CNCo signs Neptune Declaration

In February, the China Navigation Company ("CNCo") was one of 750 signatories to The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.

The International Chamber of Shipping estimates that between March and August 2020, only about 25% of normal ships' crew changes were able to take place, due to restrictions imposed by national health and immigration authorities and the suspension of international flights because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The crew change crisis has created serious humanitarian and welfare as well as safety concerns, with the Chamber describing it as “the single greatest operational challenge confronting the global shipping industry since the Second World War.” The Neptune Declaration calls on industry stakeholders, and in particular, relevant government bodies, to recognise the vital role that seafarers play in ensuring the flow of goods the world depends upon, and urges them to:

 

  • Recognise seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Establish and implement gold standard health protocols based on existing best practice.
  • Increase collaboration between ship operators and charterers to facilitate crew changes.
  • Ensure air connectivity between key maritime hubs for seafarers.
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CNCo signs Neptune Declaration

CNCo signs Neptune Declaration

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