by Carolyn A. E. Graham, Ph.D., AFHEA, PHF The COVID-19 global pandemic has severely impacted the global economy due mainly to the prevention and containment measures requiring closures of borders, restricted travel, closures of businesses except for essential services, and physical distancing. These measures
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Recognizing seafarers as essential workers and understanding their role in the global market is yielding support for their vaccination needs in various Canadian ports. The Chamber of Shipping, the voice of the marine industry on Canada’s West
by Kevin Walker and Susan Huppert, NAMMA Seafarers’ ministries all over the world have been deeply involved in caring and advocating for seafarers caught in the COVID-19 Crew Change Crisis, from which many touching stories have emerged in the last year.
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Invested partners organizing vaccinations of seafarers are committed to success. Following more than a year of random pandemic challenges, the synergy is clear among U.S. seafarers’ welfare groups, logistic teams, global advisors and others who simply care.
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Understanding the significance of seafarers as key in a global market is increasing as new organizations join efforts to vaccinate the world-wide workers. Approximately 1,700,000 seafarers, on internationally trading merchant ships have struggled through the pandemic for
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA International seafarers receive Coronavirus vaccine in the Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. The Northwest Seaport Alliance manages most of the waterfront activities in the Seattle and Tacoma harbors. Existing among the same population, but with a different mission,
International Maritime Center (IMC) Oakland Helps Provide Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines to Seafarers
Oakland, CA May 15, 2021 /-- International Maritime Center (4001 7th St. Oakland, Calif (501(c)3 Non-Profit) hosted an Alameda County Health Dept Covid vaccination clinic with Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine for all seafarers on Friday, May 14, from 1:00
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA It has been strange to California residents to see the waters leading to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angles peppered with ships since the pandemic surge in global shipping began last March. The abnormal flow
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA Seafarers’ missions across North American have taken new roads in serving the needs of seafarers since the beginning of the pandemic over one year ago. A recent discovery by Mission Manager Helen Glenn has been the critical
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA The COVID-19 vaccination roll-outs around the world have generated many questions for those patiently waiting. We might wonder when it will be our turn and which vaccine will be available to us. These questions are not