APM Terminals Moín, Costa Rica recorded zero Lost Time Incidents (LTIs) for staff and contractors during its first year of operations.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, one employee at the Port of Virginia found to be infected by the disease. According to the port authorities, after the positive test of the employee, the port’s area had been carefully sanitized with the aid of a specialist contractor.
Wärtsilä’s Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) will be delivered in the Port of Callao, in Peru, on January 2021 to ensure that port operations will be conducted in a safe manner, given that the port is frequently dealing with fog and haze.
Following the COVID-19 oubreak, Port of Gothenburg announced that continues its freight operations as normal. Although, due to the large amount of passengers and crewmembers within the cruises’ arrivals, the port has set several safety measures to avoid the spread of the disease.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Port of Zeebrugge authorities announced that set several safety measures. Specifically, the port will continue its operations and shipping movements as long as the situation allows to.
In light of the COVID-19 ongoing outbreak, several ports have banned cruise ships calls, to protect their region and avoid the spread of the virus.
ICHCA (International Cargo Handling Coordination Association) and HSE’s Science and Research Centre (Health and Safety Executive) will collaborate to develop a new industry-wide strategy to provide improvements to safety across the port sector.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Port of Amsterdam authorities announced that they keep monitoring the situation along with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and doctors from the Municipal Health Organisation for preventive healthcare, GGD.
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.
The USCG Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey ordered the Bouchard Transportation Company to immediately move three tug and fuel barge units which are anchored in the Harbor, for the safety of those navigating there.
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