Covid-19 Update

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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Covis-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Pandemic causes Meyer Turku to lay off people

The Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, part of the Meyer Group in Papenburg, has announced the layoff of 450 people due to the current pandemic crises. Further 900 employees are affected by other measures, such as work time adjustment and temporary...

Covid-19, Shipping

ABS extends remote service capability

Following last month’s move by classification society ABS to extend its remote survey and audit services to equipment manufacturers and other clients in the United States, South America and Europe, remote services are now being made available to...

Covid-19, Shipbuilding

New antivirus coating – broad applications in shipping

A new antivirus coating to prevent people picking up viruses from painted surfaces has been developed by Nippon Paint and Corning Inc, a United States technology company. The coating contains Corning GuardiantTM Antimicrobial Particles, a technology...

Covid-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Stena to convert RoPax ferry to hospital ship

Its 167m-long RoPax ferry Stena Saga is to be converted into a hospital ship with accommodation for 520 patients, Stena RoRo has announced. The work is likely to take two to three weeks and the ship’s potential availability has been notified to...




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