Topic: Corona measures

Dutch naval exercise in Norway plagued by corona

A Dutch naval exercise in Norway is being plagued by Covid-19. Despite the measures taken, two soldiers tested positive upon arrival. Within the corps, people are questioning whether the training should continue, writes Dutch newspaper...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

More major maritime industry events cancelled

With many countries around the world in lockdown, event organisers are bracing themselves for another year without live events. Three major shipping events have already been cancelled or postponed, including NorShipping and Breakbulk Middle East.Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

KVNR: Concerns about vaccinating seafarers

If seafarers are not vaccinated in good time, problems may arise with relieving people at sea, warns the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR). The association fears possible measures by, for example, airlines and countries,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
ship crew general

Large companies in action to get seafarers home

Major international companies such as Unilever, Heineken and Procter & Gamble are taking action to encourage governments to help the tens of thousands of seafarers who are currently trapped on merchant ships because of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
Cruise ships

Cruise bookings trickle in again

Cruise ships are still anchored and it looks like they will stay that way for some time to come. However, the first bookings for next year are trickling in. The Rotterdam cruise terminal expects to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk