Seafarers denied medical care for serious conditions, ICS warns

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Cases of seafarers being denied medical care for conditions unrelated to COVID-19 have been reported to the International Chamber of Shipping.

The body, which describes the news as “alarming”, has observed that there are cases of seafarers being refused entry to port or, in some cases, being denied evacuation for over four days.

“This is simply not acceptable,” said Guy Platten, Secretary General of the ICS.

In a recent webinar, held on May 28 by the World...

Al Kuwait appears to have been correctly handled and shipping must continue

Photo by Coleur from Pixabay.

The Al Kuwait livestock carrier (IMO:9590931) which arrived in Fremantle with crew suffering from COVID-19 has been subject to some loud and alarmist commentary from people who should know better.

From the information publicly available it seems that the crew and the officials acted correctly, with proper notifications being made in a timely manner to the appropriate authorities.

When it was understood that there were people aboard with a potentially serious medical...

Containership Quarantined After Crew Tests Positive for COVID-19

According to an article published in Maritime Bulletin, a Brazilian ship was put under quarantine on May 29, on arrival at Santos.

What happened?

The container ship Pedro Alvares Cabral is the latest victim of the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) fierce fight with President Bolsonaro – the ship was put under quarantine on May 29, on arrival at Santos.

Tested at ANVISA

Quick test detected on crew out of total 21, positive for the virus. On May 30 all crew will be tested by, as...

Traditional Medicines Show Promising Results in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

  • Experts and doctors have provided clinical trial data on the efficacy and safety of TCM and LH.
  • The capsules relieve symptoms and increase the cure rate of patients with mild symptoms.
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Longhaul domestic freight driving May recovery, signaling a strong June

Chart of the Week: Longhaul Outbound Tender Volume Index, Loaded Domestic Rail Containers, International Loaded Rail Containers – USA SONAR: LOTVI.USA, ORAILDOML.USA, ORAILINTL.USA

According to FreightWaves national Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI) and rail volume data that measures domestic loaded intermodal container moves (ORAILDOML), the freight market hit a bottom around the middle of April. The OTVI hit its lowest non-national-holiday point in its two-year history on April 16 of 8,439,...,-signaling-a-strong-june

Truck driver sacrifices home time to protect family amid COVID-19 pandemic

It’s been 81 days since truck driver Mike Baker has been home, but says he plans to stay out on the road until scientists give the U.S. the all-clear that the coronavirus pandemic is over.

Baker of Weymouth, Massachusetts, is headed to Georgia with 5,000 cases of Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls. He admits it’s been a lonely few months living in his truck, but said he tries not to focus on it too much.

“Prior to COVID-19, I got home about every six weeks, but I’m well past that now,” Baker told...

Kenneth Braithwaite Sworn in as Secretary of the Navy

Kenneth Braithwaite, U.S. ambassador to Norway, delivers remarks at a reception aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG-96), in Oslo, Norway on June 25, 2018. US Navy Photo

Kenneth Braithwaite was sworn in as the newest secretary of the Navy during a private ceremony today at the Pentagon, capping what has been a tumultuous six months for the department’s leadership.

The Senate confirmed Braithwaite last week after he offered members of the Senate Armed...

Motril se suma a la lista de puertos incluidos como puntos de entrada a España

El BOE ha publicado este viernes una orden del ministerio de Transportes que incluye a Motril entre los puertos seguros para el tráfico internacional de pasajeros durante el estado de alarma. La decisión ha sido aplaudida por el presidente de la autoridad portuaria, José García Fuentes, al considerar que “restituye una situación que era injusta, ya que el puerto, por sus propias características y su configuración, cumple todas las exigencias y reúne todas las condiciones para este tipo de...

ZIM’s loss drops as EBITDA and cash flow jump

ZIM’s year-over-year operating cash flow zoomed upward by more than 70% in the first quarter of 2020.

The Israel-based container carrier reported operating cash flow of $101.6 million in Q1, a 70.2% increase from the $59.7 million reported in 2019.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. said that despite the challenging and unprecedented business environment during the coronavirus pandemic, it continued to improve its commercial and financial performance and expand its global network. 

Adjusted net...