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More COVID-19 Outbreaks, More Problems

From the desk of Captain Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE IMPACTS ON SHIPPING CONTINUE WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS Ocean freight ocean carriers and the cruise industry continues to feel the impacts of the spread of Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19). Reports continue to show that the virus is spreading in Europe and South America. Ocean shipping from China has dropped off considerably as have energy imports into China. The cruise industry is also seeing drops in bookings and the long-term financial impacts on vessel operators is still being estimated but is expected to be substantial. Cargo is also significantly affected, Maersk has cancelled some 50 calls on China already. Ocean carriers and cruise lines

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