From 22 to 28 May 2020, the annual session of the Chinese Parliament – the General People’s Congress – was held in Beijing, postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic from the traditional March deadline.
Romania’s wheat export ban triggers supply chain concerns in Asia/Middle East
The ban announced April 10, which aims to protect Romania’s domestic market amid a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, took effect immediately and will last at least until mid-May, according to media reports.
Port resilience to COVID-19 economic effects
In spite of the fact that the recovery in China is seen, the tensions in Eurasian supply chains are not yet over. According to analysts, the rebound in trade in China will lead to a sudden increase in the number of containers and temporary shortages of ship capacity. At present, it is Europe that is […]
Eurasian supply chains in times of COVID-19
The current conditions for Eurasian transport are extremely stressful. According to analyses of leading international institutions, this article attempts to diagnose the current impact of the pandemic on the disruption of supply chains in European ports, including those of Central and Eastern Europe.
Chinese shipyards resume production
China is already showing clear signs of economic recovery, according to a report by the Polish Economic Institute. Production has been resumed by the vast majority of the local shipyards, including private companies.
Advice for shipping companies on the new type of coronavirus COVID19
17+1 Secretariat continues to work remotly despite coronavirus COVID19, that spread across the whole world. The maritime sector has a key role to play in overcoming the crisis. We must support and encourage all staff working in transport.