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.
With COVID-19 impacting all sectors of the economy, the cruise industry has been particularly brought to its knees. Now the question that arises is – Where did hundreds of these humongous cruise ships go?
As much as it is necessary to carry out stringent checking at ports of the vessel to maintain proper sanitization to minimize the spread of the virus, it is important that the seaman in all scenario is fairly treated based on the various guidelines given by the IMO.
Singapore maritime administration’s discovery of tampered COVID-19 tests of seafarers that were to join vessels from the country has now raised alarms on all international shipping bodies.
Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten made headlines around the world when it became among the very first cruise ships to operate during the pandemic.