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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.




Focus: Africa’s insurance markets are resilient in the face of Covid
The pandemic has brought home the need for adequate solvency levels and better exposure management, including tighter policy wordings, to avoid disputes in the event of a crisis
Biden administration challenges global shipping to reduce emissions

Fortunately for the global shipping industry, Kerry believes that while governments have an important role to play in galvanising net-zero transitions, ‘they must partner intimately’ with the private sector

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Viewpoint: The marine market must take on board the lessons of Covid

To be sustainable, the marine insurance market must learn from its mistakes in dealing with the pandemic, particularly in the early stages of the crisis

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Legal Focus: Scope for disputes over Covid-19 claims remains despite Supreme Court ruling
The swift resolution of the test case will have avoided the need for much costly and overlapping litigation







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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