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Corona Virus: Istruzioni dell’ICS per limitare la diffusione del Corona Virus per evitare inutili restrizioni del traffico internazionale

Global Shipping Body (ICS) issues guidance to shipowners in the face of the Corona Virus

 

Per opportuna informazione, inoltriamo il comunicato stampa dell’ICS- International Chamber of Shipping, l’organizzazione marittima che rappresenta l’80% della flotta mercantile mondiale, che consiglia quali provvedimenti adottare per limitare la diffusione del Corona Virus (2019-nCov).

Tali istruzioni riflettono i consigli forniti dalla World Health Organization,  secondo cui se si adottano determinate misure, non ci dovrebbero essere

“Restrizioni inutili del traffico internazionale”, il che significa che i porti e la navigazione marittima mondiali possono continuare ad operare.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global shipping body representing 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, is advising its membership to take steps that limit the spread of the novel Corona Virus (2019-nCov). The instructions reflect advice given from the World Health Organisation (WHO), who stated that if certain measures are taken, there should be no “unnecessary restrictions of international traffic”, meaning ports and global shipping can continue to operate.

Guy Platten, the Secretary General of ICS commented:

“The shipping industry will always prioritise the health of our crew and members of the public above all else. We have recommended that all our members across the world follow the WHO measures. As an industry, we fully understand the importance of playing our role in halting the spread of viruses.

“By implementing the measures in their entirety, we are avoiding the needless closure of any port. Shipping can continue to be the conduit for 90% of world trade, ensuring the steady supply of medicine, food and fuel for consumers worldwide. We are thankful that the WHO has avoided a knee jerk reaction, which would do nobody any favours.”

Advice provided to shipowners highlights the need for:

• Exit screening at ports in the affected areas to detect symptomatic travellers and prevent the exportation of the disease. This includes checking for signs and symptoms and keeping confirmed cases under isolation and treatment.  • Implementing health information campaigns to raise awareness on how to receive assistance if someone is showing symptoms.  • Collaborating with public health authorities for case management on board ships, should a traveller with symptoms be detected.

The ICS takes its responsibilities on safeguarding public health extremely seriously. It has shared WHO guidelines to its members on how best reduce the possibility of the spread of 2019-nCov.

The trade body has urged all members to fully adopt the guidelines. Doing so avoids the unnecessary closure of ports, that facilitate 90% of global trade, including the transportation of medicines that underpin the health industry, as well as food and fuel supplies.

Should the WHO recommendations change with the closure of specific ports for medical reasons, we would recommend that the port in question and shipowners follow this advice. ICS will continue to keep a close watch on the situation and will notify its members of developments. 

Leggi anche:

  1. Seminario “Digitalisation Pathways for Shipping”, 20 Gennaio 2020, presso Sala Antonio d’Amico-Confitarma
  2. MATTIOLI AL FORUM DEI COMMERCIALISTI DI NAPOLI – NECESSARIO UN INTERVENTO PUBBLICO PER EVITARE LA DELOCALIZZAZIONE DI AZIENDE ARMATORIALI STORICHE
  3. Il 7 Novembre workshop per la diffusione del progetto BlueAct
  4. MATTIOLI RIBADISCE IL RUOLO DELLA FLOTTA MERCANTILE ITALIANA E L’IMPORTANZA DEL REGISTRO INTERNAZIONALE
  5. Virus Ebola: garantire la sicurezza degli equipaggi

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