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Ban on Cruise Ships extended to October 31, 2020

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau announced updated measures pertaining to cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters this morning. These include: • Cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020. • As of July 1, 2020, […]

Port of New York and New Jersey seeks aid amid COVID-19 volume decline

The Port of New York and New Jersey are asking state and federal governments to help the port weather container volume declines and extra costs to keep workers safe and cargo flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The request can through a letter to House and Senate leaders requesting $3 billion in financial aid for the […]

Oakland loses appeal on coal ban

A panel of judges has ruled against the City of Oakland’s appeal to ban rail transport of coal through the city. The panel determined that the city breached its contract with a developer by attempting to block shipments of coal through a bulk terminal under construction at the former Oakland Army Base. In July 2016 […]

Surgical masks wash up from 40 containers lost overboard

The APL England lost 40 containers in heavy seas en route to the Port of Melbourne from China. The vessel spilled the containers after experiencing a loss of propulsion last weekend. Power was restored in minutes but while it was out the ship rocked heavily and multiple container stacks collapsed and fell overboard. An additional 74 […]

ICS addresses the health concerns of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Troubling reports have indicated that seafarers, including those suffering from non-COVID related illnesses are being denied medical treatment by port […]

Kuehne + Nagel to cut up to 25% of its Staff

Kuehne + Nagel, the world’s second largest freight forwarder, is making plans to cut their staff by up to 25 per cent. The US is set to suffer the largest cuts as the country has no furlough system in place; cuts will likely affect more than 20,000 employees in that region.

Da Hoop Conducts Remote Sea Trials for Silversea Newbuild

Dutch shipbuilder Da Hoop is conducting the world’s first remotely-operated sea trials with the testing of the Silver Origin, a new expedition cruise ship for Silversea Cruises. A team in Russia put the vessel through its paces off the coast of Goeree-Overflakkee from over 1,100 miles away, carrying out the first remote dynamic positioning acceptance […]

Danish Transport Companies Take on Significant Sustainable Fuel Project

Danish transport companies – Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted – have joined forces on an ambitious project to develop an industrial-scale production facility for sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The group is working towards a hydrogen and e-fuel production facility that […]

First annual EU report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport released

The European Commission has published the first annual report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2 emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018. Emissions reported by 11,600 ships have added up to over […]

Mission to Seafarers appoints two new VPs

The Mission to Seafarers has announced the appointment of two new Vice-Presidents: Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of Enesel Pte. Ltd, and Dr Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shell Shipping & Maritime. During this period of considerable change and challenge for seafarers, these appointments come at a significant moment. Drawing […]