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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wallenius Wilhelmsen to Cut 2,500 Jobs in USA and Mexico

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has launched temporary layoffs in the USA and Mexico in line with automaker plant closures.

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Odfjell Terminals US Secures USD 250 Mln Loan

Odfjell Terminals US

Odfjell Terminals US has closed a USD 250 million revolving credit facility.

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Captain of Maersk Batam Medevaced

The captain of M/V Maersk Batam medevaced south of Puerto Rico.

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Coronavirus Survived 17 Days on Cabin Surfaces

Diamond Princess

The coronavirus found on cabin surfaces of infected passengers up to 17 days after cabins were vacated.

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Cruise Ship Heading to Florida with 42 Ill People on Board

Zaandam

A Holland America Line cruise ship, with 42 ill people on board, has been turned away by ports in Chile.

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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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Royal Caribbean Secures USD 2.2 Bn Loan to Bolster Liquidity

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Cruises secures a USD 2.2 billion 364-day secured term loan facility to boost its liquidity.

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Unix Line Fined USD 1.65 Mln for Oily Bilge Dumping

Gavel

Unix Line fined USD 1.65 million for concealing illegal discharges of oily water.

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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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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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4 People on board Ruby Princess Test Positive to Coronavirus

Ruby Princess

Four people onboard Ruby Princess cruise ship have tested positive to coronavirus.

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Carnival Bracing for Net Loss in 2020 FY due to COVID-19

Carnival Triumph

Carnival Corporation expects to post a net loss for operations for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2020.

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BIMCO: Tanker Shipping to Face Two Different Realities

Tanker

The tanker shipping industry will likely face two contrasting realities, shipping association BIMCO said.

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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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McKeil Marine Buys 5th Ship in 13 Months

Tanker

Canada’s McKeil Marine acquires the Adfines Sea, an intermediate-sized ice class 1A product tanker.

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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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