Press release: Grand Port Maritime De La Réunion takes action to address the coronavirus crisis

In accordance with recently-issued government guidelines on managing the coronavirus crisis, guidelines which were further clarified after the French President’s address to the nation, Port Reunion must adapt its working practices. It will have the twofold concern of protecting employees by reducing contact situations, while also ensuring that goods and provisions continue to arrive at Reunion Island: a supply role which is the very essence of what GPMDLR does.

The harbour master and port security offices will remain operational 24/7.

Operations teams will carry out essential tasks based on a weekly roster; employees whose physical presence is not needed will either be furloughed or asked to work remotely.

Another consequence of the situation is that all departments will be closed to the public until further notice. Users are advised to fill out the contact form if they have any queries.

Lastly, information about port calls by merchant vessels will be updated regularly here in the ‘News’ section of the website. As the cruise season has already ended, the only vessels likely to visit the port will do so simply to pick up supplies, without disembarking any passengers or crew members.