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Shortage of Russian, Ukrainian Crew Hits Shippers – Straits Times

They noted at the Asia Pacific Maritime conference in Singapore that the war is affecting a growing number of seafarers from Russia and Ukraine

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"Future disruptions in China's trade are by no means off the table," said Vincent Stamer of the Kiel Trade Indicator. Photo: Reuters


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a crew shortage among shipping lines, maritime industry executives told The Straits Times.

They told the Asia Pacific Maritime conference in Singapore this week that the war is causing shortages of essential Russian and Ukrainian seamen and women that will add to inflationary pressures and supply chain disruptions.

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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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