InterManager Daily News 10.06.2021.

1. Pioneering and award-winning Limassol Marina has been completed
The first superyacht marina on the island, an undisputed iconic landmark for the city of Limassol, has been completed. The delivery of its final phase apartments at “Castle Residences”, the crown jewel of the Marina, signifies the end of the project’s development and the maturity of a remarkable success story for Cyprus.

2. Crowley becomes first U.S. ship operator to join the ship recycling transparency initiative
Crowly Maritime Corporation has become the first U.S.-owned and 13th overall ship owner-operator that will publicly disclose its ship recycling policies, practices and process through the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) website.

3. Royal Caribbean will restart cruises in U.S., UK and Cyprus in July!
In addition to ships already announced for Alaska, Royal Caribbean revealed six ships will begin sailing from major U.S. cruise ports in Florida and Texas in July and August. Royal Caribbean will begin with the July 2 sailing from Miami on Freedom of the Seas for a short cruise to the Bahama, just in time for the Fourth of July.
4. COSCO SHIPPING Lines and WFP sign global cooperation agreement in Rome
COSCO SHIPPING Lines and World Food Programme (WFP) signed a global cooperation agreement in Rome, Italy. According to the agreement, COSCO SHIPPING Lines will provide transporation services for food and other United Nations-related aid to WFP.

5. Force Majeure Declared: COVID-Hit ‘Ital Libera’ Returning to Italy with Body of Deceased Captain
The Italian-flagged containership Ital Libera is sailing back to Italy to repatriate the body of its deceased captain who apparently passed away from COVID-19 and was denied entry into Asia. The M/V Ital Libera is deployed on the Far East To South Africa Express (SA1) connecting ports in China and Taiwan with South Africa via Singapore. A May 6 update from Hapag-Lloyd said crew members on board tested positive for COVID-19 upon a recent departure from Durban and the vessel was diverted to the Port of Jakarta to undergo a 14-day.
6. Passenger Vessel Grounding Shows Risks of Arctic Travel
On 24 August 2018, the passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe ran aground in the Canadian Arctic. The vessel was sailing through a remote area where none of the crew had ever been before, and which was not surveyed to modern hydrographic standards. Although no one was injured and all 163 persons on board were rescued, the vessel sustained major damage to its hull. An investigation (M18C0225) by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) identified a number of safety deficiencies, as well as risks to be addressed.

7. Angelicoussis and Frangou top Greek shipowners by tonnage list
While the leading owners remain pretty much unchanged, the list reflects the changing face of Greek shipping in that of the top eight fleets four of them have women at the helm. Indeed, the top two fleets are headed by Maria Angelicoussis and Angeliki Frangou respectively.

8. Upbeat outlook for dry bulk as Asian economies ‘build their way out of Covid’
Setting the scene in a Marine Money webinar on Tuesday, Louisa Follis, Divisional Director, Dry Cargo, Clarksons Platou Asia said: “Average earnings for capes are up more than 300% even with the recent correction, for the rest of the dry bulk fleet we’re looking at growth in year-on-year average earnings of about 200% so really strong levels for the dry bulk sector.”

9. Baltic Index Slides For 10th Session As Capesize Rates Fall
The Baltic exchange’s main sea freight index slipped for the tenth straight session on Tuesday, pressured by a decline in capesize rates. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, shed eight points, or 0.3%, to 2,420. The capesize index fell by 74 points, or 3%, to 2,393, its lowest since March 31.

10. Port Of Salalah Ranked 6th Globally In Efficiency
Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing global pandemic, the Port of Salalah not only finished 2020 with record-breaking container volume but also achieved world-class efficiency. This has been recognised by the World Bank in its report on Container Port Performance Index (CPPI 2020) which has been produced by the Transport Global Practice of the World Bank, in collaboration with IHS Markit where Port of Salalah ranked 6th amongst 351 ports globally. The CPPI measures the operational efficiency with which ports receive and turn around container ships.


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