IMO has echoed shipping industry calls for governments to keep shipping and supply chains open and grant special travel exemptions to seafarers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BIMCO, ICS and other industry partners have teamed up and presented the IMO with a list of recommendations for governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diana Shipping Inc. has recently announced that it has entered into a time charter with Cargill International S.A. for the m/v Myrto.
Following the mandatory countrywide lockdown announced by the Panamanian government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panama Canal has adopted new measures to guarantee the continuity of its operation.
The Port of Corpus Christi continues normal operations and does not anticipate significant impacts by the ‘stay at home’ order recently issued by Nueces County.
The British Ports Association is calling on the UK government to broaden the scope of testing and ensure that those working to keep the country supplied with imported food, energy and medicines are protected.
The Port of Corpus Christi will remain open to provide critical infrastructure services and functions.
The Port of Rotterdam is and remains open for business, despite the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus on society and the economy.
Port workers across the UK are designated as essential key workers to support the national effort to keep the supply chain moving.