Coronavirus Update - January 5

Posted on January 05, 2021

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.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced a seven-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to contain the wide-spread outbreak of a highly contagious new variant of COVID-19. Non-essential businesses are closed, and schools have transitioned to remote learning. Unlike the lockdown in March 2020, outdoor exercise is permitted, and playgrounds and places of worship will remain open.

In addition, the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU took place on December 31. A new trade deal went into effect on Jan. 1 and implementation of that agreement is likely to cause delays and disruptions well into 2021.

Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales have also announced new lockdown measures of varying degrees. Travel restrictions throughout Europe are in place however the transport of essentials goods is permitted.

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

  • **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 very low from South Korea to Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low or not available 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.