Henrik Jensen, Danica founder and managing director.
Solving the crew-change challenge is proving difficult under the current circumstances, warns crewing specialist Danica.
Satcom Global has announced a crew calling initiative which is providing free telephone vouchers to each of its Satcom Global Aura VSAT customers, as part of efforts to support seafarer welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With almost two million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, the pandemic is having a substantial impact on society, but out of adversity also comes opportunity, says Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has turned to remote surveys to maintain validity of ship’s certificates and support global trade, while ensuring the well being and safety of its staff.
The 'StrongerTogether’ initiative will provide business continuity and IT support for vessel operators and extended welfare services for seafarers.
Marlink has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching ‘StrongerTogether’, comprising a broad range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries.
The EU & IMO recently issued new guidelines requiring ship operators to implement pre-boarding screening of seafarers. To help ship operators comply with these new guidelines and help protect their vessels from an outbreak of COVID-19, Martek Marine, part of James Fisher and Sons, has launched the CoronaSafe finger prick antibody screening test.
A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise funds to support developing world seafarers and their families impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.
Tanker vessel Ternvag approaching the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. The practices around vessel calls have been adjusted to avoid the effects of the virus. Imahe courtesy of the Gothenburg Port Authority.
As a result of the Corona outbreak, the majority of ports throughout the world have been forced to re-examine their routines. Greater use of digital tools has been part of the solution in an effort to maintain an efficient workflow. At the Port of Gothenburg there are clear indications of how the Corona pandemic could accelerate digitalisation in what is an otherwise conservative shipping industry.
ABB is offering increased remote assistance to vessels as the demand for such support rises during the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on seafarer well-being, Inmarsat has formalised a sweeping 50 per cent discount for crew voice calling services available for up to 40,000 ships for three months until the end of June.
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