The head of Italy’s d’Amico Group believes shipping faces challenges in protecting the well being of seafarers as countries react to fears of a second coronavirus wave.

To control the spread of Covid-19, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong recently tightened their rules on crew changes as fresh outbreaks of the virus were reported in some countries that had previously been opening up.

The family-run business — also known as d'Amico Societa di Navigazione — manages more than 100 owned and third-party vessels.