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  1. IMDEX Asia focuses on strategic conversations this July

    While the world celebrated with optimism when the first vaccinations were rolled-out, our reality still proves to be challenging as resurgences and variants emerge amidst ongoing travel restrictions around the world. The safety of all exhibitors and visitors is of utmost priority, and given this current landscape, the upcoming 13th edition of IMDEX Asia 2021 will be scaled down: the exhibition is cancelled; while the International Maritime Security Conference, held in conjunction with IMDEX Asia 2021, will continue to be conducted physically as a strategic platform for defence and military leaders to exchange views on maritime security challenges and explore

  2. COVID-19 cuts global maritime trade, transforms industry

    The pandemic has sent shockwaves through global maritime transport and laid the foundations for a transformed industry and associated supply chains. UNCTAD expects a return to growth in 2021. Global maritime trade will plunge by 4.1% in 2020 due to the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, UNCTAD estimates in its Review of Maritime Transport 2020, released on 12 November. The report warns that new waves of the pandemic that further disrupt supply chains and economies might cause a steeper decline. The pandemic has sent shockwaves through supply chains, shipping networks and ports, leading to plummeting cargo volumes and foiling growth prospects,