The Coronavirus Crisis: Message From International Propeller Club President Niels Aalund

The coronavirus pandemic has affected our nation and the world in ways not seen in a century. This global crisis has disrupted every aspect of our social and economic lives. I read in a media report that worldwide, $1.5 Billion people are now sheltering in place or working remotely. My guess is that most of you reading this are in the “same boat” (pun intended). The maritime industry is not exempt from the impact of this virus. While container shipments have decreased, the maritime transportation and supporting logistics system is vital to the provision of food and medical supplies upon which everyone depends. We provide a critical lifeline to humanity and must take our role as a supply chain system as essential to our global and national health and recovery.

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