Friday, March 24, 2023
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How National Maritime Policies Can Secure Supply Chains and Protect the Climate

A new ITF report reveals the importance of robust national maritime policies in mitigating supply chain disruptions and promoting environmental responsibility.

March 24, 2023
Total Views: 714

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships Return to Japan Three Years After ‘Diamond Princess’ Kicked Off a Global Pandemic

By Low De Wei (Bloomberg) — International cruise ships are returning to Japan, three years after the Diamond Princess became the world’s first luxury

March 2, 2023
Total Views: 3529

Monday, February 27, 2023
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Opinion: World Trade Boom Keeps De-Globalization at Bay

By Jamie McGeever ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 27 (Reuters) – Globalization may have peaked, but the resilience of world trade in the face of mounting

February 27, 2023
Total Views: 1739

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

China’s Rising COVID-19 Infections Causing Concern for Seafarer Crew Changes

The rise of COVID-19 infections in China is posing new challenges for crew changes as some countries reintroduce restrictions and test requirements for

January 24, 2023
Total Views: 950

Friday, January 6, 2023

China’s COVID Woes Puts Supply Chain’s Return to Normal on Pause

By Michael S. Derby NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Declining world supply chain pressures are being challenged by new disruptions in China tied to

January 6, 2023
Total Views: 877

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Port of Long Beach Ending COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Seafarers

The Port of Long Beach said it is ending its COVID-19 vaccination program for seafarers working on ships calling in the San Pedro Bay after providing nearly

December 28, 2022
Total Views: 568

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
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Industry-Union Pact to Continue Work Post Pandemic

Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue their working relationship

December 7, 2022
Total Views: 565

Sunday, November 27, 2022
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Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 11222

Saturday, November 12, 2022
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800 Case COVID Outbreak Hits Carnival Cruise Australia

by Sam McKeith (Reuters)– Australia’s Home Affairs Minister on Saturday sought to reassure the public that COVID-19 protocols were adequate after a

November 12, 2022
Total Views: 4447

Friday, August 19, 2022

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: 1137

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: 2486

Monday, August 1, 2022
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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: 20688

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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: 993

Thursday, July 21, 2022
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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: 2320

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: 8973

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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: 2549

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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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: 1791

Friday, May 13, 2022

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: 2400

Monday, May 9, 2022
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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: 2637

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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: 1799