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Chinese Ports Hit Capacity as Virus Tests Slow Clearing

Jul 17, 2020

Testing of imported foods for the new coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports.China stepped up inspections…

American P&I Club, ABS Consulting Partner on Cyber Awareness

Jul 10, 2020

Collaboration between risk management and insurance sectors will focus on education, training and guidance to reduce maritime cyber riskABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a subsidiary of ABS focused on safety and risk management, and American…

Desperate Times for Sailors Stranded by Pandemic

Jul 10, 2020

Jens Boysen disembarked one of the world’s largest container ships on Thursday after 167 days at sea when he has acted not only as captain but also as doctor, dentist, mental coach and entertainment director for his stressed-out crew.Almost 200…

Governments Pledge Crew Change Action

Jul 09, 2020

A dozen countries have have committed to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, following a virtual ministerial summit hosted by the U.K. government on Thursday, marking progress to help resolve a growing crisis facing the maritime industry…

NCB Calls for Container Stowage Reforms

Jul 06, 2020

The National Cargo Bureau is calling for reforms to stem the increasing number of container-related incidents caused by poorly stowed, undeclared or misdeclared dangerous cargoesThe National Cargo Bureau (NCB) – a U.S. inspection body authorized…

New Guidelines for Controlling Drug and Alcohol Use at Sea

Jun 26, 2020

New guidance from the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) addresses the potentially serious impact and risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs or other impairing substances by maritime personnel on board ships…

Technology Enhances Crew Well-being -Report

Jun 25, 2020

A new report published by satellite communications provider Inmarsat examines the ways technology can benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea, at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.The report…

Autonomous Security Surveillance Boat Launched in the UAE

Jun 22, 2020

DP World, UAE Region’s next-generation security solutions provider World Security has launched the first autonomous security surveillance boat in the Middle East to upgrade security and surveillance at Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid, Mina Al Hamriya and other facilities in the UAE…

Cruises from US Ports Suspended Through Mid-September

Jun 19, 2020

A number of ocean-going cruise lines said they will voluntarily suspend cruise operations from U.S. ports until September 15 due to COVID-19, industry body Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced Friday.The extended operational…

Hospital-grade Infection Risk Management Applied to Ships

Jun 19, 2020

Managing infection risk during the COVID-19 pandemic requires a new approach to disease control and prevention.A new infection risk management approach has been developed by DNV GL to assess, manage and mitigate infection risk in management systems…

Insurance Company Launched to Focus on Maritime Cyber Threats

Jun 11, 2020

A new insurance services business has been launched to protect maritime companies from cyber threats. Offering risk management, underwriting and analytics, Astaara Company Limited said it aims to modernize this area of the insurance industry…

RightShip Launches New Safety Score

Jun 09, 2020

Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization RightShip launched its new Safety Score in response to industry feedback that called for more transparent methods of assessing vessels.RightShip said it has spent the last two…

The Future of Cruise Ship Buffets: A Step-by-step Guide

Jun 02, 2020

How will cruise lines serve food in an efficient and safe way without compromising superior customer experience?We are in the middle of a paradigm shift, a true disruption in most aspects of our social lives; from meeting friends, going out…

DNV GL Launches Infection Prevention Certification for Maritime

Jun 02, 2020

Classification society DNV GL launched a custom infection prevention certification aiming to help the maritime industry resume operations better prepared for COVID-19 or other emerging pathogens. Genting Cruise Lines is the first customer working…

APL England Detained After Dropping Containers off Australia

May 28, 2020

A Singapore-flagged containership that lost at least 40 containers overboard off the coast of Sydney has been detained by authorities in the Port of Brisbane after Australian inspectors found inadequate lashing arrangements for cargo and heavily corroded securing points for containers on deck…

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Updated Version of Guidelines for Cleaning Containers Released

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