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LR works to maintain critical global supply chains

Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports it is driving proactive collaboration with key shipping stakeholders to support the IMO’s recommendations for facilitating maritime trade – including the movement on food and medical supplies – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LR says its efforts will focus on encouraging regulators and Recognised Organisations (ROs) to act more effectively, consistently and quickly during these difficult times by establishing a uniform approach for properly evidenced postponement of classification and statutory surveys on ships.

“Each one of us has a role to play in creating the necessary equivalence to the rules and regulations to ensure that the critical supply chains are maintained,” said LR Marine and Offshore director Nick Brown. 

In addition, LR is actively working with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in the UK to drive the necessary changes. The MCA has already published pragmatic guidance for operators and seafarers, as well as announcing that the requirement for certain inspections – including to monitor IMO 2020 fuel and sulphur emission requirements - will be suspended during the pandemic.

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