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August 2020

Nigeria Impact Survey

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched an anonymous Impact Survey to better understand the evolving situation relating to the operating environment in Nigerian ports and terminals and assess the impact of MACN’s efforts in Nigeria. 

July 2020

Republic of Korea implements national sulphur emission control area

Several South Korean ports will have designated national sulphur emission control areas from midnight 1 September 2020.

Self-quarantine is crucial for crew change in Singapore

Following an incident where a crew member was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore, the Singapore Shipowners Association is reiterating the importance of self-quarantine.

Survey launched to explore how shipping is coping with Covid-19

An industry-wide survey calling on seafarers and shore-staff to share their Covid-19 workforce insights has been launched by Lloyd’s Register and marine industry partners to understand how the pandemic has affected, and continues to affect the industry and the health and mental wellbeing of its employees.

June 2020

Panama emphasises its support for seafarers’ rights

Following the measures adopted through its MN 03/2020 circular regarding seafarers, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) emphasises its support for seafarers’ welfare and rights.

BIMCO applauds Panama for pragmatic approach to crew change

Facilitation of crew change through Panama is now possible. Clear references are made to the crew change protocols proposed by BIMCO, ICS and other industry stakeholders.

BIMCO launches information page focusing on seafarers’ mental health

To assist seafarers and their mental wellbeing in coping with the challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic, BIMCO compiles a list of useful resources to enable seafarers to seek free, immediate and direct help. Members are highly recommended to inform their seafarers of this availability. 

Asian Gypsy Moth Season 2020 - be prepared!

Providing up to date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2020.

UNCTAD joins hands with IMO urging collaborative action to designate seafarers as key workers to keep trade flowing

UNCTAD and IMO issue joint-statement calling for action by government states to facilitate crew changes.