There are some seafarers who have been at sea for more than a year due to port restrictions.
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If you need help, you have to ask for it. It is for this reason that various associations in the shipping industry have sent a letter to the owner and founder of Amazon. Jeff Bezosand asked for help for some 400 thousand seamen trapped in merchant ships, in accordance with Bloomberg.
As reported by the media, due to port and border restrictions, seafarers stayed at sea to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The joint letter states: “The strength of Amazon (and others) supply chain is critical to the success of the days marked in red for retail sales on Black Friday. Without these seafarers, world trade as we know it would simply cease to exist. “Groups like that International Chamber of Shipping (ICS, for its acronym in English). It is also emphasized that around 90 percent of world trade depends on sea transport.
In the text, they also call on Bezos to put pressure on the new US administration, President-elect John Biden and other leaders to recognize the work of seafarers. But still, Amazon did not respond immediately.
According to a study by Bloomberg earlier this year, 40 seafarers were found from various searches to describe the deteriorating conditions. In addition, they had no ongoing contracts and some had even not received any payments for more than two months. Most of the crew had not left the ships for months because of the pandemic.
“Unforgivable more than 400 thousand of our colleagues and sailors, Those who support the movement of goods around the world are currently stranded on board their ships because governments fail to recognize their crucial role and will not prioritize them for immigration and travel purposes, ”reads the letter most directed to the man Rich man in the world, Jeff Bezos.
Remember it at the Main dayIn Germany there was a strike by Amazon workers as they demanded better working conditions and pay, as well as respect.