Operations Issues

Port of Houston terminals closed following reported case trending idea

HOUSTON – Port of Houston's Barbours Cut and Bayport Container terminals are closed until further notice, officials said. There has been a reported case of COVID-19 in an employee, according to officials.

Officials said all vessel, yard, and gate operations have been stopped until further notice. The closures could have a big impact on trade, commerce, and businesses in the Houston area.

https://www.click2houston.com/health/2020/03/19/port-of-houston-terminals-closed-following-reported-case-of-covid-19-in-an-employee/... more »

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Operations Issues

What are essential personnel, supply chains or operations? trending idea

I am writing to pose industry specific questions about terminal operations during these trying times, especially as government orders are issued that may affect terminal operations. When such orders are given, they usually include language excepting "essential" personnel, supply chains, and operations.

• Is there guidance on what products are deemed part of "essential supply chains" (i.e. gasoline, chemicals for water... more »

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Employee and Contractor Health and Safety

Employee Screening trending idea

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, I am curious if you have gotten any feedback from member companies on the following questions.

• How to determine when to conduct active screening of employees as they arrive at work?
• How is the screening being implemented?
• How to decide whether and when to close a workplace? [We ask members not to discuss their plans to close a workplace on this site]

We are evaluating... more »

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ILTA Email Addresses (the best way to reach staff)

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Please note: ILTA's building holds many doctors' offices, including a medical laboratory that is conducting COVID-19 testing. In an abundance of caution to minimize the risk of exposure to our employees, ILTA has directed all staff to work remotely until further notice. The best way to contact anyone at ILTA during the pandemic is via email.

Kathryn Clay, President – kclay@ilta.org
Peter Lidiak, Vice President of Regulatory... more »

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Employee and Contractor Health and Safety

Are Members Doing Health Self Assesments/Questionaires/Screening

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• Question from the ILTA Peer Sharing Call 3/19/20)

Is anyone doing health self-assessment/questionnaire/screening for employees, contractors or 3rd parties (who's doing this? If so, is it companywide or limited to critical locations or other)

o One Terminal Member said: we are asking screening questions to contractors. A document has been developed to ask questions like: if they've been sick, where they've been... more »

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Employee and Contractor Health and Safety

Temperature Scanning for People Entering A Terminal

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Question from 3/19/20 ILTA Peer Call: Has anyone considered body temperature scanning for people entering the terminal? If so, how are you doing this while avoid exposing your people?

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o One terminal member said it intends to do temperature scanning of all personnel – employees and contractors. Depending on the terminal, sometimes terminal personnel and other times security guards will take temperatures
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