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IATA and ICS: Governments must facilitate ship crew changes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers.

15 April 2020 Press Release

International Chamber of Shipping welcomes EU moves on COVID-19

The International Chamber of Shipping today welcomed the guidance issued by the European Commission which calls on EU member states, in coordination with the Commission, to designate ports around EU shores for fast-track crew changes, with adequate facilities for seafarers to undertake medical checks, quarantine if required by the country in question, and transport connections onward to their home country.

8 April 2020 Statement

In response to media enquiries we have provided the following statement from Guy Platten, Secretary General, ICS:

18 March 2020 Statement