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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.

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.

Wärtsilä testing ammonia in ship engines

Wärtsilä has started taking a closer look at ammonia as a potential solution to shipping's climate troubles. From 2022, carriers will be incorporated into trials at sea.

Wärtsilä to choose new fuels within few years

Wärtsilä will select new fuels for testing within the next few years. The engine technology is already good, but now it is all about flexibility, says Roger Holm, Wärtsilä's president of Marine Power.

Shipping bank sees problems with Poseidon Principles

German shipping bank Hamburg Commercial Bank thinks the idea behind the Poseidon Principles is good, but sees several problems with the rules. "You have to extend your view," says the bank's head of shipping in an interview with ShippingWatch.

New shipping passport to ensure new crews access to ships

Shipping companies from across the globe are hit hard by closed borders that make it very difficult to change crews. International efforts are now underway to introduce a form of shipping passport so that crews can reach their ships.

Nordic shipping hit by closed borders and layoffs

Denmark, Germany and Norway have either shut down their borders or temporarily sealed off access to the countries in other ways in response to the corona outbreak. Large shipping companies are sending employees home.

US seizes 11 million dollars from shipowner in Syria complex

A US court has ruled that a Turkish shipowner will forfeit more than USD 11 million for having violated US and European sanctions against Syria. The case is part of a complex in which the US is trying to tighten the net on a network of Russians and Syrians.

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