Malaysia with heavy grades, mostly Venezuelan Merey and Iranian crudes in 2021.

Independent refineries, especially those in Shandong Province, are the main buyers of bitumen blend as barrels are currently exempt from consumption tax and refiners are not required to use crude import quotas for import the cargoes.

About 8.86 million tonnes of bitumen mixture were imported into Shandong Province between January and May, accounting for about 10% of total raw material imports by the industry during the period, according to data from Platts.

The consumption tax will add 1,376 yuan / mt or $ 215.20 / mt to the cost of imports of bitumen mixtures, after value-added tax, effective June 12.

“We have to see how far Merey and Iranian crude prices can go,” said a Shandong-based refiner.

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Success of pongamia oil as advanced HVO raw material https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/success-of-pongamia-oil-as-advanced-hvo-raw-material/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/success-of-pongamia-oil-as-advanced-hvo-raw-material/#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:45:51 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/success-of-pongamia-oil-as-advanced-hvo-raw-material/ Global demand for advanced raw materials from sustainable sources is already outstripping supply, with demand for hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) expected to increase dramatically over the next decade. There is a clear gap between the current production capacity and the production capacity of HVO under construction and the availability of advanced waste-based raw materials. Due […]]]>
Global demand for advanced raw materials from sustainable sources is already outstripping supply, with demand for hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) expected to increase dramatically over the next decade.
There is a clear gap between the current production capacity and the production capacity of HVO under construction and the availability of advanced waste-based raw materials.
Due to this bottleneck, European refiners are currently building a production capacity of HVO three times greater than what can be supported by readily available raw materials.
In the United States, 10 times overcapacity is estimated, which means HVO refiners around the world could face a large-scale shortage.
Controversial palm oil

As companies turn their backs on palm oil in energy applications for sustainability reasons and the EU seeks to gradually limit imports of palm oil effluent (POME), the need for a amplified range of advanced raw material flow is greater than ever.
This is in light of the accelerated decarbonization trajectory of the EU transport sector with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) until the 2030s. By 2030, 14% of road transport fuels in Europe should come …

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Global Screen launches invitations to the Palace | C21Media | New https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/global-screen-launches-invitations-to-the-palace-c21media-new/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/global-screen-launches-invitations-to-the-palace-c21media-new/#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:24:05 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/global-screen-launches-invitations-to-the-palace-c21media-new/ Filming for The Palace wrapped up last week German distributor Global Screen owned by Telepool is buying up upcoming period drama The Palace, which has now wrapped filming ahead of its premiere next year. The six-part series, produced by Constantin Television in association with German broadcaster ZDF, started filming in Poland last November and ended […]]]>

Filming for The Palace wrapped up last week

German distributor Global Screen owned by Telepool is buying up upcoming period drama The Palace, which has now wrapped filming ahead of its premiere next year.

The six-part series, produced by Constantin Television in association with German broadcaster ZDF, started filming in Poland last November and ended in Berlin last week.

Described as a moving, musical and suspenseful family story, it pays homage to the world’s greatest performance stage, Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast, which is the scene of a fictional drama for the first time in 100 years. of history.

Set in 1988, the story centers on dancer Chris, who is preparing at the Palast for an anniversary performance marking the 40th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). After Chris is confronted with Marlene, the twin sister she never knew she had, the two decide to change their lives, cheating on their families, friends and colleagues while being pushed to their emotional limits as they take huge political risks to embark on the adventure of a lifetime

Uli Edel (Christiane F, The Master Butcher) directs, while the scripts are written by creative producer Rodica Doehnert (Hotel Sacher). Svenja Jung (Deutschland 89) plays both Chris and Marlene.

Global Screen owns the worldwide rights to the series, which is slated to debut in 2022.

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Town gas volumes affected in wave 2, decline less severe than first, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/town-gas-volumes-affected-in-wave-2-decline-less-severe-than-first-energy-news-et-energyworld/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/town-gas-volumes-affected-in-wave-2-decline-less-severe-than-first-energy-news-et-energyworld/#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 01:38:00 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/town-gas-volumes-affected-in-wave-2-decline-less-severe-than-first-energy-news-et-energyworld/ New Delhi: City gas volumes were hit by the second wave of COVID-19-induced lockdowns, but the drop is less severe than the first wave, Icra said on Tuesday. While blockages have reduced vehicle mobility and mobility, affecting CNG sales volumes by 20-25%, gas consumption in industries has plummeted due to downsizing. But the decrease in […]]]>
New Delhi: City gas volumes were hit by the second wave of COVID-19-induced lockdowns, but the drop is less severe than the first wave, Icra said on Tuesday.

While blockages have reduced vehicle mobility and mobility, affecting CNG sales volumes by 20-25%, gas consumption in industries has plummeted due to downsizing. But the decrease in the consumption of ducted cooking gas is relatively smaller.

Domestic gas volumes in the CGD sector fell 12% month-on-month to 15.2 million standard cubic meters per day in April 2021, with transportation and passenger mobility segments hit hardest by blockages . However, that is still higher than the consumption of 4.2 mmscmd in April 2020, the Icra said.

In May 2021, CNG volumes declined further as the wave of COVID-19 intensified and more states imposed lockdowns, he said without giving details.

Although the closures resulted in a reduction in industrial activity, the impact was not as severe as in 2020.

The decline in LNG consumption for CGD entities has remained lower than that of domestic gas, with volumes remaining roughly stagnant since February 2021. Approximately 49% of the gas required by the CGD sector comes from LNG imports.

“Demand for city gas distribution (CGD) in India has fallen due to the second wave of COVID-19. States with the highest city gas penetration such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Region (NCR) have been hit hard by the second wave of COVID-19 and have imposed measures containment to curb the spread of infections, ”the agency said in a statement.

Compressed natural gas (CNG) volumes declined as the transportation and passenger mobility segments were hit hard. Industrial consumption was also negatively affected due to weaker demand, in addition to trade demand was also significantly reduced.

However, demand from the domestic segment remains resilient due to the increase in home meals.

Lower demand for natural gas has resulted in the postponement of LNG shipments, and the capacity utilization of LNG terminals and pipelines has also fallen.

Sabyasachi Majumdar, group leader and senior vice president at Icra, said: “The impact of the second wave of COVID-19 is unlikely to be as severe as that seen in 2020. As expected, lockdowns in various cities and states have had a negative impact on CNG. demand, which decreased by 20 to 25%. CNG volumes are expected to begin to recover from the lows of May 2021, as several states have started to ease restrictions amid falling infections ”.

While industrial activity declined, it did not stop in a similar fashion to 2020, leading to a relatively smaller drop in PNG industrial consumption. Additionally, trade volumes were severely affected, but domestic volumes remained resilient, he said.

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Mehul Choksi: Latest live news: Mehul Choksi’s case is before the courts, they will decide what to do next, Dominican Prime Minister said https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/mehul-choksi-latest-live-news-mehul-choksis-case-is-before-the-courts-they-will-decide-what-to-do-next-dominican-prime-minister-said/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/mehul-choksi-latest-live-news-mehul-choksis-case-is-before-the-courts-they-will-decide-what-to-do-next-dominican-prime-minister-said/#respond Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:32:00 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/mehul-choksi-latest-live-news-mehul-choksis-case-is-before-the-courts-they-will-decide-what-to-do-next-dominican-prime-minister-said/ The case with this Indian citizen (Mehul Choksi) is before the courts, the courts will decide the fate of this gentleman and we will let the legal process unfold, local media report citing Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. !1 new updateClick here for the latest updates Delhi | A witness protection committee headed by the […]]]>

The case with this Indian citizen (Mehul Choksi) is before the courts, the courts will decide the fate of this gentleman and we will let the legal process unfold, local media report citing Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

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Delhi | A witness protection committee headed by the district judge of the Rohini court, the relevant DCP and others, ordered witness protection in the murder case of Sagar Rana, 23, at Chhatrasal Stadium.

Courts to decide what will happen to Mehul Choksi (Dominican PM)

The case with this Indian citizen (Mehul Choksi) is before the courts, the courts will decide the fate of this gentleman and we will let the legal process unfold, local media report citing Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

South Korean 2002 World Cup star Yoo Sang-chul dies at 49

  • Yoo Sang-chul, one of the stars of South Korea’s surprising run to the 2002 World Cup semi-finals, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 49 years old.
  • Yoo played 124 times for South Korea from 1994 to 2005. The most famous of Yoo’s 18 goals was the one that sealed his country’s first World Cup victory – 2-0 against Poland. It was during South Korea’s first World Cup match that they co-hosted with Japan.

Delhi BJP Chairman Adesh Gupta announces mayoral and deputy mayor candidates for municipal elections

50% of cancer patients did not go to hospital last year after the pandemic

Almost half of the number of cancer patients did not make follow-up visits during the first wave of Covid-19, a study from 41 cancer centers in India found, showing how the pandemic has hurt cancer care.

The Hinduja group plans renowned luxury real estate projects and hotel developments around the world

The group is considering iconic global venues and trophies for these selected developments without any budget constraints following its first £ 1.2bn project in London, ET Bureau reports.

Andhra Pradesh CM writes to PM for new settlements infra

Indian Ambassador to the UN TS Tirumurti thanks all UN Member States for their vote of confidence in India for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

India was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council for the 2022-24 term

Uddhav Thackeray to meet PM Modi on quota for Marathas today

NATO summit

US President Joe Biden today met with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to discuss the June 14 NATO summit in Brussels: Jen Psaki White House

US seizes $ 2.3 million in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

The US Department of Justice recovered some $ 2.3 million in cryptocurrency ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline Co, cracking down on hackers who launched a disruptive US cyberattack: Reuters

26 dead in lightning in West Bengal

A total of 26 people were killed by lightning in various parts of West Bengal, including 11 in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad, two in Bankura, two each in East Midnapore and West Midnapore.

J&K: 5 kg of explosives recovered by the army

A joint team of Indian Army, J&K Police and CRPF launched a search at Soyimuh Orchard in Pulwama district yesterday morning and recovered 5 kg of explosive material. Recovered material sent for further forensic analysis: Indian Army

Russia bans nine Canadian citizens in response to sanctions

Russia has decided to ban nine Canadian citizens, including Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti and Commissioner of Corrections Anne Kelly from entering its territory indefinitely: Reuters citing Russian Foreign Ministry

The United States is committed to ending the continuing violence in Cameroon and supporting the people of Cameroon. From today, we are imposing visa restrictions on those involved in undermining the peace in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

– US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter sentenced to 7 years in prison in South Africa

A 56-year-old great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, who was charged in a six million rand fraud and forgery case, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in Durban. Ashish Lata Ramgobin was found guilty in court on Monday.

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“The Union government was wrong, pitted states against each other”: KTR on vaccine policy https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/the-union-government-was-wrong-pitted-states-against-each-other-ktr-on-vaccine-policy/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/the-union-government-was-wrong-pitted-states-against-each-other-ktr-on-vaccine-policy/#respond Mon, 07 Jun 2021 04:53:46 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/the-union-government-was-wrong-pitted-states-against-each-other-ktr-on-vaccine-policy/ Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao answered questions about the Union government’s vaccine policy and the state’s current vaccination campaign in a #AskKTR session on Twitter. The Union government does not appear to have “any sense of urgency or clear strategy” for its vaccination policy for India, “although it knows full well that vaccination is the […]]]>

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao answered questions about the Union government’s vaccine policy and the state’s current vaccination campaign in a #AskKTR session on Twitter.

The Union government does not appear to have “any sense of urgency or clear strategy” for its vaccination policy for India, “although it knows full well that vaccination is the only way out of this pandemic” Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao said on Sunday, June 4. He was answering questions on Twitter and urging users to use #AskKTR and #LetsTalkVaccination to ask him questions. During the day, KTR announced on Twitter that it had received many questions, comments and suggestions about the vaccination campaign in India and therefore asked people to join an interactive social media session on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. . During the session, KTR addressed the gap between vaccine demand and vaccine supply, and questioned the government for not being prepared for the vaccination campaign.

“Where’s my vaccine? ”

When asked by a user asking ‘where is my vaccine’, KTR tweeted: ‘Ask the Indian government who messed up and created this situation where states are pitted against each other and the pvt sector. They did not placed orders when they had to and even now they don’t want to put out a single tender for the whole country (sic).

In line with India’s liberalized vaccination policy, the Union government has created a quota of 50:25:25 for the 18-44 age group – 50% of COVID-19 vaccines will be used by the Union government to vaccinate those over 45, 25% for governments of Union states and territories for vaccination of the 18-44 age group, and 25% will be purchased directly by private hospitals .

“When states contact vaccine manufacturers, they make it clear that they would prefer to deal with one entity; The Indian government, which unfortunately seems to have no urgency to go for global sourcing and sourcing in all Indian states (sic), ”KTR said, responding to the question in another tweet.

“The Indian government woke up late”

“Why is there a gap between demand and supply when India is the hub for vaccines? Lots of questions about it. As all other countries placed vaccine orders in the first half of the year 2020, the Indian government woke up late. Our orders were placed in January 2021, “KTR said. He gave the examples of other countries that had obtained vaccine orders in 2020 itself, and pointed out that during During this period, India was concentrating on the export of vaccines.

“Another example that I would like to highlight; Excessive delay in approvals: Pfizer had applied for approval of its vaccine in India at the end of 2020. DCGI granted an exemption from transition trials during the 1st week of June 2021. I wonder what took so long ”, he added.

Minister Telangana said the government should start a dialogue with countries that have an unused supply of vaccines. “There are over 50 crore unused doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine (called Covishield in India) in various countries; The governments of the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway must start a dialogue immediately and procure them as soon as possible and attribute them to the states, ”he said.

“The government encouraged vaccine exports”

“In May 2020, the United States obtained 300 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine but did not use as many as part of this vaccination program. Countries like Norway, Denmark and Canada had ordered large quantities of Astrazeneca vaccine. Including all vaccine offers per capita, Canada purchased almost nine doses per person. While all this was going on, the Indian government was promoting the Maitri vaccine and promoting vaccine exports from India, ”the IT minister told Telangana.

He also addressed questions about the price difference between vaccines purchased by the Union government and those purchased by private hospitals. He also said that there was no information on where the Union government spent the funds from the Rs 35,000 vaccine package announced in the Union budget for 2021-2022, stressing that if India needs to immunize 100 percent of its population, it needs 272 crore doses at Rs 150 each.

KTR lists factors that have affected vaccine deployment

“Misplaced priorities, not placing orders at the right time, exporting vaccines when they should have been supplied, centralizing purchases, not authorizing vaccines like Pfizer, J&J from the start”, are some of the things that have affected the rollout of vaccines in the country, he said.

“Different prices according to different entities have been authorized by the Indian government. For the Center ₹ 150 & they take 85% of all vaccines produced. In the remaining 15%, states and pvt hospitals must compete. For the States, Covishield is priced at 300 and Covaxin at 400. Pvt hospitals can get Covishield at 600 and Covaxin at 1200. When it comes to competing with this 15% uptime, how can states compete with the pvt sector at this price? That’s why you see sourcing as a challenge (sic), ”he said in a series of tweets.

KTR also said the government’s vaccine policy has only pitted states against each other. Responding to a question about why the government cannot recruit the Telangana-based pharmaceutical companies, KTR said, “Unfortunately all of their production is closely monitored by the Indian government which takes 85% of production. In the remaining 15%, we have to compete with other states and hospitals that buy three times the price. Guess who they would rather sell to? (sic) ”

“No response to Telangana’s global tenders”

When a Twitter user, Faizan Farooqui, asked KTR when he thought Telangana would be fully vaccinated, the minister replied that the state government was doing its best but the global tenders launched by the government state had not elicited any response. TNM reported this earlier, you can read the report here. Previously, the director of health revealed to the media that the government was in talks with two companies and that a positive outcome is expected from the negotiations.

The minister added that the state has the capacity to vaccinate more than 10 lakhs of people per day, but added that constraints on vaccine supply are hampering rapid progress.

Also Read: India’s immunization policy goes against the rights of the poor and marginalized: SC shows how

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No takers for Tamil Nadu’s global tender for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/no-takers-for-tamil-nadus-global-tender-for-the-purchase-of-covid-19-vaccines/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/no-takers-for-tamil-nadus-global-tender-for-the-purchase-of-covid-19-vaccines/#respond Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:49:55 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/no-takers-for-tamil-nadus-global-tender-for-the-purchase-of-covid-19-vaccines/ Tamil Nadu had received 1.52 lakh of vaccine doses on June 5 and will have to suspend the vaccination campaign until the arrival of new stocks The Tamil Nadu government’s deadline to apply for the global tender it had launched to purchase vaccines for the state ended on June 5 and not a single company […]]]>

Tamil Nadu had received 1.52 lakh of vaccine doses on June 5 and will have to suspend the vaccination campaign until the arrival of new stocks

The Tamil Nadu government’s deadline to apply for the global tender it had launched to purchase vaccines for the state ended on June 5 and not a single company submitted an application . On May 12, CM MK Stalin announced that the state would launch a global tender for the purchase of vaccines for people between the ages of 18 and 44.

The Tamil Nadu medical services had launched a tender for 3.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The state has 3.65 crore of people who belong to the age group of 18 to 44 years old. Tamil Nadu received 1.52 lakh of vaccine doses on Saturday and will have to suspend the vaccination campaign, while the state waits for a new batch of vaccine. Global tenders launched by several other states, including Haryana, Telangana and Kerala, also had no takers.

Tamil Nadu’s tender provided for two bidding options – the first was for companies whose vaccines are approved by both the WHO and the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). Second, companies whose vaccines are approved by WHO but not yet by DCGI at the time of bid submission. However, before the government purchases the vaccines, the same would have to be approved by the DCGI. Most other states had insisted on both approvals at the time of the tender and despite the relaxation, Tamil Nadu’s tender had no bidders. Companies that won the bid had to submit vaccines within 180 days.

Read: India’s immunization policy goes against the rights of the poor and marginalized: SC shows how

In the absence of a response from global vaccine manufacturers, Tamil Nadu will now either have to extend the bidding deadline, or procure vaccines from Indian manufacturers, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India, or ask the government Union to provide more vaccines to the State from their quota. A decision on what to do with the state has yet to be made.

Meanwhile, a few vaccine makers like Moderna have said that as part of their policy they do not deal with state governments or private parties and will only deal with the Indian government.

On June 1, CM Stalin wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urging him to prioritize Tamil Nadu and “preload” June supplies when state stocks were low. almost exhausted.

Read: Union government used Rs 4,489 crore on Rs 35,000 crore vaccine package: RTI response

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Earth Overshoot Day: Earth will have exhausted its annual resource quota “by July” https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/earth-overshoot-day-earth-will-have-exhausted-its-annual-resource-quota-by-july/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/earth-overshoot-day-earth-will-have-exhausted-its-annual-resource-quota-by-july/#respond Sat, 05 Jun 2021 04:04:13 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/earth-overshoot-day-earth-will-have-exhausted-its-annual-resource-quota-by-july/ HUMANS will have used up their quota of Earth’s biological resources by the end of July, nearly a month earlier than last year, activists warned. The Global Footprint Network has calculated that this year’s Earth Overshoot Day will fall on July 29, several weeks earlier than last year when it fell on August 22. Earth […]]]>

HUMANS will have used up their quota of Earth’s biological resources by the end of July, nearly a month earlier than last year, activists warned.

The Global Footprint Network has calculated that this year’s Earth Overshoot Day will fall on July 29, several weeks earlier than last year when it fell on August 22.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date on which humanity has used all of the natural resources the Earth is regenerating throughout the year.

Activists said this year’s date is almost as early as 2019, when it fell on July 26, after being momentarily pushed back last year by lockdowns.

Ahead of the United Nations COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, campaigners said leaders must “put the planet first” as part of post-Covid stimulus packages. Susan Aitken, Head of Glasgow City Council, announced the date for Earth Overshoot Day on behalf of the Global Footprint Network and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

She said: “With almost six months remaining, we will already have used our quota of Earth’s biological resources for 2021 by July 29. If we are to remember that we are in the throes of a climate and ecological emergency, Earth Overshoot It’s the day.

She added, “May Earth Overshoot Day be our call to arms.

“In November, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow, host of COP26, the climate summit which must take the decisions that will allow our planet to have a safer and more sustainable future.

“We have the opportunity here in Glasgow to show the world what we are doing, coming together as a city to show real change, to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Let’s prioritize our planet and ‘move The Date’ together. ”

This year, the carbon footprint of transport remains below pre-pandemic levels, with CO2 emissions from domestic air and road transport expected to remain 5% below 2019 levels and international aviation is expected to register 33% below , according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

However, global energy-related CO2 emissions are expected to rebound and increase by 4.8% from last year as the economic recovery ignites demand for fossil fuels, while global coal use is expected to increase. and contribute 40% of total carbon. imprint this year.

Global Footprint Network CEO Laurel Hanscom said: “As the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration is launched on June 5, World Environment Day, this data clearly shows that the post-Covid era cannot succeed in the long term as they embrace the regeneration and ecological efficiency of resources.

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UN highlights illegal fishing with “Day against IUU fishing” https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/un-highlights-illegal-fishing-with-day-against-iuu-fishing/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/un-highlights-illegal-fishing-with-day-against-iuu-fishing/#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2021 19:13:53 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/un-highlights-illegal-fishing-with-day-against-iuu-fishing/ USCGC Jarvis in pursuit of suspected illegal fishing vessels (file image courtesy of USCG) Posted on June 4, 2021 at 3:13 PM by China Ocean Dialogue The United Nations uses June 5 of each year to draw public attention to the negative impacts of IUU fishing, which undermines its sustainable development goals of ensuring that […]]]>

USCGC Jarvis in pursuit of suspected illegal fishing vessels (file image courtesy of USCG)

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The United Nations uses June 5 of each year to draw public attention to the negative impacts of IUU fishing, which undermines its sustainable development goals of ensuring that fishing can provide food and jobs. This year, questions about sustainability and seafood consumption have surfaced into the mainstream debate following a controversial Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy.

More than a third of the world’s fish stocks are overexploited, that is, taken at a rate where they cannot recover. Illegal activities add even more pressure, degrading the marine environment, making it more difficult to determine the number of fish and harming the prospects of legal fishermen and people in the poorest parts of the world.

What is IUU fishing?

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing includes any fishing that violates fishing laws and regulations or takes place beyond their reach.

Illegal fishing generally means without a license, in an area where fishing is prohibited, with prohibited gear, in excess of a quota or for protected species. Very often, it is a vessel that enters the waters of a country without a fishing license, or fishes with a license but catches more than is permitted.

Then there is the problem of unreported and underreported catches by licensed vessels seeking to violate quotas or catch prohibited species.

Although most of the world’s fish are caught in the national waters of coastal states – within 200 nautical miles of their coasts – much of the unregulated fishing takes place beyond that on the high seas, which covers nearly of 45% of our planet. Uneven regulation and enforcement in this vast area allows for endemic IUU fishing.

Where does it take place ?

IUU fishing is present everywhere, from shallow coastal or inland waters to the most remote parts of the ocean. It particularly affects countries in the south of the world where fisheries management may be poorly developed or where resources are limited to monitor their waters or enforce regulations. West Africa and the west-central Pacific are assessed as having the highest rates of illegal fishing, followed by the Bering Sea and the southwest Atlantic.

How many fish are caught illegally?

There are no reliable figures on global IUU fishing, but experts estimate that more than one in five (22%) landed fish are caught illegally, with that number rising to one in four off the coast of Africa. Each year, approximately $ 26-50 billion in revenue is lost to IUU fishing.

Why is IUU fishing such a serious threat?

INN contributes to the overexploitation of fish populations, hinders their recovery and damages the marine environment. Thousands of marine species die as bycatch and fragile habitats are destroyed by the unregulated use of harmful practices such as bottom trawling.

IUU fishing negatively affects the well-being of fishing communities, especially in countries of the South, where many people depend on fish for their food and income. It exacerbates poverty and strongly contributes to food insecurity. It also has direct links to organized crime, including human trafficking, drug trafficking and slavery.

Why does IUU fishing exist?

The main driver is money – fishermen pay no taxes or duties on their illegal catches. But IUU fishing only happens because offenders can get away with it. It is more common in countries unable to put in place or enforce effective fishing controls.

What allows INN?

One of the main obstacles in the fight against IUU fishing are flags of convenience – flown by foreign fishing vessels to take advantage of minimal regulations, cheap registration fees, low or no taxes and the possibility of employing cheap labor. While this practice is not illegal, the use of a flag of convenience allows IUU fishermen to conceal their operations or avoid international laws designed to conserve marine resources. Thirty-five countries have open registries where an owner does not need to meet nationality or residency requirements. Open registers hide the true owners of a vessel; facilitate tax evasion and deplorable working conditions for seafarers; and are linked to devastating oil spills.

Another common IUU practice is transhipment – where vessels fishing on the high seas for high-value species like tuna unload their catch onto refrigerated transport vessels called “reefers”. The reefers bring food, fuel, bait and labor, and take the catch in the form of boxes of frozen fish. It is technically legal and a cost effective way for ships to stay at sea longer. But since ships do not enter port, it is difficult to determine if the capture is legal.

How to stop IUU fishing?

A number of mechanisms exist or are being negotiated in an attempt to put an end to this damaging black market.

The UN has chosen June 5 as the Day against IUU fishing because it is the anniversary of the entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) in June 2016 This is the first binding international agreement to prevent illegally caught fish from entering markets through ports. To date, 68 countries plus the European Union are party to the PSMA. China, as the world’s fishing superpower, is the key, and it is hoped that it will ratify it soon.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14, “Life Under Water” calls for an end to harmful subsidies that contribute to overcapacity, overfishing and IUU fishing. The World Trade Organization has been trying to fix this problem for almost 20 years, and last year it missed its 2020 deadline, in part because of COVID-19. But there are signs that a deal may finally be in sight: Nigeria’s new managing director, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made fisheries subsidies a priority and is convening a ministerial conference in July with the aim of finalizing the agreements. negotiations.

Better monitoring, control and surveillance defend marine protected areas globally, and industrial and national efforts are being made to increase the traceability of seafood throughout the supply chain. Technologies such as vessel monitoring systems (VMS), automatic identification systems (AIS) and on-board electronic surveillance help authorities spot vessels fishing beyond legal limits.

What can consumers do?

Ultimately, IUU fishing is a response to the ever-growing global appetite for seafood. Consumers can play their part alongside international efforts by making informed choices where possible. Look for trust marks such as the international Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) which verifies that your fish has been caught transparently. Or use online resources to find out which cash is best to buy and which to avoid. You can also put pressure on your country’s representatives to reach an ambitious agreement in the WTO subsidy negotiations.

Jessica Aldred is a special projects writer for China Dialogue, focusing on environmental themes of global significance, including the ocean and biodiversity. She spent 10 years as an Associate Environmental Editor at The Guardian and has nearly 20 years of editorial experience for major media organizations in London, Sydney and Melbourne.

This article is courtesy of China Dialogue Ocean and is reproduced here in abridged form. It can be found in its original form here.

The opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.

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Earth Overshoot Day: Susan Aitken announces date before COP26 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/earth-overshoot-day-susan-aitken-announces-date-before-cop26/ https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/earth-overshoot-day-susan-aitken-announces-date-before-cop26/#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:43:00 +0000 https://coptheathwharf.co.uk/earth-overshoot-day-susan-aitken-announces-date-before-cop26/ Glasgow City Council President Susan Aitken has announced Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humans will have used up our quota of the earth’s biological resources. It’s a year it should fall in late July, nearly a month earlier than last year, activists have warned. The Global Footprint Network has calculated that this year’s Earth […]]]>

Glasgow City Council President Susan Aitken has announced Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humans will have used up our quota of the earth’s biological resources.

It’s a year it should fall in late July, nearly a month earlier than last year, activists have warned.

The Global Footprint Network has calculated that this year’s Earth Overshoot Day will fall on July 29, several weeks earlier than last year when it fell on August 22.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date on which humanity has used all the natural resources that the earth regenerates throughout the year.

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Campaigners said this year’s date is almost as early as 2019, when it fell on July 26, after being momentarily pushed back to 2020 by lockdowns from the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahead of the UN Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow, campaigners said leaders must “put the planet first” as part of post-Covid stimulus packages.

Susan Aitken, Head of Glasgow City Council, announced the date for Earth Overshoot Day on behalf of the Global Footprint Network and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

She said: “With almost six months remaining, we will already have used our quota of Earth’s biological resources for 2021 by July 29.

“If we are to remember that we are in the grip of a climate and ecological emergency, Earth Overshoot Day is it. ”

She added, “May Earth Overshoot Day be our call to arms.

“In November, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow, host of Cop26, the climate summit which must take the decisions that will allow our planet to have a more secure and sustainable future.

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“We have the opportunity here in Glasgow to show the world what we are doing, coming together as a city to show real change, to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

“Let’s put our planet first and do #MoveTheDate together. ”

This year, the carbon footprint of transport remains below pre-pandemic levels, with CO2 emissions from domestic air and road transport expected to remain 5% below 2019 levels and international aviation is expected to register 33% in 2019. below, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

However, global energy-related CO2 emissions are expected to rebound and increase by 4.8% from last year as the economic recovery ignites demand for fossil fuels, while global coal use is expected to increase. in 2021 and contribute 40% of total carbon. imprint this year.

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Global Footprint Network CEO Laurel Hanscom said: “As the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration is launched on June 5, World Environment Day, this data clearly shows that the post-Covid 19 era can only be successful in the long term. if they adopt the regeneration and ecological efficiency of resources.

Campaigners said that humanity is currently using 74% more than the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate and that from Earth Overshoot Day until the end of the year it is operating on “Ecological deficit spending”.

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Notable factors at the start of this year are the 6.6% increase in the carbon footprint compared to last year and the 0.5% decrease in global forest biocapacity due in large part to a peak in deforestation in the Amazon.

Sepa Managing Director Terry A’Hearn said: “In November, as a weary world turns its attention to Scotland and Cop26, together we can choose the prosperity of a planet over misery. of a planet.

“We can and must build from the pandemic our global capacity to plan, protect and move forward at a rapid pace.

“Scottish innovation helped lead the industrial revolution; in 2021, the glasgow summit and the future we choose, like every community, city, business or country, offers real hope for a new net-zero revolution.

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