In the States COVID-19 has impacted maritime ports which find themselves at the intersection of the maelstrom of reduced economic activity, changes in work practices, and disrupted and rejigged supply chains.
The world’s largest containership, the 24,000 teu HMM Algeciras, has made its maiden voyage from the Chinese port of Qingdao.
The container shipping sector has now reached the peak impact of the COVID-19 in terms of blanked sailings according to analyst Sea Intelligence.
The pandemic COVID-19 has affected negatively the ports of Mexico which saw their containers volumes fall by 7.8% at the end of the first quarter of this year.
HMM has named the world’s largest containership – the 24,000 teu HMM Algeciras – in a ceremony attended by South Korea President Moon Jae-In
Hapag-Lloyd reported a 50% drop in CO2 emissions per teu/km last year according to its 2019 sustainability report.
It has been a tumultuous few months, with public health worries and economic uncertainty. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s continuing to affect more and more industries in ways we never might have previously imagined.