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
Ship agents could find a new responsibility in making transformation accessible to all the port community. Companies with a global perspective and local insight are well placed to drive transformation
Shipping was ‘unappealing to females’, which is why diversity and inclusion target wasn’t met, according to its 2020 sustainability report
Governments deselecting vaccines should give them to nations that are providing most of the world’s seafarers to enable trade to keep moving, says V.Group chief executive René Kofod-Olsen
Shipping frustrated at unpredictable crew-change rules, intensifying debate over emissions regulations, and why the US-China trade war still matters
Seafarers are trying to cite the ‘epidemic area-related’ clauses in their employment contracts to back their objection, but a shipping dispute lawyer said a lack of clear definition of the term may lead to a tug of war between the two sides
With more than 100 charter flights just for seafarers, taking them to destinations Qatar Airways has never flown to before, the airline wants to be the carrier of choice for seafarers
The crewing crisis never left us, but it is about to get much, much worse. There is still a gulf between what governments and charterers are saying versus what they are prepared to do in practice. The time for gesture politics is over, words need to be replaced by actions
South Africa’s port authority has changed its mind again this week in relation to how crew repatriation at the country’s ports should be regulated
The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management chief says despite all the good shipping is doing for the world, the world does not understand the plight of the individuals who serve on board
Managers warned that the seemingly low percentages shown by the indicator by no means signals the end of the crew change storm. And ‘2021 is set to be worse than the past year’
‘Crew logistics has almost come to a halt, the challenges are intractable,’ says leading shipmanager
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