Belgium has started vaccinating foreign seafarers who call at its ports. A move long overdue according to Belgium trade union ACV-Transcom. The organisation had been urging the government to roll out a general vaccination strategy for seafarers for a long time. The...
Global shipping is likely to continue to suffer from disruptions into 2023. This is mainly due to previous congestion in the Suez Canal and in Chinese ports and the shortage of containers, says the Dutch branch of credit insurer Euler Hermes. According to director...
For the first time in fifteen months, a cruise ship carrying passengers has set sail from an American port. The Freedom of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruises departed from the port of Miami on Sunday for a cruise of several days. The ship is testing whether...
The first Covid-19 vaccinations to seafarers of ships flying the Dutch flag were administered on Wednesday in the Port of Rotterdam. Crew of marine contractor Van Oord were the first to be vaccinated. Over the next three months, the Royal Association of Netherlands...
Stringent Covid measures in South China’s container ports are causing serious disruptions to shipping. Local authorities have severely curtailed port operations, leading to the biggest backlog since at least 2019. The transport world is already saying that it...
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