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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.




Germany Bundesgerichtshof, Karlsruhe (Uli Deck/dpa/Alamy Live News)
Germany's Federal Court of Justice answers important question on business shutdown insurance
Supreme court’s ruling likely to herald the end of discussions on older business shutdown insurance policies, but whether this is a new chapter for business shutdown insurance and whether insurers can convince policyholders of the benefits of newer policies remains to be seen
Taipei, Taiwan (Sean Pavone/Alamy Stock Photo)
Taiwanese insurers face $1.6bn loss on Covid insurance
The loosening of Covid restrictions has resulted in around 50,000 new cases a day in recent months in Taiwan 
Lianyungang: the Jiangsu-based port is situated in between Shanghai and Qingdao.
Cosco Shipping Ports provides relief to shippers

Real dilemma that the industry is facing is said to be insufficient cargo volume and the imbalance between supply and demand

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik facility, Container Terminal Odessa
Logistics faces new reality after pandemic and war

HHLA was particularly hard hit by the war in Ukraine, which closed one of its terminals. But the war and the pandemic have wider-ranging impacts







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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