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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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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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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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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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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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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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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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Stena Important Thwarts Pirate Attack

Tanker

Pirates attempt to board Stena Important at Doula Anchorage, Cameroon.

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Surge in Seafarers' Pleas for Help amid Coronavirus Crisis

Seafarers

Seafarers seeking help in overcoming their circumstances onboard ships exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Scrubber Uptake Hits 4,000 Ships

Scrubber

There are approximately 4,000 ships fitted or about to be fitted with a scrubber.

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7 Kidnapped from MSC Talia F Containership

MSC containership

Seven crew members of the Portuguese flagged containership MSC Talia F kidnapped.

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Sea-Intel: Scrubber Investment Case Undermined

Scrubber

Sea-Intelligence: The low-sulphur premium dropped from a 300 USD/ton to 60 USD/ton.

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ICS, ITF Urge Govts to Ensure Uninterrupted Crew Changes

Shipping

ICS and ITF have urged governments to ensure uninterrupted crew changes amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Carnival Offers Its Cruise Ships to Serve as Hospitals

Carnival Victory

Carnival has offered select cruise ships for use as temporary hospitals to help address COVID-19.

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South Africa: No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases onboard Corona

Bulker

TNPA has confirmed that two seafarers on board the Corona ship tested negative for COVID-19.

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AIDAmira Passengers Test Negative for COVID-19

AIDA

There are no coronavirus cases on board AIDAmira, a cruise ship currently docked at the Port of Cape Town.

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ITF Slams Flag States for Failure to Protect Seafarers

Cruise ship

ITF criticizes flag states over failure to protect seafarers’ and passenger’s health during the humanitarian crisis.

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Corona Crew Member Potentially Infected with COVID-19

Coronavirus

South African authorities place two seafarers into isolation due to COVID-19 onboard Corona.

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Management Loses Contact with Cargo Ship after Pirate Attack

piracy

The management of Huanghai Glory lost contact with the ship after a pirate attack alert.

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Chemical Tanker Minerva Virgo Attacked off Benin

piracy

Chemical tanker MT Minerva Virgo was boarded by a group of pirates.

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20 Capesize Bulkers Scrapped Already in 2020

Bulker

Poor bulker markets have pushed owners to scrap 20 Capesize bulkers so far this year.

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ICS: Ships Violating IMO 2020 Face Serious Fines, Detention

Containership Hamburg

Major port state regimes to rigorously enforce the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 from March 1st.

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ICS: Coronavirus Costing Shipping Industry USD 350 Mln a Week

Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak is estimated to be costing the shipping industry USD 350 million a week.

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Keppel Completes FPSO Conversion under 7 Months

FPSO Abigail-Joseph

Keppel Shipyard has delivered FPSO Abigail-Joseph to Yinson Nepeta Production Ltd.

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Scrubber Fitting No Longer an Issue of If but of How Fast

Scrubber

An unprecedented surge of inquiries on how scrubbers can be fitted at short notice.

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