SEA Europe, the shipyards and maritime equipment association, has warned that Europe risks losing its place as maritime hub as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has echoed calls from the shipping industry for governments to keep shipping and supply chains open and grant special travel exemptions to seafarers in response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic.
The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has made TEU traffic fall by 23% in Asian shipping lanes since the start of 2020, according to Ocean Insights.
Technology company Wartsila has delivered what it calls "an essential enabler for the testing of autonomous vessels" to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in Finland.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with TCEEGE Konteyner Terminal İşletmeleri A.Ş. (TCEEGE) in Turkey to supply two Kalmar diesel-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, according to a statement.
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, the port authority of Zeebrugge, Belgium, is enacting a number of measures.
The Port of Savannah has the largest the largest crane fleet in of any single container terminal in North America after receiving three new Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.
The Port of Singapore's TEU traffic increased 5.8% in February 2020 compared to the same time last year as it recovers from the coronavirus outbreak.
Wartsila and PSA Marine have successfully completed initial sea trials for the 'IntelliTug' project - the first commercial Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) pilot to be held in Singapore.
The coronavirus outbreak could cost the global economy as much as $2 trillion, according to the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 12 March 2020. Following the escalation of the crisis Port Technology International (PTI) details which ports have been most heavily affected by the impact of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The Port of Los Angeles suffered a 22.9% drop in its TEU volumes in February year-on-year (YoY) as the coronavirus continues to have a substantial impact on operations.