Coronavirus Update - April 27

Posted on April 27, 2020

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and everchanging 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.
Global air freight capacity will remain lower across almost all trade lanes and sky-high prices continue as a major challenge for many suppliers and customers worldwide. Freighters are unable to keep up with demand and passenger airlines continue to adjust their aircraft to accommodate cargo within the cabins. Regardless of those efforts’ capacity will remain lower than pre-virus levels regardless, due to the increasing number of international passenger flight cancellations.


  • Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas all have stay-at-home orders expiring this week. Governors may choose to extend the restrictions or institute a staged reopening strategy.
  • Brazil and Ecuador have emerged as the Latin American coronavirus epicenters now that testing and tracking have increased.

United States – 968,203 confirmed cases, 107,060 (11%) recovered, 54,938 deaths


  • New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany are all beginning to lift restrictions this week. Regulations vary greatly between countries and states.
  • France extended their lockdown measures until May 11. Delays in delivery are expected to continue.
  • Major European car manufacturers are beginning to reopen their production. Some at a reduced capacity.
  • Italy has released a timetable for reopening beginning next month.

Spain – 229,422 confirmed cases, 120,832 (53%) recovered, 23,521 deaths
Italy – 197,675 confirmed cases, 64,928 (33%) recovered, 26,644 deaths
France – 162,220 confirmed cases, 45,683 (28%) recovered, 22,890 deaths
Germany – 158,142 confirmed cases, 114,500 (72%) recovered, 5,985 deaths
United Kingdom – 154,038 confirmed cases, 781 (.5%) recovered, 20,797 deaths
Iran – 91,472 confirmed cases, 70,933 (78%) recovered, 5,806 deaths


  • Transport congestion at the Shanghai airport may be caused by the upcoming Chinese Labor Holiday, May 1 to May 5.
  • Cross-city cargo movements into and out of the Indonesian city of Bandung is restricted; cargo is permitted to move within city limits.

China – 83,912 confirmed cases, 78,306 (93%) recovered, 4,637 deaths

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

Global Air Cargo Transport – Updated 4.27.2020

Please note: the above table displays airport operational updates and does not include carrier capacity data
*Aircraft from mainland China or South Korea will be limited to Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Osaka Kansai (KIX) international airports. Restrictions apply until
at least the end of April.
** Atlanta and New York City airports are operational for cargo, but staffing reductions are impacting efficiency. No freighters are flying in Denver as a
result of state government restrictions. Los Angeles operating with restricted operations, cargo movement impacted.
*** Restricted operations in India are impacting cargo flights; freighters are operating with reduced capacity. Customs of non-essential goods have
resumed subject to availability of Custom’s officers.

Global Air Freight Capacity by Trade Lane – Updated 04.27.2020

  • Munich Airport said that Qatar Airways is operating 11 cargo flights per week, Lufthansa Cargo is operating daily flights to Shanghai and Beijing and Uzbekistan Airways has now begun a twice weekly charter operation.
  • Capacity remains low, especially for long haul and India destinations.

Global Ocean Transport Impact – Updated 04.27.2020

  • Some carriers have announced a “Equipment Imbalance” surcharge for areas where shortages are acute.

Please note: The above table displays seaport operational updates and does not include carrier capacity data

Global Ocean Container Average Price by Trade Lane – Baltic Index – Updated 04.24.2020

*Source: Freightos Baltic Index

Global Road and Rail Transport – Updated 04.27.2020

Please note: The table above displays road and rail operational updates and does not include carrier capacity data

United States of America Domestic Trucking Overview – Updated 04.27.2020
Load volumes in the truck spot market were higher in week 16 than in the week prior. Experts believe that is a sign the domestic freight industry is poised to begin recovering as lockdowns begin to ease. Refrigerated and specialized loads saw significant increases in load availability.

  • Spot rates have not yet stabilized but the rate of decline is slowing. Refrigerated trucking was the only segment to see a rate increase of approx. 6 cents per mile after falling 60 cents in the prior four weeks.
    • Flatbed load volumes increased a nominal 0.1% over week 15, but that was the first increase seen since week 10.
    • Dry van load volumes decreased by about 5% which is the smallest decrease since week 12.
  • Rates within most US markets are declining to normal or below normal levels however areas that may see an increase are:
    • Loads with an origin of Washington, Wyoming and South Dakota

The map below shows each US state’s current operational status.

Our operations and consulting teams are working diligently and will continue to offer alternative solutions to move your cargo in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. All Allyn International regional offices are fully operational and will continue to support you as we navigate the current and future challenges.
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 or (239) 219-7179.