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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diana Shipping’s CEO Has COVID-19

Diana Shipping

Simeon Palios, chairman and CEO of Greek shipowner Diana Shipping, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Indian Ports Declare Force Majeure amid Coronavirus Crisis

Indian flag

Some of India’s ports declare force majeure amid coronavirus impact.

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COVID-19: Hapag-Lloyd Adds 100,000 TEU of Capacity

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has on-hired over 100,000 TEU of additional equipment across the globe to keep the supply chain flowing.

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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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