InterManager Daily News 04.05.2021.

1. Zoe Morphitou cruised through a seafaring careers to head up sales for KVH in Cyprus and the Eastern Med
Zoe was born in Limassol and, after completing her school education, she moved over to France to study foreign languages before returning to Cyprus to gain a diploma in business administration. Her first career step was as an air hostess before she moved into the shipping industry and worked as a purser with Festival Cruises and then Louis Cruises. After 3 years at sea, Zoe moved into the shore-based maritime industry where she held several positions involving dry docking, spare parts, and safety equipment. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/03/zoe-morphitou-cruised-through-a-seafaring-careers-to-head-up-sales-for-kvh-in-cyprus-and-the-eastern-med/

2. All 25 Indian national crew members onboard the EVER GIVEN are safe, in good health and good spirits says Ian Beveridge, CEO at BSM
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) as the shipmanager of the containership EVER GIVEN, would like to take the opportunity to provide an update on the status of the crew members aboard. Currently, there are 25 Indian national crew members onboard the vessel. All are safe, in good health and good spirits. Day-to-day operations onboard the vessel continue with the seafarers aboard conducting routine fire and safety drills alongside ongoing planned vessel maintenance. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/03/all-25-indian-national-crew-members-onboard-the-ever-given-are-safe-in-good-health-and-good-spirits-says-ian-beveridge-ceo-at-bsm/

3. Interferry supports EU’s initiative for COVID-safe international travel
Global trade association Interferry has welcomed European Union (EU) plans for a voluntary Digital Green Certificate (DGC) to facilitate safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interferry, representing ferry operators worldwide, is now urging other countries to consider something similar for international travel in time for the peak summer season. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/03/interferry-supports-eus-initiative-for-covid-safe-international-travel/

4. New Silk Road: Services between Hamburg and Xuzhou successfully established
The Port of Hamburg is a top destination for rail services between China and Germany. Since November last year, a new link has become established between Xuzhou and Hamburg. The Port of Hamburg expects at least two more trains from the Chinese city of Xuzhou in May. This latest service by Xuzhou-Europe Railway Express signals its established status in the Hanseatic City, where its sixth train has meanwhile arrived, and the service will be further expanded. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/03/new-silk-road-services-between-hamburg-and-xuzhou-successfully-established/
5. Suspected Smuggling Boat Breaks Apart Off San Diego’s Cabrillo National Monument
Three people were killed and more than two dozen injured on Sunday when a suspected smuggling boat broke apart off Cabrillo National Monument at California’s Point Loma, San Diego Fire-Rescue said. The initial call arrived just before 10 a.m. (1700 GMT) and prompted a large emergency response, including the U.S. Coast Guard and state and local agencies, as the magnitude of the incident became clear. https://gcaptain.com/suspected-smuggling-boat-breaks-apart-off-san-diegos-cabrillo-national-monument/

6. Royal Navy Sends A Strong Warning To China
By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) Throughout my U.S. Navy career, I loved to operate at sea with the British Royal Navy. U.K. warships were unfailingly well-handled, manned by crisp communicators, and — when they needed to be — quite operationally lethal. And when you visited them at sea, you could actually get a beer in the wardroom at lunch — unlike onboard our own “dry” ships.
https://gcaptain.com/royal-navy-warning-china/

7. Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case
Japan’s Nippon Yusen subsidiary NYK Cruises Co said on Friday that its luxury cruise ship Asuka II was returning to port after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus. The ship’s 295 passengers and 425 crew members will reach Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, around Saturday noon, an NYK Cruises spokeswoman said. All passengers tested negative prior to the cruise, but the company conducted another round of tests at its boarding reception on Thursday, she said. https://www.marinelink.com/news/japan-luxury-cruise-halted-covid-case-487269

8. CMA CGM Group Supports India In Fight Against The COVID 19 Pandemic
In the first phase of this mission, a special cargo flight will land in Delhi on early May 2 morning to deliver 28 tons of medical equipment worth more than 17 crore rupees. This delivery includes 8 world-class, high capacity oxygen generator plants manufactured by the French company Novair. These plants produce medical oxygen from ambient air to supply a hospital’s oxygen system and/or fill cylinders with a flow rate of 20 000 litres per hour. Each plant can continuously supply a 250-bed Indian hospital non-stop for a dozen years. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/CMA+CGM+Group+supports+India+in+fight+against+the+COVID+19+pandemic

9. Cosco Shipping Ports Q1 Profit Soars 140pc To US$73 Million
MAINLAND China’s international port operator Cosco Shipping Ports announced that net profits in the first quarter of the year surged 140.1 per cent year on year US$73 million, drawn on revenues of US$265.3 million, up 0.3 per cent. The port operator said the Q1 profit excluded a one off gain from the disposal of Yangzhou Yuanyang Terminal and Zhangjiagang Terminal. Total container throughput was 30.19 million TEU, a year-on-year increase of 9.9 per cent. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Cosco+Shipping+Ports+Q1+profit+soars+140pc+to+US%2473+million

10. Pandemic Impacts Coal Offtake From Coal India’s Mines
Offtake from Coal India Ltd (CIL) fell more than a fifth in April as the second wave of the pandemic left several contract workers battling the deadly infection. The fuel offtake from India’s largest coal miner fell to 54.13 million tonnes (mt) last month as against a target of 68.89 mt. This dip in offtake has led the coal ministry to closely monitor the situation to ensure availability of the fossil fuel at thermal plants across the country given coal is the mainstay of India’s power generation mix. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Pandemic+impacts+coal+offtake+from+Coal+India’s+mines

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