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Al Jazeera – Inside Story: Shipping Crisis – Could a shipping crisis derail post-pandemic economic recovery?


June 17,2021

A coronavirus outbreak in southern China’s manufacturing and export hub is having a ripple effect on global trade. Guangdong province has imposed lockdowns to contain a rise in cases. That’s slowing activity in the region’s container ports, causing global delivery delays. Businesses are warning of disruptions until Christmas. So as countries start to reopen businesses and trade, could this crisis derail economic recovery from the pandemic?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida Guests: Guy Platten – International Chamber of Shipping Stavros Karamperidis – Lecturer in Maritime Economics, University of Plymouth Christian Bueger – Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen

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