Maersk Line issued a statement informing that mariners onboard the US flagged Maersk Idaho have been positively tested for COVID-19, in what is claimed to be the first reported outbreak of the virus on an American commercial ship.
Following shipping industry’s ambition to drop carbon emissions until 2050, major players joined forces to develop new fuel types and solutions by launching the “Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center” for Zero Carbon Shipping.
This year, the shipping industry celebrates the Day of the Seafarer under different circumstances; the COVID-19 crisis left thousands of sea workers stranded at sea due to travel restrictions, reiterating the importance to secure rights of our seafarers. As such, the 2020 Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) found five irregularities during an audit on mobile drilling facility ‘Maersk Inspirer’, after the owner Maersk Drilling applied for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC).
As it has already been stated, lashing is a challenging operation that can lead to a fatality; Maersk is to commence the implementation of an innovation that will make the lashing operations easier.
Maersk, Danish shipping container line, joins global research on weather patterns and climate change by committing its 300 owned vessels to participate in the global Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program.
A consortium of Danish transportation companies has formed a first of its kind partnership to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the lower oil price environment are impacting Maersk Drilling’s offshore drilling activity. The company informed that some tenders and projects are being delayed or cancelled.
On the day of the AP Moller Maersk annual general meeting, the ITF has made a statement to the company, after its calls for action in the wider transport industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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