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[Updated 3/30]Logistics News March 2020 -Emergency under coronavirus covid19 issue-

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2020.03.30

[Update 3/30]

 

Please find the update as below;

 

Canada/US

No significant change. Logistics workers are considered as Essential workers and ports are operating.

 

South America

No significant change. Lacking workforce at some of the ports causing delays.

 

Europe

No significant change. Lacking workforce at some of the ports causing delays.

 

Asia/Oceania

Singapore

No significant change. Lacking workforce leads to 1~2 days delay to dock the ship.

 

Australia/New Zealand

No significant change. Ports are operating.

 

China

No significant change.

 

South Korea

Still over the capacity.

 

Thai

Delay in picking up. Possible to be over the capacity at the yard.

 

Philippine

Found staff infected by coronavirus at North Manila custom, and the custom closed.

All the cargos are transferred to South Manila custom.

Still lacking in workforce causing delays at ports.

 

India

Lacking in workforce and less effective land transport causing delays at terminals.

 

Africa

South Africa

The country locked down.

The ports are operating, but less effective.

Duban: Half the capacity

Cape Town: Less than 1/3

 

 

 


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ikki summarises the situation of world logistics especially between Japan and the World.

Please find the information from below;

 

North America

United States

  • Automobile factory stop the operation → the shipment schedule from Japan can be cancelled

Washington state

  • Shipment from China need to spend 14 days after departure to enter ports (14 days rule)

California and other states

  • The curfew was imposed. Nevertheless, the workers at ports considered as “essential worker”, so less risk of delay.

 

Canada

  • No regulation so far.

 

South America

  • There are some regulations, but not applicable to the logistics.

 

Algentine

  • The number of workers are limited.

 

Brazil

  • There was a news about the suspension of ports at Santos, but it was a fake news.

 

Europe

  • Automobile factory stop the operation → the shipment schedule from Japan can be cancelled
  • Some countries shut down the country borders and imposing the curfew, but the logistics are not applicable.
  • Some of the truck drivers went back to home countries, so it affects the land transport.
  • Limiting the working hours and number of workers at ports in each countries. Especially in Rotterdam/La Havre/Antwerp/London Gateway, the workers are lacking and likely to be delayed.

 

Italy

  • The number of workers are limited in Genoa VTE, so likely to be delayed.
  • It might be in the same situation soon in the other ports in Italy.

 

Asia/Oceania

Australia

  • 14 rules applied to the shipment from China/ Iran/Korea/Italy.

Brisbane

  • 14 rules applied to all the shipment.

 

Singapore

  • As Malaysia block the country border, there is a serious lack of workers at the ports. Likely to be delayed.

 

Philippine

  • Luzon is blocked, and imposing the curfew and all the public transport suspended. Manila port is operated, but likely to be delayed.

 

China

Shanghai

  • Needs of reefer plugs at ports are over the capacity. Some reefer containers unloaded at Busan ports to use reefer plugs.

Tianjin

  • Needs of reefer plugs at ports are over the capacity. Some reefer containers unloaded at Busan ports to use reefer plugs.
  • The shipment from High risk areas*(please refer to below) cannot enter the ports at night time.

Yantian/Shekou

  • The shipment need to be inspected by Health authority to enter the ports.

 

High Risk Area* : South Korea /Japan / Iran / United States / Italy / France / Germany / Spain / England / Switzerland / Netherland / Belgium / Sweden / Norway / Denmark / Austria / Malaysia / Greece / Czech Republic / Finland / Canada / Saudi Arabia / Qatar

 

South Korea

  • Busan port is over the capacity, likely to be delayed.

 

If there is an update ikki will deliver information to you soon.