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Vistrato’s Covid-19 Guide "highly praised"
(Posted on 29/07/20)
Vistrato Limited, the specialists in online dry bulk training, have produced a comprehensive
‘COVID-19 Guide for Ship/Shore Interactions’ for ships and terminals handling solid bulk
cargoes during the current global pandemic. This handy online guide is focused on minimising
face-to-face contact between ship and shore personnel during loading/unloading operations
while still ensuring compliance with mandatory documentary exchanges and procedures.
In a unique joint effort, both INTERCARGO (International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners)
and DBTG (International Dry Bulk Terminals Group) have teamed up with Vistrato to support
and distribute this visually engaging guide throughout their membership.
As a result of this collaboration, the trio aim to improve awareness around the need to avoid
unnecessary face-to-face interactions between ships and terminals during dry bulk operations.
The guide has been reviewed and highly praised by terminal and port operators, ships’ agents,
masters and officers. It facilitates the dry bulk sector in implementing the IMO recommendation
(Circ. Letter 4204/Add.6) which encourages the use of electronic solutions in order to reduce the
risks posed by interactions and document exchanges between ship and shore personnel at the
The shipping of solid bulk cargoes is subject to a range mandatory checks and exchanges as
required by the BLU Code and IMSBC Code. While some of these exchanges are carried out in
advance of the ship’s arrival, others are normally carried out jointly by master or chief officer and
terminal representative on board after the ship has berthed.
The use of the Vistrato guidelines, together with compliance with flag state and port state Covid-19
protocols, will help in ensuring that the loading/unloading of solid bulk cargoes continues to be
carried out properly, safely and in compliance with IMO regulations.
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