InterManager Daily News 08.06.2021.

1. SAFEBULKERS offer five scholarships for studies at universities in Greece and the United Kingdom, amounting to € 10,000 each each
SAFEBULKERS and its CEO Polys Hadjioannou offer five scholarships for studies at universities in Greece and the United Kingdom, amounting to € 10,000 each each. This scholarship program supports the Cyprus Ministry of Shipping’s “Sea… Your Horizon” Campaign to promote maritime and maritime studies and professions (

2. Sovcomflot and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping form strategic partnership
June 2021, Sovcomflot (SCF Group) and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) signed a strategic partnership agreement as part of the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The document was signed by Igor Tonkovidov, President and CEO of Sovcomflot, and Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

3. Protecting fragile marine ecosystems
This year’s World Environment Day, officially celebrated on 5 June, focuses on ecosystem restoration, an important aspect of a healthy world. The EBRD’s work with the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) shows how this can be successfully achieved.
The Baltic Sea is a shallow, almost landlocked, sea surrounded by nine countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Its drainage area is about four times larger than its surface area and is inhabited by around 85 million people.

4. Ports of Stockholm to invest in new cruise ship quay
Ports of Stockholm is one of the world’s largest passenger ports. A EUR 1,5 million investment to create a new cruise quay is now planned, which will double the capacity for cruise ships. The investment will begin in 2021 and the quay will be fully operational for the 2023 cruise season.

5. Trafigura and Yara Team Up to Supply Clean Ammonia Fuel to Shipping
Global commodities trader Trafigura and Norway’s Yara said on Monday they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to supply the marine industry with carbon emissions-free ammonia for fuel. Yara will supply Trafigura with clean ammonia and together the two firms will jointly conduct research and develop marine fuel infrastructure and market opportunities for both “green” and “blue” ammonia, they said.

6. New York City High-Speed Ferry Grounds in Brooklyn
A New York City ferry with 125 people on board ran aground and began taking on water on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center received a report that the 150-foot Seastreak ferry, Commodore, ran aground and was taking on water in Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn, New York, at approximately 4:17 p.m. The vessel was reported to have 118 passengers and seven crew-members aboard.

7. Environmental Disaster Feared from X-Press Pearl Sinking
Contaminants released from the wreckage of a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka could be dragged thousands of kilometers by ocean currents, impacting wildlife and humans in far-reaching latitudes. Authorities and salvage crews are now working to prevent the more than 300 metric tons of oil transported by the MV X-Press Pearl from spilling out of the ship’s fire-damaged hull.

8. BIMCO COVID 19 Weekly Report
The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

9. European Tight Steel Supply Seen Continuing Through Year-End: Tata
The European steel supply shortfall will likely continue until next year, Chris Wooffindin, manager of price policy and forecasting at Tata Steel Europe, said during a webinar organized by Eurometal on June 3. The imbalance between demand and supply has been the leitmotif of 2021 and it is likely to continue until the end of this year. Domestic mills have restarted around 95% of their pre-COVID output but as demand was stronger than expected this capacity is struggling to satisfy it.

10. CMA CGM: First Quarter Of 2021 Financial Results – Sustained Strong Operating And Financial Performance
Commenting on the results, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, said:“At a time when global supply chains are under severe pressure, we have rallied together to provide our customers with additional solutions. We have expanded our fleet, most notably with the addition of new LNG-powered 23,000 TEU vessels. We have also created a new airfreight division with four Airbus A330-200 full-freighters, thereby strengthening our range of agile solutions.–+Sustained+strong+operating+and+financial+performance


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