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Ports & Logistics

Shipping seeks clarity on UK's seafarer vaccine policy

The UK Chamber of Shipping has asked the government to better publicise the fact it is vaccinating foreign seafarers, saying some health authorities are unaware of the rules

United Kingdom Crewing

Suspected cyber attack disrupts South African ports

The outage, widely interpreted to have been a cyber attack, was said to have affected the NAVIS terminal operating system. Its website is also offline

Containers Ports and Logistics

First digitally controlled arrival opens way for widespread efficiency gains

Wärtsilä has received expressions of interest from several sectors of the industry following the arrival at Tanger Med of Kobe Express

International Ports and Logistics

WHO pushes for seafarers to be a priority for vaccines

The World Health Organization has recommended seafarers get priority for vaccinations, in a change to guidance for transport workers. With rollouts gaining pace, the industry may soon start to demand more travel rights for vaccinated crews

Asia Pacific Europe

Shipping and ports on UK's ‘pingdemic’ exemption list

Department of Health and Social Care is ‘determined to make it as administratively burdensome as possible, in order to keep numbers down and discourage timewasters’, says UKMPG

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

Port operations in Shanghai and Ningbo disrupted by typhoon

China’s National Meteorological Centre has issued an orange alert, the second most-serious level, for the storm, which is expected to make landfall in the country’s Zhejiang province over the weekend with strong gales and heavy rainfall

Asia Pacific China

Can the iron ore trade prop up capesizes?

Optimism abounds as higher iron ore exports are expected to coincide with greater demand for coal transportation, which has the potential to ‘significantly tighten’ vessel supply, says Breakwave Advisors

International Dry Bulk

Newcastle’s ‘fanciful’ box port hopes rejected by court

An Australian judge has dismissed port of Newcastle’s hopes to build a container terminal to rival Sydney, dismissing a case by the competition watchdog

Australia Containers

Indian ports offer discount for LNG-fuelled ships

The ports will offer a 50% discount on port dues, pilotage and berth hire charges for vessels using dual-fuel engines with liquefied natural gas as primary fuel

India Ports and Logistics

Chinese ports brace for typhoon

Pickup and delivery of containers remain largely unaffected in Shanghai and Ningbo, but the ports might be forced to suspend services if the weather gets worse in the next a few days

Asia Pacific Ports and Logistics

FMC ‘asleep at the wheel’ over foreign flag ocean carriers

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has pressed the Federal Maritime Commission on the progress made since President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition, which included very specific concerns about ocean shipping

North America United States

Shippers struggle to explain high rates and poor service

A procurement manager at a major industrial company highlights some of the difficulties shippers face in the current extraordinary global freight markets

Europe Containers