Project Updates & Industry Developments
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COVID-19: ICS, IAPH Urge G20 Leaders to Protect Maritime Sector, Global Supply Chains

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have jointly called on G20 leaders to act quickly to protect global supply chains from the...

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Stena Important Thwarts Pirate Attack

Nigeria

Bermuda-flagged oil/chemical tanker Stena Important, operated by Concordia Maritime, was approached by a suspicious vessel at Doula Anchorage, Cameroon on March 19, 2020.“The alarm was raised by the...

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Plea to UN agencies: Recognize seafarers as international key workers

As coronavirus-related travel and other restrictions increase, the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers’ Federation have written a joint open letter to the heads...

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ISU Responds To Coronavirus Outbreak

Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) have stated their desire to maintain a service as usual status during the current global Coronavirus outbreak.Shipping is by nature a global...

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Dredging: Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector...

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Carnival to make cruise ships available as temporary hospitals

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today announced that select cruise ships from the company’s global cruise line brands, including Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America...

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Vox Amalia starts first job

Netherlands

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 19 March 2020 - Van Oord's trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia successfully started its first project this week. At Den Helder, the Netherlands, the brand-new...

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Royal IHC Beavers are genuinely multi-purpose!

Netherlands

Our IHC Beavers are genuinely multi-purpose! As proven during this salvage work of a general cargo vessel that dragged anchor during a storm. After drifting around she finally rested on a beach near...

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Coronavirus Measures: Vale May Close Iron Ore Terminal in Malaysia

Malaysia

Brazilian mining giant Vale said it is considering a temporary halt of its distribution center in Malaysia, Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal (TRMT), amid the global coronavirus outbreak.The terminal,...

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HHLA Forecasts Strong Fall in Earnings from Coronavirus Impact

Germany

German terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) expects its revenue and operating result for 2020 to fall considerably below figures reported last year amid major downfall in...

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Coronavirus Crisis: Hapag-Lloyd Prepares for a Difficult Year Ahead

Germany

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd expects a difficult year ahead that would result in necessary fleet adjustments and lower earnings.For 2020, Hapag-Lloyd expects an...

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History as Maersk Line’s first direct service ship berths at Onne

Nigeria

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has received Maersk’s first direct service container ship from Far East at the Onne Port in Rivers State.The vessel, a gearless 4,800 24-feet Equivalent...

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UK Chamber of Shipping Ask for Multi-Million-Pound Coronavirus Relief Fund

United Kingdom

The UK Chamber of Shipping has demanded an immediate multi-million-pound government support package to ensure the shipping industry can continue to bring in the food, goods and medicines the...

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Successful Installation Of Two Offshore Substations Marks Major Milestone At The Seamade Offshore Wind Farm

Belgium

The two substations for the SeaMade offshore wind farm have been successfully installed in the Belgian North Sea. This installation marks a major milestone in the construction of Belgium’s largest...

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Nourishment increases beachfront area in Vizag

India

Subdued tidal waves also contribute to the phenomenon: expert The most frequented area in the city — the beachfront area — has increased significantly, thanks to the nourishment of eroded...