Sea freight provider GAC Group is asking for more education within the industry on how to decrease the risk of exposure to the Ebola virus. The shipping company is looking to minimise the virus having an impact of its global transportations.
The company has been giving advice to its employees on how to deal with the current outbreak, including advice on signs of infection, the correct measures and procedures of protection and demonstrative uses of the company’s personal protection equipment kit, in addition to having members of staff attend training and awareness classes.
Port authorities have placed restrictions upon the movement of personnel not directly involved with crude export operations into all terminals, with those that have been granted permission to enter undergoing screening for the virus.
Where necessary, quarantine officers are in place at all terminals and aboard all export vessels for compulsory checks and screenings.