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Hapag-Lloyd’s pandemic delay a reminder of the hazards for sailors

China 2609 Cons. Discr. - Autos 959 Cons. Discr. - Retailing 313 Coronavirus 434 Corp - Shipping 816 Mode - Containerized 1277 Mode - Seaborne 1605 South Korea 511 U.S. 4649

Hapag-Lloyd has had to pause operations of a container vessel, Tsingtao Express, due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The event shines a light on the hazards faced by sailors, many of whom still face challenges in returning home after their voyages due to pandemic travel restrictions. Less importantly, the timings for deliveries from the vessel, which is operating the PN4 routing through to Tacoma, Washington is unknown. The largest U.S. importers relying on Hapag-Lloyd for imports from ports on the PN4 service in the 12 months to Oct. 31 were General Motors with 1,299 TEUs linked to the firm. Co...

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