Aranui 5 – The unique combination of cargo-passenger ship, joins the list of vessels to have its service interrupted by the coronavirus.
A great deal has changed since March when the International Chamber of Shipping first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
The bulk carrier Patricia Oldendorff (114,753 dwt built 2010) is currently anchored off Port Hedland, Western Australia. Seventeen crew members aboard have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Sweden’s flow of goods is changing. Recent figures published by the Swedish Ports Association reveal that Gothenburg is playing an increasingly important role as Sweden’s gateway to the world market.
With the Coronavirus pandemic resulting in temporary border closures between countries, freight forwarder Haven Shipping, had to find an alternative option to road transport for the movement of a transformer and accessories between Oman and Kuwait.
Sailors’ Society says coronavirus is the worst crisis seafarers have faced in its 200-year history, with ‘overwhelming’ numbers turning to the charity for help since the pandemic began.
The port is part of Belgium’s essential infrastructure, playing a crucial role in supplying Belgium and Europe. The Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce reconvened at the end of July and stressed that it remains essential to monitor the situation.
The Maritime Port and Authority, Singapore has reported that the vessel carrying the 15 COVID-19 positive Filipino workers that halted at Singapore for repairs and refuel had arrived from India on Aug 8, 2020.
A representative of the Ukrainian Health Ministry Labs Centre For Water Transport reported the death of a foreign ship captain due to COVID-19 on Sunday, the 9th of August, 2020.