Crew change summit produces commitment to recognize seafarers as key workers; German cruise brands to start sailing again

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Crew change summit produces commitment to recognize seafarers as key workers

The U.K. government says that seafarers will get enhanced rights as key workers following a joint commitment made at an International Maritime Summit held Thursday to address the impact of COVID-19 on crew changes. Full Article

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German cruise brands to start sailing again

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, TUI Cruises and AIDA Cruises have all announced plans to resume sailings from German ports within weeks, starting at the end of this month. Full Article

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Shell research prioritizes five solutions for shipping decarbonization

A report released by Shell makes it clear that, even as the shipping sector deals with the impact of COVID-19, decarbonization of the industry remains a high priority. Full Article

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Damen delivers five e-ferries to Copenhagen operator

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered five 23.3-meter by 5.6-meter, 50-passenger electric ferries to Arriva Denmark in Copenhagen. Full Article

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Klaveness in Norway’s first green newbuild finance deal

Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA has secured a $60 million sustainability linked term loan and revolving credit facility for the financing of the seventh and eighth of its CLEANBU vessel newbuildings. Nordea is acting as coordinator and bookrunner and Credit Agricole CIB as sustainability agent. Full Article

PODCAST: Q-LNG’s Chad Verret talks LNG bunkering
BV adds another remote survey center

Classification society Bureau Veritas has opened a new remote survey center in Singapore. It follows centers in Rotterdam, Piraeus, Istanbul and Dubai in providing remote class services for the society. Full Article

PODCAST: David Lee of ABB discusses the current state of the U.S. tug market