1. PGS commences rejuvenation Vision Data project offshore Cyprus
This 14 750 sq. km PSDM re-processing endeavor will deliver a single data volume over several highly prospective blocks in the Cypriot EEZ. Enhanced processing flows will add significant value to four input surveys, which were acquired between 2013 and 2017, the majority of them as MultiClient projects. The final re-processed Cyprus Vision volume will be delivered on a common grid.
2. Microplastic pollution in the marine environment and its climate implications: how to overcome the impacts?
A new study, commissioned by Seas At Risk and carried out by to the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology shows that microplastics in the marine environment come from numerous sources and economic sectors, and have widespread environmental impacts, including climate implications. Moreover, the study also offers effective solutions that can limit the impacts of microplastics by preventing their release at source.
3. Carnival Cruise Line agreements with Miami, Galveston and Port Canaveral gain CDC approval as restarts plans progress
Carnival Corporation received U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) acceptance of its Phase 2A Port Agreements for PortMiami, Port of Galveston and Port Canaveral – all key homeports for Carnival Cruise Line and the first three homeports that Carnival is focusing on for its return to guest operations this summer. https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2021/06/01/carnival-cruise-line-agreements-with-miami-galveston-and-port-canaveral-gain-cdc-approval-as-restarts-plans-progress/
4. South Carolina Ports welcomes record-breaking CMA CGM MARCO POLO
Hundreds of people stood on the shoreline snapping pictures as the massive CMA CGM MARCO POLO sailed into Charleston today, setting the record as the largest ship to ever call the U.S. East Coast and the Port of Charleston.
South Carolina Ports welcomed the record-breaking CMA CGM MARCO POLO to Wando Welch Terminal. The vessel measures 1,300 feet long and has the capacity to carry 16,022 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units). Hundreds of people stood on the shoreline snapping pictures as the massive CMA CGM MARCO POLO sailed into Charleston today, setting the record as the largest ship to ever call the U.S. East Coast and the Port of Charleston.
South Carolina Ports welcomed the record-breaking CMA CGM MARCO POLO to Wando Welch Terminal. The vessel measures 1,300 feet long and has the capacity to carry 16,022 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units).
5. China Says US Seafood Ban Is Based On Lies
A decision by the U.S. to ban imports of seafood from Dalian Ocean Fishing is based on “lies” that the Chinese company used forced labor, according to the Communist Party-backed Global Times.
The paper on Saturday cited experts who said the U.S. is widening its move against Chinese industries after allegations of forced labor by companies in the Xinjiang region. https://gcaptain.com/china-us-seafood-ban/
6. U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for 10 Missing Cuban Migrants
The U.S. Coast Guard said it has suspended the search for 10 Cuban migrants believed missing from a boat that capsized off Key West, Florida. Two people were killed and 10 were believed missing in the incident, the U.S. Coast Guard had reported on Thursday. https://www.marinelink.com/news/us-coast-guard-suspends-search-missing-488049
7. Japanese Cargo Ship Collision: One Crew Member Feared Dead
A crew member of a Japanese cargo ship was feared dead on Sunday after he was recovered near a vessel that had capsized and sunk following a collision in domestic waters, local media reported. Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft have been searching since Friday for three missing crew members of the cargo ship after the collision with a Marshall Islands-registered tanker in the Seto Inland Sea https://www.marinelink.com/news/japanese-cargo-ship-collision-one-crew-488047
8. Ultragas and Evergas set-up first shipping company to transport CO2
The captured CO2 will be transported by vessels for storage (CCS) and reuse (CCU) and thereby enabling large-scale emission reductions.
Iceland’s Carbfix and the Danish shipping company Dan-Unity CO2 have entered into an agreement for the transfer of CO2 to the Coda Terminal – a new CO2 Mineral Storage Terminal in Straumsvík, Iceland. Carbfix estimates that Iceland has a capacity of 2,500 gigatons of CO2, more than 55 years of the entire planet’s emissions. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/tankers/ultragas-and-evergas-set-first-shipping-company-transport-co2
9. Seafarers stranded onboard vessels beyond contract expiry up 24% in May
The indicator based on data from 10 leading ship managers showed that 7.4% of crew onboard were past their contract expiry in May, compared to 5.8% in the previous month, a relative increase of 24.1%. However, the number of seafarers onboard vessels for over 11 months has decreased from 0.8% to 0.4%, corresponding to a 50% relative decrease. https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/seafarers-stranded-onboard-vessels-beyond-contract-expiry-24-may
10. Five Recent Major Changes To The BIMCO Shipping-KPI
With the newly reinstated report generator, the developers have finalised the fifth major improvement to the BIMCO Shipping-KPI.
The Shipping-KPI platform faced by users today is much different compared to only half a year ago. Recent major improvements include:
• Launching the updated Shipping-KPI
• Changing the benchmarking concept to ranking
• Improved user roles
• Adding the Cost Categories group
• Instating the improved and adjusted report generator
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