07 April 2020
The International Group of P&I Clubs, which represents 13 member P&I Clubs, has launched a new online digital tool to assist shipowners, charterers, operators and other parties in the maritime sector to track country and port specific advice, detailing the measures being put in place in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The publicly accessible online dashboard is to facilitate the dissemination of port and country specific COVID-19 restrictions. This interactive tool allows industry to identify commercial risks and physical threats to shipping around the world and provide live updates as to the number of confirmed cases of the virus, countries at risk and what to look out for. The tool sources data from all 13 International Group Clubs, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and other leading sources, which can also assist ships with chartering, operations and help prepare staff for what to expect when arriving in port.