Wednesday, September 22, 2021
diego garcia

Operation DGAR: A Collective Effort to Repatriate Stranded Mariners During a Global Pandemic

A Case Study in the flexibility, ingenuity and responsiveness of the commercial maritime industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic. By Chris Fertig By the spring of 2020, COVID-19 restrictions on travel...

September 22, 2021
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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Eric Blackwell sailing in Indonesia

Stuck Overseas Due To COVID? You Could Sail Thousands Of Miles Home

Tens of thousands of frustrated citizens of nations such as Australia and New Zealand remain stranded overseas and some are starting to sail home.

September 18, 2021
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
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Monday, September 13, 2021

New Guidance Helps Seafarers and Shipowners Navigate Pandemic Challenges

Despite improvements in vaccination rates among the world’s seafarers, currently only 25% are fully vaccinated and most are not in line to receive the vaccine through national programs until at...

September 13, 2021
Total Views: 1148

Thursday, September 2, 2021
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Maritime News

Washington Ferry Mariners Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

As a result of the state’s mandate for COVID-19 vaccines, Washington’s ferry service faces a potential slowdown over Labor Day weekend as mariners stage “sickouts”. The Washington State Ferries (WSF) said they expect long ferry lines on Labor Day weekend due...

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 4554

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Pusan Newport Container-ship Terminal in Busan

Dollar Tree Suffers A Freighter Delay of Two Months For A Single Covid Case

(Bloomberg) — Shipping costs and lag times are wreaking havoc on profit margins at Dollar Tree Inc., which relies on a steady volume of cheap goods to make money at...

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 2592

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Cruise Ships

Carnival’s Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Delays Return to Sailing to Spring

Aug 25 (Reuters) – The Diamond Princess cruise ship, which became one of the earliest hotbeds for coronavirus infections when the pandemic broke out last year, will delay its return...

August 26, 2021
Total Views: 1213

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
port in Ningbo, Zhejiang

China Reopens Terminal at World’s Third-Busiest Port

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The Meishan terminal at China’s second-busiest port reopened Wednesday following a two-week shutdown that further snarled already stressed shipping routes in Asia.  The terminal will start...

August 25, 2021
Total Views: 776

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
carnival vista
Cruise Ships

Carnival Vista Passenger Dies from COVID-19

A passenger from the Carnival Vista has died from COVID-19 after several cases – mostly among crew members – were reported on the cruise ship earlier this month. The New...

August 24, 2021
Total Views: 3384

Monday, August 23, 2021

Pentagon Set to Make Pfizer Vaccine Mandatory After FDA Approval

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is preparing to issue updated guidance to require all U.S. service personnel to be vaccinated after Monday’s approval of the Pfizer Inc /BioNTech...

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 1335

Chevron Big Foot

U.S. Energy Companies Begin Mandating Vaccines for Employees, Gulf of Mexico Workers

Update: Chevron is now requiring expatriate employees, workers traveling internationally, and employees on U.S.-flagged ships to receive vaccinations, WSJ reported. Chevron employees working on platforms in the Gulf of Mexico will...

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 4517

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Officer On A US Navy Ship's Bridge Wing

What Can Corporations Learn From The US Navy’s Vaccine Campaign?

By Rebecca Torrence, Bloomberg (OPED) The corporate world may want to take a page out of the U.S. Navy’s manual when it comes to boosting workforce Covid-19 vaccination rates. The...

August 22, 2021
Total Views: 540

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
port of antwerp

Port of Antwerp Sees Volume Growth Despite Pandemic Disruption

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The Port of Antwerp recorded a year-on-year rise in the volume of cargo handled for the first seven months of 2021, even...

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 357


Biden Extends Mask Order At US Ports And Ferries

The Biden administration confirmed late on Tuesday it plans to extend requirements for travelers to wear masks aboard ferries, at ports, and all other public transportation modes. The Transportation Security...

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 1091

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

COVID Relief Fund for Seafarers Hits $1 Million Goal

After only a few months of fundraising, the Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) has reached its goal of raising $1 million to provide vital relief for seafarers and their families...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 888

Longshoremen China

China’s Zero Tolerance To COVID-19 Is Choking Supply Lines

by Muyu Xu (Reuters) Several Chinese ports are facing congestion as vessels due to call at Ningbo are being diverted and cargo processing is slowed partly due to stricter disinfection...

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 2299

Monday, August 16, 2021
yantian port

Global Port Congestion Building as Ningbo Terminal Remains Shut for Sixth Day

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Today, AIS data from VesselsValue shows around 50 containerships at anchor near Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, where operations at Ningbo Meishan Port Terminal remain halted for the sixth...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 1126


Global Supply Chains Are Being Battered by Fresh Covid Surges

By Enda Curran and Michelle Jamrisko (Bloomberg) — Asia’s renewed surge in Covid-19 infections is compounding supply-chain blockages across the world’s biggest source of manufactured goods. After weathering earlier pandemic waves...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 1261

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Chevron Delays Office Return

By Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) Chevron Corp. is postponing the full return of employees to its headquarters in San Ramon, California, and its largest office in Houston due to the rapid spread...

August 15, 2021
Total Views: 2072

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Covid-19 Isolation Ship

Indonesia Turns Ferry Into COVID-19 Isolation Center

By Abdul Rahman Muchtar (Reuters) – A vehicle with a flashing siren and “Makassar COVID Hunter” written on the side pulls up to a ship docked at a jetty in the Indonesian...

August 14, 2021
Total Views: 1151