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Svitzer Bags Five-Year Contract Extension with NuStar

Svitzer

Svitzer has secured a five-year extension of its marine service contract with NuStar.

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MPA Singapore Softens Ban on Crew Changes

MPA

The Port of Singapore has softened the ban on crew changes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Sets Off a New Wave of Blank Sailings

Maersk containership

Murphy: The number of blank sailings jumped from 2 to 45 on the main deep-sea trades last week.

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Konecranes Announces 2,000 Temporary Layoffs in Finland

Corona

Finnish Konecranes to temporarily lay off some 2,000 employees.

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Yilport to Make Italy’s Taranto Port Its Mediterranean Hub

Taranto Italy

Yilport Holding is working with Konecranes Ports Services to recommission 23 port cranes at Italy’s Taranto Port.

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CMA CGM-Chartered Boxship Runs Aground in Mississippi River

Containership

A Liberia-flagged containership ran aground in the Mississippi River on March 27.

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Boxship Dodges Pirate Attack South of Bonny Island

Containership

MV Lana escaped pirate hands on Friday, March 27, while sailing south of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

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Japan’s Two Shipbuilding Giants to Form JV in October

Shipbuilders

Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United Corporation agree to form a joint venture.

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Holland America’s 2 Ships Pass Panama Canal

Zaandam

Coronavirus-hit Zaandam rendezvouses with sister ship to transfer passengers before both ships transit the Panama Canal.

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MUA: Vital Steps Needed to Save Australian Supply Chains

MUA urges Australia’s maritime businesses to implement a framework aimed at preventing coronavirus transmission.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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Maersk Gjertrud Seafarers Suspected of Having Coronavirus

Maersk containership

A number of seafarers on board Gjertrud Maersk hospitalized after experiencing symptoms linked to Covid-19.

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Coronavirus’ Impact on New Cruise Ship Orders to Be Immense

Meyer Werft

Apart from the ongoing health crisis, the cruise industry is currently also faced with an economic crisis.

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Stena Bulk About to Test Biofuel on Its MR Tanker

Stena Immortal

Stena Bulk is about to test 100 % biofuel on one of its MR tankers in the coming weeks.

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Seawork 2020

Seawork is Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, providing businesses the opportunity…

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Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

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World Future Ports Summit 2020

This event will bring together ports and maritime shipping professionals from global leading companies and authorities to discuss recent digital technologies…

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Europort Romania

Europort Romania is the premier maritime networking event of the Black Sea and will connect maritime technology and service suppliers with high level professionals from Romania and surrounding shipbuilding markets.

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FSG Delivers Eighth RoRo Newbuild to Siem

FSG has delivered another 32,336 GT roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ferry to Siem Europe.

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Project to Convert CO2 Emissions into Carbon Neutral Fuel

The fuels are intended to be used primarily by marine and road transport among others in the supply chain.

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Coronavirus Uncertainties Steer Konecranes to Profit Warning

Konecranes

Konecranes has issued a profit warning for 2020 due to demand outlook uncertainties from the pandemic.

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Green Maritime Methanol Members Launch Engine Testing

Green Maritime Methanol

The Green Maritime Methanol consortium achieves a new project milestone.

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Fincantieri Extends Production Halt

Fincantieri

Fincantieri will further extend the work stoppage at all its military and cruise vessel production plants and offices.

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Synergy: Doing Nothing about Crew Changes is Not a Plan

Seafarers

Synergy: Collective, carefully managed crew changes at designated ports could help us tackle this crisis.

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3 Ships Approached in Two Days off West Africa

Piracy

Ships sailing off the coast of West Africa reported at least 3 suspicious approaches over the past two days.

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Industry Sees Growth in Remote Surveys in Times of COVID-19

Remote surveys

Remote ship surveys and inspections have become increasingly popular amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Shiprecycling in Pakistan and India in Limbo

Shipbreaking

The coronavirus pandemic has practically paralysed the ship demolition market in South Asia.

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85 Pct of Maersk’s Global Office-Based Staff Work From Home

Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean and Logistics at Maersk

The number of Maersk employees working from home has increased considerably amid global lockdown measures.

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CMA CGM Closes USD 815 Mn Sale of Eight Port Terminals

CMA CGM

CMA CGM has completed a first transaction related to the sale of eight port terminals to Terminal Link.

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NCL Investigated for Alleged Downplaying of COVID-19 Risks

Norwegian Cruise Line

Florida attorney general launched an investigation into alleged misleading sales pitches from Norwegian Cruise Line.

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