The Netherlands will launch a vaccination programme for seafarers from mid-June.
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a Vaccination Roadmap framework to help establish vaccination hubs dedicated to seafarers across the world, alongside other major maritime NGOs.
Once again seafarers are falling victim to the lack of focus and joined-up thinking from leaders of governments and the maritime industry, which has become apparent during the current on-going crew change crisis.
As part of DP World, UAE Region’s ongoing endeavors to safeguard the interest of their employees and ensure secure operations during the pandemic to keep trade flowing.
As COVID-19 vaccinations take center stage across all countries the urge to put seafarers on the priority list has gained momentum.
ICS is leading calls for governments to put seafarers and frontline maritime shore workers at the head of the vaccine queue and to designate seafarers as keyworkers, to avoid a repeat of the 2020 ‘crew change crisis’
India is gearing up to supply covid vaccines to other countries as the country has become one of the strongholds of manufacturing the vaccines.
Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group signed a charter with the World Economic Forum and UNICEF on December 21st aimed at supporting the inclusive and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, especially in developing countries.
This action confirms the transportation industry’s commitment to unite the public and private sectors in planning and preparation efforts for the transportation and distribution of the vaccine. 18 companies from the transportation industry participate in this initiative.