Some 5,000 cruise passengers and 1,200 crew screened for coronavirus, 148 isolated

Cruise ship COSTA VENEZIA returned to Shenzhen port, southeastern China, link between Hong Kong and China’s mainland, in the morning Jan 26, after a 6-day cruise to Vietnam. On arrival, cruise ship was boarded my medical team, all 4973 passengers and 12 49 crew were checked by medics for symptoms of fever and pneumonia, 4 were found to have high temperature. 148 passengers who’re residents of Wuhan or visited Wuhan recently, were isolated for a stricter screening. Passengers and crew spent all...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/26/some-5000-cruise-passengers-and-1200-crew-screened-for-coronavirus-148-isolated/

Shipping and coronavirus: monitor

Jan 26: So far, there are no reported or otherwise known, cases of coronavirus-infected seamen and/or any other virus-related incidents, like delays, quarantine, etc., occurring to merchant ships worldwide. Few known coronavirus-related cases are restricted to cruise and ferry shipping.

Singapore: On Jan 25 cruise ship GENTING DREAM (IMO 9733105) departure from Singapore was delayed, tourists at Marina Bay Cruise Centre had to wait in queues for several hours. Official statements denied any...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/26/shipping-and-coronavirus-monitor/

OOCL enjoys volume and revenue growth

OOCL enjoys volume and revenue growth

For the fourth quarter of 2019, OOCL’s total volumes were 4.8% up from the same period last year, according to the company’s release.

OOCL says that total revenues increased by 2.3% to US$1.60 billion, while loadable capacity increased by 2.6%. In addition, the overall load factor was 1.8% higher than the same period in 2018 and overall average revenue per TEU decreased by 2.4% compared to the fourth quarter of last year, according to the announcement.

OOCL adds that for the full year of 2019,...

https://container-news.com/oocl-enjoys-volumes-revenue-growth/

Troubled bulk carrier on tow, Med

Bulk carrier ORMI suffered mechanical failure on Jan 21 in Mediterranean soith of Rhodes island, Greece, while en route from Kherson Ukraine to Haifa Israel, and started to drift. The ship was adrift until Jan 23, when contracted tug KARAPIPERIS 18 (IMO 8810205) took her on tow and towed to southern coast of Karpathos, where ships either were waiting for favourable weather or probably, fixing some problems. Towage resumed early in the morning Jan 25, in northern direction, destination probably...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/25/troubled-bulk-carrier-on-tow-med/

Bulk carrier grounding, Rosario

Bulk carrier STAR ATHENA ran aground off the berth after unmooring or during unmooring, at around 0830 UTC Jan 24, at Rosario port, Parana river, Argentina, being loaded with soybeans. The ship was refloated at around 2300 UTC same day, moved across river to opposite bank and anchored. As of 0430 UTC Jan 25, she remained at anchor. Ship’s next port of call is Bahia Blanca Argentina, to complete loading.
Bulk carrier STAR ATHENA, IMO 9497880, dwt 57809, built 2012, flag Norway, manager G2 OCEAN...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/25/bulk-carrier-grounding-rosario/

Laem Chabang expansion continues despite hiccup in container throughput

Container volumes at Thailand’s Laem Chabang port remained flat last year, despite a big uptick in US-bound cargo.
According to Alphaliner, Thailand recorded a 17.8% increase in export volumes to the US in 2019, reaching 620,000 teu. This increase was second only to Vietnam, where volumes jumped 34.8% to 1.5m teu.
However, a spokesman for Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT), the largest terminal operator at Laem Chabang, the country’s key shipping gateway, said …

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https://theloadstar.com/laem-chabang-expansion-continues-despite-hiccup-in-container-throughput/

Northern Jupiter owners declare general average

Northern Jupiter owners declare general average

Following the outbreak of fire on the 8,500TEU container vessel Northern Jupiter operated by ONE and owned by Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, a subsidiary of V Group, the owner has declared general average in a bid to share the cost of the accident.

The vessel’s engine caught fire while the ship was en route to Port Klang from Singapore on 4 January. After the fire was extinguished a class survey was conducted, and a towage plan submitted to Malaysia Maritime Authorities on 8 January. The...

https://container-news.com/northern-jupiter-owners-declare-general-average/

Hamburg denies it will lose volumes in shipping alliance network shifts

The German container gateway of Hamburg won’t see a drop in throughput after the shipping alliance network reshuffles scheduled for 1 April, it was claimed today.
While the recently published east-west schedule for the Ocean Alliance was largely unchanged, a Hamburg call on its Asia-North Europe NEU5/FAL3 service will be swtched to Antwerp, raising fears that the German hub could lose up to 150,000 teu per year.
However, Axel Mattern, joint chief …

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