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News: COVID-19 - IMO issues preliminary list of recommendations

31 March 2020

Following the G20 Leaders’ Summit on COVID-19, the IMO has issued a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant National Authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its message, the IMO has advised that as governments around the world are implementing policies and measures to protect public health and address COVID-19, it is important that these are developed without the introduction of obstacles to ship and port operations, including the movement of seafarers and marine personnel for the purposes of crew change, as well as the wider functionality of port ecosystems.

The Singapore MPA and the Bahamas Maritime Authority have also issued new circulars.

The guidance is available for download on the right.