COVID-19


Sunday, March 8, 2020
Maritime News

Grand Princess Passengers Face Coronavirus Quarantine

By Steve Gorman and Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – An ocean liner barred from returning to port in San Francisco due to a coronavirus outbreak on board

March 8, 2020
Total Views: 54

Friday, March 6, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM Sees China Operations Returning to Normal

PARIS, March 6 (Reuters) – French shipping group CMA CGM said its operations in China were returning to normal after the coronavirus

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 69

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Maritime News

Virus Hit to World Trade Much Worse Than U.S.-China Row, Allianz Says

By Ben Holland (Bloomberg) – The coronavirus epidemic and the attempt by governments to contain it may slash about $320 billion off global trade each

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 81

Thursday, March 5, 2020
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Maritime News

Russian Ports to Disinfect Ships Arriving from Virus-Hit Countries

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – Russia has ordered the mandatory disinfection of ships arriving at the Black Sea ports of Novorossiisk and Yuzhnaya

March 5, 2020
Total Views: 53

Maritime News

Cruise Stocks Plunge

March 5 (Reuters) – Shares of U.S. cruise operators sunk on Thursday after the Grand Princess ocean liner, owned by Carnival Corp, was barred from

March 5, 2020
Total Views: 52

Maritime News

Cruise Ship Held Offshore California Amid Coronavirus Scare

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 (Reuters) – An ocean liner that previously carried two passengers who contracted the coronavirus was barred on Wednesday from

March 5, 2020
Total Views: 55

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM: Business Operations Entering ‘Recovery Phase’ from Coronavirus

CMA CGM said business operations appear to be recovering from impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China.  The welcomed news was provided in an

March 4, 2020
Total Views: 39

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Maritime News

Shortage of Chinese Parts Caused $50 Billion Fall in February’s Global Exports – UN

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, March 4 (Reuters) – China’s exports of vital parts and components for products ranging from automobiles to cellphones

March 4, 2020
Total Views: 27

Monday, March 2, 2020
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Maritime News

Historic Capacity Crunch Looms as More Europe-Asia Sailings are Blanked

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Freight forwarders sending goods out of Europe to Asia face one of the tightest capacity crunches in living memory

March 2, 2020
Total Views: 139

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Maritime News

China Bunker Demand Plummets as Freight Trade Slows

By Roslan Khasawneh and Chen Aizhu SINGAPORE, March 2 (Reuters) – China’s marine fuels sales fell by as much as 50% in February as the rapidly

March 2, 2020
Total Views: 55

Friday, February 28, 2020
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Maritime News

WHO Raises Coronavirus Threat Level to ‘Very High’

By Stephanie Nebehay and Ryan Woo GENEVA/BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday, with

February 28, 2020
Total Views: 69

Maritime News

Singapore Maritime Week Postponed Due to Coronavirus

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Singapore has postponed its major shipping week gathering next month because of the coronavirus outbreak, the latest

February 28, 2020
Total Views: 24

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Maritime News

Mexico Lets Cruise Ship Dock as Crew Member Found to Have Flu, Not Coronavirus

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Feb 26 (Reuters) – A cruise ship with more than 6,000 people aboard was given permission on Wednesday to dock in Mexico

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 23

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Maritime News

China’s Top Container Ports Unclog Backlog as Virus Curbs Ease

By Muyu Xu and Shivani Singh BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) – China’s top container ports are loosening the backlog of cargoes on their docks as workers

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 80

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Maritime News

Oil Extends Slump Past 13-Month Low on Mounting Pandemic Fears

By Ann Koh and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Oil extended losses after closing at a 13-month low as more new coronavirus cases were reported outside China

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 34

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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MSC Cruise Ship Heads to Mexico After Being Turned Away at Caribbean Ports

Update: Mexico Lets Cruise Ship Dock as Crew Member Found to Have Flu, Not Coronavirus By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) — A ship operated by MSC Cruises is

February 26, 2020
Total Views: 128

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Maritime News

Tanker Rates Plunge Over 80% as Virus Torpedoes Shipping

By Michael Shields GENEVA, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Tanker charter rates have plunged more than 80% as the coronavirus outbreak slams the brakes on major

February 26, 2020
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Maritime News

Busiest U.S. Port Sees Coronavirus Drag Through Most of 2020

By Richard Clough (Bloomberg) — The shipping industry will remain volatile for most of 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak in China upends the global

February 25, 2020
Total Views: 20

Monday, February 24, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM’s Debt Plan Seen at Risk Amid Virus Fears

By Antonio Vanuzzo and Laura Benitez (Bloomberg) — The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to scupper a debt refinancing for the world’s third-largest

February 24, 2020
Total Views: 276

Friday, February 21, 2020
Maritime News

Coronavirus Could Pose Threat to Cruise Ship Credit Ratings

By Kate Duguid NEW YORK (Reuters) – The impact on cruise companies’ earnings from canceled trips, steep discounts and ships quarantined over

February 21, 2020
Total Views: 74