Where travel restrictions have affected the common people, they have also put a halt to flights and cruises. Approximately 200,000 people are stuck due to port restrictions. Due to multiple port restrictions, a lot of cargo ships have been affected.
These cargo ships have also been facing a shortage of crew, which has had an impact. Protocols for careful inspection are also being followed for ships that are arriving at ports. This, in turn, has led to a crisis in the supply chain industries as well. Many businesses have also collapsed due to shipments not reaching their respective ports.
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In an attempt to avoid further port detentions, voyage routes were also diverted. It should also be noted that a few cruiseliners had also fallen victim to the COVID-19 on board. The infographic below shows how ports have changed worldwide in the wake of COVID-19.
Infographic by: FreightWaves