Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March and the initial actions taken to adapt operations, a plan with a longer perspective has been developed for implementation in the coming months.
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In what seemed to be a muddle-up by authorities testing foreign returnees for COVID-19, has now flared up and caused significant problems in the last week for 39-year-old seafarer and his wife.
At a time when border tensions between India and China are at an all-time high, India decided to hold a naval exercise with Japan in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR), towards the important shipping route of Malacca Strait.
In reference to new Chinese law that aims at tightening restrictions against the import of shipments of scrap metal, two container shipping firms have backed out of accepting scrap cargo to China.
Governments have the power to solve a growing humanitarian crisis and must take action to bring seafarers home and allow their relief crews to join ships.
A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France when the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship, MSC World Europa.
Wärtsilä, in close customer cooperation with Knutsen OAS Shipping AS and Repsol, as well as with the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre, will commence the world’s first long term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine.
Signed a joint development agreement for fuel cell ships with Bloom Energy; Development of the world’s first fuel cell tanker and expansion to LNG carriers and shuttle tankers.
Although levels remain historically high, the carrier segment has now seen a 0.2% decline since the beginning of 2020, after four consecutive months of increases through to February.