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Maersk confirms corona infections among ship crew

Maersk has now received a response from local authorities in China after several seafarers last week were isolated on ship Gjertrud Maersk with symptoms of covid-19. The results show cases of coronavirus infections, the company tells ShippingWatch.

2M voids one in five voyages in second quarter

Sliding demand forces container alliance 2M, which consists of Maersk Line and MSC, to void more than one fifth of its voyages between Asia and Europe as well as Asia and the Mediterranean in the second quarter of 2020, reports Sea-Intelligence.

DHL declares force majeure after virus outbreak

The coronavirus makes it nearly impossible to predict trade routes, prompting logistics firm DHL to declare the current situation force majeure. This is not yet the case for DSV Panalpina, while Blue Water describes a situation in which "the normal cargo flow is down."

NTG proposes two new board members

Two new members have been proposed for the board of directors at Nordic Transport Group in connection with the call to its upcoming annual general meeting.

Nordic shipping hit by closed borders and layoffs

Denmark, Germany and Norway have either shut down their borders or temporarily sealed off access to the countries in other ways in response to the corona outbreak. Large shipping companies are sending employees home.

NTG maintains ambitions despite failed capital increase

Nordic Transport Group, NTG, is prepared to grow through acquisitions, although no fresh capital was raised at last year's IPO. "It's not as though our acquisition growth will stop," Group CEO Mikkel Fruergaard tells ShippingWatch.

OECD lowers growth prognosis significantly due to coronavirus

The OECD now predicts the worst year for the world economy since the financial crisis. In an update of its growth prognosis, growth in the Euro-zone, China and Japan is significantly downgraded for 2020 as a result of the bill encountered from fighting the coronavirus.

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