With the open of 10 Chinese ports to allow for foreign crew change, Shanghai follows up with the issue of notice on its implementation.
Further to our BIMCO news on "China opens up 10 ports for foreign crew change and implements a circuit- breaker mechanism", the authorities at Shanghai Port has issued measures regarding its implementation. Huatai Marine has kindly provided the information in their own circulars: in English translation as well as in Chinese.
Members are to be guided accordingly.
BIMCO is continuously monitoring COVID-19 restrictions and its impact on the shipping industry in particular on crew changes. Below are some of the type of information currently being provided by BIMCO:
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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