1.China State Shipbuilding Corp. has raised 5 billion yuan ($718.2 million) by selling so-called “coronavirus bonds” to replenish working-capital facilities that were severely depleted by the coronavirus outbreak.
2.The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
3.The Tianjin Port Group realized throughput of 1.365 million standard containers in January, up 7.5 percent year-on-year, with the growth rate ranking the first in the country's coastal ports in the period.
4.The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index posted its biggest percentage jump in eight months on Thursday boosted by stronger rates across vessel segments.
5.The world's largest port in terms of cargo throughput in the past decade, Ningbo-Zhoushan, has mapped out a significant expansion to its far flung set of container terminals.
6.Russia has ordered the mandatorydisinfection of ships arriving at the Black Sea ports of Novorossiisk and Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka from Iran, Italy and South Korea because of the coronavirus.
7.Shares of U.S. cruise operators sunk on Thursday after the Grand Princess ocean liner, owned by Carnival Corp, was barred from returning to its home portof San Francisco on coronavirus fears after at least 20 people aboard fell ill.
8.Taiwan’s CPC Corporation (CPC) said it has received the country’s first delivery of “carbon-neutral” liquefied natural gas at the Yung-An LNG receiving terminal.
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