To minimize the exposure of employees to the Covid19 corona virus, KPA will work with a minimum number of staff and stevedores. Stevedoring services will be carried out as shown below for container vessels;
A. All cargoes are to be received in containers.
B. All containers on board including necessary areas on the vessel are to be sprayed with disinfectants. If vessel crew cannot do the disinfection, Health & KPA will carry out such exercise.
C. Vessel and containers are to be left untouched for 12 hours while berthing or else other arrangement has been approved by the Task force
D. Cargo operation will commence after this 12 hours.
E. Vessel crew will discharge cargoes onto the jetty.
F. KPA will only cart containers from jetty to the yard.
G. Containers will be kept in KPA for 5 days quarantine before release to consignees.
H. Stevedores are to wear proper PPEs for the whole operation.
I. Distance of 2 meters to avoid body contact and hand-wash at allocated intervals are to be maintained.
J. Mid night operation/shift is to be cancelled.
K. The same procedure will be applied to loading of exports.
L. In the event where vessel crew cannot discharge containers as in (E) above, KPA stevedores will board the vessel for discharge of containers in line with SOP above and below;
- i) Vessel crews are to be confined in their rooms to avoid body contact before KPA stevedores
ii) board the vessel and throughout the operation period.
iii) Again the same procedure will be applied to loading of exports.