On 16 November, Hellenic Shipping News reported that American Shipper has learned that since China began implementing its new privacy laws on 1 November, many Chinese automatic identification system (AIS) terrestrial providers have stopped transmitting data until they understand the regulations. This is resulting in an incomplete picture of vessels in the ports. A quote in the article warns that if we see reductions in the coverage of the AIS data that logistics managers have come to rely on, we could see further delays and operations suffer, having a knock-on effect to wider supply chains.
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