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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.




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Vermont high court allows insured's Covid-19 claim to proceed
The decision reverses a trial court's ruling that the original complaint did not allege facts that would trigger its underlying property insurance policy
Lloyd's ordered to pay $12m in Texas Covid BI case
Verdict is a rare instance of a business winning a pandemic-related business interruption case 
Shenzhen, China: Chiwan Container Terminal
Shenzhen lockdown raises concerns over wider logistics disruptions

Shenzhen slowdown said to be on the back burner for container shipping carriers which are under pressure from a significant loss of steam in freight markets and declining spot rates

Washington court reverses ban on credit scoring in underwriting
Judge issues final order that the Washington insurance commissioner exceeded authority in instituting a three-year ban on the use of credit scoring to protect those financially affected by Covid-19







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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