1.Chinese authorities have tightened screening of crew members on vessels arriving at ports after several cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.
2.Rio Tinto said on Wednesday it saw a sharp V-shaped recovery in China as stimulus spurred industrial activity, helping its first-half profit handily beat market expectations.
3.Financially troubled domestic container shipping operator Antong Holdings is expected to receive financially support from both China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) and AVIC Trust.
4.Japanese tanker owner Sansho Kaiun has placed an order at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) for the construction of a 61,000 dwt ultramax bulker.
5.China Tianjin Container Freight Index (TCI) stood at 531.28 points on Wednesday, up 0.01 percent compared with the previous working day.
6.Without a seaport, Hunchun, a border city in Northeast China's Jilin province, is aiming to build itself into a marine economy hub.
7.International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) warns port agents to inform their regular principals of port fee and tariff increases.
8.Steel futures closed higher Wednesday in daytime trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange.
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