Topic: Coronavirus

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

Transshipment Port of Amsterdam drops considerably

Transshipment in the Amsterdam port declined substantially due to the corona crisis and the energy transition. The port authority Port of Amsterdam reports that in 2020, 74.3 million tonnes were transshipped, fourteen per cent less...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

Coronavirus outbreaks on four Dutch naval ships

A total of eight crew members on four Dutch naval vessels are infected with the coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Defence, contact investigations are being carried out on all ships and, where necessary, military...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Charter rates continue upward trend

The charter rates for multipurpose vessels continue to crawl back up from the low levels of June and July this year. Toepfer’s Multipurpose Shipping Index for October shows an increase of 70 dollars to an...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk