InterManager Daily News 04.06.2020.

1. InterManager encourages seafaring community to submit data to ‘Maritime Champions Club’
InterManager – the international trade association for ship and crew managers – launched its Maritime Champions League at the beginning of May 2020, and has today announced a name change of the initiative to the Maritime Champions Club.
The Club aims to recognise the efforts of the seafaring community by sharing the successes of ship managers and organisations in their crew repatriation achievements, and InterManager has asked the seafaring community for its assistance in collating a more accurate picture. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/intermanager-encourages-seafaring-community-to-submit-data-to-maritime-champions-club/

2. Bulk carrier sank, Bay of Bengal
45,000-ton bulk carrier in load reportedly sank in port, Bay of Bengal, after sustaining damages in stormy weather. Crew understood safe, port authorities will try to salvage the ship, or remove the wreck, on Jun 3 with high tide. Awaiting confirmation and more details, full story will be posted later today.
http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/06/03/bulk-carrier-sank-bay-of-bengal/

3. U.S. sanctions four shipping firms for transporting Venezuelan oil
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday said it had sanctioned four shipping firms for transporting Venezuelan oil, the latest escalation in Washington’s effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro by cutting off the OPEC nation’s crude exports. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/u-s-sanctions-four-shipping-firms-for-transporting-venezuelan-oil/

4. Port and shipping industry partners in urgent call to action to accelerate pace of digitalization to cope with a post-COVID19 “new normal”
The COVID-19 crisis has painfully demonstrated the heterogeneous landscape that currently exists across ports worldwide. While some port communities seized the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and developed into full-fledged ‘smart’ ports, many others have barely grasped the essentials of digitalisation and continue to struggle with larger reliance on personal interaction and paper-based transactions as the norms for shipboard, ship-port interface and port-hinterland based exchanges” https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/port-and-shipping-industry-partners-in-urgent-call-to-action-to-accelerate-pace-of-digitalization-to-cope-with-a-post-covid19-new-normal/

5. Cargotec Completes The Ownership Change Of Joint Venture In China
Cargotec has completed the sale of its share of the joint venture Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co., Ltd (RCI) in China. As part of the agreement, Cargotec acquired certain operations and assets of the joint venture from Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (RHI), and approximately 160 employees have moved over from RCI to Kalmar. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/cargotec-completes-the-ownership-change-of-joint-venture-in-china/

6. EIZO secures LR type approval for maritime monitors via Remote Survey capability
As part of the European Union (EU) Recognised Organisation (RO) Mutual Recognition Type Approval scheme, EIZO Corporation has been awarded type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its 19 and 25.5 inch maritime monitors for an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) with radar applications, the first European certificate for electrical equipment in Japan. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/eizo-secures-lr-type-approval-for-maritime-monitors-via-remote-survey-capability/

7. U.S. Sanctions Four Shipping Firms For Transporting Venezuelan Oil
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday said it had sanctioned four shipping firms for transporting Venezuelan oil, the latest escalation in Washington’s effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro by cutting off the OPEC nation’s crude exports. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/U.S.+sanctions+four+shipping+firms+for+transporting+Venezuelan+oil

8. HMM Oslo Heads For Europe With A Full Load Of 19,504 Containers
According to a company statement dated May 31, the HMM Oslo began service on May 11, loading containers in Busan New Port, Hyundai Pusan Newport, before moving on to Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian in China. The ship then moved to Singapore before departing for Europe on May 28. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/HMM+Oslo+heads+for+Europe+with+a+full+load+of+19%2C504+containers+

9. Qatar Petroleum Inks $19.23bn LNG Carrier Mega-Deals With Korean Yards
The agreements with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will see the yards reserving a “major portion” of their LNG shipbuilding capacity through to 2027. The agreements were signed virtually on Monday between the top executives of the Korean shipbuilders and Qatar Petroleum. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Qatar+Petroleum+inks+%2419.23bn+LNG+carrier+mega-deals+with+Korean+yards

10. Inactive container shipping fleet hits all time of 11.6% of capacity
The idle containership fleet stood at 2.72m teu as of 25 May, or 11.6% of capacity, due to a combination of blank sailings to mitigate the impact of lower demand from the Covid-19 pandemic and vessels taken out of service for scrubber retrofits. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/containers/inactive-container-shipping-fleet-hits-all-time-116-capacity

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