What are the inspection trends this month?
January 2022 Global Inspections activity map. View map on mobile
Covid 19 restrictions continue to disrupt RightShip Inspections operations worldwide. Inspections are best performed at discharge ports or anchorages prior to loading, but other operational status can be considered.
For January 2022 we saw over 125 RightShip inspections conducted with the majority in the Far East.
Inspections in Chinese ports remain very heavily restricted, and most of the inspections in China shown on the activity map were undertaken during docking. With Inspections in China restricted, Singapore and South Korea have seen a significant increase in numbers.
Owners of Capesize vessels intending to call at Australian Pilbara ports for loading and requiring inspection, are strongly advised to make the necessary arrangements in the Far East before proceeding.
Continuing strict West Australian Covid restrictions on Inspector attendance, plus a suspension of helicopter transfer arrangements due to both weather and pilot availability have seen many vessels, that require inspection, incur significant delays.
It is essential to plan well ahead and discuss a vessel’s forward itinerary with the RightShip Inspections team so that we can explore options.