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COVID-19 impacts fleet development and demand

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shipping industry is obvious, not only decreasing demand growth prospects for the year across all segments, but also affecting fleet development.

MSC continues business during COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group president and CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Diego Aponte wrote an open letter marking the company’s actions in order to continue business during the outbreak.

DNV GL gets ready for decade’s short-term challenges

Following the DNV GL annual report for 2019 and its improved market conditions, the Norway-based company announced that is fully prepared for the ‘2020 decade of transformation’ and the short-term challenges that brings.

ECSA puts shipping’s COVID-19 recovery on top priority

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) recently informed that its first priority will be the rescue and full recovery of the European shipping industry, instead of the European Green Deal.

ECSA warns that EU shipping reaches ‘breaking point’

During their meeting on 2 April, ECSA’s Board of Directors requested governments and Brussels to take action and adopt a rescue and recovery plan concerning the maritime field, which is now coming close to collapse following the COVID-19 impacts. 

Rightship launches New Dry Bulk Management Standard

RightShip announced a new program for the dry bulk sector which aims to ensure the highest levels of safety, security and environmental excellence. The new Dry Bulk Management Standard (DBMS) aims to support the improvement of safety and risk management standards within dry bulk ship management and  help drive collaboration, conversation and increased standards in the sector. 

Traffic at Suez Canal unaffected by COVID-19

The Suez Canal Authority announced that the navigation traffic in the channel is regular and proceeds according to the normal rates of the numbers and tonnage of ships transiting the channel.

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