CRUISE SHIPS IN INDIA
India's ports in chaos as coronavirus lockdown hits operations
About $829 billion of goods traveled through India’s ports in 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, the 13th most in the world. The country is also the third-biggest importer of crude oil and fourth-biggest of LNG, as well as a major buyer of coal and palm oil and an exporter of sugar.
Rice exporters in India rue 30% spike in shipping freight to the US, Europe
Rice exporters have written to PM Modi, seeking help in streamlin...
Containers pile up, freight rates soar as shipping lines cut down sailings
Ship calls at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai were down 15% at 141...
Meet the woman behind India's first covid testing kit
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Covid-19: Anxieties, life hacks and takeaways from India’s CEOs who are navigating uncharted territory
An unprecedented business crisis looms. And no one can see light at the end of the tunnel. “The world is staring down the barrel of a recession,” says Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
Directorate General of Shipping issues advisory to ports for handling vessels
While international travel curbs have been put in place by many countries, including India, vessels will need to function as usual so that transportation of essential commodities is not hampered, the advisory said. The DGS has therefore, put in place a protocol to be followed in dealing with vessels and people on-board, to contain the spread of the disease.
Coronavirus: US cases pass 500 as California readies for cruise ship arrival
A Johns Hopkins tally put the number of confirmed US cases at 554 by Sunday evening, with newly diagnosed patients in states including Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Coronavirus-hit cruise ship to dock as New York declares emergency
Authorities ordered the vessel to remain at sea off the coast of San Francisco, where it was due to dock on Saturday following a 14-day trip to Hawaii, after it emerged that a passenger on a previous voyage had contracted the virus and later died.
Government issues SOP for allowing in-bound passengers on international cruise
The government last month had directed all 12 major ports to immediately put in place screening, detection and quarantine system for disembarking seafarers and cruise passengers as a preventive measure against the coronavirus outbreak.
Egypt says cruise ship quarantined over new virus cluster
A cruise ship on Egypt's Nile River with over 150 tourists and local crew was in quarantine Saturday in the southern city of Luxor, as 45 people on board tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said.
Now, India a key contributor to crude slump due to nationwide lockdown
Storages at refineries are overflowing with refined products as motorists go off the roads, planes disappear from the skies and factories shut, forcing refiners to cut utilisation. Indian Oil has cut run rate by 30%. Other refiners too have sharply slowed, forcing some to look for new places to store their products.
16 Indians who tested positive for COVID-19 on ship off Japan returned home after treatment: MEA
"16 Indian nationals had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They were treated in on shore medical facilities in Japan. All of them have been discharged after completion of their treatment and as per available information have returned to India," he said.
More than 25,000 crew, passengers on over 700 ships not allowed to disembark at Indian ports: Shipping Ministry official
Apart from restricting cargo handling, the government had last week prohibited entry of any international cruise ship, crew or passengers with a travel history to coronavirus-hit countries post February 1, 2020 to its major ports till March 31.
Twenty-one people test positive for coronavirus aboard cruise ship off San Francisco
Twenty-one people tested positive for coronavirus on Friday aboard a ship that was denied entry to San Francisco Bay after a number of passengers and crew developed flu-like symptoms on the vessel, which had been linked to infections from an earlier voyage.
21 test positive for coronavirus on California cruise ship,says US Vice President Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence says 21 people on a cruise ship being held off San Francisco have tested positive for coronavirus. (AP)21 test pos...
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