##Baleària will have all its crews vaccinated this week thanks to its additional vaccination plan.
The crew members of the ships operating with the Balearic Islands are already vaccinated.
125 doses have been administered between Monday and today in Mallorca, Menorca and Eivissa.
The additional vaccination plan programmed by Baleària to complete the immunity of its crews has been applied this week on the ships it operates in the Balearic Islands, in coordination with the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy, the Ministry of Health and the Balearic authorities. Thus, from today the crews of the ships operating in the Balearic Islands are already vaccinated, a situation that by the end of the week will reach the crews of all routes.
The Ministry of Health of the Balearic Government vaccinated on Monday with Janssen in Eivissa and Ciutadella to about 40 crew members of the Spanish-flagged ships operating on these routes and were not yet covered by the ordinary protocols. On the other hand, this morning 85 crew members of the EU-flagged ships have been vaccinated in the port of Palma, thanks to the coordination with the government of Cyprus, which has provided vaccines from Astra Zeneca, managed and administered by Quirón Prevención. Baleària has chosen to concentrate the vaccination of these crew members in the port of Palma, where several of the shipping company’s vessels coincide.
By the end of the week, Baleària will have vaccinated all the crew members who are not covered by the ordinary protocols. The shipping company is grateful for the effort and professionalism of all its staff in the fight against COVID-19 to ensure maximum safety for both passengers and staff.
It should be recalled that the international certification and inspection entity Bureau Veritas has renewed for the third time the Global Safe Site seal to Baleària, which it obtained for the first time in June 2020. Baleària has established a capacity reduction on all its ships, an extra measure that goes beyond those established by the health authorities. In addition to the mandatory use of the mask on board, the shipping company provides hydroalcoholic gel and maintains a specific cleaning plan, with certified viricide and disinfectant products. To encourage social distance, Baleària continues to promote online booking and check-in, and its entire fleet incorporates signage and videos reminding passengers of the recommendations.
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Baleària is the leading shipping company in passenger and cargo transport on connections with the Balearic Islands, and also links Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands with the mainland. Internationally, it offers services to Morocco, Algeria and the Caribbean (between the United States and the Bahamas).
The shipping company is a global pioneer in the use of natural gas: in 2019 it was the first to sail with this cleaner energy in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. Baleària’s gas fleet will reach 9 ships this year, between new constructions and re-motorizations, with an investment of 380 million. The company is committed to putting technology at the service of its customers in its smart ships and the use of big data to improve efficiency.
Baleària defines itself as a responsible corporate citizen, which has taken on the United Nations Agenda 2030 as the roadmap that guides its activity in the areas of economic, social and environmental sustainability.
In 2020, Baleària carried more than 2,150,000 passengers and 5,743,000 linear metres of cargo on the 29 ships in its fleet. The company, which employs more than 1,500 people, had a turnover of 342 million euros.
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