Ships & Ports

Thousands of cruise ship crew members stranded at sea

Thousands of cruise ship crew members stranded at sea

  Thousands of seafarers employed on cruise ships are still stranded at sea as ports deny vessels the permission to dock amid restrictive measures adopted to...

Venezuelan Navy ship sinks after collision with expedition vessel 

Venezuelan Navy ship sinks after collision with expedition vessel 

  A Venezuelan Navy ship has sunk after colliding with the ice-strengthened hull of an expedition cruise ship earlier last week.  The incident took place March 30,...

Expanded Panama Canal handles its largest containership ever 

Covid-19: Panama Canal sends 5,400 workers home 

  The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has sent no fewer than 5,400 of its 9,000 employees home and rolled out contingency plans to keep trade flowing amid the...

ITF launches $1.23m fund to support seafarers impacted by Covid-19

ITF launches $1.23m fund to support seafarers impacted by Covid-19

  A UK-based charity the ITF Seafarers’ Trust (ITFST) is launching a USD1.23 million emergency fund to address the impact of the global pandemic on seafarers and...

How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

  More people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease...

US ports outlook changes to negative

  A key economic outlook for the US ports sector has been revised to negative from stable due to weakened demand and persistent supply chain risk as a result of the...

U.S. wants IMO to implement 2020 sulphur cap rule in phases 

Britain suspends IMO 2020 fuel checks due to coronavirus

  Britain has suspended checks on ships for compliance with low sulphur fuel regulations as part of wider measures that cut back on inspections to reduce the impact...

Port Harcourt airport closed to passengers

Port Harcourt airport closed to passengers

  Assistant General Manager Operations, Port Harcourt International Airport, Kunle Akinbode, said all domestic flights operating at the airport have been...

Maersk sells off $1bn stake in Total

85% of Maersk’s office-based staff working from home

  The number of Maersk employees working from home has increased considerably amid lockdown measures implemented across Europe and Asia to contain the coronavirus...

India

Indian ports declare force majeure amid coronavirus crisis

  Prompted by the unforeseen delays in the delivery of cargoes and other port-related services as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, some of the Indian...

3 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for Covid-19

More sailors test positive for COVID-19 on U.S. Navy ship

  All 5,000 personnel aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt will be tested for the coronavirus after the number of sailors on the ship who have tested...

Container lines cut Asia vessel capacity 23%

  Container lines reduced vessel capacity in the Asia trades by some 23% between mid-January and mid-March this year as smaller vessels were deployed according...