Bo Westergaard and Ina Kaso are the type of employees vital to any shipowner running a fleet.

As Eagle Bulk Shipping's chief commercial officer and senior operations manager, respectively, they work hand in glove fixing cargoes and ensuring they arrive smoothly.

If an issue emerges, Westergaard can stand up and shout a question to Kaso at her station some five metres away at Eagle Bulk’s office in Stamford, Connecticut.

That is how it worked before Covid-19 struck, anyway.