Following the ongoing pandemic, the Port of Helsinki provided instructions to passengers in efforts to mitigate the risks of coronavirus, while also gave an overview of the measures taking place in terminals in Helsinki.
The port of Antwerp is the first port globally to use the European quality standard ‘Good Distribution Practice’ for the handling of Life Sciences and Healthcare products, such as vaccines, medicines, blood plasma and medical equipment.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Rotterdam restricts its port regulations for ships calling the port area, concerning vessels both incoming and outgoing.
The Estonian Government announced the implementation of restricted measures in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the postponing of cruise ship calls in its ports until May 1, 2020. In addition, the port states that they have not received any more cancellations from cruise ships, but they will continue closely monitoring the situation.
As Panama confirmed of its first coronavirus case, Wayne Stubbs, one sea port representative, ensured that the Panama City Port is safe given that the biggest concern for the time being is cruise ships. He added that although the biggest concern for the shipping industry is cruise ships, it’s a situation Panama does not have to deal with.
Following the majority of the ports globally that have issued restrictions and precautionary measures, port of Tallinn is operating thermal cameras that will scan arriving passengers for fever in passenger terminals A and D.
Following the developments around the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish authorities announced that all ships that have called at “contaminated countries” will be quarantined for 14 days before berthing at Turkish ports.
Hill Dickinson law firm an Associate Member of the British Ports Association (BPA), issued a paper on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the UK ports sector. The paper highlights that the possibility of a serious outbreak cannot be overseen.
Due to the spread of Covid-19, disruption is being reported in Chinese ports, because of shortage in available labour. As Standard Club informs, the extension of the lunar new year holiday is a significant factor but in some cases workers are absenting from work.
Following the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken by all sectors of the shipping industry, France issued details concerning French ports and how they deal with the situation. Also,the live map launched to provide a clear picture of where the new virus has been detected, as well as the number of fatalities shows today, February 13, that the coronavirus has cost the lives of 1,369 people, while confirmed cases exceed 60,000.
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