InterManager Daily News 11.06.2021.

1. Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilis Demetriades attends the “Blue Agenda in the Green Deal” in Lisbon
The Lisbon Ministerial Meeting on Integrated Maritime Policy entitled “A Blue Agenda in the Green Deal” addressed the important role of the seas in achieving the goals of the “Green Agreement” and the contribution of the Blue Economy in the efforts made for economic recovery in the EU Member States.

2. EBRD joins 2X Challenge to empower women
Strengthening its support for women, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is joining the 2X Challenge, an initiative calling on the G7 group of nations and development finance institutions to step up their investments in the empowerment of women.

3. Pavilion Energy and bp Singapore sign a 10-year LNG supply agreement for Singapore
Beyond the supply of LNG to Singapore, both companies will strive to co-develop and implement a greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification and reporting methodology. The methodology will cover emissions from wellhead-to-discharge terminal and be principled on mutual transparency and the adherence to relevant international standards.

4. 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.

5. Shell Agrees to Speed Up Emissions Cuts After Dutch Court Ruling
Royal Dutch Shell Plc will accelerate its carbon-emission cuts following a Dutch court ruling last month that said the company’s climate plans weren’t sufficient. The oil and gas giant still expects to appeal the verdict and believes it has been unjustly singled out, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Wednesday. However, the company also feels “determination to rise to the challenge” posed by the ruling, he said.

6. UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Too Early to Tell ‘Common Themes’ in North Pacific Container Losses
The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says its too early say what exactly is causing the increasing number of container loss incidents in the North Pacific Ocean or whether these incidents could have wider implications for the container shipping sector.

7. US Explores Wind Energy Potential in Gulf of Mexico
The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will explore the potential of offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, part of its goal to supercharge growth in clean energy over the next decade. “This is an important first step to see what role the Gulf may play in this exciting frontier,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement.
8. Shipping faces unprecedented regulatory workload
Global shipping faces a sea change in its regulatory framework as the industry comes under growing pressure to initiate fundamental changes to its operations more quickly. The maritime sector must now prepare for a wider regulatory framework that will probably include more regional measures.

9. Slow down and stay safe
“Speed kills” is a slogan familiar to anyone who drives a car and is constantly urged upon us by the authorities, anxious that we observe speed limits. It is not such a bad injunction to marine people, either, and not entirely directed at those who drive ships for a living.

10. Asian Ports Deny Entry To Covid Ship With Dead Captain Aboard
NO port authority in Asia will allow Evergreen’s 5,090-TEU Ital Libera to land with the body of its captain who died on board of Covid-19, reports Singapore’s Splash247. Nearly two months have passed since the death of Italian captain, Angelo Capurro, and his family are still unable to arrange a funeral.


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