Maersk confirms corona infections among ship crew

Maersk has now received a response from local authorities in China after several seafarers last week were isolated on ship Gjertrud Maersk with symptoms of covid-19. The results show cases of coronavirus infections, the company tells ShippingWatch.

2M voids one in five voyages in second quarter

Sliding demand forces container alliance 2M, which consists of Maersk Line and MSC, to void more than one fifth of its voyages between Asia and Europe as well as Asia and the Mediterranean in the second quarter of 2020, reports Sea-Intelligence.

DFDS' Chinese yards up and running again

DFDS was one of several shipping lines that received a letter on force majeure from their yards in China. According to the ferry operator, the yards are operational again, and newbuild construction follows the set plan.

DHL declares force majeure after virus outbreak

The coronavirus makes it nearly impossible to predict trade routes, prompting logistics firm DHL to declare the current situation force majeure. This is not yet the case for DSV Panalpina, while Blue Water describes a situation in which "the normal cargo flow is down."

Maersk crew tested for coronavirus

Several seafarers aboard vessel Gjertrud Maersk are suspected of coronavirus infection. On Thursday, they were evacuated to receive treatment in Chinese city Ningbo. Maersk awaits report from authorities.

Corona diary from Gothenburg: Stena Bulk CEO fears times post-virus

The CEO of the Swedish tanker carrier Stena Bulk, Erik Hånell, is responsible for seven offices and several hundred employees across the globe, all affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Many work from home or in shifts. Hånell worries the most about the times to come after corona.

Gearbulk denies defaulting on loan from MOL

Japan's MOL earlier this week heralded extraordinary losses from factors including a loan to Gearbulk. "We are not in default on the loan," the dry bulk company's managing director tells ShippingWatch.

Maersk expects volume drop over coming weeks

Maersk informs its customers in a letter that freight volumes will decline in the coming weeks, and that the shipping line is preparing for its network "to match reduced demand." Sailings between Asia and Europe have been canceled.

Consolidation far from favoring project cargo carriers

With Zeamarine's collapse, peers were favored with vessels at reasonable prices and new customers. So far, however, the benefits of fewer players remain to be seen. ShippingWatch has interviewed AAL Shipping's CEO Kyriacos Panayides.

Maersk Tankers books USD 91 million profit

Maersk Product Tankers, which operates more than 80 vessels on behalf of Maersk Tankers, turned red figures on the bottom line into a pre-tax profit of USD 91 million in 2019.

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