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COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing around the world. The virus is already having a detrimental impact on the global economy and the effects on the shipping industry could be far-reaching. In this special section, the Lloyd's List team of expert analysts guide you through what it means for global trade, shipping and maritime, with daily updates.




US appeals court rules for insurers in Covid-related BI disputes
Businesses failed to demonstrate physical loss or damage to their property,  3rd Circuit Court of Appeals rules in decision that consolidates 13 separate disputes over business interruption coverage 
China to allow foreign crew changeover

Impact of policy change will depend on how fast ports and terminals follow the government’s instructions, said one management company

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Maryland high court rules for Factory Mutual in denying Covid claim

Court rules that coverage cannot be applied to the functional loss of business that ensued after companies were ‘compelled to close temporarily or alter their operations’ during the pandemic

Dockers wear protective clothing at a port in Yantai
China eases Covid rules at ports

Crew changeovers in China are expected to become easier although some significant barriers remain in place







Can carriers contain a coronavirus cash crisis?

While the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt across the industry, some will be better able than others to ride out the storm

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