Rauma Shipyard shuts down production after 239 workers tested positive for COVID-19After 239 employees tested positive for coronavirus, Finland-based shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions shut down production.
Atlantic Terminals to support Panama Canal to facilitate vaccine distributionManzanillo International Terminal (MIT) and Colon Container Terminal (CCT), both port terminals on Panama's Atlantic side, have joined forces to help optimize supply routes to Latin America for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and supplies.
P&O Ferries offers to carry coronavirus vaccines to the UK for freeDP World-owned ro/ro and freight ferry operator P&O Ferries provides free transport of COVID-19 vaccines to the United Kingdom for import shipments.
Hapag-Lloyd reports two COVID-19 cases on its shipsThe German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd announced that two of its vessels were facing crew delays in the event of infection with COVID-19.
Thailand eases coronavirus restrictions for sea tourismThailand eased coronavirus restrictions and plans to shorten a quarantine period to encourage foreign tourists.
Bulk carrier with a coronavirus outbreak on board leaves AustraliaFrom its anchorage off Port Hedland, a Panama-flagged bulk carrier with a coronavirus outbreak on board has sailed and is en route to Manila , Philippines.
International Chamber of Shipping updates health guidance on COVID-19New health guidance has been published by the International Chamber of Shipping to help the shipping industry tackle the spread of COVID-19, now nine months into the pandemic.
Philippine Ports Authority opens COVID-19 test center for seafarersThe Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has formally opened a dedicated RT-PCR Molecular Testing Laboratory for this purpose, with the goal of facilitating the movement of seafarers to and from the country.
Malaysia reports four crew members on ship tested positiveMalaysia's Health Ministry announced on August 31 that four crew members on a ship tested positive for Covid-19.
South Korea closes Busan beaches due to spiking virus casesSouth Korea said it planned on Thursday to close Haeundae Beach and other beaches in Busan 's southeastern port city due to the increasing number of new cases of coronavirus transmitted locally.
15 crew members on board tested positive for COVID-19 in SingaporeThe Ministry of Health announced that a crew member serving on an ocean-going ship had been found positive for COVID-19 in Singapore. Fourteen other crew members on board the same ship were later confirmed to have COVID-19.
More seafarers on Russia-flagged ship tested positive for COVID-19 in BusanSeafarers on a Russian-flagged ship docked in the southern port city of Busan were reported to have been infected with the latest coronavirus, health authorities stated.
Crystal Cruises cancelled remaining 2020 ocean cruisesDue to COVID-19, Crystal Cruises has cancelled all remaining ocean voyages onboard the Symphony, Serenity and Esprit by the end of 2020, combined with varying international travel restrictions.