Coronavirus leads to cancellation of the biggest shipping conferences

TPM 2020, which was to take place this week in Long Beach, California, was canceled at the last minute as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak. Singapore Maritime Week, to be held in April, has also been canceled so far, and parts of it postponed.

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With less than 24 hours until the shipping industry's largest conference would kick off, the organizers chose on Saturday to cancel this year's TPM, which was slated to take place March 1-4 in Long Beach, California.

This happens as a direct consequence of the coronavirus outbreak, and not least of the speed with which the virus has spread, organizer Journal of Commerce (JOC) informs in a statement.

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