Apr 2, 2020

Shipping workers can’t get home

Crews cannot disembark at some ports due to COVID-19 restrictions. Shipping industry leaders are concerned about workers' welfare. The company offering free sneakers to health care workers.

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COVID-19 makes it harder for commercial shipping crews to go home

Apr 2, 2020
Around 100,000 people in the world’s commercial shipping crews are finding it hard to change shifts as COVID-19 shuts down ports of entry.
A crew member wearing orange overalls and a safety helmet working on the deck of a cargo ship at sea.
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