Cruise Lines Act on Coronavirus Risk

Major cruise lines operating in Asia are banning tourists who have been in the city of Wuhan or come from Hebei Province in a bid to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus at sea.

The virus has now infected over 2,000 people in China and killed 56. No fatalities have been reported outside China, but cases have now emerged in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, the U.S. and Vietnam.

What are the symptoms of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (#2019...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/cruise-lines-act-on-coronavirus-risk

Tugs collision, 3 missing, sulfuric acid vapor release, Mississippi

Tug COOPERATIVE SPIRIT at around 0530 LT Jan 26 collided with tug CREPPEL, which was pushing 2 barges laden with sulfuric acid, near 123 mile mark, Luling, Mississippi river. Tug CREPPEL sank after collision, 1 crew rescued and 3 went missing. Tug COOPERATIVE SPIRIT was badly damaged, one of barges with sulfuric acid was also damaged, releasing an unknown amount of acid vapor into the air. A number of responsible agencies are responding to accident consequences.
Tug RC CREPPEL, MMSI 367546430,...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/26/tugs-collision-3-missing-sulfuric-acid-vapor-release-mississippi/

The New “Wuhan” Coronavirus – Issues and Effects in the Shipping Market

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus, or the “Wuhan” virus after the name of the Chinese city in which the first cases were identified, is dominating headlines all over the world. The new virus is a member of the coronavirus family and, like other coronaviruses, such as Severe Acute Respiratory...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-new-wuhan-coronavirus-issues-and-effects-in-the-shipping-market/

Climate Change Report Highlights Risks to U.K. Ports

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) has released a report on the current and future impacts of climate change in the U.K., noting that disruption to operations could occur, especially in ports, which are potentially sensitive to weather-related disruption (including wind, heat, cold and fog).

The MCCIP Report Card summarizes information from 26 individual, peer-reviewed scientific reports commissioned by MCCIP and written by scientists from across the U.K., providing detailed...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/climate-change-report-highlights-risks-to-u-k-ports

Nigeria: Stakeholders chart path to disburse $200m cabotage fund for ship owners

Stakeholders in the maritime industry converged on Lagos, yesterday, to determine the modalities for disbursing the $200 million Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), to local ship owners. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told journalists after the meeting that stakeholders have agreed...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/nigeria-stakeholders-chart-path-to-disburse-200m-cabotage-fund-for-ship-owners/

US crude stocks show counter-seasonal draw amid strong refinery demand

US crude supply contracted counter-seasonally last week amid stronger-than-normal refinery demand, US Energy Information Administration data showed. US commercial crude stocks fell 400,000 barrels to 428.11 million barrels during the week-ended January 17, EIA data showed. The draw ran counter to...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/us-crude-stocks-show-counter-seasonal-draw-amid-strong-refinery-demand/

Russian gas exports helping Asia & Europe to transition to cleaner energy – Kirill Dmitriev

Russia will continue to be the biggest player on the global energy market with plans to increase natural gas deliveries to Europe and Asia, according to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev. “We believe gas is very ecologically friendly. It produces 45 percent less...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/russian-gas-exports-helping-asia-europe-to-transition-to-cleaner-energy-kirill-dmitriev/