Ships & Ports

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...

Houston port terminals suspend operations as worker tests positive for COVID-19

Houston port terminals suspend operations as worker tests positive for COVID-19

  The Port of Houston has suspended operations at its two container terminals after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19.  The two terminals impacted are...

200,000 coronavirus cases recorded globally

  The number of recorded coronavirus cases across the world has reached 200,000. According to The Spectator Index, the number of cases of the disease is now hitting...

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

ITF slams flag states for failure to protect seafarers

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticized flag states for failing to protect seafarers’ and passengers’ health during the...

Crew change poses serious concern amid coronavirus crisis

Crew change poses serious concern amid coronavirus crisis

  The issue of crew change that has arisen due to the coronavirus pandemic should be of particular concern to the international community, according to Guy Platten,...

NCAA orders airlines to issue health declaration forms to passengers 

FG bans travels from China, Italy, US, UK, nine others

  The Federal Government on Wednesday placed a travel ban on 13 high-risk coronavirus countries. The countries are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan,...

Inflation Market Lagos

Inflation rises to 12.2%, highest in 21 months

  The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday said inflation rose by 12.20 percent year-on-year in February. The inflation rate of 12.2 percent, according to...

Coronavirus-hit cruise ship still stranded off Bahamas

Coronavirus-hit cruise ship still stranded off Bahamas

  A cruise ship operated by British Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines with more than 600 passengers onboard is still searching for a port where it could dock after being...

Qatar ports record impressive growth in first half of 2019

Qatar ports container throughput rises by 9.6% 

  The overall container traffic through various ports in Qatar was 6.86mn tonnes at the end of January 2020, according to the official figures. The net tonnage...

Volumes rise by 9.1% at Chinese container ports

Volumes rise by 9.1% at Chinese container ports

  Chinese ports are getting back to normal after the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and last week saw 9.1% jump in container volumes, however, bulk shipments were...

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe for 30 days

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe for 30 days

  In an Oval Office address to the United States about the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump announced a ban on all travel from Europe to the United States for...

AIB probes Turkish Airlines incident at Port Harcourt airport

Turkish Airlines cancels flights to Nigeria over coronavirus

  Turkish Airlines has announced that it would be undergoing flights cancellation in Nigeria over the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The airline, in a...