House panel starts debating bills regulating shipping rates

House panel starts debating bills regulating shipping rates
Arjay L. Balinbin May 2, 2021 https://www.bworldonline.com/house-panel-starts-debating-bills-regulatin...

THE HOUSE Transportation Committee started discussing on Friday two proposed measures seeking to regulate the charges imposed by international shipping lines.

Ever Given's Suez Canal blockage still disrupting global shipping

Ever Given's Suez Canal blockage still disrupting global shipping
KAZUTO SHIMADA and TAKESHI KUMON, May 2, 2021 https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Markets/Ever-Given-s-Suez-Canal-blockag...

High sea freight rates and traffic jams force exporters to try air, rail routes

Journalists, seamen to join belated Labor Day strike action

Journalists, seamen to join belated Labor Day strike action
30.04.2021 • https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1160381/journalists-seamen-to-join-bel...

Catch-22: Reimposing seafarer travel bans threatens global vaccination push

Reimposing seafarer travel bans threatens global vaccination push
Natalie Shaw 30 Apr 2021

The International Chamber of Shipping says requiring proof of vaccination before letting crews leave ships to return home will put seafarers in a Catch-22 scenario — unable to disembark until they are vaccinated, but not able to get vaccinated without leaving the vessel

Greek Ship Crew Returns Home after 15 Month China Sea Ordeal

Greek Ship Crew Returns Home after 15 Month China Sea Ordeal
Paula Tsoni April 30, 2021 https://greekreporter.com/2021/04/30/greek-ship-crew-repatriated-from-ch...

Singapore Bars Ship Crew Changes From More South Asian Nations

Singapore Bars Ship Crew Changes From More South Asian Nations
Marcus Wong 1 May 2021 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-01/singapore-bars-ship-c...

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Japan ship owner asks cargo owners to share Suez damage cost

Japan ship owner asks cargo owners to share Suez damage cost
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 1, 2021 http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14341201

The Japanese owner of a massive container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, halting billions of dollars in maritime commerce, is asking owners of the freight it is carrying to share the cost of the damages demanded by Egyptian authorities.

Myanmar sailor, 21, dies in Hong Kong following accident aboard ship at Tsing Yi container terminal

Myanmar sailor, 21, dies in Hong Kong following accident aboard ship at Tsing Yi container terminal
Clifford Lo, 30 Apr 2021 https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2021/04/30/myanmar-s...

A sailor died in a Hong Kong industrial accident early on Wednesday after he was hit by a metal shackle that had broken loose while working on a cargo vessel docked at a Tsing Yi container terminal.

Crewing crisis looms as vaccine rollout stalls

Crewing crisis looms as vaccine rollout stalls
Sam Chambers April 29, 2021 https://splash247.com/crewing-crisis-looms-as-vaccine-rollout-stalls/

A resolution for a global seafarers vaccination program proposed by the Cyprus shipping deputy ministry (SDM) has been officially adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The resolution calls for a mapping exercise to identify the number of vaccines required for seafarers ashore at seafarer supplying countries.

Danish ships could bar Filipinos

Danish ships could bar Filipinos
CARMELA I. HUELAR April 28, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/04/28/news/national/danish-ships-could-...

Denmark’s Ambassador to the Philippines warned that Filipinos might be barred from Danish-owned and managed ships if a European agency issues an adverse ruling on the country’s compliance with the 1978 Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW) Convention.

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