News 08 Jun, 2021

COVID-19: List of Epidemic Prevention and Control Measures at Chinese Ports (Update)

Dean Crossley
Dean Crossley
Loss Prevention Manager

Our local correspondent PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited have advised the Club about updates to the anti-epidemic measures and bunker limitations that have been implemented at the major ports within China from 28 May 2021.

These protocols have been renewed by the Chinese Authorities in response to the continuous mutational development of the virus globally, with the B.1.617 (Indian) variant being the main focus of the changes put into effect.

As can be seen throughout the PICC Maritime and Disaster Prevention and Loss Prevention Information Notice of June 2021, the changes to the restrictions imposed profoundly affect vessels that have called at ports in India or have undergone crew changes with Indian nationals.

Considering that China's anti-epidemic measures and bunker limitations are under constant review by the Chinese Authorities, Members will need to consult with their local protecting Agent to obtain the latest requirements for their vessel's scheduled port of call.