Australia slams door on cargo ships; desperately needed goods at risk

Australia slams door on cargo ships; desperately needed goods at risk
Mar 19, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/opinions-analysis/australia-slams-door...

BREAKING NEWS: Sea Freight Banned For 14 Days By Queensland Labor Government, Tipped To Be Extended To All Ports

BREAKING NEWS: Sea Freight Banned For 14 Days By Queensland Labor Government, Tipped To Be Extended To All Ports
David Richards| 19 Mar 2020 https://www.channelnews.com.au/breaking-news-sea-freight-banned-for-14-d...

In a major blow for distributors and retailers the Queensland Labor Government has moved to impose a 14-day offshore quarantine order on all cargo ships because of COVID-19.

International agencies issue Covid-19 guidance for shipping industry

International agencies issue Covid-19 guidance for shipping industry
Yashika F. Torib March 18, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/18/business/maritime-business/intern...

Caring for Seafarers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Caring for Seafarers During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Susan Huppert 03-18-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/caring-for-seafarers-durin...

Image: Chaplain Gary Roosma, Ministry to Seafarers Vancouver (Facebook)

Indonesia revokes new cabotage rules

Indonesia revokes new cabotage rules
Grant Rowles March 19th, 2020 https://splash247.com/indonesia-revokes-new-cabotage-rules/

Indonesia’s government will revoke cabotage rules due to come into force in May, Reuters reports citing comments from the country’s coordinating minister for maritime and investment affairs Luhut Pandjaitan.

ICS to convene emergency global crew change meeting on Thursday

ICS to convene emergency global crew change meeting on Thursday
Sam Chambers March 17th, 2020 https://splash247.com/ics-to-convene-emergency-global-crew-change-meetin...

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will be using its convening power to bring national shipowning associations from around the world together on Thursday for the first of an ongoing set of meetings designed to identify swift and effective solutions with crew change near the top of the agenda.

Crew change crunch sees ITF okay contract extensions

Crew change crunch sees ITF okay contract extensions
Sam Chambers March 18th, 2020 https://splash247.com/crew-change-crunch-sees-itf-okay-contract-extensions/

Crews keen to either get home or start work are facing unprecedented delays with the trade union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), giving the effective green light for shipmanagers and owners to extend time onboard through to April 16.

Brussels urged to show leniency towards seafarers in face of European travel ban

Brussels urged to show leniency towards seafarers in face of European travel ban
Sam Chambers March 18th, 2020 https://splash247.com/brussels-urged-to-show-leniency-towards-seafarers-...

The heads of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation have called for leniency from Brussels when it comes to Europe’s blanket travel ban in the wake of the spread of coronavirus.

Seafarer onboard "Corona" bulk carrier hit by Covid-19

Seafarer onboard Corona bulk carrier hit by Covid-19
Sam Chambers March 18th, 2020 https://splash247.com/seafarer-onboard-corona-bulk-carrier-hit-by-covid-19/

South Africa has quarantined its first cargo vessel, a dry bulk carrier with the unfortunate name of Corona, after one sailor contracted Covid-19 and another crewmember has gone into self-isolation.

New video highlights problem of unregistered crewing agencies in India

New video highlights problem of unregistered crewing agencies in India
18/03/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new-video-highlights-problem-of-unr...

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has released a new video focusing on the risks posed to Indian seafarers who sign up to unlicensed crewing agencies.

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