Ships & Ports

Container volume rises at Saudi port 

Chinese group forecasts container volume decline in Q2

  Container volume of eight major Chinese ports increased 6.2% last week, but there is risk of volume decline due to the spread of COVID-19 global pandemic in the...

COVID-19: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks $1.9bn bailout 

COVID-19: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks $1.9bn bailout 

  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is seeking a $1.9bn government bailout as traffic plummets amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a...

Aviation unions

‘Domestic flights still in operation’

  The Federal Airports Authourity of Nigeria (FAAN) said that passengers could still travel within Nigeria in spite of the suspension of international flight...

Another 70 coronavirus cases reported on Diamond Princess cruise ship 

Coronavirus survived 17 days on Diamond Princess cabin surfaces

  The coronavirus was found on a variety of surfaces in cabins of infected passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship up to 17 days after cabins were...

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

UK shipping bodies call for government support of seafarers

  UK seafarers’ unions and shipowners’ body the UK Chamber of Shipping have issued a joint statement calling on the government to protect the interests of a...

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

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

  Three U.S. sailors on board the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Pacific tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), U.S. Navy officials...

64 migrants found dead in cargo container in Mozambique

64 migrants found dead in cargo container in Mozambique

  No fewer than 64 suspected undocumented migrants from Ethiopia were found dead on Tuesday in a cargo container in Mozambique’s northwest Tete province, a senior...

Femi Gbajabiamila

Lawmakers adjourn plenary indefinitely

  The House of Representatives will, after a brief sitting today, adjourn plenary indefinitely as coronavirus spreads in Nigeria, especially in the Federal Capital...

Mitsui OSK Lines' (MOL)

MOL sounds the alarm on 2019 results

  Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines expects to record an extraordinary loss on its consolidated and non-consolidated financial statements for the fiscal...

Kristalina Georgieva

IMF warns of severe recession in 2020 due to coronavirus

  The International Monetary Fund is warning that 2020 could see a severe recession “at least as bad during the global financial crisis or worse,’’ even as...

ITF wants Maersk to protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis

ITF wants Maersk to protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling on A.P. Moller–Maersk to protect its seafarers and terminal workers from the coronavirus pandemic...

Container-Shipping

Shipping not immune to a pandemic

  By Peter Sand, BIMCO Chief Shipping Analyst The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. There is little...