Covid-19 Update

Companies, Covid-19 Update

State aid planned for German shipyard

German yard Meyer Werft, one of the world’s leading builders of cruise ships, is set to receive an aid package worth millions of euros from the regional Government of Lower Saxony where the yard is based. Lower Saxony state economy minister Mr Bernd...


Ship recycling – firming steel prices lift rates

Following a lengthy spell earlier this year when virtually no ships were recycled, activity in the key demolition centres of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Turkey has bounced back and prices have regained much of their earlier losses. Firmer steel...


Posidonia 2020 is cancelled

The international trade fair Posidonia has been cancelled for this year. This has now been announced by the trade fair organiser, Posidonia Exhibitions SA. The industry event originally planned for June had been postponed to October due to the Corona...


Further Covid-19 Updates

Shipping, Covid-19 Update

DNV GL unveils infection prevention certification

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, has announced the launch of new infection prevention certification for the maritime industry during a virtual press conference. Designed in close collaboration with DNV GL Healthcare, the assurance...

Shipbuilding, Covid-19 Update

State loans for South Korean yards

South Korean state export credit bank, the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank), will provide 5.2 trillion won (US$4.1 billion) in financial aid to Korean shipbuilders amid reduced newbuilding orders in the coronavirus crisis. Under the programme,...

Covid-19 Update, Shipping

Ferry operator aims for Covid-19 safe certification

Spanish ferry company, Baleària, is planning to be the first shipping company with vessels and facilities that have been certified as free of Covid-19 by classification society Bureau Veritas (BV). The Global Safe Site Covid-19 certification at the...

Covid-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Hapag-Lloyd delays container ship order

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said it is delaying plans to order large contai­ner ships because of the coronavirus crisis. Hapag-Lloyd chief executive officer Mr Rolf Habben Jansen said the company is currently considering when it will place...




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