COVID-19 Corona Virus – Contingency Planning

16th Mar 2020

COVID-19 Corona Virus – contingency planning

With growing uncertainties about the transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus which continues to spread around the UK and Europe, we have been formulating our own contingency plans to make sure we continue to provide you with our usual high quality of service. As such we are closely following government guidelines to keep our own employees well protected and these measures include:

o increased cleaning/sanitising in all office work spaces
o Notices in place at all offices instructing employees to follow current coronavirus health guidelines and to wash hands thoroughly each time they enter work premises
o Increased use of hand sanitiser by all employees, particularly Ships Agents when on the move and when visiting ships in port

If required we are confident that key personnel can work from home to coordinate our services as normal.

Whilst keeping a close eye on guidance provided by government and port health advisers, we are also keeping ourselves well-appraised of the various measures taken by port authorities and terminal managers. We will keep you well posted of all relevant information, including any shore restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19. We appreciate that Ships Masters and crew also need to be protected to continue trading and that there may be ships’ safety restrictions as well as those in place from the shore. We pride ourselves on being flexible in all situations and will work with any such restrictions on a case-by-case basis.

We are well aware that the current situation may get worse before things start to improve and our management teams will be working together on a daily basis to adapt to all situations as they develop.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected] if you have any general questions or further/more specific questions on our response to the threat of COVID-19, also regarding any national or local regulations currently in place.

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