The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 1,432,000 while confirmed cases exceed 60,900,000. 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.
China is targeting the launch of a national emissions trading scheme during 2021-2025, said the head of the environment ministry’s climate change office in a briefing, Wednesday. This signals another delay for the long-awaited carbon trading platform.
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Chinese health officials informed that two cold-chain storage workers in the port of Tianjin were tested coronavirus positive, as the country shifts focus to contaminated imports after a number of outbreaks linked to frozen food.
The UK Defense Club reports that a number of ships loaded with Australian coal are experiencing significant delays in receiving authorization to discharge in Chinese ports.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate regarding the berthing of the coal-carrying vessels in Chinese ports, as some of the seafarers have been on board for more than 20 months.
China along with 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region signed one of the biggest free trade deals in history, covering 2.2 billion people and 30% of the world’s economic output.
Zhangjiakou City Transport Construction Investment Holding Group (ZJK JT) and Shell will building a 20 MW renewable power-to-hydrogen electrolyser project and hydrogen refueling stations.
Trump administration recently published an executive order which bans U.S. investments in Chinese firms that are owned or controlled by the Chinese military.
China will open up 10 ports for foreign crew change, while it will also implement a circuit-breaker mechanism. The latter suspends crew change operations for specified periods of time.
The Australian Government called on Beijing to help resolve a standoff involving an Indian ship carrying Australian coal that has been stranded for five months at a Chinese port.
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