Coronavirus: Singapore starts temperature screening at ports

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has started temperature screening at all the checkpoints in the country for passengers who may be infected by the deadly coronavirus.

The measures will also be implemented at the ferry and cruise terminals, PSA Terminals and Jurong Port.

The new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, in December has so far killed 81 people and infected approximately 3,000 others.

Healthcare assistants will carry out temperature screenings for all travellers and ship...

https://www.ship-technology.com/news/singapore-screening-ports-coronavirus/

TORM to buy two LR2 newbuildings from GSI

Denmark-based shipping company TORM has signed an agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) to acquire two scrubber-fitted LR2 newbuildings.

The vessels are expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of next year.

GSI has provided 29 vessels for TORM’s fleet. Apart from featuring scrubbers, the new vessels will adhere to the TORM specifications for optimising trading and fuel- efficiency.

The vessels will also have the provision for dual-fuel installation in the future.

The total...

https://www.ship-technology.com/news/torm-lr2-newbuildings-gsi/