UK shipping bodies call for government support of seafarers

UK shipping bodies call for government support of seafarers
Bob Jaques | Mar 24, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/uk-shipping-bodies-cal...

UK seafarers’ unions and shipowners’ body the UK Chamber of Shipping have issued a joint statement calling on the government to protect the interests of a national seafarers as a “vital” resource to keep the country trading during the COVID-19 crisis.

CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left

CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left
William Feuer Mar 23 2020 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/cdc-coronavirus-survived-in-princess-cru...

Free Flow Of Ocean Cargo At Rising Risk From Coronavirus

Free Flow Of Ocean Cargo At Rising Risk From Coronavirus
March 24, 2020 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/free-flow-ocean-cargo-rising-212153636.html

Ocean shipping is passing through multiple stages of coronavirus fallout, and the journey appears far from over.

Stage one combined a containerized-goods supply shock and bulk-commodity demand shock, both centered in China and driven by temporary closures of factories, mills, plants, land transport and terminals.

Coronavirus: free seafarer e-learning introduced

Coronavirus: free seafarer e-learning introduced
Martyn Wingrove 23 Mar 2020 https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/coronavirus-free-seafarer-e-l...

Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new program advising mariners on methods of preventing infection and procedures to follow if they do become victim to this highly contagious virus

Unprecedented uncertainty sparks new ship finance conundrum

Unprecedented uncertainty sparks new ship finance conundrum
Dagfinn Lunde March 23rd, 2020 https://splash247.com/unprecedented-uncertainty-sparks-new-ship-finance-...

I’ve been in this wonderful shipping business for more decades than most and I can state categorically that I’ve never sensed greater uncertainty among shipowners than in the first few months of this decade.

Coronavirus sees Wallenius Wilhelmsen prune fleet and send ships into cold lay-up

Coronavirus sees Wallenius Wilhelmsen prune fleet and send ships into cold lay-up
Sam Chambers March 23rd, 2020 https://splash247.com/coronavirus-sees-wallenius-wilhelmsen-prune-fleet-...

Blue chip Norwegian roro shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen today detailed what it described as the “decisive steps” to prepare for a challenging time ahead thanks to the spread of Covid-19.

Global shipping soon to collapse. Because of madness, not coronavirus

Global shipping soon to collapse. Because of madness, not coronavirus.
Mikhail Voytenko March 22, 2020 http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/03/22/global-shipping-soon-to-colla...

POEA restricts deployment of health workers; Licenses of landbased recruitment and manning agencies expiring on 15 March extended to 14 April

POEA restricts deployment of health workers
Samuel P. Medenilla - March 23, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/03/23/poea-restricts-deployment-of-he...

AMID the public health crisis in the country due to the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has “strictly regulated” the deployment of Filipino health-care workers abroad.

Shifting Realities: How the Covid-19 crisis will impact the maritime threat picture

Shifting Realities: How the Covid-19 crisis will impact the maritime threat picture
23/03/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shifting-realities-how-the-covid-19...

Maersk suspends 2020 guidance on earnings, citing COVID-19: Shipping giant cites global container demand uncertainties

Maersk suspends 2020 guidance on earnings, citing COVID-19: Shipping giant cites global container demand uncertainties

Jeremy Hainsworth / March 22, 2020 https://www.newwestrecord.ca/maersk-suspends-2020-guidance-on-earnings-c...

Global shipping giant Maersk (CPH:MAERSK-B) has suspended its 2020 full-year guidance on earnings citing the “severe impact” of COVID-19 on international transport market and supply chains.

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