24 April 2020 – 20 port authorities sign mutual agreement to continue to allow merchant ships to berth and carry out cargo operations

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Supply Chains
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) – 20 Members

Overview: 20 port authorities have signed mutual agreements that merchant ships can continue to berth at port terminals to carry out cargo operations and keep the global supply chain going, taking the necessary precautions for preventing infections and maintaining safe handling.
Full details here: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/media-centre/news-releases/detail/8ef344f7-89ab-4d4c-99ba-a2c73532d2b4

Type of Justification: Recognition of importance of global trade especially during COVID
Source of Evidence or Justification: general sentiments – no specific evidence source
Evidence/Justification: importance of cross-national trade enabled by logistic and transport chains including maritime