COVID-19 crew change crisis still a challenge – IMO Secretary-General

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Crew change crisis is far from over and issues around vaccination need to be resolved. The crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement … Read more here..

Flag States and their performance – 2020/2021

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The country where the ship has been registered is called a FLAG STATE and this registration grants the ship physical and legal protection afforded under that that flag/flag state which is usually applied to vital areas such as safety of cargo and life of those on board the ship..

Flag states have the legal authority and responsibility to enforce regulations upon vessels that are registered under its flag, including regulations relating to inspection, certification, safety, and pollution and a ship owner or operator who registers their ship under a flag must meet the standards set by the Flag State and ensure that national and international regulations are being met..

The International Chamber of Shipping has released the Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table for 2020/2021..

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Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line..??

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– Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line..??
– Should Shipping Lines be concerned with Incoterms®..??
– How does Incoterms® affect the shipping line..??

These are few of the questions raised by readers who have complained that their booking was on FCA, FOB, CIF etc but the carrier refuses to show this commercial information on the bill of lading.. Commercial information includes details about the Incoterms®..

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A Korean Container Shipping Alliance (K-Alliance) set to launch in 2021

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As covered in my Shipping and Freight Review of 2020, the global container shipping market is dominated by 3 major global container alliances consisting of 10 container shipping lines, who together, control a whopping 83.80% of the total container shipping market across various services..

Now a grouping of South Korean container lines are reportedly teaming up to create their own alliance called K-Alliance..

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ONE Apus – Container stack collapse – Update – 11th Dec

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The update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster as of the 11th December 2020 is that the operations for the safe removal of the remaining containers on deck have started after permission to proceed was granted by the Japanese Coast Guard..

The ship remains safely berthed at the Port of Kobe after it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020 leading to a container stack collapse of around 1,816 containers including 64 hazardous containers..

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ONE Apus – Container stack collapse – Update – 10th Dec

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The latest update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster is that the ship safely berthed at the Port of Kobe on the the 8th of December, nine days after it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020 leading to a container stack collapse of around 1,816 containers including 64 hazardous containers..

You can see a video of the vessel in Kobe and some images that show the intensity and extent of the damage..

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Thousands of containers overboard in worst containership disaster-ONE Apus

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The year 2020 has been disastrous to many in so many many ways with the whole world in a crazy tizz due to the COVID-19 pandemic.. The pandemic aside, even as we hit the last month of the year, 2020 looks like it is still not done with maritime disasters..

In the latest edition of maritime disasters, the ONE APUS a 14,052 TEU containership built in 2019 and operating on Ocean Network Express’s (ONE) Far East Pacific 2 (FP2) Service suffered multiple stack collapse on board due to severe weather conditions while the vessel was enroute from Yantian in China to Long Beach in USA..

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IMO welcomes UN resolution on key worker seafarers

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The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers and to implement relevant measures to allow stranded seafarers to be repatriated and others to join ships, and to ensure access to medical care.

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