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Shipping alerted about PPE and testing kit scammers

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted to an increased demand of testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) onboard; Thus, North Club highlights that shipowners and seafarers should be aware of the risks when deciding on testing and PPE requirements and exercise caution when purchasing.

COVID-19: Dealing with ship visitors

Social distancing and restricted measures have been implemented to the whole shipping industry, aiming to minimize the virus’ spread and to fully protect the seafarers and those employed. Thus, North P&I Club launched an information sheet on how to deal with ship visitors and keep the social distances.

Cargo care checklist: Nickel Ore, Grain, Coal

The North P&I Club launched three different checklists concerning the “care” of nickel ore, grain and coal, providing details to interested parties on how to deal with this kind of cargo.

Coronavirus situation at French ports

Following the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken by all sectors of the shipping industry, France issued details concerning French ports and how they deal with the situation. Also,the live map launched to provide a clear picture of where the new virus has been detected, as well as the number of fatalities shows today, February 13, that the coronavirus has cost the lives of 1,369 people, while confirmed cases exceed 60,000.

Smart tools to monitor Coronavirus spread

The newly identified Coronavirus has made world headlines given its rapid spread and as number of infected or dead people keeps on increasing. To closely monitor the situation and keep track of the incidents and fatalities two applications have been launched.

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Crew Health

This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds light on crew health. Health is the most important thing for anyone, let alone seafarers due to their challenging job. Rest hours, working out, food, better accommodation and mental health, are all key elements towards ensuring a healthy lifestyle.  For this reason, we asked maritime experts to make their assessment whether the industry has taken significant action towards

Speed Limits v Optimisation

In this article, Alvin Forster, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club, addresses the issue of speed limits. As he says, this method has positively affected greenhouse gas emissions in shipping, but wonders if, after all, the speed limit is the answer for a greener sector.

Coronavirus outbreak in China

In fact, a new strain of coronavirus, which causes a type of pneumonia, was first detected in December 2019 in the central city of Wuhan. Although confirmed cases are concentrated in Wuhan, the outbreak is understood to have spread to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen as well in Japan, Thailand and South Korea.

Bills of Lading Masterclass: The Golden Rules

Shipping of goods is the backbone of global economy and a really complex procedure. Taking into consideration how many stakeholders are involved in the trade process, bills of lading come to give solution. A 1-day Masterclass from North P&I Club in early March aims to help delegates understand the ‘golden rules’ and recognise their potential risks and exposures.

North focuses on the gender pay gap issue

The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.

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