2 april 2020

COVID-19: What the media is saying today



PUBLISHED ON 02/04/2020

Crew Changes

Seatrade Maritime News

Crew changes top business impact for readers from COVID-19

The issue of crew changes tops Seatrade Maritime News readers’ concerns over the impact of the coronavirus on shipping. The March poll on Seatrade Maritime News asked readers which of 10 factors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic had had the most impact on their business.

Shipping Industry Developments

Lloyd’s List

Port of Los Angeles closes after positive coronavirus test

The union dispatch hall has been closed overnight for cleaning, forcing one terminal to close and another to reduce hours due to the shortage of labour…

Seatrade Maritime News

IMO urges travel ban exemption for seafarers

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has echoed earlier calls by shipping industry bodies for governments to recognise seafarers and marine personnel as “key workers” providing essential services and therefore exempt from national travel or movement restrictions.

Lloyd’s List

Health crisis raises questions for marine insurers

Marine insurers will face challenges as shippers respond to coronavirus, according to an industry lawyer. Inquiries will increase and premium revenues fall, the International Union of Marine Insurance was told.

Seatrade Maritime News

Greek technical managers seek extensions to surveys and drydocking

Greece’s influential maritime technical managers association has proposed a set of 15 specific measures to classification societies to help avert the immobilisation of seaborne trade amid the coronavirus pandemic


Swedish Club’s TELP can help owners negotiate coronavirus

New automated loss-prevention initiative is proving a winner as owners seek advice from P&I insurer. Shipowners are turning to the Swedish Club’s digitised loss-prevention tool TELP for guidance on how to operate vessels in the coronavirus crisis. The Gothenburg-based mutual launched the..

Splash 247

The silver lining that can shine on the five pillars of maritime growth

The impact of the societal response to the Covid-19 threat risks having damaging impacts on all aspects of our economies. While the threat to the elderly and those with existing underlying conditions should not be downplayed, the sweeping curfews, travel bans and limitations to freedoms, as we seek to slow the spread of the virus to allow health systems to handle cases, will threaten our very livelihoods.


·       NAVEXPO: POSTPONED to 17 Jun – 19 Jun 2020

·       CMA Shipping : POSTPONED to 29 Jun – 1 Jul 2020

·       Marine Money Hong Kong: POSTPONED to 3 Sep 2020

·       Asia Pacific Maritime: POSTPONED to 30 Sep – 2 Oct 2020

·       Posidonia: POSTPONED to 26 Oct – 30 Oct 2020

·       Singapore Maritime Technology Conference: POSTPONED to 21 – 23 Apr 2021

·       TOC Asia: POSTPONED to 20 – 21 Apr 2021

·       Singapore Maritime Week : POSTPONED. TBA

·       Seatrade Cruise Global: POSTPONED to 12 – 15 April 2021

·       Offshore Technology Conference: POSTPONED. TBA

·       ITS 2020: CANCELLED

·       TPM20: CANCELLED

·       Sea Japan: CANCELLED


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