The International Group launched a new online tool to help shipowners, charterers, operators and other parties in the maritime sector to track country and port specific advice, detailing the measures being put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifically, the 13 member P&I Clubs of the International Group have launched a publicly accessible online dashboard to facilitate the dissemination of port and country specific COVID-19 restrictions.
This interactive tool will allow industry to identify commercial risks and physical threats to shipping around the world and provide live updates as to the number of confirmed cases of the virus, countries at risk and what to look out for.
The online tool sources data from all 13 International Group Clubs, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and other leading sources, which can also assist ships with chartering, operations and help prepare staff for what to expect when arriving in port.
Additional online tools that have been launched and help track the COVID-19 pandemic are:
- The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) has created a live, interactive map, which depicts in real time, the spread of the virus.
- Wilhelmsen’s live map that shows global port restrictions for coronavirus
- Two more smart tools to monitor Coronavirus spread