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.

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.

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.

MOL expects to book major loss

Japanese MOL, one of three shipping companies behind liner group ONE, warns about an extraordinary loss in its annual financial report totaling USD 146 million. This stems from a deal with ONE as well as loan to Norwegian Gearbulk.

PIL in negotiations with creditors on late repayments

Container shipping company PIL is in negotiations with its own subsidiary Singamas, which has several outstanding receivables. PIL confirms being in negotiations with Singamas to reach an agreement. Meanwhile, PIL activates precautionary measures in response to the corona pandemic.

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