APM Terminals Poti keeps working 24/7 and serves customers without interruptions to ensure continuous operations, while as for health and safety of its employees and visitors, the port is living with newly obtained precautionary measures, APM Terminals Poti said in its statement.According to the company, since the very first day pandemic was announced, APM Terminals Poti has applied different methods to prevent the risk of the spread of virus at the port territory.“With regular disinfections of all terminal facilities, equipment and floating units, as well as daily medical checks and providing full hygienic PPE to our employees, we ensure all health guidelines are properly considered and followed. For effective virus detection within the port, Poti Sea Port Corporation teams up with “GeoMedService” medical service provider which is in full readiness for emergency response and has pre-set Temporary Isolation Room at the port area.APM Terminals Poti Customer Service Center has been modified in basic yet simple ways to encourage safe behavior of our end-users; in addition to this, customers are now getting service from the side desk with transparent shield acting as a physical barrier reducing the risk of potential spread of infection.As for the strategic aspect, to make sure the key infrastructure vital for the country and the region remains operational in a sustainable way, the company has developed a robust plan, currently held stand-by, to arrange isolation of a group of the employees working on operationally critical positions to maximally safeguard them from the virus and be prepared to keep the port running in case the epidemiological situation worsens.In these difficult times, employees remain the top priority for the company. As an immediate response to the situation, the Employee Support Fund mutually financed by the employees and the company initiated a campaign to support employees or their immediate family members who cannot return to Georgia due to Covid-19, specifically for financial problems, with funding air ticket fees.It is also noteworthy that despite of the economic situation and conditions at the labor market, in accordance to the benefits and pay policy, the company has followed its yearly practice to increase employee salaries and issue annual bonuses in April.“As our employees’ health is imperative, our colleagues on critical positions are fully complying with the guidelines and additional safety rules in these sensitive times. Considering this, and the respective part of our staff to be on Working-From-Home mode, we maintain business-drive with our big team’s loyal work and keep global trade moving with even more effort and we’ll continue to do so. In addition to that, as a company with high social responsibility, we continue supporting the community with different initiatives and aids as we do believe only together, we can win this battle against the invisible enemy,” said Keld Mosgaard Christensen, Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti.