Over 4,000 crew-change cases approved for seafarers during Covid-19 period: MPA

AMID the Covid-19 crisis, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Friday said it has approved more than 4,000 cases of crew change for seafarers since March 27.

Singapore working to facilitate seafarer crew change

SINGAPORE has been working closely with shipping partners, seafarer unions and shipping companies to facilitate crew change in a safe manner such as through the use of "safe corridors"; and the...

MPA unveils S$27m support package for maritime sector

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Wednesday announced a S$27 million support package to help maritime companies and seafarers amid Covid-19.

Smooth sailing on shipping front - for now

FRENCH shipping group CMA CGM continues to see an upturn in its business in China, even as it remains braced for the second half of what its chief financial officer Michel Sirat terms a "W-shaped...

Shipping is getting smashed by coronavirus in more ways than one

[LONDON' The shipping industry tends to do badly when Chinese demand disappoints, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has done more than just damage the amount of cargo that needs to be...

Maritime industry gets S$100m more for transition to digital, automated future

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will top up its Maritime Cluster Fund by S$100 million to help the industry test-bed and embrace new technologies as well as groom talent for a digital...

Singapore ranked top maritime centre in Xinhua-Baltic report

SINGAPORE has emerged as the world's top maritime centre for the fourth consecutive time in the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index.