ICS calls on governments to prioritise seafarers for Covid vaccination

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is leading calls for governments to prioritise seafarers and frontline maritime shore workers in the vaccine queue and to designate seafarers as keyworkers, to avoid a repeat of the 2020 crew change crisis.

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Maersk Essen loses 750 boxes into the Pacific

Another container ship has spilled up to 750 boxes into the sea, just weeks after the ONE Apus lost some 1,900.
Maersk Essen, on route from Xiamen to Los Angeles, and carrying up to 13,092 TEUs, lost a “very significant number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean on 16 January”, according to W K Webster, reportedly during severe weather.
According to FleetMon, up to 100 drifting containers are drifting northwest of Honolulu.
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China’s 2020 U.S. soybean imports surged though likely missed trade target

China’s soybean imports from the United States in 2020 rose by 52.8% from a year earlier, customs data showed on Wednesday, though the stepped up buying likely fell short of what was needed to fulfil last year’s trade deal between the countries. The world’s top soybean buyer last year brought in...


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