Covid 19 News

 

Port of Long Beach Reports Cargo Increase

Jun 09, 2020

Cargo shipments rose at the Port of Long Beach in May as the economic effects of COVID-19 started to subside.Some 628,205 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container cargo move through the port last month, a 9.5% increase from May 2019…

Genco Makes First Full Crew Change Under Singapore's New Rules

Jun 08, 2020

U.S.-based drybulk shipowner Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced the successful full crew change of the Genco Liberty, a 180,032 DWT Capesize vessel, marking the first full crew change under new COVID-19 protocols in Singapore.  A total of 37 seafarers were involved in this crew change…

Inmarsat Extends Seafarer Support

Jun 04, 2020

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat says it continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve seafarer wellbeing. These initiatives include further collaboration with ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network) and maritime charities…

Ports Pledge to Stay Open During COVID-19

Jun 01, 2020

Dozens of seaports across Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Americas have pledged to remain open to merchant vessels to ensure the flow of essential goods throughout the coronavirus pandemic.To date, more than 50 port authorities…

Livestock Ship Held off Australia Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

May 26, 2020

A Kuwaiti livestock ship, without animals aboard, was being held off Australia’s west coast after six crew members tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said on Tuesday, heightening concerns over how arrivals by sea are handled…

AWO Elects Crowley's Mead as Chairman

May 21, 2020

Arthur F. Mead, Vice President and Chief Counsel at Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been elected Chairman of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), succeeding outgoing Chairman Scott Merritt, former Chief Operating Officer with Foss Maritime Company…

WTO's Goods Trade Index at Record Low Amid COVID-19 Disruptions

May 20, 2020

The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday its goods trade indicator fell to the lowest level since its launch, indicating global trade was likely to fall “precipitously” in the first half of 2020 due to disruptions caused by COVID-19…

Arabian Gulf Port Operators Discuss COVID-19 Challenges

May 20, 2020

Abu Dhabi Ports held a virtual roundtable workshop with port operators from across the Arabian Gulf, to discuss shared experiences, challenges faced and best practices when dealing with COVID-19.Hosted by video conference, and held in cooperation…

#WeatheringtheStorm: American Club, Eagle Ocean Video Salutes Seafarers

May 20, 2020

“Weathering the Storm” salutes heroes of the sea in turbulent timesThe American Club and Eagle Ocean Marine (EOM) have produced a video entitled ‘Weathering the Storm’ which salutes the service of seafarers in these turbulent times as they seek to protect themselves in their vital work…

Wilhelmsen Crowdfunds to Support Seafarers COVID-19 Relief

May 19, 2020

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is crowdfunding to support Mission to Seafarers (MtS), one of the largest maritime charities serving merchant crews around the world in addressing the hardships faced by the affected seafarers.The COVID-19 pandemic…

Maritime Medical: Keeping Ship Crews Healthy During a Pandemic

May 18, 2020

In the best of times, keeping ship crews mentally and physically healthy is a challenge premised on the inherent nature of and dangers in the job, plus the proximity of ship from ready, shoreside help. Add a global pandemic and the situation becomes untenable…

LR’s Nick Brown: Climate Emergency is “same magnitude, different time domain" to COVID-19

May 15, 2020

As the maritime industry settles in on a COVID-19 induced ‘new norm,’ and long-range planning is dramatically shortened,, Nick Brown, Marine and Offshore Director, Lloyd’s Register, said that while much deserved focus must be paid to the current crisis…

ABS’ Wiernicki: “COVID-19 will function as threat, a disruptor and catalyst for change”

May 14, 2020

As COVID-19 and a historically weak energy market wreaks havoc on the maritime industry, Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO, American Bureau of Shipping, tells Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its May 2020 edition that “COVID-19 will function as threat…

IMO Endorses Shipping Industry's 12-step Plan for Crew Changes

May 07, 2020

The need for ships to change crews and for the world's 1.2 million seafarers to be able to fly home at the end of their periods of service have emerged as two of the biggest challenges facing the shipping industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Sailors' Society Launches COVID-19 Helpline

May 06, 2020

International maritime welfare charity Sailors' Society has launched a dedicated helpline for seafarers and their families.The confidential, 24 hour service is there to offer support and welfare to those worried or adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic…

Logistics News

Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

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