Seafarer deployment up in September despite COVID-19 pandemic, says labor dept

Seafarer deployment up in September despite COVID-19 pandemic, says labor dept
Jamaine Punzalan, Oct 30 2020 https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/30/20/seafarer-deployment-up-in-sep...

MANILA — The overseas deployment of Filipino seafarers recently went up despite the coronavirus pandemic, the labor department said Friday.

After Freedom, Filipino Seafarers Captured by Pirates Battle Trauma

After Freedom, Filipino Seafarers Captured by Pirates Battle Trauma
Ana P. Santos October 30, 2020 | https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/after-freedom-filipino-seafarers-ca...

Every day for nearly 5 years, Elmer Balbero was afraid to die.

Australia Clamps Down On Japan Ship Crew Abuse

Australia Clamps Down On Japan Ship Crew Abuse
Nishan Degnarain Oct 30, 2020

Australia is starting to take a firmer line against ship crew abuse by major shipping lines.

One of Japan’s largest shipping companies, NYK Line, was called out this week.

Their Panama-flagged cargo ship, the Metis Leader, was delivering cars to Australia when it was impounded in port. It had been due to leave the Port of Melbourne on Wednesday October 21.

Key shipping takeaways from China’s latest five-year plan

Key shipping takeaways from China’s latest five-year plan
Jason Jiang October 30, 2020 https://splash247.com/key-shipping-takeaways-from-chinas-latest-five-yea...

When it comes to politics it’s not just the US election next Tuesday that the global shipping community has been following closely. This week, China’s Communist Party’s Central Committee unveiled the first glimpses of the 14th five-year plan for the period 2021 through to 2025.

Panama Canal is clogged with ships, and the pandemic is making it worse

Panama Canal is clogged with ships, and the pandemic is making it worse
Oct 30, 2020, https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/panama-canal-is-clogged-with-s...

The Panama Canal is a crucial waterway for cargoes from the US, the fastest growing LNG supplier, to reach markets in Asia, the biggest consumer,delays coupled with soaring charter rates may force cargo owners to choose alternative routes

Solons puzzled why Filipino seafarers got infected with coronavirus on their way to job destinations

Solons puzzled why Filipino seafarers got infected with coronavirus on their way to job destinations
Ben Rosario October 29, 2020 https://mb.com.ph/2020/10/29/solons-puzzled-why-filipino-seafarers-got-i...

Covid: The 400,000 seafarers who can't go home

Covid: The 400,000 seafarers who can't go home
Tim McDonald 30 Oct 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54549612

Seafarers face many frustrations, including prolonged contracts and cancelled flights home. This image is part of the "Still At Sea" photography competition, held by the ITF Seafarers' Trust.

Abandoned seafarers return home after three-month ordeal

Abandoned seafarers return home after three-month ordeal
Sam Chambers October 30, 2020 https://splash247.com/abandoned-seafarers-return-home-after-three-month-...

A group of 24 seafarers abandoned since July after their ships were detained in Ravenna Port in Italy for alleged non-payment of bunker supplies have finally been repatriated.

Smart Ports are the Gates to the Maritime Industry’s Digital Future

Smart Ports are the Gates to the Maritime Industry’s Digital Future
28/10/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/smart-ports-are-the-gates-to-the-ma...

Demand for Seaborne Trade to Remain Low for the Next 12 Months

Demand for Seaborne Trade to Remain Low for the Next 12 Months
30/10/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/demand-for-seaborne-trade-to-remain...

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