Coronavirus Update - March 2

Posted on March 02, 2021

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.

A recent report by Sea-Intelligence found that container line schedule reliability fell to its lowest level for the sixth consecutive month. The report, which covers 34 different trade lanes and more than 60 container lines showed the overall global schedule reliability for January at just 35%. Hamburg Sud performed the best at 47% while the worst performer was HMM at just 20% reliability, a 53% decline year over year. The SeaIntel schedule reliability report concluded that due to widespread port congestion we will likely not see improvements in container line schedule reliability anytime soon.

The following tables will provide the current cargo transport operational status and capacity levels for heavily affected countries.

  • Capacity is limited from Australia to the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Minor container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low from Japan across all trade lanes. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low from South Korea to Europe and the Americas and there are major container shortages. Capacity to the Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East is limited and there are minor to medium container shortages.
  • Capacity is low from Brazil across all trade lanes. Minor to medium container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low or not available from India across all trade lanes. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low from Singapore across all trade lanes. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is limited from the UAE across all trade lanes. Minor container shortages.

If you have any questions regarding the impact of the coronavirus to your supply chain or would like additional research and market intelligence, please contact our Americas Consulting and Sourcing manager Mitchell Turiel at Turiel.m@allynintl.com or (239) 219-7179.