UN calls for seafarers to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccinationsSeafarers must be given priority for Covid-19 vaccines, according to a joint statement signed by the heads of five United Nations bodies on Friday.
Port of Los Angeles starts first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations for employeesOn Friday, about 800 staff from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will engage in the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for employees at the busiest seaport complex in the United States.
Panama Canal signs MoU to supply routes for distribution of COVID-19 vaccineTo help optimize supply routes for the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Panama Canal has signed signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with the Panama Ports Company and PSA Panama International Terminal.
Saga Cruises gains COVID-19 safety accreditation from Lloyd’s RegisterOn Friday, Saga revealed it was the first cruise operator to be awarded the Lloyd's Register's new COVID-19 health insurance accreditation.
Maersk to work with COVAXX to ship American Covid-19 vaccineMaersk has signed an agreement with COVAXX to ship the Covid-19 vaccine from the American pharmaceutical company across the globe when and if regulatory authorities approve it.
Queensland reports two new COVID-19 cases onboardTwo crew onboard a container ship off the Sunshine Coast of Queensland have tested coronavirus positive and will undergo genomic testing to determine whether they are infected with a strain in Australia that has never been identified before.
7 crew members of MOL’s capesize bulker tested positive for COVID-19The Japanese shipping company reported that seven crew members deployed on MOL's Capesize bulker Vega Dream have tested positive for COVID-19.
Merger between Daewoo and Hyundai delayed due to COVID-19Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the planned merger between Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in 2020 has become uncertain.
The Bahamas unveils its plans for tourism recoveryMinister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar announced that The Bahamas will enter Phase 3 of its Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan on October 15.
Panama Canal Authority to extend temporary relief measuresThe Panama Canal Authority has agreed to extend its immediate relief measures to 31 December 2020, providing more assistance for the recovery of the industry.
MSC Grandiosa welcomes first guests in COVID-19 pandemicMSC Grandiosa became the first ship in the MSC Cruises fleet to welcome guests back and the first ship to introduce the Company's Health and Safety Protocol.
Viking Cruises cancels remaining 2020 programAfter becoming the first cruise line to cease operations in March, Viking has cancelled its remaining 2020 cruise schedule.
Passenger of SeaDream tests positive for coronavirusA SeaDream I passenger on the previous cruise the vessel sailed tested positive for COVID-19 upon his return to Denmark, which meant that all passengers on the current sailing were told to stay in their staterooms.