9 April 2020

COVID-19: What the media is saying today



PUBLISHED ON 09/04/2020

Crew Changes

Seatrade Maritime News

EC calls on member states to designate ports to fast-track crew changes

The European Commission (EC) has issued guidelines calling on member states to designate ports to fast-track crew changes. With a growing crisis around the inability of the industry to carry out around 100,000 crew changes a month the EC is seeking to give clarity member states facilitating transit arrangements of seafarers and the implementation of green lanes.

Shipping Industry Developments

Llody’s List

Don’t let coronavirus take down ferry companies too

Shortsea shipping is doing its duty to society; let society now do its duty to shortsea shipping

Shortsea and ro-ro operators are literally providing a lifeline by making sure Europe’s hospitals still stock medicines and its supermarkets still stock food. If they need state support in these exceptional times, so be it

Lloyd’s List

Virus may expedite transformation of class, says BV’s de Tugny

Remote survey work had become a reality for Bureau Veritas before the coronavirus outbreak; in months to come, remote working will be a feature of how class works, says its head of Marine & Offshore

Lloyd’s List

World boxship fleet update: Fleet in stasis as pandemic curbs activity

Box shipping is going through a convulsion of plummeting demand. With record numbers of blanked sailings, lay-ups are on the rise

Other updates on COVID-19

Lloyd’s List

The going gets tougher for LNG players

An increasing trend of more buyers deferring cargo deliveries may force suppliers to slash output. While low prices have fed expectations of a contango market supporting floating storage demand, shipping rates remain at best volatile as coronavirus-hit economies slow down


·       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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