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Effects of COVID on Human Rights of Seafarers

The problems that seafarers face because of the pandemic is not just about labor rights This is a humanitarian crisis. Here is why and what needs to be done for the solution. Effects-of-COVID-on-Human-Rights-of-Seafarers-zeymarine-20jan2021.jpg The effect of the pandemic on seafarers is no joke. The travel bans and...

Ocean Freight Market: What’s Going On?

Strong cargo demand continues, equipment shortage worsening, and schedule reliability deteriorating in the ocean freight market. DHL Global Forwarding released its latest report on the ocean freight market. Three topics are highlighted in the report: Persistence in the cargo demand, worsening in the equipment shortage, and deterioration of...

What Awaits Shipping Industry In 2021?

Following the most challenging year that the industry has ever seen, 2021 has arrived with many unknowns but also some positive signs to be hopeful. The pandemic had severe effects on many industries in 2020, including shipping. Global maritime trade is expected to have plunged by...

The First Shore-Controlled Robotic Fleet on Its Way

Ocean Infinity orders eight optionally crewed addition to its Armada fleet of robotic vessels. US-based marine robotics company Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet of robotic vessels is ready to go to the next phase. The company has signed a contract for eight 78-meter, optionally crewed robotic vessels....

2021 Energy Expectations

Here are some forecasts about how the energy industry will look like next year. Global Oil Demand May Not Recover The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revised its prediction for the oil demand in 2021 to 5.8 million barrels per day. Even though this means 300,000 barrels...

Largest Oil Tankers Ever Built

Here are the largest oil tankers the world has ever seen. Berge Emperor 5. Berge Emperor and Berge Empress Berge Emperor and her twin sister Berge Empress were supertankers built in 1975, in Japan, by Mitsui. Owned by Bergesen d.y. & Co., they were launched the same year. Berge...

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COVID-19 on the Maritime Industry: Latest Situation

Here is the latest COVID-19 related news from the industry. The shipping industry expects a recovery in two years A recent survey conducted by multinational law firm DWF shows that but most players in the global shipping industry believe that the sector will get over the devastating...

Latest News From the Shipping Industry

Here are some important and recent developments in the shipping industry. Industry giants agree on transparent reporting of shipping emissions The 17 Founding Signatories of the Sea Cargo Charter -ADM, Anglo American, Bunge, Cargill Ocean Transportation, COFCO International, Dow, Equinor, Gunvor Group, Klaveness Combination Carriers, Louis Dreyfus...

Cruise Market Expectations For 2021

Here are the cruise market expectations for 2021 based on the latest developments in the industry. The value of the passenger ships continues to drop sharply as the COVID-19 pandemic freezes the cruise industry. According to the VesselsValue’s report, the total value of the 474 cruise ships...