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Carnival to take up to $650 million impairment hit from new ship sales

July 30, 2020

Category: Shipping

“Senior management of the company evaluated these two ships for impairment and concluded their carrying values are no longer recoverable when compared to their estimated remaining future cash flows,” Carnival said. “Consequently, and in combination with other ships and notes […]


Two Hapag-Lloyd ships return to normal ops after crew tests negative for COVID-19

July 22, 2020

Category: Shipping

On 13 July, the company informed that one member of each vessel’s crew tested positive for COVID-19. The infected mariners were immediately put in quarantine. All other crew members were tested as well. “Each vessels’ crew has been tested negative […]


Extension of Airline Payroll Aid Sought by Unions, Lawmakers

July 15, 2020

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers along with airline unions are calling for an extension of federal aid to prevent an expected wave of layoffs starting in October. The airline industry, facing steep declines in passengers as a result of […]


Shipping

Silverstream tech ordered for Shell-chartered LNG carriers

July 27, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The U.K.-based company noted the vessels are being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. Four of the 174,000 cubic meter LNG carriers are owned by Knutsen LNG. A further two are owned by […]


Shipping

COVID-19 cases found on board AIDA ships in Rostock

July 27, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The ships, AIDAmar and AIDAblu, are among three AIDA ships that are expected to resume sailing operations in August 2020, following an industry-wide pause in operation in mid-March. “As part of the occupational-medical health examination of the crewmembers having arrived […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Edmonton Transit Unveils New Proterra Buses, Charging Infrastructure

July 24, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and Proterra unveiled its first 21 Proterra electric buses and brand new, purpose-built electric bus garages. ETS has 19 more Proterra buses on the way this year to make up a 40-bus fleet, one of the […]