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Port Canaveral joins 69 other US port leaders urging Congress for COVID-19 relief

US flag waving in from of container terminal

PortandTerminal.com, July 27, 2020 Port Canaveral joins port leaders nationwide to press for critical relief as policymakers begin final COVID-19 Negotiations PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Port Canaveral today joined with 69 port leaders representing a broad coalition of U.S. ports, state port authorities, and port associations to urge Members of Congress to provide emergency relief for America’s ports which have …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Container Shipping Lines “Blanked” Sailings in 2020


If “Blanked Sailings” were a shipping line, it would be the largest one by far in the world COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The container shipping lines have cancelled, or “blanked” as they call it, a total of 435 sailings on various deep-sea trades routes so far in 2020 according to Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence. The 435 cancellations are the equivalent of 7 …

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Shipping & Logistics company DFDS sends 600 staff home. More to go.

DFDS Ship at sea

PortandTerminal.com, March 16, 2020 Shipping & Logistics company DFDS is the busiest shipping company of its kind in Northern Europe and one of the busiest in Europe. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS has sent 600 employees home and warns of more layoffs outside of Denmark. In an interview with Shippingwatch (paywall), company CEO Toben Carlsen …

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Surprising no one, major cruise lines suspend ops. at US ports for 30 days

5 cruise ships docked at a port in a row.

PortandTerminal.com, March 14, 2020 WASHINGTON – More than 50 cruise lines are suspending operations to and from US ports for 30 days due to the “unprecedented situation” of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CLIA, the major cruise line trade association. The suspension begins at midnight, according to a statement from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The temporary suspension will take …

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BREAKING: Halifax to delay start of the cruise ship season

Senior Nova Scotia government and health officials announced the delay today at a press conference

PortandTerminal.com, March 13, 2020 UPDATED: The start of the cruise ship season across Canada, from April 2 to July 1. The delay applies to cruise ships capable of carrying more than 500 passengers and crew members. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Senior government and health officials in Nova Scotia, Canada have just announced that they are “working with the federal government …

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Viking Cruises cancels all cruises until May 1 due to virus pandemic

Viking Cruise Ship and logo

PortandTerminal.com, March 12, 2020 Viking Cruises announced it is cancelling cruises through April 30, becoming the first major cruise line to take such drastic measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. LOS ANGELES – Cruise line Viking has decided to temporarily suspend ocean and river cruise operations until May 1, 2020, in response to the coronavirus situation. Viking is the first cruise …

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Another maritime conference cancelled over virus fears – JOC’s TPM20

Screen Shot announcing TPM20 maritime conference has been postponed over coronavirus scares.

PortandTerminal.com, March 1, 2020 LONG BEACH, CA – TPM20, which bills itself as the “must-attend conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community” has been cancelled over coronavirus fears. “In light of growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel TPM20 this year” an announcement on their website homepage reads. The conference was due …

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Port of Los Angeles sees Coronavirus dragging on through most of 2020

Container terminal at a port with container yard, cranes and COSCO ship visible

Bloomberg, February 25, 2020 Cargo traffic through the Port of Los Angeles is down about 25% in February amid a rash of coronavirus caused canceled ship sailings By Richard Clough (Bloomberg) — The shipping industry will remain volatile for most of 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak in China upends the global supply chain, said the head of the largest U.S. container …

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Coronavirus Hits China’s Crude Oil, Iron Ore, Coal Imports

Bulk coal ship being loaded at a terminal

February 13, 2020 by Reuters By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Calculating the exact impact on commodity markets from the coronavirus epidemic in China is still a fraught process, with too many unknown variables, but there are some early signs of the effect on physical shipments. China’s imports of crude oil and iron ore so far in February are running at …

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Coronavirus. How bad are things going to get?

Rows of empty cots sitting on a concrete floor

PortandTerminal.com, February 5, 2020 Just how bad are things going to get before the world turns the corner on the coronavirus? BEIJING, CHINA – Each day there are reports of new cases of the coronavirus being detected, more deaths reported, border closures, transportation cancellations and interruptions to global trade. All of which begs an important question. Just how bad are …

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