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Ships Avoid Bunkering In Hong Kong Due To Strict COVID Rules

Ship bunkering.

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 20, 2020 By Elizabeth Low and Ann Koh for Bloomberg – Ships are skipping Hong Kong for re-fueling after the city implemented strict quarantine regulations at its port to curb the spread of the coronavirus, leaving bunker fuel traders reeling from slumping sales. For some suppliers, sales have halved this month compared with July, according to people familiar who …

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Hong Kong: officials race to contain outbreak of COVID-19 at Port container terminal

Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in Hong Kong

PortandTerminal.com, August 16, 2020 The Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, where 29 workers had previously been reported infected, accounted for 34 of Sunday’s case total HONG KONG (South China Morning Post) – Health authorities are racing to contain an outbreak at Hong Kong’s biggest container terminal. The situation is serious enough that there has been discussion of closing down the entire …

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MSC stops accepting some exports to Hong Kong

Aerial view of container ship at Port of Hong Kong

PortandTerminal.com, June 11, 2020 HONG KONG – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) this month stopped accepting shipments of recovered plastics, fiber, metals and chemicals headed for Hong Kong. MSC’s announcement comes as China imposes national security laws on Hong Kong and the U.S. declares Hong Kong no longer has a high degree of autonomy from China. Hong Kong historically has been a significant outlet for …

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Protests in Hong Kong are killing its economy – “No room for optimism”

PortandTerminal.com, November 8, 2019 Hong Kong slid into recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the protracted U.S.-China trade war HONG KONG – Months of protests in Hong Kong that forced shops to close, paralyzed public transportation and scared off tourists have left the city’s economy in worse shape than feared. …

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Hong Kong: Riots, violence and its port in decline

PortandTerminal.com, July 28, 2019 Hong Kong’s past success has made it blind to how much and how fast others are improving and leaving it behind, especially in mainland China. Now hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong’s citizens are demanding more autonomy from China and things are turning violent. HONG KONG – Like many export-reliant Asian economies, Hong Kong has been …

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