Brazil is the first country in the Americas to include port workers, as well as other transport professionals in Brazil, in the priority group in the National Plan of Vaccination against Covid-19, reported Brazilian media.
UK’s Brookes Bell has extended its international reach with the acquisition of US-based marine consultancy firm 3D Marine USA Inc.
Singapore is prioritising workers in the maritime and aviation sectors for Covid-19 vaccination.
Wallem Group has announced the resignation of its chief executive Frank Coles, after he has held the position for the past two-and-a-half years.
A 32% rise in actual incidents of piracy and armed robbery last year could resulted from economic hardships caused by Covid-19 in coastal communities, according to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC).
The Philippines temporary ban on international crew change has been extended to the end of January and now covers 35 countries with the addition of the UAE and Hungary.
With the mutation of the Covid-19 virus and a new wave of travel restrictions crewing specialist Danica warns that the height of the crew change crisis in spring 2020 could be repeated.
NYK Line has responded to Japan’s recent surge in Covid-19 cases by ordering all staff to work from home until further notice.
Bimco has launched a new film “Ships make the world go” aimed at tackling the lack of understanding of the maritime sector and celebrating successes.