1.Bank of China and ICBC have received approval from Greek banking authorities to set up branches in the country.The two Chinese banks are expected to tap into the growing demand for ship finance in Greece
2.On 5thNovember, the 2nd China International Import Expo (“CIIE”) held its grand opening in Shanghai, guest from all over the world gathered in National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
3.Singapore-based bulker owner Dasin Holdings has sold eight supramax bulk carriers to Cosco Shipping Leasing under a sale and leaseback arrangement.
4.On the afternoon of November 4, the signing ceremony of the Letter of Intent on Cooperation between COSCO SHPIPING Europe and China Dongfeng Motor Industry Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. was held.
5.China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, berths in the port of Hobart, Australia, Nov. 4, 2019.
6.OOCL subsidiary, CargoSmart, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept with eTradeConnect, a multi-bank blockchain consortium in Hong Kong.
7.BIMCO and ICS have published a new cyber security workbook meant to serve as a guide for the master and officers on board ships and thereby help them prepare for a potential cyber incident.
8.Kenya's Chinese-built port in the coastal island of Lamu is expected to be launched in December, the port agency said on Monday.
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