Coronavirus Update- January 27

Posted on January 27, 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.

Countries around the world continue to implement new passenger travel restrictions to curb the spread of the newly detected, more contagious, variants of COVID-19. The new restrictions vary by country and range from complete border closures to requiring negative COVID-19 tests before arrival. At this time, there are no restrictions on the transport of goods, but the operational status of your locations may be affected and delays are possible.

Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its citizens and has become an international test case for vaccination efficacy. Over 40 percent of its population have received at least the first dose of the vaccine and preliminary data suggests a substantial drop in new infections after just one shot of the two-dose vaccine and even better numbers after receiving both doses. Infectious disease experts from around the world are studying the data but are very encouraged with what they’re seeing thus far.

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

* Source: Freightos Baltic Index

  • **Capacity is very low from the UK across all trade lanes. Minor to medium container shortages.
  • 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 low from South Korea to Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East. Major 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. 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.