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Cocaine smuggled to New Zealand on ship’s hull

5 seafarers on Maersk ship test positive for COVID-19 

  Five crew members on board a Maersk containership have tested positive for COVID-19 in China.  Maersk said seven crew members on board Gjertrud Maersk were...

Konecranes completes Terex MPHS acquisition

COVID-19: Konecranes lays off 2,000 workers 

  Finnish Konecranes has unveiled intentions to temporarily lay off some 2,000 employees as a result of coronavirus impact on the company’s operations. The...

Ship fends off pirate attack, takes refuge in Nigeria 

Ship fends off pirate attack, takes refuge in Nigeria 

  Bermuda-flagged oil/chemical tanker Stena Important, operated by Concordia Maritime, was approached by a suspicious vessel at Doula Anchorage, Cameroon on March...

Pirates kidnap 20 Indians, spare Nigerian seafarer off Togo

Pirates defy coronavirus; kidnap 7 seafarers from MSC ship off Gabon 

  Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea appear not to be deterred by the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic as they stormed a Portuguese-flagged containership named...

Pirates defy coronavirus; kidnap 7 seafarers from MSC ship off Gabon 

Pirates defy coronavirus; kidnap 7 seafarers from MSC ship off Gabon 

  Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea appear not to be deterred by the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic as they stormed a Portuguese-flagged containership named...

Ghana shuts borders after first coronavirus death

Ghana shuts borders after first coronavirus death

  Ghana has closed all its borders to human traffic to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after it recorded its first death from the pandemic. ...

Maersk ship loads world record 19,038 TEUs in Malaysia

Maersk reports higher Q1 earnings, suspends 2020 outlook

  Cost-cutting and price rises will help Maersk deliver higher first-quarter earnings than a year ago, the shipping giant said on Friday, though it scrapped its...

Keep ports open, facilitate crew changes, ICS and ITF tell UN

Keep ports open, facilitate crew changes, ICS and ITF tell UN

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Internatiional Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are calling on the United Nations to keep ports open and...

Coronavirus: Maersk suspends crew changes until April 14

Coronavirus: Maersk suspends crew changes until April 14

  The world’s largest container line has suspended crew changes for all of its operated ships amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an emailed statement, A.P....

Organisers postpone Posidonia due to coronavirus 

Organisers postpone Posidonia due to coronavirus 

  Posidonia, one of the world’s biggest shipping exhibitions due to have been held in June, has been postponed until late October due to the coronavirus, the...

Ferry operator sacks 950 workers due to coronavirus impact

Ferry operator sacks 950 workers due to coronavirus impact

  European ferry operator Stena Line has announced plans to layoff 950 employees due to travel restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic.   The...

Armed pirates attack LNG carrier off Bonny

Perpetrators caught after boarding ship in Singapore Strait

  A Liberia-flagged bulk carrier was boarded by three perpetrators while sailing in the Singapore Strait on Monday.  At the time of the incident, the 71,313 cbm...