InterManager Daily News 20.06.2023.

1. U-Ming pioneers towards a Sustainable Future. U-Ming has continued to demonstrate its sound financial structure with a total of NT$16.323 billion equivalent to NT$19.31 per share in undistributed earnings and statutory reserves available for future distribution. U-Ming will continue its efforts to reward shareholders with a strong performance.
2. Stolt Tank Containers celebrates first solar powered depot in India. Stolt Tank Containers’ Mumbai facility has switched to solar power, which will reduce carbon emissions by more than 40%, marking a significant step forward in the company’s green-energy ambitions. The SPS Mumbai depot in India is Stolt Tank Containers’ first facility to become self-sufficient when it comes to electricity usage. The depot’s tropical location, which benefits from up to 10 months of sunshine per year, presented a perfect opportunity to go greener by installing solar panels.
3. Torvald Klaveness delivers on second year of Sea Cargo Charter reporting. Torvald Klaveness, founding signatory of the Sea Cargo Charter initiative, joins some of the world’s leading industrial companies and shipowners in delivering on our commitment to measure and publicly disclose emissions data from our shipping activities in 2022. The Sea Cargo Charter Annual Disclosure Report 2023 reveals the climate alignment scores of 33 industry players and provides insight into the maritime industry’s current state of progress towards IMO’s goal of reducing shipping emissions by at least 50% by 2050.
4. FE2 service first Hapag Lloyd owned ship makes call at Wilhelmshaven. Since April 2023, JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven has been part of the regular rotation of the FE2 service in the sailing schedule of the partners in THE Alliance (Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, Yang Ming and Hyundai Merchant Marine). On 13 June, the almost 20,000 TEU “Al Zubara” made the first-ever call of a Hapag-Lloyd-owned vessel in the FE2 service at the Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven.
5. Bulkers collide at Tarragona port. Two bulk carriers suffered heavy damage after colliding in the Spanish port of Tarragona in the early afternoon of Saturday.A 75,500 dwt Elena Ve owned by Greece’s Golden Union struck moored Polsteam’s 82,100 dwt Karpaty while proceeding to berth with tugs’ assistance.The video footage available on social media shows the 2013-built Polish kamsarmax sustained significant damage to the port side. The bow of the Greek panamax has also been severely damaged, both on the side and on the deck.
6. Pay details emerge for new US west coast dockworker contract. After a fraught 13 months of stalled negotiations, walk-outs and cargoes emigrating to alternate locations, the new six-year contract, which still has to be approved by union members and terminal operators, sees dockworkers winning a 32% pay increase through 2028 with workers also sharing a one-time $70m “hero bonus” for working through the pandemic.
7. Ecowende building most nature-friendly wind farm ever. Shell and Eneco joint venture company Ecowende is going to build a wind farm with various innovations implemented that will decrease its effects on birds, bats and marine mammals. The aim is to enable offshore wind farms to have a net positive impact soon. This is a key condition for eventually achieving the ambition of 70GW of offshore wind energy by 2050 without exceeding the ecological limits of the North Sea.
8. Saudi Arabia Urges Improved Maritime Security In Gulf Region. Saudi Arabia wants enhanced maritime security in the crucial Gulf region as part of its rapprochement with long-timerival Iran, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said on Saturday. Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed in March, in a deal brokered by China, to end a diplomatic rift and reestablish relations following years of hostility that had endangered regional stability including in the Gulf, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon.
9. The World’s Oceans Shattered Heat Records in April And May. The world’s oceans were the warmest on record in April and May, a development that could mean more severe weather over the next few months and trigger a rise in sea levels. Ocean temperatures from March to May — meteorological spring in the Northern Hemisphere — were also the highest in the 174-year record, according to the US National Centers for Environmental Information. When land and sea temperatures were combined, the world had its third-hottest May ever.
10. Iranian minister calls for joint shipping firm with Russia. On a trip to Russia, the Iranian road minister Bazrpash has called for a formation of joint shipping company between the two countries to facilitate trade and transit. The Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mehrdad Bazrpash, who arrived in Russia to participate in 26th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), met and discussed with the Chairman of the State Duma Transport Committee, Yevgeny Moskvichyov.


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