Client Advisory Notice - Coronavirus Update 19.03.20

March 19, 2020

In light of changing coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations, Seabridge has prepared the following update.

Both Australia’s seaports and airports remain open for import, export and domestic transportation. Further, there are no COVID-19 imposed land-side restrictions on international cargo arriving in Australia.

According to Australian Government regulations, a vessel may enter an Australian port on arrival. However, its crew may not go on shore leave until 14 days since the vessel last called an overseas port.

Multiple state-based maritime authorities have now gone one step further, preventing vessels arriving from a foreign country to dock until 14 days have elapsed at sea. This includes the Queensland Maritime Authority and Port Authority of NSW, with other authorities expected to follow suit shortly.

Air cargo capacity has reduced due to low passenger demand. We are working directly with our airline partners to minimise supply chain disruptions via alternate solutions such as freighter aircraft.

Positively, road transport is operating as per usual.

At Seabridge, we remain fully staffed and operational. To protect the health and well-being of staff and customers, we have also implemented a COVID-19 risk management strategy.

As coronavirus cases increase globally, Seabridge is prepared to adapt. We are and will continue to find solutions if and when challenges arise.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 1800 727 195.