Palau reaches out to ship owners with digital services

Driving the push towards a world economic recovery once the Covid-19 pandemic has eased will fall to global supply chains and the world’s shipping fleet according to Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). With increasing pressures on the world’s shipping industry as international lockdowns bite, PISR is working as normal to help ship owners with its […]

North P&I Club supports new digital Covid-19 tool from International Group

A new Covid-19 Tracking Tool developed by global marine insurer North has been made available as a shared resource to the International Group of P&I Clubs. The online tool, first released by North in February, was formally launched via the IG website this week. It details the extent of Covid-19 and the numerous response measures […]

Maritime Authority of Jamaica acts to help shipping sector

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has acted to assist ships and seafarers during the coronavirus pandemic by extending licences and postponing the renewal of official documentation for several months. This policy position was approved by the Minister of Transport and Mining, the Hon. Robert Montague, who emphasised the critical importance of an uninterrupted supply […]

Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods

A sudden shift in demand for Swedish imported goods in the wake of the coronavirus has led to a need for interim storage of goods that have already been ordered and are on their way to Sweden, mainly in containers. This has emerged following ongoing discussions with port customers. The Gothenburg Port Authority has produced […]

Norstar Ship Management appoints new Managing Director

Singapore-based manager Norstar Ship Management (NSM) has appointed Dr Lars Grünitz as its new Managing Director. The appointment marks the next phase of Norstar’s development as an integrated shipmanagement company and owner with a renewed emphasis on a portfolio of third-party technical management services for other owners and partners in the industry. Norstar Shipping (Asia) […]