In the Herald: Pandemic Preparations

Anthem of the Seas on a visit to Halifax. The Ship is now being checked in NJ.

this week in the herald, I discuss the impact of the Novel Corona virus on the shipping industry, and what Canada is doing about it.

Since I submitted the article, Japan has identified 10 passengers on a cruise ship that are positive for the virus. A former passenger of the Diamond Princess tested positive for the virus on their return to Hong Kong, prompting the check. The Ship is operating an 8 night Japan/Taiwan itinerary.

there is also another cruise ship quarantined off Hong Kong.

UPDATE Feb 7:
RCCL’s Anthem of the Seas is being inspected by the CDC in New Jersey. the ship calls on Halifax during the cruise season. The number of Cases on board the Diamond Princess has increased to 61, including several Canadians.

Corona virus hears have led to cancellation of LNG imports, Slowness in the Commodities trade, and problems for the container market.

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