by Dr. Jason Zuidema, NAMMA Remarks delivered at the opening session of the NAMMA Conference 2022 in Baltimore, MD, August 9, 2022. In the last generation, port-based seafarers’ welfare providers have sought to adapt their services to the needs of seafarers. Smaller, more diverse
by Jason Zuidema, NAMMA/ICMA In a Press Conference, Nov. 23, Luis Francisco Sucre, Health Minister of Panama, announced that vaccines will now be available for seafarers visiting the country on Panama-flagged vessels. Mr. Sucre specified that doses of the AstraZeneca
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 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