The global spread of the coronavirus continues. As a company with operations worldwide, we have the responsibility to be proactive and to do all we can to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases. In these extraordinary times, we need to work together to put health and safety first.
Since the outbreak, Odfjell has taken extensive measures to stop the virus from spreading. Onboard our ships, in our offices and at our terminals, this is our top priority while we keep our daily operation running as close to normal as possible. The measures we take follow guidelines from local and international authorities, with extra precautions as we operate in a global shipping industry.
Keeping our crew and vessels protected as we continue the planned port calls is critical. Our crew shows exemplary diligence in upholding safety onboard, following strict policies for cargo handling, hygiene and communication with shore.
Our shore organization keeps up business as usual, our teams remain fully operational and can be contacted by e-mail or phone.
The situation changes quickly and we monitor the development closely. We do all we can to battle the virus, while taking care of our responsibilities towards our customers and people around the world.
Take care, stay safe!
Kristian Mørch, CEO
Reference is made to the stock exchange notice on January 7, 2021, regarding a contemplated sustainability-linked bond issue. Odfjell SE has today successfully completed a new sustainability-linked senior unsecured bond issue of NOK 850 million with maturity date January 21, 2025.
Last week, Odfjell Terminals Houston (OTH), 51% controlled by Odfjell SE through our Odfjell Terminals US Joint Venture, experienced a fire in its utility area. The fire was quickly extinguished, but terminal operations were temporarily suspended while damages were assessed.