All Covid-19 articles

  • FourKites -Covid closures

    Covid closures hit ocean volumes


    FourKites has outlined the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns in China on the global supply chain.

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    Ghana to fine ships carrying unvaccinated personnel


    Ghana is to impose fines on ships arriving at its ports with unvaccinated personnel, according to the latest directive by the Ghana Health Service.

  • Ningbo port

    Ningbo terminal closure adds to concerns


    The precariousness of the worldwide road to recovery has hit the headlines once again with the closure of a terminal at one of the world’s busiest ports – Ningbo-Zhoushan.

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    Dimerco supports India’s fight against Covid-19


    Dimerco has coordinated the delivery of vital medical supplies from Philadelphia in the USA to Bangalore, India.

  • Danica crewing specialists seafarer, nov 2020

    Human Rights Due Diligence Tool launched to protect seafarers


    The United Nations (UN) has launched its Human Rights Due Diligence Tool – a checklist designed to help maritime sector businesses uphold their responsibility to respect human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights during the Covid-19 crew change crisis.

  • Covid19 vaccine seafarers

    Vaccination: A legal minefield for the marine industry


    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned that lack of access to vaccinations for seafarers is placing shipping in a legal minefield, while leaving global supply chains vulnerable.

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    Logistics industry reports recovery beyond 2022


    The 2021 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index reports that logisticians do not expect a full economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic until 2022 or beyond.

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    Neptune Declaration gathers momentum


    More and more companies from across the shipping sector are signing the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, in a worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by Covid-19.

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    transport logistic 2021 cancelled


    Exhibition organiser Messe München has cancelled the transport logistic 2021 event in Munich, Germany, and will instead hold an online conference from May 4-6, 2021.

  • Cargolux and DBSchenker team up

    DB Schenker and Cargolux join forces


    DB Schenker and Cargolux have launched a airfreight service connecting Luxembourg and Indianapolis (USA) to support increased demand for pharmaceutical shipments.

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    Qatar Airways boosts fleet with Boeing


    Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of three Boeing 777 freighters to boost its cargo carrying capabilities.

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    Respecting seafarer rights


    The IMO used UN Human Rights Day to highlight the plight of seafarers who are still stranded at sea. It has issued a strong call for their fundamental rights to be respected.

  • Ti, global freight forwarding analysis, july 2020

    Forwarding market set to rebound


    The global freight forwarding market experienced its most challenging year to date amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contracting 9 percent year-on-year. However, it is expected to rebound in the years ahead, according to industry analyst Transport Intelligence (Ti).

  • Danica crewing specialists warn of higher crewing costs seafarer crisis, nov 2020

    CF Sharp sets up Covid-19 test centre


    CF Sharp Crewing Services has established a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila, the Philippines, to facilitate crew changes.

  • Danica crewing specialists seafarer, nov 2020

    UK P&I launches crew change guide


    The UK P&I Club has published a global crew change advice manual to outline current challenges and issues regarding crew changes in ports.

  • Port of Baltimore, dec 2020

    Port of Baltimore rebounds


    In its recent October report, the port of Baltimore reported significant increases in cargo volumes compared with the lows experienced during the height of the pandemic earlier this year.

  • Bristol port, nov 2020

    Confidence in the UK logistics sector drops


    Confidence in the UK logistics sector has fallen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit concerns, according to the latest report from Barclays and BDO Global. Nevertheless, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the future.

  • Covid Logistics, crane worldwide, nov 2020

    Crane Worldwide prepares for vaccine supply chain challenges


    With recent announcements from pharmaceutical companies that they are close to supplying a Covid-19 vaccine, global logistics experts race to support what will be an epic supply chain challenge. Crane Worldwide Logistics has been strengthening its global solutions in preparation.

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    Volga-Dnepr strengthens healthcare team


    Volga-Dnepr group has strengthened its global healthcare team with the appointment of Yulia Celetaria as healthcare director and Casper Pan to front its vaccine task force.

  • Danica crewing specialists warn of higher crewing costs seafarer crisis, nov 2020

    Seafarer crisis to raise crewing costs


    Henrik Jensen, managing director at Danica Crewing Specialists, is advising ship operators to set aside additional funds in next year’s budgets for crew changes.