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Crewing Crisis

Despite being integral to global trade, seafarers have been among the worst affected by the travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many crews have been on board vessels for extended periods and concerns over safety and wellbeing continue to mount…



Stranded seafarers make direct appeal for more action on crew changes

Crews tell their stories of resilience, missing families and not stepping on land for nearly six months as coronavirus pandemic leaves them stuck at sea

International Crewing Safety


Daily Briefing November 29 2021

One hundred: Shipping’s most influential people in 2021 | The ‘usual speed of IMO co-operation’ is not fast enough | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Yet another missed opportunity to decarbonise shipping

Daily Briefing EU

Pandemic brings crew welfare issues to the fore

Small changes in practices on board could make a big difference to seafarer welfare, such as better nutrition, activities and training, says director of maritime research at Yale University

Crewing People

Diversity is key to shipping’s future skills gap

High-ranking officials have spelt out how women could plug gaps in the industry’s future, from engineers to data analysts, during the Maritime SheEO day-long virtual conference organised from India

Diversity International

Top 10 in regulation 2021

The International Maritime Organization, knocked from the top spot this year, faces fundamental questions over its fitness to grapple with problems as thorny as decarbonisation

Top 100 People Political and Trade

15 Esben Poulsson and Guy Platten, International Chamber of Shipping

The Ever Given grounding kicked off a year of unprecedented global attention on the shipping industry; the ICS has used that attention to lobby for seafarers and supply chains, as well as backing a carbon levy and a net-zero-by-2050 target

Top 100 People Regulation

45 Bjørn Højgaard, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group/Hong Kong Shipowners' Association

The former master mariner and port operations chief has climbed to the hot seat in shipmanagement; he is passionate about seafarers and deeply frustrated by the crew change crisis

Top 100 People Ship Management

46 Stephen Cotton, International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF has grown in prominence for its advocacy for crew changes during the pandemic; Stephen Cotton has also been a voice for seafarers in decarbonisation talks, drawing awareness of the safety risks of future fuels

Top 100 People Crewing

75 Li Tianbi, Water Transportation Bureau at China’s Ministry of Transport

The pandemic-induced crew change crisis and rocketing container shipping rates have put Li Tianbi in a hot spot

Top 100 People Crewing

92 Manish Singh, Ocean Technologies Group

A background at senior levels at sea and on shore has driven Manish Singh's determination to bring advanced technologies to what has traditionally been a manual process; Covid-19 has provided booster rockets

Top 100 People Technology and Innovation

Daily Briefing November 19 2021

EU may veto merger of South Korean shipbuilders | Vaccinations are key to solving supply chain issues, says UN report | Disrupted supply chains threaten global recovery

Daily Briefing Asia Pacific

Vaccinations are key to solving supply chain issues, says UN report

UN Conference on Trade and Development says it is concerned about container lines expanding into ports, freight forwarding and intermodal transport, saying the oligopolistic nature of the box shipping industry was ‘not a good sign’

International Middle East and Africa