A new partnership between IMO, WCO, UNECE and ISO startsA new agreement has been signed to promote increased maritime digitalisation between the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Organ
Turku Shipyard announces layoffsFinnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku began statutory talks to lay off up to 450 of its roughly 2,000 employees due to a coronavirus pandemic hit to the company.
Workers in the Port of Antwerp will next month begin testing wristbandsWorkers in the Antwerp Port will begin testing wristbands produced by a Belgian technology company next month, which may help ensure the social distance needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
First ship passed under raised bridges of Saint-Petersburg in 2020The Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) says the first ship moved on the night of April 16-17 under the elevated bridges at Saint-Petersburg. It was the Bavly tanker bound for Yaroslavl where oil products will be loaded.
Ship jobs to fuel recovery in South AustraliaThis year's ramping up of shipbuilding programs in Adelaide provides South Australia with an employment lifeline as the state searches for ways to tackle boosting post-coronavirus job growth.
Mediterranean rescue charities disagree on whether to work in pandemic circumstancesTwo big migrant rescue charities operating in the Mediterranean have fallen out over whether to continue search and rescue missions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oil giant of Singapore Hin Leong Trading files for bankruptcyHin Leong Trading has filed for bankruptcy protection as it seeks to restructure debts of nearly $4bn.
Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd brings its fleet homeHapag-Lloyd Cruises which would generally sail the seven seas is now bound for the waters of its home port.
Wärtsilä announces route exchange on 50 shipsWärtsilä Voyage has won a contract to update ECDIS 50 tankers onboard. 400 ships already have route sharing capability through their ECDIS.
Dutch JSS Karel Doorman sails for coronavirus relief missionHNLMS Karel Doorman, from the Royal Netherlands Navy, set sails for the Caribbean this morning. The Dutch Ministry of Defense has tasked the Joint Logistic Support Ship to support civilian authorities in fighting COVID-19 if the situation demands it.
International Chamber of Shipping welcomes EU moves on COVID-19The International Chamber of Shipping welcomed the European Commission's guidance calling on EU Member States, in coordination with the Commission, to designate ports around EU shores for fast-track crew changes, with adequate facilities for seafarers to
The Coral Princess has left Port MiamiThe Coral Princess left Port Miami on Thursday with five charter flights scheduled for departure, one domestic charter flight and four international charter flights to South America and Europe, as disembarkation efforts continued for guests.
Costa extends the pause of activity until 30 MayAccording to a statement citing the situation at COVID-19, Costa announced the further suspension of its cruises until 30 May 2020.