Amid COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change issue that has arise, shipping companies set seven chartered flights in order to bring 2.000 seafarers from Sri Lanka, Brazil, UK back to their homes.
The Bombay High Court allowed an under-arrest passenger vessel to leave its anchor in Mumbai port and move temporarily to safe waters due to cyclone Nisarga.
Eight ship managers joined forces with crewing firms to run a charterflight from Mumbai to Doha and back, as well as Delhi to Doha and back, to fly Indian crew looking to join ships abroad and to bring back those who had signed off after spending extended contract tenures at sea.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, India’s 12 major ports marked a 21% drop in their cargo volumes, at 47.42 million tonnes (MT) during April 2020, as Indian Ports Association (IPA) reported.
Folowing an accident between an Iranian and an Indonesian vessel, the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) issued a brief statement confirming that its container ship the Shahraz had grounded in the waters north of Indonesia.
The Indian Navy coninues operations to repatriate stranded Indian nationals from abroad, as well as citizens that remain in the Maldives, as the isssue of repatriation is gaining more attention.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, India’s major container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) managed to mark a 283.802 TEU throughput concerning cargo handling, during April 2020.
Container cargo volumes at Indian ports could drop by as much as 16% in FY21. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has plummeted consumer demand.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the major disruptions that has caused, container cargo volumes at Indian ports are estimated to drop by 16% in FY21. Namely, due to the lockdown, consumer demand has dropped significantly bringing negative impacts on the supply chain.
The Indian Ministry of Shipping has decided that all the Major Ports may grant compensation /Ex-Gratia in the event of loss of life due to COVID-19 to the dependent members/legal heirs of the port employees.
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