Sea Japan falls victim to coronavirus

Sea Japan falls victim to coronavirus

Organisers of Japan’s largest shipping exhibition have pulled the plug on the show with just 15 days to go.

Sea Japan becomes the latest name to be scrubbed from the maritime calendar thanks to the spread of coronavirus.

The Tokyo event was meant to start on March 11. Organisers have yet to confirm rescheduled dates.

Other notable maritime exhibitions to change dates as the virus spreads include Asia Pacific Maritime in Singapore, which has been rescheduled from March to September.

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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