Day of the Seafarer 2020: A call to action for crew changes

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.

Day of the Seafarer 2020: #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers

With the International Day of Seafarer coming ahead on 25th June, IMO calls Member States to recognize seafarers as key workers and exempt them from the travel restrictions of the pandemic.

Watch: ECSA launches #EveryShipmentCounts video

ECSA published a video showcasing maritime workers from across the industry from across Europe, who explain their lives in the past few months in keeping the supply chains running and why every shipment counts.

Watch: New system tested to harness Gulf Stream’s flow

An offshore demonstration conducted from May 25 through 28 by OceanBased Perpetual Energy, in collaboration with the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), has demonstrated that clean, renewable perpetual energy can be derived by harnessing the Gulf Stream current off South Florida.

Port of Los Angeles: Cargo volumes drop 29.8% in May

The Port of Los Angeles moved 581,665 TEUs in May, a 29.8% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting May, said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka in a news briefing. Five months into 2020, overall cargo volumes have decreased 18.6% compared to 2019. 

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