As shipowners’ focus turns to disruption caused by the Ukraine war, Intercargo has warned the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have not gone away just yet.

The bulker association’s chairman Dimitrios Fafalios said in a statement on Monday that the shipping industry is facing its own version of “long Covid”, the symptoms that persist after the infection has left the body.

Fafalios, also president of Fafalios Shipping, said he was speaking out after receiving warnings from his members.