COVID-19


Friday, August 19, 2022
Shipping

Amid Crew Change Crisis, ITF Inspectors Recovered $37 Million in Unpaid Wages to Seafarers in 2021

As if the pandemic hasn’t created enough problems for seafarers. Try also not getting paid. The International Transport Workers’ Federation came out

August 19, 2022
Total Views: 1077

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Says Pre-Pandemic Occupancy Still a Year Away, Shares Tumble

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd forecast a loss for the current quarter and revenue below estimates as occupancy rates remained

August 9, 2022
Total Views: 2188

Monday, August 1, 2022
Royal Caribbean ship Wonder Of The Seas
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Shares Dive After $900 Million Note Offering

By Janet Freund (Bloomberg) — Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. are down 10% Monday after the company launched a private offering for as much as

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 20328

seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Rising Optimism Lifts Seafarers’ Happiness Levels

Seafarer happiness levels are recovering after reaching a record low last quarter as optimism returns, according to the Seafarers Happiness Index report

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 966

Thursday, July 21, 2022
cruise ships in miami
Cruise Ships

CDC Ends Cruise Ship COVID-19 Program

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has ended its COVID-19 program for cruise ships as cruise lines use their own mitigation programs. The CDC’s

July 21, 2022
Total Views: 2144

Cruise Ships

Cruise Industry Recovery Runs Into Labor Crisis

By Praveen Paramasivam July 20 (Reuters) – Andrea Mather’s plans for a long-awaited summer cruise around the Hawaiian islands with her financial

July 21, 2022
Total Views: 8848

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Shipping

China’s Export Boom Fades as Spending Shifts

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — After two years of record exports, Chinese manufacturers are turning downbeat as consumers in their biggest markets curb

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 2519

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Shipping

Worker Shortages Snarl Shipping Even as Shanghai Lockdowns Ease

By Ann Koh and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to

May 18, 2022
Total Views: 1693

Friday, May 13, 2022
Shipping

COVID-19’s Impact on Seafarer Populations Will be Felt for Years to Come

Here’s what’s at risk tomorrow if we don’t respond to the crew change crisis today. By Hrishi Olickel and Irina Carbunaru – The crew change crisis

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 2235

Monday, May 9, 2022
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Over 600 Stranded I-Kiribati Seafarers Repatriated, Some After Two Years

Over 600 i-Kiribati seafarers trapped overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic have now been repatriated, the International Chamber of Shipping announced Monday.

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 2596

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Shipping

Brazilian Meat Exporters Face Hurdles Shipping Through Shanghai

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ABPA, a lobby group representing large pork and chicken processors like JBS SA and BRF SA,

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 1790

angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

Windward: 1 in 5 Containerships Globally Are Stuck Waiting Outside Congested Ports

The number of containerships waiting outside of congested ports has risen sharply in recent months, with 20% of all containerships trading globally now stuck

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 4389

Friday, April 15, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

Shippers Seek Alternatives to Southeast China Ports Hit By Covid Lockdowns

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – As supply chain uncertainty at China’s key port cities drags on, shippers are hunting for alternative cargo options

April 15, 2022
Total Views: 1481

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

China’s Imports Drop, Export Growth Slows on Covid Lockdowns

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s imports unexpectedly fell in March and export growth slowed, with Covid lockdowns disrupting port

April 13, 2022
Total Views: 1104

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Shipping

European Trade Group Warns China Lockdowns Threatening Supply Chains

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — European businesses operating in China are struggling to cope with lockdowns that are hurting production and threatening

April 6, 2022
Total Views: 1021

Monday, April 4, 2022
Shipping

Capital Link Session on Geopolitics: Black Swans, Known Unknowns and Preparing for War

Last week’s Capital Link online Shipping Forum was organized well before the crisis in the Ukraine unfolded. An important observation that emerged from

April 4, 2022
Total Views: 1159

angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

Supply Chain Chaos Continues as Shanghai Lockdown is Extended Indefinitely

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – The Shanghai lockdown has been extended indefinitely, a move that casts further uncertainty over Chinese supply

April 4, 2022
Total Views: 2860

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Cruise Ships

CDC Scraps Cruise Ship COVID Warning After 2 Years

March 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice

March 30, 2022
Total Views: 2760

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Shipping

Ukraine War and China’s COVID Lockdowns Add to Supply Chain Problems

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Global supply strains that started to ease in early 2022 are worsening again as headwinds strengthen from the war in

March 29, 2022
Total Views: 1284

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
yantian port
Shipping

Trucking Delays and Ship Queues Grow in China Amid New COVID Lockdowns

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Forwarders have warned of landside logistics disruption in China from the latest round of Covid-related lockdowns,

March 16, 2022
Total Views: 1482