Seafarers’ Stories

IMO dedicates the 2021 World Maritime Theme to seafarers that facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's take a look at interviews with seafarers around the world. In this regard, it continues to emphasize the importance of the role seafarers play now and in...

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Capesize Freight Rates Break Records!

Capesize Price Levels are at their highest level in the last 10 years. Let's take a look at the reasons of the sharp price increse in Capesize rates. Capesize freight rates hit a ten-year high on August 18. The main reason is the major iron ore route...

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Dry Bulk Capesize Freight Rates

Dry bulk freight rates set a record with the increase in cargo loading volumes in 2021. The dry bulk market includes iron ore, coal, grains, oilseeds, steel, cement, forest products, agricultural products, non-ferrous minerals and metals. Prices driven by the commodity boom, high shipping demand, port congestion and the...

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Can The Cruise Industry Recover From Coronavirus?

The growth momentum in the cruise industry, which has been increasing for years, has stalled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Can the industry recover this year and what expected in the long run? One of the first alarms of Covid-19 came from the deck of the...

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Global Covid 19 Vaccines Situation for Ship Crew

Seafarers' COVID-19 vaccines need to prioritized. The amid concerns that a lack of vaccines for crew members could leave global supply chains vulnerable. As of March, UN officials had issued a joint statement. All United Nations Member States have to focus on seafarers's COVID-19 immunization programmes. The race between...

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Review: 15 Months With IMO 2020

It’s been almost 15 months since International Maritime Organization’s fuel oil sulfur limit regulation came into force. Let’s review this period and talk about the future expectations. According to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new regulations which came into force on January 1, 2020, the maximum sulfur...

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Top 10 Female Sailors in History

To celebrate International Women's Day, let's take a look at 10 of the World's most famous female sailors of all time, in alphabetical order. Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz  Born 15 July 1936, in Poland, Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz is the first woman to have sailed single-handed (solo) around the world. “First...

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