Coronavirus Update - April 2

Posted on March 31, 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.


The global shipping industry took another hit this past week when the 1,200-foot container vessel Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal blocking the major ocean highway between Asia and Europe. Crews worked around-the-clock for six days to dislodge the vessel. As of last evening, ships began to move through the canal again without incident. It is expected to take approximately one week for the remainder of the backlogged vessels to make their way through the canal.


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. Major container shortages.
  • Capacity is very low from India across all trade lanes. Minor to medium 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.