A shipping industry leader explains how to keep supply chains moving amid a pandemic

A container ship is loaded at a container terminal in the harbor amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hamburg, Germany, late March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer - RC2NSF96LJFV

A container ship is loaded in port at Hamburg, Germany amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Image: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Clara Young
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