Topic: Ports

Coronavirus hits container shipping

Container shipping is under pressure due to the new coronavirus, with Maersk being hit hardest of the major container lines. According to credit rating agency Moody’s, there have recently been significantly fewer ships arriving in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Cruise ship Westerdam welcomed in Cambodia

The cruise ship the Westerdam, with 1455 passengers on board, arrived in the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Thursday 13 February at around 07:00 local time. The Westerdam was not welcome in several Asian ports...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Sunken cranes’ tanks emptied of oil

The emptying of the hydraulic oil and diesel tanks of the cranes that sunk in the port of Rostock on 31 January was completed on Friday 8 February, reports the Rostock Port Authority. The cranes...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Shipping waiting for coronavirus to hit?

With ports in China suspending their operations longer after celebrating the Chinese New Year and China offering force majeure, shipping will probably be impacted by the coronavirus. But it is unclear by how much. In...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

‘Coronavirus may hit Dutch supply chains from China’

‘The coronavirus outbreak could endanger the supply of Dutch companies doing business with China,’ says Bart Vos, scientific director of the Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI) and affiliated with Maastricht University. Several ports...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Cruises cancelled over coronavirus

Several cruise companies have cancelled trips in Asia due to the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus. The American cruise companies Royal Caribbean and Carnival, among others, keep their ships in port. For Royal Caribbean, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk