As the effects of global restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 begins to impact various sectors of the maritime industry, the shipyard market have not been spared. The pandemic has closed yards worldwide, resulting in lesser production activity and an extension in the waiting time for ships to get their retrofits. What are some of the challenges faced in complying with new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, especially for essential businesses that are required to maintain the global supply chain? How can downtime be used to make improvements to operations and processes?

Read on to find out the perspectives from Michel Goedegebuure, Managing Director of Damen Shipyards.