Βραζιλία: «Ανοίγουν» oι πτήσεις, προς παγκόσμια έκπληξη

Σε επανέναρξη των διεθνών της πτήσεων προέβη η Βραζιλία, κίνηση που προκαλεί ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον και ενδεχομένως απορία, καθώς η χώρα κατέχει τη δεύτερη θέση παγκοσμίως σε κρούσματα κορονοϊού.

Σύμφωνα με τα όσα αναφέρει το πρακτορείο ειδήσεων MercoPress, οι τουρίστες από όλα τα μέρη του πλανήτη θα μπορούν να ταξιδέψουν προς τη Βραζιλία, εφόσον έχουν τα απαραίτητα πιστοποιητικά υγείας καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του ταξιδιού τους. Ωστόσο, οι απαγορεύσεις στις αφίξεις επιβατών από ξηράς και από θαλάσσης...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2020/08/03/vrazilia-anoigoun-oi-ptiseis-pros-pagkosmia-ekplixi/

U.S. Economy Shrinks At Record 32.9% Pace in Q2

  • U.S. economy suffered its sharpest downturn since at least the 1940s in the second quarter.
  • COVID-19 has ravaged businesses across the country and left millions of Americans jobless.
  • Gross domestic product shrank 9.5% in the second quarter from the first.
  • It is a drop that equals an annualized pace of 32.9%, steepest annualized decline dating back to 1947.
  • Personal spending slumped an annualized 34.6%, also the most on record.
  • The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased...

https://mfame.guru/u-s-economy-shrinks-at-record-32-9-pace-in-q2/?amp;amp;

Virus slows airlines from adding capacity, airfreight volatility increases

Pallets of freight offloaded an Emirates 777 passenger plane onto a hydraulic lift. The use of passenger planes as freighters is dictated by strong market economics.

The outlook for economic recovery and better health for airlines is more pessimistic and that’s bad news for manufacturers and other shippers seeing input costs rise due to higher transport prices in the COVID era.

Passenger airlines are reporting huge second-quarter losses, terminating employees and slowing the reintroduction of flights as the coronavirus flares up. Fewer flights means fewer transport options for shippers already facing a supply shortage, but full-freighter operators – and freig...

https://s29755.pcdn.co/news/virus-slows-airlines-from-adding-capacity-increasing-airfreight-volatility

Cruises Turn To Antarctic Service Idea Amidst the COVID19 Drumroll

The only way most people can explore Antarctica, which lacks hotels and the trappings of commercial tourism, is on a cruise and that’s what’s about to happen, reports CNBC

New luxury cruises are scheduled to sail to Antarctica this year.

What is it ?

While large cruise ships have mostly stopped sailing due to the pandemic, smaller ships are planning to sail to Antarctica this winter.

The No Sail Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is currently in effect until Sept....

https://mfame.guru/cruises-turn-to-antarctic-service-idea-amidst-the-covid19-drumroll/?amp;amp;

EMSA Releases Goal Based Approach To Restart Cruises

  • EMSA and EDC publishes the joint guidance to facilitate the gradual restart of cruise ship operations which were seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A goal-based approach is proposed in the guidance comprising of measures to be taken on ship and ashore.
  • It also addresses the health-related problems concerning passengers, crews and visited communities to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.

A recent news published in the EMSA website reveals the updated guidance that should be...

https://mfame.guru/emsa-releases-goal-based-approach-to-restart-cruises/?amp;amp;

United Airlines nurses international operations back to health

United Airlines jets line up along taxiway to take off at Houston airport. United is increasing its international schedule.

United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) said Friday it will increase international capacity in September by 5% from its August level, including the addition of nearly 30 international routes, as it tries to carefully rebuild its network in a financially sustainable way. 

The Chicago-based carrier intends to add passenger routes to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America, which is expected to also help shippers move freight on desirable widebody aircraft that are in global short supply because the...

https://s29755.pcdn.co/news/united-airlines-nurses-international-operations-back-to-health

Two Vessels Stranded With Test Positive Crew

Two ships, namely a bulk carrier in Ningbo and a reefer in Faroe Islands, were stuck with positive test, writes Mikhail Voytenko for Maritime Bulletin.

Crazy testing in China

Bulk carrier BUNUN GLORY arrived at Ningbo China on July 26, from Japan. 19 crew were tested and 4 were found to be positive.

Another type of test was taken, which found, that 5 other crew though not exactly infected, may be infected.

Along with the other 4 members they have been taken to a different hospital.

The rest of the...

https://mfame.guru/two-vessels-stranded-with-test-positive-crew/?amp;amp;

SA Ports Collaborating Amid COVID-19

South African port landlord Transnet National Ports Authority is leveraging off its complementary port system to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on its marine operations.

The eight commercial ports have been supporting one another amid COVID-19, including redeploying staff and equipment where necessary to support ports more severely affected by COVID-19.

Lessons learnt at the Port of Cape Town, which was badly affected in June and into early July, have since been transferred to other ports.

TNPA’s...

http://www.sashippingnews.com/2020/07/31/sa-ports-collaborating-amid-covid-19/

ILO Issues Revised Note on Maritime Labour Issues and COVID-19

  • COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of life and badly affected the world of seafarers.
  • ILO has published revised guidelines on maritime labour issues and coronavirus.
  • Numerous governments, seafarers’ and shipowners’ organizations have turned to the ILO for advice.
  • It addresses the complexities of the current crisis in light.
  • It is based on the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006).

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a global crisis that has...

https://mfame.guru/ilo-issues-revised-note-on-maritime-labour-issues-and-covid-19/?amp;amp;

A Comprehensive COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

  • COVID-19 vaccines have shown promising results in the early stages of development.
  • Several vaccines have entered Phase III clinical trials to determine their efficacy and safety.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could authorize a vaccine within six months.
  • The time between FDA authorization of a vaccine and availability can take many months.
  • 70 percent of the population must be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
  • There is a need to accelerate the development of alternative vaccine...

https://mfame.guru/a-comprehensive-covid-19-vaccine-plan/?amp;amp;