InterManager Daily News 01.06.2021.

1. Total transforming and becoming TotalEnergies
At the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, shareholders approved today, almost unanimously, the resolution to change the company’s name from Total to TotalEnergies, thereby anchoring its strategic transformation into a broad energy company in its identity. In tandem with this name change, TotalEnergies is adopting a new visual identity. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/31/total-transforming-and-becoming-totalenergies/

2. Maersk supports imports and distribution of medical aid in India to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
More than 6,000 oxygen concentrators, 500 oxygen cylinders, 60 cryogenic oxygen tanks, and several medical supplies and ventilators were transported into the country by A.P. Moller – Maersk through its ocean and air freight solutions for various institutions and corporates contributing to medical relief activities. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/31/maersk-supports-imports-and-distribution-of-medical-aid-in-india-to-fight-the-covid-19-pandemic/

3. Associated British Ports transfers ownership of natural woodland to Hull City Council
Hull City Council has taken over ownership of an area of natural woodland in the city to preserve its beauty and enhance accessibility for residents. Hull City Council has taken over ownership of an area of natural woodland in the city to preserve its beauty and enhance accessibility for residents. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/31/associated-british-ports-transfers-ownership-of-natural-woodland-to-hull-city-council/

4. Hydrogen Project in Hamburg on German Government Shortlist
The partners of the Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub, namely Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Vattenfall and the municipal company Wärme Hamburg can continue to be optimistic about receiving EU funding to implement their plans. The project in Hamburg has been included in the German Federal Ministry of Economics’ shortlist of projects under consideration for funding under the EU’s “Important Projects of Common European Interest” (IPCEI) program.
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/05/31/hydrogen-project-in-hamburg-on-german-government-shortlist/

5. Fire Nearly Burned Out on X-Press Pearl; Towing Operation Possible
A fire that has burned on board the MV X-Press Pearl for over a week off Colombo, Sri Lanka has nearly burned itself out. Firefighting operations have further reduced the area affected by flames to small spot fires in the aft of the ship, according to an update Sunday from the ship’s operator, X-Press Feeders. https://gcaptain.com/fire-nearly-burned-out-on-x-press-pearl-towing-operation-possible/

6. DEME claims world’s most powerful dredger with Spartacus launch
Despite the launch being held amid coronavirus restrictions Annik Penders, wife of the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, accepted to be the godmother of the new vessel. The Spartacus has a total installed power of 44,180 kW, its production rates and ability to cut hard soil are unrivalled. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/shipbuilding/deme-claims-worlds-most-powerful-dredger-spartacus-launch

7. Acid Rains Likely Due To Emission Of NO2 From Fire Hit Container Ship X-Press Pearl
Sri Lanka’s top environment body has warned and asked people to be vigilant in case of inclement weather. There could be slight acid rains due to the emission of nitrogen dioxide from the Singapore-flagged cargo ship which caught fire near the Colombo beach last week. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Acid+Rains+Likely+Due+to+Emission+of+NO2+from+Fire+Hit+Container+Ship+X-Press+Pearl

8. Privatisation Of Ship Registry At Final Stage
Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is “on the last lap” of privatisation of the country’s Ship Registry. “We continue to work with the Development Bank and the Enterprise Team to achieve this,” he said, while making his contribution to the 2021/22 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 26. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Privatisation+Of+Ship+Registry+At+Final+Stage

9. Innovative Revolving Container Technology Coming To DP World Fraser Surrey
DP World (Canada) Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term agreement with New Gold Inc. facilitating the export of copper concentrate through DP World Fraser Surrey using rotating containers – a specialized revolving head technology. New Gold is excited to be partnering with DP World Fraser Surrey, a world-class marine terminal and Intermodal Solutions Group (ISG). New Gold will be the first mining company in North America to use the ISG rotating containers system, from mine to vessel. New Gold recognizes that keeping bulk products contained, from mine to ship, will benefit the environment and significantly reduce or eliminate risk of dust loss that comes with bulk handling. https://www.shippingtribune.com/news/shipping/Innovative+Revolving+Container+Technology+Coming+to+DP+World+Fraser+Surrey

10. BIMCO tackles challenging carbon rules with new charter party clauses
BIMCO’s documentary experts have begun preparing charter party clauses to assist owners and charterers comply with complex new carbon regulations due to come into force in 2023. An impact study by BIMCO and several key stakeholders to identify the commercial and contractual implications of impending International Maritime Organization (IMO) carbon regulations has highlighted a raft of contractual challenges. BIMCO’s documentary experts have begun preparing charter party clauses to assist owners and charterers comply with the new regime. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bimco-tackles-challenging-carbon-rules-with-new-charter-party-clauses/

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