The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) announced the publication of the second edition of the Guidelines for the control of Drug and Alcohol Onboard Ship.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time to remind Governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.
Logistics and the operation of supply chains have become a key element during the COVID-19 health crisis. The distribution networks have, for months, been under considerable pressure and have demonstrated their ability to adapt but also a high degree of flexibility.
EUROPE – At the end of last week the European Commission released a White Paper aimed at establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst admitting it cannot foresee how the crisis will continue to develop, the EC made it clear it understands that the effect will lead to a high number of insolvencies and liquidity problems for supply chain stakeholders ranging from railway undertakings, shippers and logistic enterprises as well as infrastructure managers and service facility operators.
This year, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 25 June.
China's marine fuel futures contract that debuts on Monday on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) is likely to attract strong interest.