Six Ukrainian ports joined international monitoring of coronavirus
Six Ukrainian ports have joined the International Ports and Harbors Association (IAPH) initiative named "COVID-19 economic impact barometer on ports," according to USPA's press release.
In early April 2020, a weekly monitoring of ports that are members of IAPH was launched to enhance coordination and contact on developments concerning the activity of the port industry in the midst of the rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide and the implementation of restrictive anti-epidemic measures in this regard.
USPA branches Odesa, Pivdennyi, Chornomorsk, Mykolaiv, Mariupol and Izmail attend the survey on behalf of Ukraine. The data collected during the survey was used for related weekly reports which are published on the information portal of the IAPH.
The data collected during the survey was used for related weekly reports which are published on the information portal of the IAPH. Around 100 ports have joined the survey so far in Europe , North and South East Asia and Australia.
Based on the results of the first surveys released in weekly barometer issues, the amount of freight traffic through the world's seaports remains steady.
The questionnaire, prepared by Professor Theo Notteboom (Maritime University of Shanghai, Ghent University and University of Antwerp) and Professor Thanos Pallis (Aegean University and Los Andes University), contains the questions to be answered each week.
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