InterManager Daily News 28.01.2021.

1. Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement vessel Kairos completes first LNG STS bunkering at Torshamnen, Sweden
Last Friday, Torshamnen (Gothenberg, Sweden) woke up to see the history being created when BSM managed Gas Supply Vessel, Kairos, delivered 1035 m3 LNG to Eagle Balder, a 125,000 DWT Aframax shuttle – the first ship-to-ship LNG operations at Tornshamnen. Eagle Balder did not have to suspend her cargo operations, thanks to a careful Risk Assessment conducted by the BSM team to ensure Simultaneous Operations were performed to the industry’s best practices.
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/27/bernhard-schulte-shipmanagement-vessel-kairos-completes-first-lng-sts-bunkering-at-torshamnen-sweden/

2. Cyprus Shipping Chamber – 32 years anniversary
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber celebrates today its 32nd year anniversary, since its establishment in 1989. The last 32 years have given the Chamber plenty of reasons to be proud of, playing an active role in the defining moments of Cyprus Shipping and having in its long history a number of important achievements and multifaceted contribution to the Cyprus Shipping, Economy and Society in general. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/26/cyprus-shipping-chamber-32-years-anniversary/

3. Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry prioritises crew welfare and decarbonisation
The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) is a leading flag state and is well positioned to support the European and global shipping industry. With safety and sustainability at the core of Cyprus’ operations, Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister, met with EU Transport Commissioner, Ms Adina Valean, to drive progress regarding support for seafarers and the pathway to decarbonization of shipping. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/27/cyprus-shipping-deputy-ministry-prioritises-crew-welfare-and-decarbonisation/

4. Hapag-Lloyd reports significantly improved operating result of USD 3 billion in 2020
On the basis of preliminary figures, Hapag-Lloyd’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the 2020 financial year increased to more than USD 3 billion (approximately EUR 2.7 billion). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to around USD 1.5 billion (approximately EUR 1.3 billion). https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/01/27/hapag-lloyd-reports-significantly-improved-operating-result-of-usd-3-billion-in-2020/

5. Splash Extra: Why are so many boxes being lost at sea?
Why some 3,000 containers have been lost overboard in such a short timeframe occupies much of the January issue of Splash Extra. As well as looking at containership designs, lashing and stowage issues, the editorial team have conducted an extensive survey into the phenomenon of rogue waves, something that is especially problematic in the winter in the North Pacific. https://splash247.com/splash-extra-why-are-so-many-boxes-being-lost-at-sea/

6. Hyundai Heavy looks to raise $905m
Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has decided to push for an initial public offering of its unlisted affiliate Hyundai Heavy Industries Co this year. Under the scheme, HHI is looking to raise KRW1 trn ($905m) from the IPO and the proceeds will be used to finance projects to develop environmentally-friendly vessels and low-carbon dockyard technologies. https://splash247.com/hyundai-heavy-looks-to-raise-905m/

7. Rare Maps of Spanish Armada to Stay in England
A set of 10 hand-drawn, 16th century maps showing the progress of the Spanish Armada that attacked England in 1588, an event that shaped national identity, will remain in the country after a museum raised 600,000 pounds ($824,000) to buy them. https://gcaptain.com/rare-maps-of-spanish-armada-to-stay-in-england/

8. Heavy Industry, Transport Sectors to Align on Net-Zero Climate Plans
Over 400 companies across some of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitting industries – from shipping to steelmaking – have agreed to work together on plans to decarbonize by 2050, according to a coalition of climate advocacy groups that set up the partnership. https://gcaptain.com/heavy-industry-transport-sectors-to-align-on-net-zero-climate-plans/

9. Coronavirus: Seafarers Stuck At Sea ‘A Humanitarian Crisis’
The fate of more than 200,000 seafarers who play a crucial role in keeping global trade flowing is being labelled a “humanitarian crisis at sea”. More than 300 firms and organisations are urging for them to be treated as “key workers”, so they can return home without risking public health. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Coronavirus%3A+Seafarers+stuck+at+sea+‘a+humanitarian+crisis’

10. Global Industry Joins Forces To Help Resolve Humanitarian Crisis At Sea
Top global industry leaders have signed the ‘Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change’ in a worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by Covid-19. The more than 300 signatories to the ‘Neptune Declaration’ include A.P. Møller – Mærsk, BP, BW, Cargill, COSCO, DOW, Euronav, MISC, NYK, Rio Tinto, Shell, Trafigura, Unilever and Vale. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Global+industry+joins+forces+to+help+resolve+humanitarian+crisis+at+sea

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