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China bans nine ship managers from changing crews for 30 days

(IMO archive photo) Posted on Jul 27, 2021 7:18 PM by The maritime executive After denying media reports that China was banning Indian crewmembers from changing crews due to COVID-19 fears, China’s transport ministry confirmed it was blocking crew changes for at least less 30 days from some recruitment agencies and management companies. Chinese officials […]

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Ship managers suspend crew changes for Indian sailors as nation grapples with Covid-19

India’s punitive Covid-19 crisis has added to a mountain of challenges for ship managers making crew changes – some choosing to avoid employing the country’s sailors and others seeking to overcome obstacles to hire them. The nation is grappling with a huge spike in coronavirus infections, with a daily total of new cases at just […]

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Leading Ship Managers Form Global Joint Sourcing Company

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Columbia Shipmanagement have combined their global purchasing power to create an independent sourcing company. In a statement, the company said the move guaranteed constituents lower costs in purchasing a wide range of consumables while ensuring product quality and service. GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro) will negotiate master supply agreements with […]

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PACC Ship Managers and Satcom Global extend their partnership with the 3-year renewal of Aura VSAT

Singapore-based PACC Ship Managers Pte Ltd (PaccShip) has chosen to extend its sourcing relationship with Satcom Global Ltd, renewing its contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3 years. Satcom Global has supported over 50 vessels managed by PaccShip with seamless Ku-band connectivity since 2017, with 5 additional vessels expected to join the Aura network […]

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PACC and Satcom Global ship managers renew 3-year Aura VSAT contract

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 2:27 PM by The maritime executive Singapore-based PACC Ship Managers Pte Ltd (PaccShip) has chosen to extend its sourcing relationship with Satcom Global Ltd, renewing its contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3 years. Satcom Global has supported over 50 vessels managed by PaccShip with seamless Ku-band connectivity since […]

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Ship managers resort to charter flights for crews on the move as deadline approaches

Indian ship and crew management companies use charter flights to move sailors to and from overseas ports. The move is likely to bring business to struggling private airlines, such as SpiceJet, which have been hit by two-month restrictions on air travel to fight the coronavirus. While international flights have yet to resume operations to India, […]