COVID-19 Impact: Ocean Transportation

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As a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), we offer the flexibility of routing options, booking management solutions, and work with top echelon ocean carriers to secure competitive pricing to help customers seize global opportunities to keep supply chains moving forward. 

The expansive BDP Global Network provides end-to-end shipment visibility, with our global team of experts readily available at the local level to intervene with any specific destination issues to keep your world moving. We recognize that the world looks very different now, and this new reality requires insight, global capabilities and flexible partners to support the evolving complex supply chain requirements. 

In this site, you will find everything you need to know about the ocean transportation industry’s shift back to regularly scheduled sailings, normalized capacity, and stabilized equipment availability. 

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Trade Lane Status:

Updated: April 13, 2021


Impacted Trade Lanes:

Updated: April 13, 2021


Global Equipment Dashboard

For optimal viewing experience, please select the 'full screen mode' icon found on the tool bar below the dashboard.

The Global Equipment Dashboard provides traffic light visibility to BDP Transport’s current container levels.

How to use the dashboard:

  • The counter at the top includes totals from the Johns Hopkins Dataset available for download on the Github site for their Coronavirus Dashboard.  That data is updated once daily at 11:59 (UST).
    • Click on any item in the grid or in the map to filter by that country.
  • Hold down “Ctrl” and click on multiple countries in the map or grid to compare how the disease is progressing in different places.
  • There are two map options available at the top center of the map. 
    • By Port shows a map of port statuses around the world. 
    • Heatmap shows a map where countries are colored by Infection Rate.  The darker red the country is, the faster COVID-19 is spreading there. 
  • The Trend Line chart shows how the daily total case count for each country.
    • The green vertical line in the chart marks the current day.  The data points to the right of it are predictions generated by a SARIMA time series model for the next 7 days.
    • See what the next week is looking like in terms of how much more the virus will spread, possibly affecting port status and supply chains.
    • The time series models are fitted and validated individually for each port’s country (parameters will vary by country).
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