The COVID-19 emergency

Greece exempts seafarers from entry restriction

Athens - Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the IMO to facilitate crew change. GAC Greece said that the Greek government has allowed seafarers entry into its country together with citizens of the following countries

The analysis

Demolition activity suffers as freight rates rebound

Athens - As freight rates, particularly in the dry bulk market, ships’ recycling activity has taken a hit. In periods of a strong market environment, demolition activity tends to suffer and this has occurred once more

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“Cargo theft has reached historic levels”

Copenaghen - According to Risk Intelligence, it “is affecting all modes of transport across the logistic supply chain.” The Danish company will partner with the Transported Asset Protection Association to enhance the visibility of cargo theft

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Rotterdam installs air quality sensors

Rotterdam - The Port of Rotterdam has installed an air quality sensor, an application with real-time readings displays vessel emissions for inspectors when vessels enter or leave the port

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Thomas Miller purchases Loadstar Marine

London - Thomas Miller, the international provider of insurance services, has concluded the purchase of Lodestar Marine Insurance’s book of business

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DFDS buys Huisman

To further expand and develop its European logistics services, Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Dutch logistics company Huisman

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Cyprus petions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

Athens - Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbor Turkey which disputes its claims

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CMA CGM and Total to develop LNG ship refuelling

Paris - Container shipping firm CMA CGM will use the French Mediterranean port of Marseille for refuelling some of its planned gas-powered vessels, backed by a supply partnership with energy group Total

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Thai shippers cut 2019 export outlook

Bangkok - Thailand’s shipping association on Tuesday lowered its 2019 export forecast for the fifth time this year, forecasting a drop of between 2.5% and 3.0% due to global trade tensions