Industry group presents COVID-19 recommendations

A COVID-19 Industry Group, consisting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic.

The global industry associations with consultative status representing the maritime transportation sector include: ICS, BIMCO, CLIA, FONASBA, IACS, IAPH, IMCA, IMEC, INTERCARGO, INTERFERRY, INTERMANAGER, INTERTANKO, IPTA, ITF, P&I Clubs and WSC

The Industry Group’s initial recommendations cover the following areas:

·        Providing access to berths in ports
·        Measures to facilitate crew changes in ports
·        Measures to facilitate port (and related) operations
·        Measures to ensure health protection in ports

Member States and international organizations have been encouraged to make use of the recommendations, as appropriate.

Full details of the recommendations can be found on the Association’s
website here

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