The maritime industry has to embrace digitalisation and operational automation, whilst continue with global efforts to overcome the crew change crisis, amidst the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to panelists speaking at the...
Seafarers are invisible victims of Covid-19. Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels for, in some cases, months beyond agreed contracts.
The UK P&I Club has published what it believes to be the most comprehensive account to date of the situation regarding crew changes at different ports across the world.
The IMO and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have welcomed a UN resolution calling for all countries to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers.
Singapore is facilitating crew change up to around 75% of the level undertaken in the port prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, and continuing to introduce new measures for safe exchanges of seafarers.
On the eve of retail extravaganza ‘Black Friday’, a meeting of the Round Table of shipping associations this week decided to seek the help of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to end the crew change crisis.