Legal action planned in case of White Island volcano eruption

Survivors of the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand, on December 9th 2019, are preparing legal action against cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn passengers on cruise ship Ovation Of The Seas (IMO 9697753) of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said on...

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Peak Covid-19 impact on container shipping might already be here, Sea Intelligence says

Danish data analyst and consultancy Sea-Intelligence has said that, in terms of the number of blank sailing, it believes the container shipping market has reached peak impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sea-Intelligence data revealed that the Asia-North Europe trade lane suffered 38% cancelled capacity in the week to April 18th. The consultancy anticipated that the…

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Singapore’s MPA reports high degree of compliance to sulphur cap

Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has said that it was seeing a high degree of compliance with the new IMO 2020 fuel sulphur cap. In Q1 2020 – the first three months since the new fuel use rule took effect – 96% of ships it inspected had been consuming fuel that was compliant. MPA…

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BIFA boss says association expects Brexit transition extension

An extension to the Brexit transition period past December 31st was being seen as increasingly likely by the British International Freight Association (BIFA)  according to its director-general Robert Keen. Negotiations between the UK and EU started again last week but progress appeared to be...

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UK protecting internal and mainland Europe ferry routes with support package

The UK government is seeking to guarantee the continued running of its ferry routes carrying cargo with the introduction of a £28.5m support package to run throughout the current Covid-19 pandemic The package for essential freight services includes up to £17m for critical routes between Northern...

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Indonesia to ban air, sea travel until at least early June

Indonesia began a ban on domestic and international air and sea travel, with some exceptions, starting Friday April 24th. Sea transportation director general Agus Purnomo said that the ban on travel by sea will run until June 8th, but cargo transportation is exempted. The ban on air transport will...

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