Coronavirus Update - December 22

Posted on December 22, 2020

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest 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.

A new strain of the COVID-19 coronavirus detected in the UK has caused over 40 countries to suspend passenger flights to and from the country. France imposed a 48-hour suspension of freight transit across the English Channel while Kuwait announced it has suspended all commercial international flights and closed its land and sea borders until January 1. Saudi Arabia announced a one-week ban on all international travel. Several other countries have also implemented a varying degree of new restrictions. It is important to verify the operational status with your carriers and pick-up and delivery locations.

Although more research is required, some experts have said the new strain may be 70 percent more contagious than other variants, yet it does not appear to cause more serious illness.
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, Europe and the Middle East. Minor container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low from Japan to the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low from South Korea to Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is very 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 low from Singapore across all trade lanes. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is limited from the UAE across all trade lanes. Little to no 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.