COVID-19 Updates

A tribute to those on duty

The COVID-19 outbreak has now turned into a pandemic which is affecting people all over the world, with several countries in various degrees of lockdown or state of emergency. These are unseen times and we hope all our members and readers are keeping safe. We pay tribute to all those on duty to keep port operations ongoing in these trying circumstances, so that vital supply chains can continue to provide the world’s population with food, medication and other essential supplies. A heartfelt thank you is therefore due to all those involved in making this happen.


Latest news and information from IAPH member ports at a glance

IAPH member ports reportedly remain open, thanks to their strenuous efforts to contain the spread of this virus.  We have collected such news and information coming in from our member ports for sharing best practice. Read more. 


Share your COVID-19 contingency plans

We are receiving multiple questions from ports asking for advice on how to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, in terms of contingency planning and measures to keep port operations functioning in the safest possible way. We would like to collect a set of good practices in this regard and would therefore be grateful if you could share with us the plans and measures you have in place for your port, both for cargo and passenger operations. There is no particular format to share the information. Obviously, the more detail you can provide, the better. All information can be sent by email to WPSP Technical Director Antonis Michail

We also refer to the thrice daily updated online global map that shipping company Wilhelmsen set up with regard to restrictions in ports for vessels and ship crews and the overview of guidance and recommendations provided by the online magazine Safety4Sea. We thank you in advance for your kind support in helping ports around the world deal with the crisis we are all facing.


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