Corona Virus - COVID19
Corona Virus - COVID19
The Port of Esbjerg is critical infrastructure and we will during the COVID-19 Pandemic maintain the operation. We have taken outmost precautions and because of that we maintain our control room, crane operations and other critical functions. Planning, decisions and projects continue and all our meetings will be facilitates via skype or telephone.
The Port of Esbjerg operates as normal and COVID-19 contingency plans have been implemented. Dockworkers and cane drives are working in multiple shifts and there is 100% backup on all functions, wherefore ship and loaded and discharged on schedule.
COVID-19 Procedure - Vessels to Port Esbjerg
Port Esbjerg will maintain operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mandatory Declaration of Health
All vessels entering Port Esbjerg must send the Port Esbjerg Declaration of Health to email@example.com.
The Declaration of Health is mandatory:
- prior to arrival or prior to contact with operations ashore.
- if any of the answers given in the Declaration changes during the stay.
The Port Esbjerg Declaration of Health can be found on the Port Esbjerg website www.portesbjerg.dk. (Vessels may send their own form/declaration if the content is identical with that of the Port Esbjerg Declaration.)
Port Esbjerg uses the information for internal procedures. However, answers (only the yes/no) to the nine health questions may be forwarded to specific operators (e.g. operation staff, agents, stevedores, pilots, etc.).
Health Declaration to Danish Health Authorities
In case of suspicion of contagious diseases, the regulation concerning detailed information to the Danish Health Authorities applies as usual.
The vessel is requested to inform both Port Esbjerg and the Danish Health Authorities.
Vessels which can answer all nine questions with a “NO” are free of diseases and infections and comply with all maritime requirements applicable. Such vessels are encouraged to show flag “Q” as a signal for operators in port.
Vessels are encouraged to forward own restrictions to relevant parties prior to arrival (port, pilot, stevedores, agents, etc.).
Denmark closed its borders on 14th March 2020, and the borders will remain closed until 30th May 2020 or even longer. All persons must remain onboard the vessel and are not allowed to enter either Port Esbjerg or Denmark in general.
However, travelers with a worthy purpose may enter Denmark. This applies to:
- crew change
- work related to operation, e.g. quayside inspection of cargo/gear.
Authorities – Information and Hotline
Danish Maritime Authority - https://www.dma.dk/Presse/temaer/corona/Sider/default.aspx
Joined Danish Authority web and hotline - https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark
Thank you for your co-operation!
The Danish Health Authority’s have established guidelines for persons arriving Denmark, including Vessels to Danish Ports.
Direct link to the Danish official websites.
Danish Health Authority’s posters.