Harren & Partner during COVID-19 - In operation around the world for you

Dear Customers and Business Partners,

We at Harren & Partner are working to ensure that we can deliver your cargo around the world, despite the challenges that the global COVID-19 crisis is bringing upon us all. All our vessels remain fully operational and our office staff are all on the job, either at home or in the office. We are all dedicated to keep vessels, business, and – first and foremost – your cargo moving.

Safe and sound
Safety is our number one priority, which of course includes the health and well-being of our employees. We are taking measures in accordance with recommendations from relevant authorities, making sure that we do our utmost to protect our staff whether onshore or at sea. Here is a short outline of our latest measures:

On board
Our seafarers live in a microcosm on board the vessels. Regretfully, this is even more the case today, as international travel restrictions make it almost impossible to make any crew changes. Nevertheless, there are measures in place to protect our many seafarers during their daily work. First and foremost, we make sure that distances are kept and that only limited contact takes place with shore people when our vessels are in port. This means that we cannot welcome visitors and representatives on board as we normally would. Thank you for understanding.

If on board attendance cannot be avoided, we ask visitors to register the ship visit early. This allows us to conduct an individual risk assessment and take mitigation measures based on the purpose and extend of the visit. We keep the right to reject any visitors who do not comply with our hygiene and safety regulations on board. As a general measure, there are sanitation protocols in place, and crews receive regular instructions on the latest preventative and hygiene measures.

In port
Due to the many quarantine restrictions that have been put in place by governments around the world, our vessels can be exposed to longer waiting times at ports. We put our greatest efforts into our vessel planning around the latest updates from governments to minimize our exposure to any delays caused by COVID-19 regulations.

Our Chartering and Operations staff will do their best to keep you updated on ports and vessel schedules which could impact your cargo shipments. We are available 24/7 if you wish to speak with us.

In office
The majority of our staff is currently working from home, but everyone is fully operational. Our main office in Bremen is manned, however only with a minimum of staff at the moment.

Stay safe and sound. We look forward to bringing our shipping services to you in the meantime.

Kind regards,
Your Harren & Partner Team

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