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Seafarer Happiness on the Rise

Aug 02, 2022

Seafarer happiness levels are trending upward after reaching a record low last quarter, according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report published by The Mission to Seafarers.The survey, undertaken with the support of the Standard Club and Idwal, reports on Q2 2022 and shows that the influx of industry solutions to tackle seafarer wellbeing has finally begun to lift morale and the mindset onboard…

Seafarer Shortage Stands in Way of Ukraine Grain Corridor

Jul 27, 2022

Finding enough seafarers willing to sail ships stuck inside Ukraine's ports is set to pose a major challenge to the proposed grains corridor designed to ease an international food crisis.Russia and Ukraine last week signed a deal to restart…

Idwal Vessel Inspections Now Include Crew Welfare Checks

Jun 28, 2022

Ship inspection business Idwal said it has added 12 key crew welfare questions to its inspection process in an attempt to help raise awareness of some of the issues facing seafarers globally.With its international surveyor network, Idwal has several representatives on all types of vessels every day…

New Seafarer Welfare and Wellbeing App Launched

Feb 01, 2022

International maritime network Stella Maris has teamed up with tech start-up FrontM to develop a new crew collaboration and wellbeing platform and super-app designed to give seafarers and fishers across the world quick access to Stella Maris's global chaplaincy directory…

IMO Creates International Day for Women in Maritime

Nov 12, 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, meeting from November 8-12, established an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on May 18 every year.Once adopted by the IMO Assembly in December 2021, the observance will celebrate women in the industry…

Columbia Shipmanagement Announces New Mental Health Initiative

Nov 10, 2021

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) said it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare.CSM will be presenting courses prepared and delivered in partnership with Mission to Seafarers…

COVID-19 Vaccine Offered Free for Seafarers

Aug 11, 2021

Crew services specialist Boers has launched seafarer vaccination programs at German and Belgian ports, as shipping executives warn of onboard COVID-19 outbreaks because mariners are not getting vaccines quick enough.Seafarers arriving at ports in Antwerp…

The Crew Change Crisis is Getting Worse

Jul 01, 2021

The crew change crisis that has been plaguing the maritime industry for more than a year and a half is raging on and only getting worse, data from 10 of the world's top ship managers suggests.The number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond the expiry of their contract has continued rising from 7…

Relief Fund Raises $530,000 for Seafarers Impacted by COVID-19

May 27, 2021

Only three weeks after launching, a relief fund established to help seafarers and the families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has collected $530,000 in pledges to date, nearly $400,000 of which has already been allocated to help those worst affected…

Liberian Registry Introduces Online Services for Seafarers

Apr 08, 2021

The Liberian Registry has unveiled two new online platforms that aim to give seafarers easier access to apply for documents and credentials, and for taking Liberian license and upgrade examinations.  The first platform is designed to allow seafarers…

Survey Seeks to Gauge COVID-19's Impact on Mariner Mental Health

Apr 05, 2021

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) is encouraging mariners from all segments of the U.S. maritime industry to anonymously complete the “Mariner Mental Health Needs during Covid-19” online survey here…

Stranded at Sea, Coronavirus Takes a Toll on Seafarers' Mental Health

Mar 28, 2021

When Ritesh Mehra, 43, enlisted for a four-month stint as captain on a liquid gas tanker last July, he never expected to be stranded at sea until spring.“Twice it has happened that the ports are not allowing crew change,” Mehra told Reuters via Zoom from the bridge of the 80…

UN Urges Prioritization of Seafarer Vaccinations

Mar 26, 2021

Unite Nations organizations this week issued a joint call for the world's seafarers to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination, stressing their key role in supporting global trade.The heads of five UN organizations have called for maritime and…

IMO Condemns Charterers’ 'No Crew Change' Clauses

Dec 22, 2020

The head of the United Nations' shipping agency has spoken out against “no crew change” clauses in charterparties, stating such clauses exacerbate the dire situation of stranded seafarers and undermine the efforts undertaken to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis…

IMO Head Urges Governments to Resolve Crew Change Crisis

Sep 11, 2020

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim is urging governments to take swift action to resolve the crew change crisis that has left several hundred thousand seafarers stranded at sea and unable to be repatriated despite the expiry of their contracts…

Logistics News

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Singapore Marine Biofuel Premiums Drop Further on Soft Demand

Singapore Marine Biofuel Premiums Drop Further on Soft Demand

New Study Offers Safety Recommendations for Green Shipping Corridors

New Study Offers Safety Recommendations for Green Shipping Corridors

SAMPOL Awarded Shore Power Contract from Port of València

SAMPOL Awarded Shore Power Contract from Port of València

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