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Coronavirus & Containers

Daily news, analysis and updates from the Lloyd’s List team on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the container sector

How is the coronavirus affecting Containers?

Lloyd’s List Coronavirus Webinar — Listen on demand here

Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence experts joined a special webinar examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the shipping sector and answered questions from a global industry audience. You can now access the webinar, featuring our data-led analysis of the key maritime markets, here

Coronavirus International

Coronavirus: Call to prioritise protection of UK port workers

Maritime industries reportedly struggling to access government emergency funds

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What shape will shipping’s coronavirus recovery take?

However horrific the disruption looks right now at a consumer level, we have to believe that coronavirus is not going to structurally change the shipping markets. Can we hope for a V-shaped recovery, or should we brace for a misshapen U? God forbid we even consider the prospect of an L-shaped non-recovery. Joining Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade this week to discuss the shape of things to come is Shipping Strategy managing director and returning podcast pundit, Mark Williams

Coronavirus Dry Bulk

Shipping hopes it is a case of ‘V’ for victory

Even amid the cashflow crunch that will likely take some casualties, there are those preparing for the upside that will come once the global supply chain eventually unplugs its current bottlenecks and global trade returns. We have to believe that Covid-19 hasn’t structurally changed the shipping markets

Coronavirus Political and Trade

Ferry operators face revenue crisis

Governmental support is needed to maintain vital lifeline services, say Interferry and VDR

Passenger Roro

APL imposes congestion surcharge for Kolkata

Philippines port authorities have dismissed a proposal by Quezon harbour pilots to impose a hazard fee for guiding vessels into port

Asia Pacific Ports and Logistics

CIMC foresees further decline in container demand

The company’s container manufacturing business saw its net profit fall 92.8% in 2019, while revenue dropped by 36.1%

Asia Pacific Containers

LA port director underlines role in easing national emergency

Mr Seroka’s remarks came as both the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Los Angeles County rose by more than half, with public health officials warning that the trajectory of new infections was likely to grow

US States Containers

New York-New Jersey port keeping throughput on track

‘I’m reluctant to really talk too much beyond April and May,’ he says, adding that ‘we'll start seeing that cargo by the second week in April and extending into May’

Containers Ports and Logistics

Coronavirus: Maersk seafarers test positive on boxship

The impact of the coronavirus is having a severe effect on the container trades as consumer demand slumps in the US and Europe, and now those working at sea are being hit as well 

Maersk Group Crewing

Forwarders call for Brexit transition extension

Refusing to ask for an extension beyond the end of this year amid the coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, says freight forwarding chief

United Kingdom Brexit

Box volume recovery may not last, says Cosco ports chief

Hong Kong-listed Cosco Shipping Ports recorded $308m net profits for 2019, down 5.1% from 2018, while total throughput rose 5.5% to 123.8m teu

Asia Pacific Containers
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