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In this site, you will find everything you need to know about COVID-19's impact on the ocean transport industry and how BDP can help you navigate these uncharted waters.
Updated: June 3, 2020
Updated: June 3, 2020
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India: We are closely monitoring Cyclone Nisarga as it makes expected landfall near Nhava Sheva and bracing for impact on port operations.
Maersk and MSC: Extending the suspension of their AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe and AE20/Dragon Asia-Mediterranean loops.
South Africa: Sea ports are operational, with cargo now being able to be delivered to final destination without special registration by consignee. We’re seeing congestion and shortage of truck availability due to high volume of cargo stored and having to be delivered.
Singapore: Announces additional extension of 'circuit-breaker' through June 1. Ports and airports still operational.
India: Lockdown extended until May 3, ports and CFS are exempted from lockdown however operating with limited resources for vessel loading and offloading at the terminals. Cargo movement in and out of terminals/CFS are operating with limited resources. Primarily these are focused on essential goods.
Hapag-LLoyd: Due to the lockdown imposed by the Government of Bangladesh to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the slowdown in the clearance of imports has resulted in terminals & CFS’ becoming congested. Congestion is resulting in reduced space to discharge imports and notably reduced availability of reefer plugs.
Brazil: Government quarantine has been extended through April 30. Ports are operating with minimal delays but imports and exports for essential cargo continue.
India: Ports are operating with minimal labor crews, but imports and exports for essential cargo continue. Carriers are beginning blank sailings for the region since life-saving essential equipment is taking priority. This is expected through at least April 14.
South Africa: 21-day lockdown in effect. Only essential cargo will be permitted at the ports.
New Zealand: Transportation and ancillary services such as customs and other border agencies remain operational. There may be delays due to reduced vehicle capacity and the priority to move food and medicinal goods.
India: Seaports are operating with limited resources for vessel and loading and offloading at the terminal. Cargo movement in and out from terminal is only permitted for essential cargo as stipulated.
Vanguard: Offices are fully functional (except Wuhan), all warehouses, ports, and transporters are also working. This includes all countries or US states which have declared various ‘lockdown’ directives, the warehouse operations are considered essential services and exempt from closure.
India: Major ports Nhava Sheva and Mundra are at a standstill with regard to EXIM container movements as the local traffic and authorities are not allowing truck movement unless they are for emergency life savings items. All CFS under this port vicinity also has been asked to close down operations. Other ports like Hazira, Chennai, Kolkata are operating with limited resources and at any time these ports will also be asked to cater only essential and lifesaving products service.
The situation is rapidly evolving. Carriers are releasing new alerts daily. For a full running list of industry updates, please click here.
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