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Hong Kong Maritime Week cancelled

The last sizeable physical maritime event of the year has fallen prey to Covid-19 with news from China where Hong Kong Maritime Week has been cancelled.

Scheduled from November 15 to 21, the week was planned to carry more than 30 shipping-related gatherings. 

This year has been a dire one for shipping event organisers with all major shows cancelled – or made digital – since March. 

The next big event on the calendar is SMM in Hamburg. Originally scheduled for last week, organisers have pushed the show, shipping’s largest exhibition, to new dates in February next year. 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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