Update Sept 23rd: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 970,000 while confirmed cases exceed 31,600,000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world, with the US accounting for the most deaths. Also, Europe, South America and India top the list with the regions affected significantly.

US tariffs on China violate trade rules, says WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) analyzed the trade war between the US and China, concluding that the US has not adequately explained how the measures chosen are necessary to ”protect public morals.”

Chinese ports strengthen epidemic prevention and control measures

Recently, Chinese ports are strengthening epidemic prevention and control measures on vessels having changed crew overseas within 14 days, especially for Filipino seafarers or vessels that have changed crew members in the Philippines, data by local correspondents Huatai Marine reveals. 

Port of Xiamen becomes digital

The Xiamen Container Terminal Group announced that the port of Xiamen will be the first port in China as its operations will be digitalized, using the Internet-of-Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.

Hainan creates international container route

The Yangpu International Logistics Center in western Hainan has officially started receiving large volumes of cargo along a new cross-border route from the large port city of Jinzhou in China’s Liaoning Province.

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