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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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AAM to Complete US 1st Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vessel

Hydrogen Ferry

All American Marine is to complete the aluminum construction of a hydrogen-powered, electric drive vessel.

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Carnival’s Brands Extend Voyage Pause until Mid of May

Carnival

Carnival Corporation’s North American cruise line operators are extending their suspension of cruise voyages.

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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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Japanese Company to Build World’s First All-Electric Tankers

Electric Tanker

Japan’s Asahi Tanker plans to build the world’s first two zero-emission electrically powered tankers.

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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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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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