Posts Tagged ‘Ebola’

West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but…

West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but…
A child who lost members of his family to the Ebola virus plays at the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Child Care Centre in Nzérékoré, Guinea. UN Photo/Martine Perret West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but UN health agency warns new flare-ups possible 14 January 2016...
January 14th, 2016 | Health and Safety | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                    11-Nov-2015 COMPULSORY MARITIME HEALTH DECLARATION BY VESSELS THAT HAVE BEEN TO EBOLA-AFFECTED COUNTRIES Singapore Compulsory maritime health declaration by vessels that have been to Ebola-affected countries Wednesday, November...
November 11th, 2015 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

No end to the BDI fall unless something spectacular happens!

No end to the BDI fall unless something spectacular happens!
John Faraclas Our second weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 9thof  January, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. • The BDI closed earlier this afternoon at 709 points which is 15 points down since yesterday the 8th of...
January 9th, 2015 | Breaking News, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tourism | Read More

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) stands with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, seen here showing their hospital discharge certificates. Photo: UNMEER/ Martine Perret 22 December 2014 – Citing the “memorable and moving” example of a Sierra Leonean nurse who had contracted Ebola but became a...
December 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Medical, UN | Read More

The Dry Markets get wet…

The Dry Markets get wet…
John Faraclas Our forty-eighth weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 12th of December 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London, continue to confirm our …short and long term predictions! • The BDI closed earlier this afternoon down...
December 12th, 2014 | Associations, Dry Bulkcarriers, HR, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shopping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Panama becomes first Port State to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC service….

Panama becomes first Port State to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC service….
Panama becomes first Port State to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC service for sanctions compliance and risk management. Service used to screen and track port arrivals and provide World Health Organisation Ebola-risk warnings London, 8 December 2014 – The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has become the...
December 8th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014

Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014
With the cost of transport and goods going up and sales going down since the Ebola outbreak, vendors in Waterside Market, Monrovia, Liberia, are making no profit to support their families. Photo: UNDP/Morgana Wingard 2 December 2014 – The World Bank announced today that economic growth estimates in...
December 2nd, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Three cheers for the falling shipping markets…

Three cheers for the falling shipping markets…
John Faraclas We could have won any bet whatsoever had we opened a fortune teller’s company….err market prognosis company, a betting office if you like, given the latest market sky-fall…now and many years ago! We could have been easily billionaires! Any objection? Our forty-sixth weekly recapitulation...
November 28th, 2014 | Associations, Corruption, Energy, Environment, European Union, Fixtures, HR, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance | Read More

GAC issues call to action in fight against Ebola

GAC issues call to action in fight against Ebola
GAC staff in Angola and Nigeria have been briefed on precautions to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Shipping community urged to invest in training to curb spread of virus Angola and Nigeria,  14 November, 2014 –Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group is calling for...
November 14th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Logistics, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Medical, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Ship Agencies, Ship Supplies | Read More

KVH offering Videotel’s new Ebola safety video free to mariners

KVH offering Videotel’s new Ebola safety video free to mariners
“Ebola – Staying Safe, ” produced by maritime e-Learning leader VideotelTM, explains the dangers of Ebola and its impact on ships and seafarers London – Nov. 12, 2014 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is offering Videotel’s new video about Ebola safety free to all mariners worldwide...
November 12th, 2014 | Education and Training, Health and Safety | Read More

Despite Ebola, West Africa is open for business

Despite Ebola, West Africa is open for business
West African ports and shipping have seen limited impact of the Ebola crisis so far, but it’s only prudent that they remain on high alert. The two-day high-level TOC Market Briefing in Tenerife this December will assess this and other challenges facing the region’s maritime sector London,  11.11.2014 –...
November 11th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberian Registry provides MOL-funded medical supplies to Ebola-hit Liberia

Liberian Registry provides MOL-funded medical supplies to Ebola-hit Liberia
LISCR staff with the MOL packages The Liberian Registry has used a $10, 000 donation from Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) to procure medical supplies to help combat the spread of Ebola in Liberia. The supplies, comprising essential materials and medical equipment such as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) suits,...
November 11th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Flags, Health and Safety, HR, Medical, News | Read More

The Shipping Markets: After … “euphoria”, stagnation, or correction…?

The Shipping Markets: After … “euphoria”, stagnation, or correction…?
As  John Faraclas Our forty-third weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 7th  of November 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London, come at a very crucial and tensed period when, once again, caution is the name of the game!  As said...
November 7th, 2014 | Associations, BIMCO, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Ebola infographic now available in six official languages

Ebola infographic now available in six official languages
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Ebola declared public health emergency On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations...
October 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club advises shipowners on safety and commercial measures to reduce ebola risks

North P&I Club advises shipowners on safety and commercial measures to reduce ebola risks
The 180 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club is advising shipowner members to take great care to protect the health of their crew members when calling at ebola-affected ports in west Africa. In the latest issue of its loss prevention newsletter ‘Signals’, it also recommends that shipowners...
October 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

Liberian Registry backs IMO advice on Ebola virus

Liberian Registry backs IMO advice on Ebola virus
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry has come out in full support of the International Maritime Organization’s recommendation that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, operation of the US-based registry remains unaffected. IMO cites the...
October 27th, 2014 | Flags, Health and Safety, Medical | Read More

The Dry Markets …“rally” and “cool” wets in a struggling world economy…makes the day

The Dry Markets …“rally” and “cool” wets in a struggling world economy…makes the day
John Faraclas In this forty-first weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 24th of October 2014 John Faraclas and AllAboutShipping in London, present you their view and what to expect… We reiterate our view that the world has entered its worse so...
October 24th, 2014 | Headlines, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO top story: Ebola: no ban on travel or trade needed

IMO top story: Ebola: no ban on travel or trade needed
The IMO’s HQ’s in London The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency...
October 24th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical | Read More

Solidarity from ITF to transport unions impacted by Ebola outbreak

Solidarity from ITF to transport unions impacted by Ebola outbreak
Paddy Crumplin The ITF is expressing strong support for its members in countries hit by the ongoing Ebola outbreak. 23/10/2014 – ITF leadership, global section chairs and regional vice-presidents are meeting in London this week and have heard a report from African regional staff detailing the...
October 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, ITF, Medical | Read More

IHSMaritime360.com weekly – news, video and insight 22102014

IHSMaritime360.com weekly – news, video and insight 22102014
HOME SAFETY PORTS OFFSHORE COMPANIES MARKETS Ebola scare reveals cruise complications The Carnival Magic’s return to Texas after a cruise overshadowed by panic over a passenger’s potential exposure to Ebola reveals the...
October 22nd, 2014 | Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Ebola scare reveals cruise complications

Ebola scare reveals cruise complications
  Carnival Magic returned to Galveston, Texas. Photo: PA The Carnival Magic’s return to Texas after a cruise overshadowed by panic over a passenger’s potential exposure to Ebola reveals the dangers for the cruise industry from health scares. Greg Miller at IHS Maritime 360* Fairplay...
October 22nd, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Tourism, Medical, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

IMO download: Ebola virus disease, what you need to know on board ships/in ports

IMO download: Ebola virus disease, what you need to know on board ships/in ports
  On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005).​ The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined...
October 21st, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Statement: Port of Dover preparedness for Ebola

Statement: Port of Dover preparedness for Ebola
17th October 2014 STATEMENT: PORT OF DOVER PREPAREDNESS FOR EBOLA The recent decision by the Government to screen for Ebola at certain major UK gateways is a direct response to the current crisis in West Africa. Whilst the Government says the risk to the UK is very low, the Port of Dover will support...
October 17th, 2014 | Associations, Breaking News, Health and Safety, Medical, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Dry markets dive below the 1, 000 points; the wets though…

The Dry markets dive below the 1, 000 points; the wets though…
John Faraclas After nine weeks finally the dry market with its BDI index went under the 1, 000 points, conforming our view that there isn’t sustainable; no strength at all..  In this thirty-ninth  weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 10th  of...
October 10th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, News, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Ebola crisis puts aviation firm on high alert…

Ebola crisis puts aviation firm on high alert…
Sean Gates EBOLA CRISIS PUTS AVIATION FIRMS ON HIGH ALERT WITH HILL DICKINSON WARNING OF POTENTIAL LIABLE CLAIMS Airlines should follow World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for dealing with passengers travelling from Ebola-infected areas if they are to avoid...
October 10th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, News | Read More