7 April 2020


COVID-19: What the media is saying today



PUBLISHED ON 07/04/2020

Crew Changes

Lloyd’s List

Maersk extends crew change prohibitions

With another four weeks of lockdown for crews on Maersk ships, the company has said it is compensating ratings for contract extensions and offering money for provision and slop chest purchases

Shipping Industry Developments

Lloyd’s List

Maritime in talks with airlines to repatriate seafarers

The maritime industry is in talks with the aviation industry to find a way of repatriating seafarers who are coming to the end of their shifts amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen lockdowns around the world

Seatrade Maritime News

Main carriers face $23bn loss in 2020 under ‘worst case’ scenario

The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could cause main carriers to collectively lose a staggering $23bn in 2020 under a “worst case” scenario, according to analyst Sea-Intelligence.

Lloyd’s List

Force majeure declared at Kolkata port

Kolkata Port Trust has become the first major Indian port to declare force majeure as port operations are hit by a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The port has waived demurrage charges and rent for all types of cargo and containers until April 15

Splash 247

Covid-19 highlights gaps in smart port development

One of the many focal points coming out of Covid-19 has been the increasing role being played by technology. Technology has been hailed as helping stem the rate of infection through touchless payment systems as well as keeping people connected through this time of social isolation.

Shipping Watch

DNV GL prepares for a “storm” in coming months

DNV GL turns to temporary furloughs due to the coronavirus crisis. “We cannot wait for the storm without taking temporary measures,” CFO Thomas Vogth-Eriksen tells ShippingWatch. The company is prepared to postpone inspections on vessels and declare force majeure.

Other updates on COVID-19


Petronas contractor off Malaysia confirmed with Covid-19

A worker off Malaysia has tested positive for Covid-19, the second such confirmed case in Southeast Asia’s second largest oil producer. “Petronas, through its subsidiary, Petronas Carigali, confirms that one of its contractors at an offshore platform in Miri, Sarawak has tested positive for Covid-19. The contractor is currently receiving treatment at a government hospital,” Petronas told Upstream on Monday.


·       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: CANCELLED

·       ITS 2020: CANCELLED

·       TPM20: CANCELLED

·       Sea Japan: CANCELLED


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