Relief sought for ship workers stuck at sea

Sep 24, 2020
Not being able to change crews on these ships is a problem for the health and safety of workers, as well as a pretty good way to clog up supply chains.
A French container ship and a Hong Kong cargo carrier, off the shore of Hong Kong's Lamma Island, were placed under a quarantine order after some crew members tested positive for COVID-19 in July.
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Maersk is sending a container ship through the Arctic. Here’s why.

Aug 21, 2018
Next month, Danish shipping company Maersk will launch the first container ship on an Arctic Ocean route. The 3,600-container ice vessel will travel from Vladivostok in eastern Russia all the way to St. Petersburg in the west using the Northern Sea Route. That’s a shipping lane running across Russia’s northern coast. Click the audio player […]
The container ship 'Caroline Maersk' is docked at the specialized container terminal in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan state, Mexico, on April 4, 2017.
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Shipping firms' departures sink Port of Portland

Apr 7, 2015
The pullouts by Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd threaten the port's container business.

Giant container ships make port facilities obsolete

Oct 29, 2014
The huge ships came into use far faster than ports expected.