CORONAVIRUS STATUS OCEAN IMPORT 2.4.2020
 
FAR EAST FCL SERVICES
Operationally all ports and landside operations are working as normal in the Far East. All carriers are implementing blank sailings to manage over capacity caused by weak demand in Europe. UK ports (including FLX / SOU / LGW / Liverpool) are reporting good service. Some rail operators have reduced the scope and frequency of inland trains but otherwise intermodal integrity remains largely unaffected. Congestion at inland container facilities is expected to increase in coming weeks to avoid port storage charges.  
 
FAR EAST LCL (CONSOL) SERVICES 
Consol containers are running weekly as usual from all main ports. Some blank sailings being encountered by carriers which we are replacing with alternative sailings where possible to do so.
 
INDIAN SUB CONTINENT LCL & FCL SERVICES
India – 21 day lockdown from 25th March to 15th April
Full Government lockdown being enforced, minimal customs activity (although varies from state to state).  No CFS/Warehouse operations, completely closed.  Inland transport limited and prioritising essentials goods.  Production/manufacturing stopped or very limited depending on goods.  No couriers operating, many shippers are stuck with original bills they cannot send.  M+R implementing Letter of Indemnity policy to move docs and release goods which may require consignee indemnity too.
Pakistan – 14 day lockdown from 23rd March to 6th April
Customs and ports operating, reduced production as people work from home.
Bangladesh – lockdown from 25th March to 4th April
Ports and customs working, inland transport very limited and Government is prioritised movement of essential and medical goods.
Sri Lanka – Lockdown from 13th March to 27th March, but currently extending
Ports and customs working, production very slow and limited exports out.
 
USA FCL SERVICES
Full load imports unchanged.
 
USA LCL (CONSOL) SERVICES 
Eastbound ex New York, we load out of Resources warehouse – they have limited available staff due to self isolating so loads may take a little longer but sailing to schedule. At present ACL are still operating a full service eastbound and there are no current curtailments.
 
 

CORONAVIRUS STATUS OCEAN EXPORT 2.4.2020
 
FAR EAST FCL SERVICES

Intermodal integrity remains good but available space on vessels Eastbound has been impacted by blank sailings on the Westbound loops following CNY and the affects of COVID-19 in Asia.
 
FAR EAST LCL (CONSOL) SERVICES 
Export Hong Kong consol - service to HK and transhipment across mainland China CFS destinations, running as expected with no delays reported.
Export Singapore consol - service to Singapore and transhipment for Far East / Indian Sub Continent / Australasia, currently arranging consol to all ports.
Metro Manila - is under city lock down, communication and release will be delayed.
India - in city lockdowns, essential transport and logistics services still
moving, response will be delayed due to working from home and skeleton staff.
Malaysia - transport is limited but as long as exporter or importer deals with
essential goods, truckers and transporter can ferry their goods after transport ministry approval
letter is given.
 
INDIAN SUB CONTINENT LCL & FCL SERVICES 
India – 21 day lockdown from 25th March to 15th April
Full Government lockdown being enforced, minimal customs activity (although varies from state to state).  No CFS/Warehouse operations, completely closed.  Inland transport limited and prioritising essentials goods. 
Pakistan – 14 day lockdown from 23rd March to 6th April
Customs and ports operating.
Bangladesh – lockdown from 25th March to 4th April
Ports and customs working, inland transport very limited and Government is prioritised movement of essential and medical goods.
Sri Lanka – Lockdown from 13th March to 27th March, but currently extending
Ports and customs working.
 
MIDDLE EAST LCL & FCL SERVICES
Middle East – Lockdown across the region, until Mid April, Kuwait was first others have now followed.
Ports and customs are working, inland transport still operating but slowly, priorities are essential goods.
 
SOUTH AFRICA LCL & FCL SERVICES
South Africa – 21 day Lockdown from 27th March to 17th April
Customs & ports are open, but inland transport has been prioritised to move essential goods as listed by the Government.
 
USA FCL SERVICES
Full load exports all normal, space is still an issue currently for some areas.
 
USA LCL (CONSOL) SERVICES 
All export consols to USA and Canada sailing as normal.
 
 

Would you like more information?

I would like to opt-in to receive marketing communications from Davies Turner via:

Track your consignment online to get the latest status

Our core products – in air, ocean, overland forwarding and customs services, as well as in warehouse management and distribution

Click here to track your package

Request a call back from Davies Turner

Back To Top