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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.



Coronavirus Company News

China slowdown
China congress: more stress than relief to shipping

Upbeat Chinese analysts argue the missing target is actually “hidden” in the other announced government efforts to stabilise the country’s economy, but others are less optimistic

Global Maritime Forum postponed until 2021
The Virtual High-Level Meeting will be organized as an engaging and interactive online event, uniting the advantages of digital technologies, and the free-flowing exchange of ideas characteristic of Global Maritime Forum events and the possibility of organizing smaller regional meetings is also being explored
NYK sees worst of coronavirus impact from April-June
'The extent of the novel coronavirus impact and when it will come to an end are still unclear, but it is expected that April through June 2020 will be the worst period and the level of economic activities will gradually recover thereafter,' the group said
Transparent cooperation, not competitive shutdowns, is key to combating coronavirus
South Korea's minister of Oceans and Fisheries Moon Seong-hyeok urged the world to engage with one another in a spirit of cooperation with an open mind to win the fight against the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis together







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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