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Keeping shipping Ebola-free

[ November 14, 2014   //   ]

Shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group is calling for more eduction in the industry on how to reduce the risk of exposure to Ebola and minimise its impact on global transport. Angola, along with Nigeria, was officially Ebola-free in mid-November, but GAC Angola’s health and safety manager Jose Lourenco has been conducting Ebola Training and Awareness classes with staff.  This includes advice on signs of infection, appropriate measures of protection and a demonstration of Gthe company’s Ebola Personal Protective Equipment kit.

In Nigeria, GAC is adopting a similar approach and hand sanitizers have been installed for use by staff and visitors. Port authorities have restricted the movement of personnel not directly involved with the crude export operations into all terminals and those who are allowed entry into the terminals are first screened for Ebola symptoms. Sanitizers are placed at all entry/exit points at the terminals and shore offices, and quarantine circulars are in place at all terminals, where it is compulsory that well-kitted quarantine officers board all export vessels for checks prior to other shore personnel, all of whom are screened ashore before boarding.

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