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China set to unload some stranded Australian coal amid ban

China plans to allow some stranded Australian coal shipments to unload in the country despite its ongoing import ban. The move should be seen as a goodwill gesture to countries with seafarers stranded rather than an ease of restrictions, says anonymous source.

MSC implores China to allow crew change on bulk vessel off coast

MSC vessel Anastasia has since summer been idling off a Chinese port, where innumerable dry bulk ships are stranded with cargoes on board. MSC has requested numerous times that the vessel be allowed to change its crew, now appealing to the country's authorities.

China to manifest its growth dominance with new five-year plan

While other countries are shutting down due to coronavirus, China has opened up, and there is a lot of activity in the country's ports. Now everyone is looking to the five-year plan, set to be published this week. ShippingWatch has asked two economists specialized in Asian conditions about whether China can maintain its role as global growth driver.

China will allow crew changes in ten ports

Ten ports in China will open for foreign seafarers in relation to conducting crew changes, says Bimco. And the EU has reached an agreement on new joint travel rules, which makes shipowners hope for easier access for crew changes.

Maersk resumes blanked sailings on the Pacific

Maersk has resumed the sailings on the Pacific that it blanked in the second qurter. As such, the company follows in the footsteps of Chinese OOCL, which has also reinstated several blanked sailings in October.

China heralds large-scale oil import

China has announced plans to import large volumes of US reference oil WTI in August and September. This happens ahead of a review of the Chinese-US trade agreement, reports Reuters.

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