In the States COVID-19 has impacted maritime ports which find themselves at the intersection of the maelstrom of reduced economic activity, changes in work practices, and disrupted and rejigged supply chains.
Some 20 port authorities spanning four continents have signed a declaration pledging to keep ports open for seaborne trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The container shipping sector has now reached the peak impact of the COVID-19 in terms of blanked sailings according to analyst Sea Intelligence.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) are calling on seafarers around the world to sound their ships horns at 12 noon local time International Workers Day on 1 May.
The start of Ramadan last Thursday will not make much difference this year to recycling markets in countries which celebrate the religious month since ship recyclers remain in lockdown with little sign of any change until well into May at the...
The South Korean government has pledged a hefty KRW1.25trn ($1bn) to support the country’s ailing shipping industry severely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Bulker operator Clipper Bulk has announced job cuts starting end-April amidst a dry bulk shipping market struggling with ‘historically’ low freight rates due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak.
India is to allow crew changes of Indian national seafarers for vessels docked or anchored at its ports a move which could go small way to ease the global crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it some very real concerns as to how owners can carry out the required class surveys so that they remain both in compliance with regulations and safe for continued operations.
It has been a tumultuous few months, with public health worries and economic uncertainty. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s continuing to affect more and more industries in ways we never might have previously imagined.