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.
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’.
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.
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.