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IMO Chief Seeks UN Support over Keyworker Exemptions

seafarer

IMO Secretary-General asked UN agencies to support the designation of seafarers, port workers as key personnel.

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SKDY Gets ClassNK AiP for LNG-Fueled Chemical Tanker Design

LNG-Fueled Tanker

ClassNK grants AiP to Shin Kurushima Dockyard for a concept design of 49,000 dwt LNG-fueled chemical tanker.

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World's Largest Boxship to Start Sailing at the End of April

HMM Blessing

The delivery of 24,000 TEU containerships to HMM will not be delayed.

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IRClass: 1st Ship Classed under Lebanese Flag

IRClass

Ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed its first vessel under the Lebanese flag.

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FSL Trust Finalizes Sale of Aframax Tanker

Tanker

FSL Shanghai, a crude oil tanker, was sold to Performance Shipping.

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DHT Holdings Inks Charters for 6 VLCCs

DHT tanker DHT Condor

DHT Holdings has secured time charters for six of its very large crude carriers (VLCCs).

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CMA CGM Seafarer Tests Negative for COVID-19

CMA CGM containership

The crew member on board the giant containership CMA CGM Marco Polo tested negative for the coronavirus.

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Bulker Crew Threatened for Voicing COVID-19 Exposure Fears

Coronavirus testing

Tomini Destiny crew pressured to perform shipboard operations under duress.

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DSME Wins VLCC Order from Pan Ocean

Pan Ocean, DSME sign VLCC contract

DSME has secured an order for a very large crude oil carrier from Pan Ocean.

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HRAS Slams Fear of Speaking Up on Seafarers' Struggles

Corona

David Hammond, CEO of HRAS, criticizes under-reporting of the pandemic's consequences on seafarers.

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DIMECC: New Program Paves Way for Remote Pilotage

DIMECC

The program provides blueprints for digitalization, service innovation and information flows in maritime transport.

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THE Alliance Reveals New Batch of Void Sailings

Hapag-Lloyd containership

Members of THE Alliance decided to void dozens of sailings in April.

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Global Schedule Reliability Hits Record Low

Hamburg Sud containership

Global schedule reliability of liner shipping companies dropped to the lowest recorded level since 2011.

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CMA CGM Crew Member in Isolation Awaiting COVID-19 Test

CMA CGM Marco Polo

Crew member on board CMA CGM Marco Polo in isolation.

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Wharfies Refuse to Unload Boxship in Melbourne

DP World container terminal

Wharfies at the DP World terminal in Melbourne refused to unload a container vessel last night citing safety risks.

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Vitol Acquires Singapore's Bunkering Company

Sinanju Tankers

Vitol Marine Fuels acquires 100 percent of Singapore-based bunkering specialist Sinanju Tankers Holdings.

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USD 1.23 Mln Fund to Support Seafarers Impacted by Covid-19

Seafarers

ITF Seafarers’ Trust launching a USD 1.23 million fund to address the impact of the pandemic on seafarers.

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Euronav Braces for Write-Down amid Compliant Fuel Price Drop

Oceania ULCC

Euronav expects a write-down in the first quarter of 2020 amid VLSFO price drop.

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Crew Members of Maersk Boxship Test Positive for Covid-19

Maersk containership

Five crew members of a Maersk owned and operated containership test positive for coronavirus.

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PSA, Jurong Port, Others to Launch Hydrogen Import Study

Singapore

The goal is to develop technologies related to the importation, transportation, and storage of hydrogen.

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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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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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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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