Monday, June 14, 2021

Ports Refuse Access to Another Ship Carrying Body of Deceased Captain

Deja-vu… Efforts are underway to repatriate the deceased Romanian captain of the cargo ship M/V Vantage Wave after seven weeks and refusal by multiple States to disembark the body. The...

2 hours ago
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Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Two Guests on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Test Positive for COVID-19

June 10 (Reuters) – Cruise operator Royal Caribbean said on Thursday two guests onboard its Celebrity Millennium ship have tested positive for COVID-19, but are asymptomatic and currently in isolation....

June 10, 2021
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Force Majeure Declared: COVID-Hit ‘Ital Libera’ Returning to Italy with Body of Deceased Captain

The Italian-flagged containership Ital Libera is sailing back to Italy to repatriate the body of its deceased captain who apparently passed away from COVID-19 and was denied entry into Asia....

June 8, 2021
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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Weary Seafarers Come Ashore in U.S. for J&J One-Dose Shots

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Ports around the U.S. are rolling out vaccines for seafarers, extending a lifeline to thousands of mostly foreign workers who’ve spent the pandemic isolated aboard ships...

June 2, 2021
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Thursday, May 27, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Return to Cruising: CDC Approves Royal Caribbean Sailing in June

By David Shepardson May 26 (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control said it had approved one cruise ship from Royal Caribbean to resume sailing in June, more than a year after U.S....

May 27, 2021
Total Views: 3081

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Cruise Ships

President Biden Signs Bill to Restore Foreign-Flagged Cruises to Alaska

President Biden on Monday signed a bill to temporarily waive requirements of the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA), allowing foreign-flag cruise ships to sail from Washington to Alaska without making...

May 25, 2021
Total Views: 2258

Monday, May 24, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return of U.S. Sailings Starting in August

May 24 (Reuters) – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said on Monday it would return to sailing in the United States from Aug. 7, more than a year after the...

May 24, 2021
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Friday, May 21, 2021

Argentina’s Key Grains Port Snarled After Strike over Vaccine Access

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, May 21 (Reuters) – Argentina’s main grains port of Rosario was snarled on Friday in the aftermath of a 48-hour strike by tugboat captains and...

May 21, 2021
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Forecast Warns Link Between Container Traffic and Global Economic Growth Could Decline in Recovery

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As economies continue to rebound, global container trade is expected to grow by 5.8% this year, according to a forecast today from Alphaliner. Recently, the...

May 19, 2021
Total Views: 2828

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Cruise Ships

First Cruise Ship Returns to Corfu After COVID-19

CORFU, Greece, May 18 (Reuters) – The Greek island of Corfu welcomed its first cruise ship of the new season on Tuesday, hoping much awaited tourists will help salvage losses...

May 18, 2021
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Monday, May 17, 2021
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India’s COVID Crisis Hits Ports as Risk to Trade Grows

By Krystal Chia and Debjit Chakraborty (Bloomberg) — India’s devastating Covid-19 crisis is threatening operations at some of its biggest ports, raising concern the action could trigger shipping delays that reverberate through global...

May 17, 2021
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Friday, May 14, 2021
Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senates Passes Bill to Waive Passenger Vessel Services Act Requirements for Alaska Cruises

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to temporarily waive requirements of the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA), allowing large cruise ships to sail to Alaska without making a...

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 6628

Friday, May 7, 2021
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Shipyards in China’s Repair Hub Ban Arrivals from India

By Elizabeth Low and Alfred Cang (Bloomberg) — Shipyards in the Chinese coastal city of Zhoushan have banned vessels that called at or changed crews in India in the last three...

May 7, 2021
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Thursday, May 6, 2021
Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Pumps Brakes on July Restart

By Praveen Paramasivam May 6 (Reuters) – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said its plans for resuming mid-summer U.S. sailings could be in jeopardy, a day after the U.S. Centers...

May 6, 2021
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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Cruise Ships

CDC Advances Plan for Return to Cruising

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a key step for the eventual resumption of U.S. cruise industry...

May 5, 2021
Total Views: 1507

Monday, May 3, 2021
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Singapore-Based Sembcorp Marine Faces COVID-19 Headwinds, Skilled Worker Shortage

Singapore-based marine and offshore engineering Sembcorp Marine expects losses to continue this year as it faces COVID-19 constraints and a shortage of skilled workers. Sembcorp Marine provided the outlook in...

May 3, 2021
Total Views: 3075

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Maritime News

LNG Cargoes Diverted from India as COVID Crisis Dampens Demand -Sources

By Jessica Jaganathan SINGAPORE, May 3 (Reuters) – Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are being diverted away from ports in India as surging coronavirus cases there hamper domestic gas demand,...

May 3, 2021
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Crew Change Crisis 2.0 – Singapore Bans South Asian Seafarers

Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19. Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels for, in some...

May 2, 2021
Total Views: 5942

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska
Cruise Ships

Effort to Bring Cruises Back to Alaska Is Delayed as Senators Wrangle

By Lillianna Byington (Bloomberg Government) — Efforts to revive cruises to Alaska as the pandemic eases have exposed divisions among U.S. lawmakers, with some favoring a new loophole to an existing...

May 1, 2021
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Cruise Shares Rise as CDC Outlines Quicker Path to Sailing’s Return

By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) — Cruise shares advanced after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined a new path to the resumption of voyages. According to the new guidance...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 1206