Cargo Ship Captain To Be Charged For Falsifying Information On 15 COVID Positive Crew Members

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Hong Kong local police received a referral from the Department of Health on 28 August mentioning that the captain of ‘Thor Monadic’, a cargo ship, which had reached Hong Kong four days earlier, was suspected of sharing incorrect information regarding the health of its crewmen that were still on board. The ship had sailed from Indonesia. Thor Monadic’s captain had applied to the Department of Health for a Free Pratique, prompting it to grant permission.

On the next day, it came to the Department...

Questions remain over feasibility of White House testing goals

Volunteers with the Medical Reserve Corps in Philadelphia administer COVID-19 tests in 2020. (Photo: HHS)

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletterSubscribe here.

The plan: Last week, the White House released an ambitious plan to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Diagnostic testing will play an enormous role in achieving the plan’s goals. 

The plan will require large employers to get workers vaccinated or tested weekly and encourages entertainment venues and schools to require frequent testing. 

It’s difficult to predict how the plan will affect demand for...

Σε επίπεδα ρεκόρ οι τιμές LNG

Εποχικό ρεκόρ κατέγραψαν οι τιμές LNG στην Ασία την εβδομάδα 6-10 Σεπτεμβρίου, καθώς οι αγορές της Γηραιάς Ηπείρου ανταγωνίζονται τις αντίστοιχες της Ασίας, για την περιορισμένη προσφορά του αερίου, όπως αναφέρει το πρακτορείο ειδήσεων Reuters.

Ειδικότερα, η μέση τιμή LNG για παράδοση στη νοτιοανατολική Ασία τον Οκτώβριο εκτιμήθηκε στα $20,10 ανά mmBtu (million British thermal units), καταγράφοντας αύξηση κατά $0,20 σε σύγκριση με την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα.

Παράλληλα, οι τιμές για την παράδοση...

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Macroeconomics: Global recovery threatened by vaccine inequalities and supply chain woes

Unequal vaccine distribution has put a stopper in the recovery in parts of the world, adding to supply chain disruptions and slowing growth even in countries protected by higher vaccination rates. In a globalised world, no one can return to normal before everyone can.

The world is increasingly divided between countries where high vaccination rates are protecting populations, and thereby protecting the...

Ο αντίκτυπος της Covid-19 στους ναυτικούς: Προτάσεις και λύσεις

Οι τελευταίοι δεκαοκτώ, και λίγο παραπάνω, μήνες έχουν αποδειχθεί ιδιαίτερα δύσκολοι, τόσο για τη ναυτιλιακή κοινότητα όσο και για όλη την ανθρωπότητα. Η επέλαση και η παραμονή της πανδημίας Covid-19 επέφερε αλλαγές στις ζωές των ανθρώπων, τις οποίες κανείς δεν μπορούσε, αλλά ούτε ήθελε, να φανταστεί. Ωστόσο, παρότι όλοι οι άνθρωποι επηρεάστηκαν από την πανδημία και από τα μέτρα προς την αντιμετώπισή της, οι εργαζόμενοι στις μεταφορές ήταν αυτοί που κλήθηκαν να σηκώσουν ένα πολύ μεγάλο βάρος,...

Fundación Valenciaport launches Covid-19 consultancy service for ports

Port Authority of Valencia’s initiative, Fundación Valenciaport has launched a new advisory service on the Covid-19 management in ports to provide port managers with a precise overview of the pandemic situation so that they know exactly what they are facing and how to act in the case of a possible spread of infectious diseases.

This technical assistance, which is addressed to port authorities, private port management companies, port and terminal operators, shipping agents, trade facilitation...

Covid-19 hits another Evergreen ship

Hong Kong health authorities said that 16 crew members on the 1,984TEU Ever Calm tested positive after the vessel arrived in Osaka on 9 September.

Prior to Osaka, the ship, which is owned by Nissen Kaiun and is on long-term charter to Evergreen, was in Hong Kong. Ever Calm has been quarantined and Evergreen’s latest shipping schedule indicates that the vessel will only be allowed into Osaka on 25 September.

The 2020-built boxship was docked at Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Container Terminal for two...

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