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.
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.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many ports in China are implementing strict control measures on ships which have changed crew overseas within 14 days of arrival at those Chinese ports.
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.
People’s Republic of China revised its Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes (previously revised in 2015) which comes into effect on September 1 2020.
Τhe Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) completed the first sea-based flight test for the AG600 “Kunlong,” the world’s largest currently-operating flying boat.
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.
Increasin demand, bad weather, as well as slower operations because of COVID-19, has made Chinese port congestion approach record levels.
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.
China’s Maritime Safety Administration signed a deal with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) to cooperate in sectors of smart ships and maritime environmental protection.
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