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Why Is It More Expensive To Operate Ships During COVID?

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BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 2, 2020 Crew costs rise 10% amid port restrictions, cancelled flights | 400,000 workers are stranded on ships past their contracts By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — Shipowners are facing rising labor costs as widespread Covid-related restrictions limit movement of seafarers and make crew swaps more expensive. Because relieving and replacing ship workers has become so difficult during the …

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