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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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The rise of risk-retention groups is a challenge for the market

New US legislation to cover small businesses for business interruption in the event of pandemics could be game-changing for RRGs

Crew quarantine costs not covered by P&I

P&I Clubs have different approaches about the issue of whether shipowners can claim for escalating crew quarantine costs

Rolf Habben Jansen
Pandemic impact ‘definitely not over,’ says Hapag-Lloyd chief

Container lines will need to continue to manage capacity to keep costs down but be prepared to reintroduce services to meet increased demand

Hapag-Lloyd boxship Al-Manamah at the Buchardkai
Hapag-Lloyd profit almost doubles despite downturn

German carrier reports a ‘good first half’ despite the pandemic, but warns that uncertainties remain for the rest of the year over volumes, rates and costs







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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