Dream Cruises cancels 2020-2021 Australia programAccording to a statement citing coronavirus outbreak, Dream Cruises has canceled its 2020-2021 Australia / New Zealand program aboard the Explorer Dream.
Republic of the Marshall Islands warns companies about treating seafarersThe Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), with more than 4,700 vessels and nearly 100,000 seafarers working on RMI-flagged vessels, encourages countries to identify and protect seafarers as key transport staff in the midst of restrictions around the cor
Western supply chains collapse as lockdowns of coronavirus spreadFreight carriers are unable to transport goods by land, sea or air as the coronavirus pandemic forces Western governments to enforce lockdowns, threatening the supply of essential products and drugs to the most affected countries, such as Italy.
Cochin Shipyard suspends operations due to COVID-19India's Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) said shipbuilding and repair activities have been suspended in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. This said it will continue providing essential services.
Carnival Corporation extends offer to use ships as hospitalsThe company announced that governments and health agencies would consider using cruise ships as temporary health-care facilities to treat non-COVID-19 patients, opening up additional space and increasing capacity in land-based hospitals to handle COVID-19
USCG partners complete removal of aground sailing vessel off HiloThe U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the grounded, 63-foot Midway Island fishing vessel has safely relocated from the rocks to Pier 2 within Hilo Harbor.
Tallink Grupp reroutes its Baltic Princess and GalaxyTallink Grupp is announcing that it will temporarily re-route its Baltic Princess and Galaxy vessels to run on the Turku-Kapellskär route from 19 March 2020 to provide freight between Finland and Sweden.
Port of Gothenburg remains open despite Covid-19The Port of Gothenburg is continuing to track very closely the spread of coronavirus, the company said in its statement. Ongoing organizational changes are being made.
Alfa Laval to launch a cost reduction programThe first quarter of 2020 has begun in line with the plans of Alfa Laval, with invoicing and order intake at about the same pace as last year during January and February, the company said in its report.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company to receive new gas tankerKuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) said it received Umm Ruwaisat, the giant liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, as part of a major fleet overhaul.
Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport to remain openThe Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport will continue to be operational following a shelter-in-place order from Alameda County, the company said in its statement.
Coronavirus roadblocks at ports placed seafarers at riskAccording to the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA), the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic which is taking hold around the world that leave seafarers without essential medicines and supplies as well as important spare parts.
Greece to quarantine all arrivals from abroadGreece announced that it would shut down all shops apart from supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, gas stations and food delivery services and place everyone coming from abroad in quarantine for two weeks to fight against coronavirus.