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MareGreco.com | Editors' picks | MARITIME | December 1, 2020


| Editors' picks | MARITIME | 12.01.2020 |


1/ MSC Cruises Wins Marine Environment Protection Award

CruiseIndustryNews.com | November 30, 2020

2/ Global container shipping lines rebound from Covid-19 impact

HellenicShippingNews.com | December 1, 2020


3/ Container Port Throughput Index Almost Stagnant – Drewry

Drewry | ShippingHerald.com | December 1, 2020


4/ Covid-19 sees vessel operating costs rise at their fastest pace in over a decade

Sam Chambers | Splash247.com | December 1, 2020


5/ More Cruise Ships Poised to Resume Service

Maritime-Executive.com | November 30, 2020

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MSC Cruises has won at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) 2020 Marine Environment Protection Awards, being honored with the Maritime Industry category award, according to a press release.

The company said the award notes the its multifaceted environmental work and acknowledges three key sustainability milestones achieved in 2019: the start of construction of MSC World Europa, the first of up to nine latest-generation LNG-powered vessels to join the company’s fleet in the next decade; the restoration of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas to its original, pristine state; and the meaningful steps taken to phase out single-use plastic items across the fleet.

MSC Cruises Wins Marine Environment Protection Award

CruiseIndustryNews.com | November 30, 2020

Finally, global container shipping is showing a strong rebound, leaving behind the Covid-19 pandemic, going by the financials of the world’s two largest container shipping lines — AP Moller-Maersk and CMA-CGM.

During the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, both the global shipping companies showed improved volumes when compared to the previous two quarters. Both of them are active in India. Any impact on the global shipping will have a cascading effect on Indian trade too, said industry experts.

Global container shipping lines rebound from Covid-19 impact

HellenicShippingNews.com | December 1, 2020

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 235 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100.

Drewry’s container port throughput index remained almost stagnant in September 2020, recording a marginal 0.3% month on month change, but a higher three point change (2.3%) year on year. This was the first time in 2020 when the global index witnessed positive year-on-year growth leading us to officially state that global recovery has finally started.

Container Port Throughput Index Almost Stagnant – Drewry

Drewry | ShippingHerald.com | December 1, 2020

Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and Covid-19 related expenses, according to new research carried in shipping consultancy Drewry’s Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21 report.

Drewry estimates that average daily operating costs across the 47 different ship types and sizes covered in the report jumped 4.5% in 2020, compared to underlying increases of 2% and 2.5% respectively in the previous two years. This followed a period in which opex spending stagnated or contracted over three consecutive years by 8% in 2015-17.

Covid-19 sees vessel operating costs rise at their fastest pace in over a decade

Sam Chambers | Splash247.com | December 1, 2020

The cruise industry will continue its careful resumption of service during December. This will include both the first sailings by Royal Caribbean International in over eight months as well as the first cruises in China. While fears of the resurgence of the virus continue to mount, the cruise lines are moving forward with preparations for their trial voyages from the United States hoping to operate them in the coming weeks.

Royal Caribbean International operated its first cruise over the weekend as a trial trip in preparation for a return to commercial service on December 1.

More Cruise Ships Poised to Resume Service

Maritime-Executive.com | November 30, 2020