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China’s zero-Covid policies causing ‘major’ knock-on effects for snarled global supply chains




China’s increasingly extreme zero-Covid policies are standing in the way of a full recovery for the shipping industry and prolonging a crisis that has snarled ports and emptied shelves worldwide.In its attempts to keep the coronavirus out, China has continued to prohibit crew changes for foreign crew and recently imposed as much as a seven-week mandatory quarantine for returning Chinese seafarers.Even vessels that have refreshed their crew elsewhere have to wait two weeks before they are…



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