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Shipping delays not expected to recover soon


Despite Yantian’s gradual restoring port operations, improvements would not be immediate Yantian, the world’s third-largest port, suffered a week’s closure after detecting COVID-19 cases. Local authorities implemented preventive measures to contain the outbreak, and it appeared to have paid off. However, industry experts warn not to expect immediate restoration to …

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Monopoly rights with politised trade will lengthen the pandemic

A look at the real possible cause of India’s vaccine shortages The maritime industry continues to struggle with labour shortages. Again, given India being one of the major suppliers for seafarers, no access to vaccination can only escalate the shortfall with the dwindling supply of inoculated crew from other countries. …

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Shipowners’ options narrowed as only vaccinated seafarers are accepted


Lack of vaccines causes Indian seafarers to lose out on jobs  India’s COVID-19 infections to date have passed the 20 million mark. Fuelling the fire is the intense lack of raw materials for vaccine production – stemming from US’ embargo. Translating to a serious lack of inoculated seafarers, shipowners take …

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Singapore authorities halt crew change for those with travel history to India

Image Credits: MPA Visitors and pass holder with recent travel history to India will be denied entry into Singapore The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to India within the last 14 days would be denied entry into …

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Digitalisation – one of the keys for ports’ integration into reinvented maritime industry


Digitalisation, risk management plus a focused approach to sustainability are imperative for ports’ smooth transition to the exponential maritime landscape In a recent webinar organised by International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the Indian Ports Association for South Asia, various issues were identified as keys to facilitate business …

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Teespot seeks to enhance port efficiency and operations through digitalisation

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PD Ports to collaborate with Port of Rotterdam to enhance port efficiency and greater data exchange between Europe and the UK A Port Community System (PCS) will be implemented utilising technology used by Port of Rotterdam under a first-phase partnership between PD Ports and Port of Rotterdam International. This system …

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