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.
Following MSC Joanna’s ban from UAE for carrying more than 700 MT of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) when boarded at Jebel Ali Port, MSC replied that the scrubber fit has been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, US health authorities released all the guests onboard the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship, despite the positive coronavirus test of one passenger that had disembarked several days ago.
In light of the coronavirus situation, the cruise ship “MSC Meraviglia” altered direction as it was rejected by two ports in the Caribbean waters, due to the fact that one of its crewmembers fell sick, reportedly with the common seasonal flu.
DNV GL along with MSC Software shake their hands and partnered in order to advance the productivity performance of engineers who are using the DNV GL’s Sesam to design ships and offshore structures.
Abu Dhabi Ports announced the signing of a long-term agreement with MSC Cruises, meaning that the latter is now provided with berthing rights at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach.
Hapag-Lloyd recently announced its collaboration with the 2M Alliance members, Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Specifically, companies signed a space charter agreement which will further allow Hapag-Lloyd’s entrance into selected services of 2M on the Asia-North Europe trade.
The era of digitalization and rapid development of technologies has called for immediate action, which led the IMO to issue and implement a series of regulations and guidelines on cyber risk management, with, last but not least, the adoption of the Resolution MSC.428(98), which calls companies to report any cyber risk in their ISM Code no later than January 1, 2021.
According to a recent statement, the Ukrainian seaports exceeded the volume of container transshipment of 1 million TEU at the end of 2019, for the first time in the last 10 years. According to the operational data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), one million and three and a half thousand TEU containers were handled in the ports for the whole of 2019; this is more than 18% higher than in 2018.
Following the multiple strikes taking place in French ports, MSC container shipping company announced it is implementing its contingency plans to re-route container ships away from the ports when necessary, Reuters reports.
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