CSA President, , has shared this invaluable resource from and which compiles a list of technology-based resources to assist companies with maritime-related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus is causing significant problems for the maritime industry, with volatile supply and demand, port closures, and difficulties with crew changes. Despite the difficulties, the maritime technology community is fighting back against the virus, with a number of startups, tech companies, and other businesses launching services or providing data to help the industry cope with the strain.
We have compiled a list of resources that have been made available, many of them for free, to help the industry deal with the disruption.
by: Mikael Lind and Juan Carlos Croston
March 16, 2020: Traditionally, a ship agent (as a representative of the owner, the charterer -or both- of a visiting ship), ensures that the essential requirements for a ship visit are arranged and met.
Therefore, they have an important monitoring role, before and during a port call, taking the necessary actions to avoid or minimize disruptions. Ship agents also guarantee that involved port actors are paid at the right level of compensation.
Enhanced digitization and collaboration in the maritime transportation sector, through implementation of digital data sharing, is an inevitable and unavoidable change and one that will affect the ship agent’s business.
The current article explores emerging opportunities, and prerequisites to harness these.
March 16, 2020
In view of the developing situation with the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and global restrictions on travel, the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) has decided to cancel the 2020 staging of the Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference and to host the conference in May 2021 in St Lucia, which was the scheduled host for the 2020 conference.
CSA and the host of the Conference, the St. Lucia Shipping Association, agreed that a careful assessment of the global situation necessitated the postponement of the conference. Although held in the Caribbean, the CSA conferences are attended by persons not only drawn from the region, but also from Europe and North America. The CSA expresses gratitude to participants, speakers and supporters of this Conference for their understanding. The Association will provide information on the new schedules in due course.
CSA also expresses its hope that its stakeholders will remain safe and take the precautions that have been recommended to avoid infection.