Panama Calls for IMO to Mediate Crew Change for Ships Caught off China

Panama Calls for IMO to Mediate Crew Change for Ships Caught off China
03-16-2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/panama-calls-for-imo-to-media...

Calling for a Fair Future for Seafarers

Calling for a Fair Future for Seafarers
March 17, 2021 https://www.miragenews.com/calling-for-a-fair-future-for-seafarers-529098/

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have faced difficult working conditions including uncertainties about port access, re-supply, crew changeovers and repatriation. Seafarers’ rights to be treated fairly remain at the forefront of IMO’s work.

The 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign is calling for a fair future for seafarers.

Europe-bound Filipino seafarers face uncertainty pending review of maritime schools’ competency issue

Europe-bound Filipino seafarers face uncertainty pending review of maritime schools’ competency issue
Roy Mabasa March 17, 2021 https://mb.com.ph/2021/03/17/europe-bound-filipino-seafarers-face-uncert...

UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine

UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine
16/03/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/uk-chamber-of-shipping-lobbying-eff...

UK exempts seafarers from travel quarantine rules

UK exempts seafarers from travel quarantine rules
Nidaa Bakhsh 16 Mar 2021

The UK Chamber of Shipping hails success of its lobbying efforts as UK government exempts seafarers from quarantine when coming from ‘red list’ countries

The UK’s Department for Transport has announced that all seafarers, irrespective of nationality, will be exempt from the country’s ‘red list’ restrictions from March 19...

Carnival chief anticipates two tough years as cruise lines rebuild fleets

Carnival chief anticipates two tough years as cruise lines rebuild fleets
Alice Hancock March 14 2021 https://www.ft.com/content/80ffc63d-a88d-4d95-9252-ff7054747515

Arnold Donald admits sector will have to try harder to attract new customers

The chief executive of the world’s largest cruise company has said that shrinking its fleet due to the pandemic will slow Carnival’s full recovery until 2023, as cruise lines battle prolonged lockdowns and reputational fallout from on-board outbreaks.

Why pirates attack: Geospatial evidence

Why pirates attack: Geospatial evidence
Raj M. Desai and George E. Shambaugh March 15, 2021 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2021/03/15/why-pirates...

"I believe the title of pirate should be given to those who come to our waters illegally.”
– Farah Ismail Eid, Interview with a Pirate

Panama requests mediation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Panama requests mediation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
16/03/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/panama-requests-mediation-from-the-...

Climate Change and Shipping

Climate Change and Shipping
Keith Wagner 03-15-202 https://www.maritime-executive.com/features/climate-change-and-shipping

While frequent debates occur over the causes of climate change, the reality of a changing climate over the past 50-70 years cannot be disputed. Across the globe, data shows increasing average temperatures. Average global surface temperature has increased 1.14 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century, with increased frequency of extreme temperatures.

Shipping industry charts course for profit after Covid container crisis

Shipping industry charts course for profit after Covid container crisis
Alan Tovey, 14 March 2021

Maritime freight is in high demand but the industry is trying to avoid a return to boom and bust as it shifts to cleaner fuels

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