Through our experts and correspondents around the world The Swedish Club is following the development of the coronavirus and its impact on shipping.

All Member Alerts by date from The Swedish Club »

To monitor the spread of COVID-19 the Club recommends its members to check the daily updates from the World Health Organization, WHO. WHO also provides public guidance on protection against the coronavirus. Below we have collected information on the subject.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Port information

With the assistance of our correspondents around the world, The Swedish Club is following the restrictions on vessels and crew dealing with the coronavirus, COVID-19 and its impact on shipping in ports and countries worldwide.

Specific port information can be found here>>


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarers

In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, guidance for ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarers has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters.

See Member Alert dated 5 March 2020 »


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Overview and medical guidance for Members

By: Nigel Griffiths, The Marine Advisory Medical Service, Singapore

The shipping industry is likely to be impacted in a number of ways by the emergence of COVID-19: not only through disruption to voyages to and from China, but also from delays in other countries as a result of quarantine and port checks due to cases, or suspected cases, of the coronavirus amongst crew and passengers on board vessels....

See Member Alert dated 2 March 2020 »


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Legal guidance for Members

By: James Mackay, Claims Executive Consultant

This Guide comments in general on some legal issues in relation to charterparties which Members might encounter as a result of measures that are being imposed by national authorities in response to the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

See Member Alert dated 20 April 2020 »


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - FAQs P&I

By: Birgitta Hed, Senior Claims Manager, P&I and James Mackay, Claims Executive Consultant

This Guide discusses questions of Club cover and contracts of carriage in various scenarios based on general enquiries concerning the Coronvirus pandemic.

See Member Alert dated 30 April 2020 »



By following our member alert updates through and/or LinkedIn and Twitter our members can get advice on new measures regarding COVID-19.

Information from International Chamber of Shipping

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for Ensuring a Safe Shipboard Interface Between Ship and Shore-Based Personnel

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarer

Information from WHO

Latest WHO advice on the coronavirus situation » (Daily updated at
WHO guidance on protection against the coronavirus » (Advice for public at

Guidelines for vessels (Operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases or outbreaks on board ships)

How it spreads (Coronaupdate 20, 27 March 2020)

Information from IMO

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) »

Preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade»

Members Advice
Our Shanghai correspondent has put together advice for members, based on WHO guidance together with the measures made during the outbreak of SARS. 
The Swedish Club Members Advice regarding coronavirus » (27 February 2020)