Coronavirus Updates


Distribution of a Covid-19 Vaccine

Posted on November 12, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

With most of the world still facing significant challenges from the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is a tremendous amount of anticipation and hope behind finding a vaccine for the virus as a way to end the nightmare finally. While ensuring the vaccine's viability is one major challenge we face, distributing the vaccine once a viable candidate has been confirmed will present a whole other challenge within itself. For discussion purposes, let's explore the current plan for how the CDC will distribute the vaccine through the supply chain network:Once the vaccine receives approval, a vaccine site will then...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - November 10

Posted on November 10, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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 a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.In partnership with Germany’s BioNTech, US drugmaker Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine trials have shown it is 90% effective. That news was heard worldwide and has given people hope that we will soon be able to combat this terrible virus. Pfizer believes it could make up to 50 million doses this year and 1.3 billion doses in 2021.Vaccine distribution plans have...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - November 3

Posted on November 03, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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.Over a dozen European countries have or will soon enter countrywide lockdowns similar to those experienced in the Spring. The severity of the lockdown varies by country and range from full closures of non-essential businesses to businesses operating with limited hours. Schools will remain open in most areas, but people are strongly urged to stay home whenever possible. Essential...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - October 27

Posted on October 27, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

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 a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.COVID-19 infections continue to increase throughout Europe. It is unclear whether case numbers are higher due to increased testing or an actual increase in infection rate but the risk to people with pre-existing conditions remains high. Several governments in the region have reinstated lockdown measures but the degree varies greatly by country. It continues to be very important to verify...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - October 20

Posted on October 20, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

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 a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Ireland has announced a six-week lockdown that will begin tomorrow evening. The major shift to a nationwide lockdown has taken the citizens by surprise. Nonessential businesses will be closed, and people are requested to stay home. Schools and childcare centers will remain open. Ireland is the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown.The following tables will provide the current...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - October 13

Posted on October 14, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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 European Union announced new travel measures and released a color-coded map to designate the varying scale of outbreaks throughout Europe. Each member state can choose to implement the EU’s guidelines or choose their own based on their own analysis.Over the past week, the Czech Republic reported more cases per capita than any other European nation...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - October 6

Posted on October 06, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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 a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions at a high-level.Several countries throughout Europe see an increase in COVID-19 infections. Many governments are reintroducing social distancing measures, including limiting the number of people who can gather and requiring masks in public places. Although there are currently no full lockdowns in place, the situation remains very fluid. To help mitigate the impact on the transport of goods, we continue...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - September 29

Posted on September 29, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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 a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Many countries are beginning to see a second wave of COVID-19 infections. While it does not appear, full lockdowns will occur again, increased social distancing measures are being reintroduced in heavily affected regions. It is important to continue to secure your transport needs as soon as possible, including receiving confirmation from your carriers.The following tables will provide the current...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - September 22

Posted on September 22, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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.Global UpdatesOcean carriers were notified by Chinese and US government agencies that they are closely monitoring capacity and freight rates. Both governments believe there is a potential for anti-competitive activity to occur resulting in sky-high rates. Countries throughout Europe are seeing spikes in new COVID-19 infections and governments throughout the region are imposing virus-related restrictions similar to those...

Read More

Coronavirus Update - September 15

Posted on September 15, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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.Global UpdatesAir cargo capacity for non-COVID vaccine-related cargo will shrink to very low levels during the peak of vaccine distribution as carriers will likely allocate capacity. The anticipated vaccine distribution peak is Q1 of 2021. In April 2020 the year-over-year disparity for air cargo volumes was a decrease of 41 percent. The month-over-month improvement continues and in August 2020 the gap in...

Read More