COVID-19


Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Cruise Ships

No Cruise Ship Cheer for Cape Town Tourism Amid Omicron Alarm

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The docking of the Europa passenger liner in Cape Town on Tuesday was meant to be a ribbon-cutting

November 30, 2021
Total Views: 1223

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Longshoremen China
Shipping

China’s Covid Zero Policy Towards Seafarers Escalates Supply Chain Crisis

By K. Oanh Ha and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) —China’s increasingly extreme Covid Zero policies are standing in the way of a full recovery for the

November 24, 2021
Total Views: 2779

Friday, October 29, 2021
Shipping

Royal Caribbean Revenue Disappoints as Delta Hits Ticket Sales

Oct 29 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group missed market estimates for quarterly revenue on Friday, as people were apprehensive about going on cruises due

October 29, 2021
Total Views: 1358

Thursday, October 28, 2021
container terminal at port
Shipping

DP World: COVID-19, Supply Chain Disruptions and Geopolitical Uncertainty Continue to Threaten Global Economic Recovery

Dubai-based ports operator DP World says COVID-19, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical uncertainty could continue to hinder global economic recovery. DP

October 28, 2021
Total Views: 567

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
a washington state ferry underway
Shipping

Washington States Ferries Faces Mariner Shortage as State’s Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect

Washington States Ferries is continuing with temporary service schedule changes amid a mariner shortage now made worse by the state’s vaccine mandate.

October 19, 2021
Total Views: 1985

Monday, October 4, 2021
carnival glory
Cruise Ships

Carnival Plans Loan Sale to Refinance Costly Pandemic Bonds

By Davide Scigliuzzo (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp. is taking another stab at replacing expensive bonds sold at the onset of the pandemic with a new $1.5

October 4, 2021
Total Views: 2361

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
seafarers
Shipping

Trade Groups Urge UN to End Humanitarian Crisis for Supply Chain Workers

A group of some of the world’s top trade organizations representing transport workers from across maritime, aviation and trucking are calling on the

September 29, 2021
Total Views: 975

Friday, September 24, 2021
CArnival Ship Long Beach
Cruise Ships

Posting Latest Quarterly Loss, Carnival Says Bookings for 2022 Second Half Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

ept 24 (Reuters) – Carnival Corp said on Friday cruise bookings for the second half of 2022 were ahead of pre-pandemic levels, in a sign the cruise

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 715

Thursday, September 23, 2021
carnival glory
Cruise Ships

Carnival Corp On Track for Restarting Half Its Fleet By End of October

The world’s largest cruise company is on track to have half of its fleet capacity return to service by the end of October, with plans to return 65% of

September 23, 2021
Total Views: 665

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
diego garcia
Shipping

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

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 1469

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

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

September 18, 2021
Total Views: 4592

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

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 30676

Monday, September 13, 2021
seafarer-ship-crew-covid-temp-checkjpg
Shipping

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

September 13, 2021
Total Views: 1223

Thursday, September 2, 2021
washington state ferries
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

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 4739

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

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

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 2646

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

August 26, 2021
Total Views: 1305

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
port in Ningbo, Zhejiang
Ports

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

August 25, 2021
Total Views: 781

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

August 24, 2021
Total Views: 3433

Monday, August 23, 2021
Shipping

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

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 1354

Chevron Big Foot
News

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

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 4546