The IMO protocol for the safe release of ship crews is available at the following link:
Shipping is vital to the world supply chain. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that all personnel involved are protected from infection, including those onboard ships and shore personnel who may need to temporarily go on ships or interact with seafarers.
Many of European ports are already feeling a greater impact of reduced cargo vessel calls than other regions of the world, a new report finds. The share of ports facing significant decreases fell sharply from 10-11 per cent to less than 2 per cent.