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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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Get ready for the Lloyd’s List Posidonia Week Forum

Lloyd’s List and the organisers of Posidonia present an engaging digital event featuring leading industry thinkers tackling the most important questions facing shipping. It also offers a unique networking experience, connecting you with attendees with similar interests

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Australia detains Japanese car carrier with overdue crew

A number of seafarers on the vessel Metis Leader have been working on board in excess of the 11 months maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention and the 14 months limit allowed by Australian authorities

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P&I pool claims hit record $300m at halfway mark

Ratings agency predicts rate hikes at most clubs, as mutuals feel double whammy squeeze from string of big casualties and coronavirus pandemic

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Steamship Mutual levies 5% general rate hike

‘International Group Pool claims are notably higher than in any previous year after six months, and the club’s projected contributions are higher than predicted,’ says P&I club







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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