All Covid-19 articles

  • AirBridgeCargo Airlines Volga Dnepr group delivers medical goods, august 2020

    ABC’s medical delivery


    AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) – part of the Volga Dnepr Group – has transported 41 containers carrying sensitive medicine from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Shanghai, China onboard its Boeing 747-8F.

  • Intercargo calls for measures for seafarer crisis, july 2020

    Intercargo calls for urgent action for seafarer crisis


    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has issued a plea to governments and the relevant health and immigration authorities to facilitate crew changes for seafarers, calling the current crisis ‘inhumane’.

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    Breakbulk Europe 2020 cancelled


    The 2020 edition of the Breakbulk Europe exhibition and conference has been cancelled.

  • Geodis calls for decarbonisation road freight, july 2020

    Geodis calls for decarbonisation


    Global transport and logistics company Geodis has joined the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA) as part of its commitment to decarbonise road freight.

  • ACS, july 2020

    ​ACS launches Covid-19 travel guide


    Air Charter Service (ACS) has launched a comprehensive guide on Covid-19 travel restrictions, informed by updates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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    ITF demands action for seafarers


    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on governments worldwide to deliver visa, border, and quarantine exemptions to enable seafarer repatriation amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

  • Port of Antwerp recovery in sight, july 2020

    Throughput falls in Antwerp but recovery is in sight


    Total throughput at the port of Antwerp fell by 4.9 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period of 2019, as the effects of the Covid-19 crisis took hold. The first signs of recovery, however, are now visible.

  • Volga-Dnepr partners with Geodis, july 2020

    ​Volga-Dnepr and Geodis complete 48 charter flights


    Volga-Dnepr Airline and Geodis completed of 48 Antonov AN-124 charter flights within a 90-day period, delivering facemasks and personal protective equipment from Shenzhen to France.

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    PCN launches virtual system


    The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is encouraging its members to take part in a virtual meeting week commencing August 3, 2020 using its recently launched one-to-one booking system application.

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    BIMCO issues crew change clause


    BIMCO has published a clause to help ship owners conduct crew changes amid Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Increasing US demand AAL services, june 2020

    Increasing US demand for AAL’s services


    Project cargo flows into the USA during the pandemic have been hit in multiple ways, but AAL Shipping has seen an increase in breakbulk demand, driven largely by the wind energy industry.

  • Combilift social distancing, june 2020

    Combilift coping with Covid


    Irish material handling solutions provider Combilift has implemented a number of measures to keep up its productivity in times of Covid-19 and social distancing – its space optimisation expertise has also proven to be invaluable for customers.

  • Wallenius lays up vessels norway and malaysia, june 2020

    Ten Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessels in cold lay up


    With Covid-19 impacting demand for cargo-carrying capacity globally, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has taken steps to reduce the overcapacity in its fleet and temporarily taken ten vessels out of service.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: A world turned upside down

    FROM THE MAGAZINE: A world turned upside down


    At the time of writing, logistics companies generally felt it was too early to say what impact the coronavirus pandemic might have on civil engineering project work around the world. Phil Hastings reports.

  • Volga Dnepr delivers to Dutch Caribbean

    Volga Dnepr delivers to Dutch Caribbean


    Russia-based Volga Dnepr Airlines has delivered oversized and urgent medical supplies to the remote Dutch Caribbean islands St Maarten and St Eustatius in response to Covid-19.

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    Reactivating economies with renewables

    According to Arjen Vergunst, Sarens general manager – wind, the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the wind energy industry has been largely temporary. He is positive about the sector’s long-term development.

  • Urgent action needed on keyworker designation

    Urgent action needed on keyworker designation


    The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organisations of the United Nations have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation.

  • Staying in business: the best way is ensuring you get paid

    Staying in business: the best way is ensuring you get paid


    James Campbell, secretary at the European Freight Trades Association (EFTA), provides some practical guidance on credit control policies and procedures in these difficult times. 

  • BIFA repeats its call for Brexit extension

    BIFA repeats its call for Brexit extension


    A recent survey of members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has revealed that the majority of freight forwarders believe an extension to the Brexit transition period is desirable.

  • PCN boosts virtual offering

    PCN boosts virtual offering


    The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is developing an online one-to-one meeting app and is encouraging its members to take part in a virtual meeting week in August.