Dear AET stakeholders,
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand, I want to reassure you that AET’s priority is to continue to protect the health and safety of our employees, whilst providing the highest quality of service to our customers and industry stakeholders.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected directly or indirectly by this unprecedented event and we appreciate everyone who is involved in this COVID-19 fight including the healthcare professionals, support groups and governments around the world that are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus.
In AET, we have instituted a Pandemic Response Team chaired by myself along with the Executive Leadership Team and HSSE professionals to undertake a series of response measures considering national and regional level responses, health threat assessments, risk of infection during commutes, medical response capabilities and the need to maintain business continuity. These measures are aimed to protect best the health and safety of our people as well as ensuring business continuity. We have introduced restricted business travels in initial stages and then subsequently banned business travels for all our staff. Visitors to our office premises have been politely discouraged. Additionally, flexible working hours and split teams, work from home arrangements for the medically at-risk groups and regular updates and advisories have been made available.
AET has also taken additional measures for the health and safety of our sea staff, Lightering Support Vessels (LSV) and offshore crew. Various pre-joining and onboard measures have been reinforced. To ensure business continuity, rotation of our sea staff, ensuring back-up plans on resource management and contingency scenarios for our LSVs’ crew and Mooring Masters are in place. Our global operations allow us to continue to operate with minimum disruptions and stay open for business to accommodate your commercial, operational and vessel management needs.
We will continue to navigate these unchartered waters with our customers, the rest of the industry stakeholders and with our employees remaining our highest priority.
We wish you, your family, loved ones and all your colleagues the very best in fighting this “invisible” threat. Just like you and your organisation, we intend to be part of the solution and let’s hope this unprecedented episode passes over soon.
Please do contact me or my team if further clarifications are required.
Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam
President & CEO