The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 2,569,000 while confirmed cases exceed 115,618,000. 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.
In an effort to accelerate the development of a green and low-carbon circular economy and hit peak carbon emissions at around 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued a guideline for all-levels of governments.
Global LNG trade increased to 360 million tonnes in 2020 despite the unprecedented volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, says oil major Shell in its latest annual LNG Outlook published Thursday. The report also predicts that global LNG demand is expected to reach 700 million tonnes by 2040.
China’s recently enacted coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes, as its language could be used by Beijing to intimidate its neighbours in South China Sea, the US State Department warned.
Steamship Mutual issued a circular issued by their correspondents, Huatai, which informs of the steps to be taken when reporting abnormal health condition of crewmembers when calling a Chinese port.
AP Moller Maersk launched on January, a new block train dedicated to transporting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from China to Poland as mainland Europe continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the 16 seafarers from the cargo ship MV Anastasia were finally released following months of being stranded onboard off China, the ITF called on shipowners to pay the millions of dollars required to get seafarers off ships which remain stranded off the Chinese coast due to the country’s informal Australian exports ban.
The MSC bulker Anastasia, which was stuck off China since September, is now heading to Japan for a crew change after many months of failed attempts.
Following China’s decision to suspend the purchases and the offload of Australian coal back in October 2020, the region now plans to allow some stranded Australian coal shipments to unload despite the ban.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, China’s Ministry of Transportation announced that suspends the crew changes for all the vessels of two shipmanagers, following a coronavirus outbreak onboard ships managed by the companies.
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