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Taking precautions and carrying on despite Ebola

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The International Maritime Organisation recommends that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus. It cites the recommendations of the World Health Organization which advocate that the movement of ships, including the handling of cargo and goods, to and from affected areas, should continue as normal. Picture shows the port of Monrovia, Liberia, one of the west African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

THE global shipping industry's response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been to do what long experience of deadly challenges has taught it: take reasonable precautions and carry on.

In September, once the scale of the health crisis had become clear the