The pandemic of COVID-19, one of the most unpredictable black swans in modern history, has sent great shockwaves through global maritime transport. According to UNCTAD, global maritime trade had plunged by over 4% in 2020 due to the unprecedented disruption, registering the first negative growth of the industry since 2009. Other unexpected impact gradually emerged: container freight rates surged over 500% on some routes, and the on-time performance of liner shipping dropped dramatically to a historic low. At this forum, experts and scholars will elaborate on the latest developments of the shipping industry and share their views with you.
Mr Roberto Giannetta
Chairman, Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association
Prof. Theo Notteboom
Professor, Maritime and Port Economics and Management
Shanghai Maritime University / University of Antwerp / Ghent University
Dr Dong Yang
Deputy Director, Shipping Research Centre (SRC)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
20 April 2021, Tuesday
3:00-4:30pm (HKT)/ 08:00am-09:30am (Central Europe Time)
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