Australia

Australia bans cargo ships amid COVID-19 fears, impacts goods’ import

Australian port authorities announced that all cargo vessels may enter any port after the timeframe of 14 days, to ensure that there is no potential case of COVID-19 onboard and amongst the crew. Yet, there are oppositions arguing that this decision may lead to supply chain shortages of goods for everyday consumer needs.

International maritime unions call Australia to protect Australian shipping

International maritime unions have called the Australian government to mitigate the decline of the Australian shipping industry and invest in the creation of a new strategic fleet to help Australia’s emergency response capacity to natural disasters, as well as protect the nation’s economic, environmental, fuel and national security interests.

Five upstream issues that Asia Pacific will face in 2020

Wood Mackenzie recently published five issues focusing on project sanctions, exploration, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), energy transition and the IMO 2020 which will affect Asia Pacific’s upstream industry in the year of 2020.

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