Virus outbreak creates uncertainty in dry bulk

The coronavirus outbreak in China creates uncertainty in shipping – not least in dry bulk, which is already off to a difficult start in 2020. The situation has prolonged the Chinese New Year, and this can cause delays in the market, a brokerage firm tells ShippingWatch.

China is building a new hospital in Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak is centered. The latest numbers show that more than 4,000 are infected while 106 are reported dead. The photo is from Jan. 27, 2020. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

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