1.The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have joined forces to issue a joint- statement in response to the challenges faced by the shipping industry during this coronavirus outbreak.
2.Many countries and the World Health Organisation have praised China for extensive and prolonged action to control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus hitting China this year.
3.China's iron ore futures rose on Monday for a tenth straight session, their longest winning streak since June 2016, on hopes that Beijing would take more steps to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak.
4.Xiamen further put out encouraging policies on Conference & Exhibition, foreign trade, tourism, logistics and port/shipping yesterday.
5.Japanese shipowners operating vessels on routes between Japan and China are continuing to opt for bunkering at Chinese ports despite concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
6.Wilhelm Wilhelmsen has passed away on 22 February at the age of 82. Through a long career, he was a well-respected business leader and spokesperson for Norwegian shipping and the maritime industry at large.
7.Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line turned in some mixed results in the last quarter of 2019, according to the company’s most recent operational update.
8.COSCO SHIPPING Lines has intensified its efforts in container liner routes and cross-border train service to provide a strong guarantee for the resumption and development of China's import and export trade.
The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Xinde Marine News.
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