Industry News

17Mar 2020

New Coronavirus / Covid-19 Precaution Poster 1091 is specifically made for use at sea and is recommended for all vessels in both crew and passenger areas. It features guides on best prevention practises and what to do if you have symptoms. The Coronavirus Poster is also designed as a companion to the Hand Wash Technique Poster 1082.

10Mar 2020

Cargo Handling Corporation Ltd. (CHCL) workers refused to handle container ship GH LEVANT at Port Louis, Mauritius, out of virus fear – the ship arrived from Shenzhen China with some 300 containers to be offloaded, and 400 to be loaded. CHCL is the sole container terminal handling company at Port Louis, so this conflict has to be dealt with somehow. Crew have been recognized by Health Authorities as healthy and not dangerous for public health, but it didn’t convince workers, they refuse to board the ship. GH LEVANT berthed late Mar 9, she left Shenzhen on Feb 24.


10Mar 2020

With more than 500 cases in almost three dozen states, officials worry that containment efforts aren’t enough.

The Grand Princess cruise ship is shown at sea off the coast of San Francisco on Sunday.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times

As the coronavirus gained a foothold in the United States, thousands of employees from Seattle to Silicon Valley were told to work from home. Public school districts in several states have shut down, universities are moving classes to online only, and even churches are limiting services or prayer meetings. A global health conference in Orlando, Fla., planned for Monday, which President Trump was supposed to address, will no longer happen. Continue reading