China-Australia relations: some stranded Australian coal cargoes set to be unload



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China is set to allow some stranded Australian coal cargoes to unload, although it is unclear if the deliveries will be cleared by customs, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The measure does not mean China is loosening its ban on Australian coal imports, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Some ships may be allowed to change crews and the move may be viewed as a humanitarian gesture intended to show goodwill to countries including India, which have seafarers stranded on the vessels, said the person.

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