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UPDATE: Preventive Measures and Information Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Time:2020-01-29

17th February 2020

 

UPDATE: Information COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

Dear Customers/Partners

 

Drop in the number cases outside of Hubei

 

There has been positive developments in the containment of the novel coronavirus, the figures released by the Chinese Health Authorities is showing a drop in the number of new infections outside of Hubei Province and its capital Wuhan for the 13th consecutive day.


Total Confirmed Cases of Infection outside of Hubei/Wuhan (Feb 3rd to Feb 16th): 115

 

Figures:

 

Date

Cases

Date

Cases

3/02

890

10/02

381

4/02

731

11/02

377

5/02

707

12/02

312

6/02

696

13/02

267

7/02

558

14/02

221

8/02

509

15/02

166

9/02

444

16/02

115

 


Impact on supplies

 

The epidemic has meant that authorities have been taking preventive and control measures, including the closure or restriction of access to some ports and shipyards. Furthermore some vendors are still closed affecting availability and operations for ship supplies, however most ports remain open and Golden Harvest will work with its customers to find the best solution.

 

Food Safety


The consumption of food items such as
meat, poultry and fish from China is safe, As domestic animals are not found to carry this virus.

 

As stated by the World health Organization(WHO):

“The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets generated when a person, for example, coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.”

There are currently no cases which have shown evidence of humans being infected by another route

 

Golden Harvest Provisions

 

-All our meat and fish items are from licensed slaughterhouses and processing facilities, as stated on the label

-English labels stating country of origin and processing facilities are visible on all our meat and fish supplies

-All our quotations will state the country of origin, as displayed on the label, for every meat and fish item

-No Food products including meat, poultry and fish from Hubei will be supplied to its customers vessels.

 

The safety of staff and crew members

 

-All staff has been briefed about the virus and to not come to work and seek medical attention, when they feel sick

-All staff have been advised to work from Home if job/tasks can be done at home.

-All staff has been briefed to maintain good personal hygiene at all times

-Body Temperature checks are taken of staff and all visitors on entry to our office premises.

-All staff involved in the delivery process for STORES and PROVISION (e.g. packing of goods, preparation of documents and delivery onboard) is wearing protection masks, gloves and goggles especially during deliveries the protection masks are not to be taken off at all times

-Supervisors and management are monitoring strict adherence of these procedures

 

We will provide further updates on the situation. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

Golden Harvest Shipping Service Co., Ltd.



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28th January 2020

UPDATE: Preventive Measures and Information Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Dear Customers/Partners

Concerning the current situation China is facing with the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, authorities are taking steps to guard against the spread of the virus and Golden Harvest have also implemented precautionary measures to protect its staff and its customers.


What we know:

- The original source of the virus is unknown, but most likely is that it has infected humans by the consumptions of wild exotic animals with evidence highly suggesting it starting from the city of Wuhan which currently has the highest number of cases confirmed.

- Virus can be Transmitted by coughing, sneezing and through close contact with an infected person. Which is why some ports are currently protecting the crew of infection by restricting crew changes.

- Only local registered vehicles are allowed entry into its port. e.g a Wuhan registered truck would not be allowed entry in Shanghai Port, to prevent further transmission.

- As domestic animals are not confirmed to carry this virus, meat, poultry and fish in China is safe for consumption.

Meat and Fish Safety:

- All our meat and fish items are from licensed slaughterhouses and processing facilities, as stated on the label

- English labels stating country of origin and processing facilities are visible on all our meat and fish supplies

- All our quotations will state the country of origin, as displayed on the label, for every meat and fish item

To prevent human to human infection, we have implemented the following:

- All staff has been briefed about the virus and to not come to work and seek medical attention, when they feel sick

- All staff have been advised to work from Home if job/tasks can be done at home.

- All staff has been briefed to maintain good personal hygiene at all times

- Body Temperature checks will be taking of staff on entry to our office premises.

- All staff involved in the delivery process for STORES and PROVISION (e.g. packing of goods, preparation of documents and delivery onboard) is wearing protection masks, gloves and goggles especially during deliveries the protection masks are not to be taken off at all times

- Supervisors and management are monitoring strict adherence of these procedures

We will provide further updates on the situation. If you have any further concerns please contact us directly.


Thank you.

Golden Harvest Shipping Service Co., Ltd.


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