Covid-19 updates

Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain & Logistics

The information provided below is taken from updates provided by suppliers to Marcas or through the Global Fleet Procurement Team.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of issues, but aims to identify key risks impacting the delivery of products or services.  As always, please use your local supplier contacts for queries relating to specific orders.

If you receive any updates from suppliers, please forward them to glwpurman@glasgow.vships.com where we will pick up key information.

Coronavirus Timeline

6 April 2020 | Latest updates

Mishal (Panama)

  • New restrictions placed by Panama government, new operations rules for fresh items for vegetables and fruits.
  • Monday thru Friday 05:00am until 03:00pm and Saturday 08:00am until 11:00am. Sunday closed fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Orders to be placed by Friday of each week latest,otherwise no guarantee of delivery before Monday morning when market reopens.
  • Many meat and seafood suppliers have closed. They will dispatch what they can find from remaining suppliers and what they have in stock.
  • Delivery at anchorage: if the vessel is not cleared by authorities of Panama first, before 18:00hrs each day, all barge service will be next morning according to local agents.

Tower Supplies

  • They are exploring the opportunities of manufacturing and certifying more products in the UK.
  • They also recommend to review our current orders and if our need for them is not as urgent as it was when we placed the order, and to let them know as this will release much needed capacity to support the businesses that are in urgent need of supply.

Oceanic Catering update

Top 10 COVID-19 Affected Locations Globally

  1. USA: 336,851 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being. Some shortages have been observed in the local market, as well as, price increases on eggs, meats, water. Seattle seems to be hard hit. Suppliers are requesting longer lead time to be able to fulfil the supplier with as less issues as possible. From the West Coast, Seattle seems to be the most affected city.
  2. Spain: 135,032 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. Italy: 128,948 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  4. Germany: 100,133 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  5. France: 92,839 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. China: 81,708 confirmed cases. The situation seems to be returning to normal and supplies to vessels are not affected.
  7. UK: 47,806 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. Turkey: 27,069 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  9. Belgium & Netherlands, ARA Region: 20,814 confirmed cases in Belgium and 18,803 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  10. Canada: 15,512 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being in the East part of the country and with many challenges in the West part where suppliers are facing shortages within their local market, as do US West Coast suppliers.

Supply Chain Challenges due to Local Restrictions & Lockdown

Supplies are still possible;

  1. Angola: The county is under a complete lockdown which is affecting the market, as shortages have been reported by our suppliers.
  2. Argentina: The county is under a complete lockdown, but the situation is monitored. Supplies to vessels are being performed, however we did have an isolated incident where the local authorities were questioning the quantities of provisions supplies versus vessels voyage duration, but the issue did not escalate.
  3. Canada, West Coast: The county is under a lockdown and the local market is suffering, as many shortages have been reported and the suppliers are struggling to support us.
  4. Chile: The country is under lockdown and due to certain curfew restrictions, supplies to remote locations could be affected. Supplies near Valparaiso are easier to complete.
  5. Colombia: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is affected. Suppliers have reported shortages, but they are trying to assist as best as they can.
  6. Congo: The country is under a complete lockdown as of the 31st of March. Supplies can be performed for the time being, but shortages are expected.
  7. Ecuador: Due to a Nationwide lockdown, the market is affected as several product shortages have been observed.
  8. Ghana: The country is under lockdown, as of the 30th of March and for 14 days. Shortages have been observed, as well price increases due to the high local demand.
  9. Guatemala: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is affected as shortages have been reported by our suppliers due to high local demand.
  10. Nigeria: The country is under a complete lock down as of the 30th of March. Supplies at Lagos can be performed based on the local market availability but deliveries to Port Harcourt are challenging. River state borders has been closed and the Government closed all local markets in Port Harcourt since Saturday 28th March 2020.
  11. Panama: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is affected. Shortages have been reported. Fresh market operates between 05.00am – 15.00pm Monday – Friday and between 08.00am to 11.00am and the suppliers require 3-5 days advance notice to perform a supply with minimum possible issues. Sunday everything is closed, so last minute orders should be avoided. In addition, anchorage deliveries need to be approved by the authorities first and before 18.00pm for next day delivery.
  12. Pakistan: The country is under a complete lockdown for the past 10 days; the markets are affected, and it is very challenging to perform supplies to vessels. 3-5 days advance notice is required by the suppliers, who are trying hard to support us.
  13. Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability in the local market.
  14. Sri Lanka: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is affected. Fresh fruits and vegetables supplies could be an issue at time, but our suppliers are trying hard to assist. 3-5 days advance notice is required.
  15. UAE: The county is under a complete lockdown; some local markets have closed but so far, we have not had any issues with food deliveries.
  16. Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown

Supplies are not possible;

  1. Djibouti: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation supplies to vessels are not possible.
  2. El Salvador: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation supplies to vessels are not possible.
  3. Guyana: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation supplies to vessels are not possible.
  4. India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation supplies to vessels are not possible.

Middle East Fuji LLC
Dubai has enforced a 24-hour extended sterilization program for 14 days starting from today. This means, most of the companies remain closed, with extremely restricted vehicle movement.

As we are part of shipping industry are allowed to operate. At the same time, as many of our suppliers are from other industries like trading, they are asked to remain closed / not allowed to arrange deliveries to our premises. Due to this, there will be severe pressure on our supply operations, especially as we need to handle both logistics – to collect materials from our suppliers who are open as well as to deliver the goods in the restricted work time period.

We request you to process your orders as early as possible, leaving enough time to process your orders and to try arranging a complete delivery for you. We urge the orders be sent to us at least 4 days before the delivery date. We keep more than 10,000-line items in our stock, but as you know, there are many items on day to day basis coming out of these 10,000 items which need to be sourced from outside. If some items could not be delivered on board, we will let you know as soon as possible.

We are doing all possible steps to cooperate with the government initiatives and sanitize our premises and trucks on a day to day basis. Yours and our staff health is paramount to us.

3 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Singapore
On Friday 3rd April 2020, Singapore’s Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, announced that the Government of Singapore will “impose significantly stricter measures” to reduce the risk of a greater outbreak. He stated that the Government will introduce a ‘circuit breaker’ in order to mitigate the risk further. This will apply for one month and only essential services and key economic sectors will be allowed to continue to operate.

Air freight market update

Ocean freight logistics update

Promare update

Covid-19: Impact in the Ports of the North of Brazil – update

We previously reported the impacts of Covid-19 in the Brazilian North and Northeast Ports of Brazil. On the occasion, we highlighted that the cancellation of flights was beginning to
impact on pilotage services in the North region, mainly in Santana, Santarém and Macapá.

However, the situation has intensified due to restrictions in the Northern Brazilian flight routes caused by the measures against COVID-19. Pilotage companies, in order to guarantee service
in the states of Pará, Amapá and Amazonas, have announced that they will transport pilots through chartered flights (air taxis), when necessary, since commercial flights are being canceled by the major airlines operating in the area, reducing and extinguishing the supply of scheduled flights. The main impact will be at the Port of Santarém.

Santana (AP) and Itacoatiara (AM) are in a better situation, with a good number of pilots available, because they have pilot stations, as they are the commencement and completion of the
river maneuvers in the Amazon region.

However, some terminals must be directly affected, such as Juruti (PA), Trombetas (PA), Munguba (PA) and more importantly, Santarém (PA), requiring the use of charter flights to maintain regular services.

This issue will direclty impact the grain and fertilizer market that use the logistics of the Northen Arc, due to probable delayes on the port of Santarém, the third among the ports of greatest growth in Brazil in terms of tonnage of cargo handled in 2019. The pilot company from Pilotage Zone 1 (UNIPILOT) has formally advised the new rules for the time being:

    • In case there are no pilots available in Fazendinha (which is the entrance to the Amazon Port Region) for the maneuver towards the loading berth, the Shipping Agency requesting the service will have to pay for the chartered flight for the 2 pilots (please note the tariffs below)
    • After bringing the vessel to the inner anchorage/ berth, the 2 pilots involved on the maneuver will wait in the city for 36 hours in order to attend any immediate demands, such as shifting vessels to berth, unberthing to inner anchorage, or even bringing another vessel to Fazendinha to exit the Amazon Region
    • After the 36 hours are completed, if they cannnot board a vessel for sailing from that city/ port, these 2 pilots will be relocated to another maneuver by chartered flight, paid by the party requesting the other maneuver
    • When the vessel operation is completed, if there are pilots available, they will board the vessel without extra costs. If not, there will be extra costs again to bring other 2 pilots for sailing procedures to the city

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Pilotage information is that when the use of chartered flights is necessary, the costs will be relayed to the Owners/Charteres of the vessels. In addition, the cost estimate was communicated so that the Owners/Charteres can carry out the provisioning of costs:

Flight prices:

01 – Belém/Macapá/Belém | Time of Flight: 00:50 | Cost: R$ 13.318,00
02 – Belém/Santarém/Belém | Time of Flight: 01:45 | Cost: R$ 26.875,15
03 – Macapá/Santarém/Macapá | Time of Flight: 01:15 | Cost: R$ 18.747,49
04 – Belém/Manaus/Belém | Time of Flight: 03:15 | Cost: R$ 49.140,00

Due to all this situation, the schedule of maneuvers of pilots in the North region, mainly in Santarém (at the CDP and Cargill terminals) is expected to suffer major delays.

With information from Alphamar Agência Marítima and Cooperativa Unipilot.

2 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Wrist
Latest update from the supplier.

Exxon Mobil
Lubricant delivery updates due to Covid-19 (last updated on 1300 CET 30th March 2020, subject to change)

Please see embedded link for future daily updates:
https://www.exxonmobil.com/en/marine/news-and-resources/response-to-covid19

China
All Port Authorities in China have restricted deliveries to vessels whose previous port of call was within Japanese, Korean, Italian or Iranian waters.
All Customs offices are now operational with some locations (Dalian, Ningbo and Xiamen) requiring an increased time for processing documentation.
All main ports are now functional, with limited disruption at various sub-ports:

  • CaoFeiDian sub-ports Huanghua and Qinhuangdao are not permitting lubricant deliveries.
  • QingDao sub-ports Dongjiakou, Yantai, Weihai. Shidao, Penglai, Longkou and Shidao are not permitting lubricant deliveries, with Laizhou subject to enquiry.
  • ShangHai sub-port Waigaoqiao No. 5 is permitting only food and drink deliveries; lubricant supply is restricted.
  • All NanTong and Rugao sub-ports, with the exception of Jiangyin and Zhangjiagang (pack boat only), are not permitting lubricant deliveries.
  • NingBo sub-ports Zhoushan, Taizhou and Wenzhou deliveries are subject to enquiry to Port Authority; all other sub-ports are not permitting lubricant deliveries.
  • XiaMen sub-ports Quanzhou and Fuzhou are not permitting lubricant deliveries.
  • HuangPu sub-ports Shantou and Zhanjiang deliveries are subject to enquiry to Port Authority.

India
Vessels calling to both of the EMML served Indian ports, Mumbai and Chennai, should expect significant delays or disruption concerning supply due to Government nationwide lockdown.

Malaysia
Potential delays in delivery due to government imposed travel restrictions.

Philippines
All ports are on lockdown, therefore no deliveries currently possible.

Qatar
All ports are on lockdown, therefore no deliveries currently possible.

Sri Lanka
Pack product delivery is currently possible but subject to enquiry with potential delays to all ports nationwide due to lockdown. Bulk deliveries also subject to enquiry with lengthier delays likely.

Australia
Deliveries to ports in the state of New South Wales are subject to enquiry due to local travel restrictions and lockdown (significant ports in NSW are Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla).

New Zealand
Potential delays to all ports nationwide due to lockdown; however, delivery is permitted to continue to all vessels with the exception of cruise vessels.

Panama
Potential delays due to Government and Health Department roadblocks.

South Africa
Durban, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura (Coega) and Cape Town container terminals will only operate one berth and operate with reduced staff, which may impact the ability to provide consistent lubricant supply in a timely manner.

Oceanic Catering update

Top 10 COVID-19 Affected Locations

  1. USA, West Coast: The governor shut down California (Safe at Home Directive). Market is working but a few shortages have been observed, as well as pricing increases on eggs, meats and a lot of other items. Seattle seems to be hard hit and we are currently facing some shortages.
  2. USA, Gulf Area: The precautions and panic are increasing and several stores in the area are limiting their working hours as we as local vendors have reduced their personal capacity and frequency of re-supplying the industry with the necessary, as drivers are not wanting to travel between states. As a result, the market is experiencing some shortages.
  3. Italy: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  4. Spain: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  5. China: Situation seems to be normalizing and supplies to vessels are not affected, however there are certain shortages in the market of imported goods, due to delays in resupply.
  6. Germany: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  7. France: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. UK: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  9. Turkey: UK: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  10. Netherlands / Belgium: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supply Chain Challenges due to Local Restrictions & Lockdown

  • Chile: The country is under lockdown and there are curfew restrictions affecting supplies to remote locations.
  • Ecuador: Due to a Nationwide lockdown, the market is not operating as usual and several product shortages have been observed.
  • Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability.
  • Sri Lanka: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is seriously affected. Fresh fruits and vegetables supplies are scarce, creating issues to the supply chain.
  • Canada, West Coast: The county is under a lockdown and the local market is suffering, as many shortages have been reported. The suppliers are struggling to support us.

vArgentina: The county is under a complete lockdown, but the situation is monitored. Local authorities have posed some difficulties with regards to quantities of provisions supplies versus vessels voyage duration.

  • Panama: The county is under a complete lockdown and the situation is monitored. Due to market shortages the suppliers require 3-5 days advance notice to perform a supply.
  • Guatemala: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  • Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  • UAE: The county is under a complete lockdown; some local markets have closed but so far, we have not had any issues with food deliveries, but the situation and developments are being monitored daily.
  • Colombia: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  • Angola: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  • Pakistan: The country is under a complete lockdown for the past 10 days; the markets are affected and its very challenging to perform supplies to vessels. Suppliers are trying to assist us as much they can.
  • Ghana: The country is under lockdown, as of the 30th of March and for 14 days. Shortages have been observed, as well price increases on several products, due to the high demand.
  • Nigeria: The country is under a complete lock down as of the 30th of March. Supplies at Lagos can be performed based on the local market availability but deliveries to Port Harcourt are challenging. River state borders has been closed since last week Thursday; Government closed all local market in Port Harcourt since Saturday 28th March 2020
  • Congo: The country is expected to enter a complete lockdown as of the 31st of March. Situation needs to be monitored as product availability and pricing could be affected.
  • Worldwide: *** There is a general market shortage in Test Kits, PPE gear, i.e. gels, masks, etc. availability is very scarce and local governments are controlling these items, setting as priority their local based needs.

 

Supply Chain Challenges – Locations that have completely shut down

 

  • El Salvador: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  • Guyana: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  • India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  • Djibouti: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.

 

Meanwhile, the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) given the global crises, has said its members also ought to be given essential worker status to keep ships moving around the world. Responding to complaints from ship supply companies that they are being prevented from delivering to ships in some ports, ISSA has written to the heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) asking for ship suppliers around the world to be given essential worker status.
We hope that that ISSA’s as well as V. Group initiatives in this respect, will have a positive outcome for all involved. The situation and updates are monitored daily in alliance with our local appointed suppliers and clients.

1 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Bulgaria & Romania
State of Emergency announced in Romania and Bulgaria meaning the movement of truck/persons is limited with some new countermeasures in place – vans are restricted. Only large vehicles are allowed.

Some suppliers may now need to rent larger vehicles to complete deliveries which could result in additional charges being applied.

31 March 2020 | Latest Updates

International Mining & Marine Ltd

Date31st March 2020
Time15:00pm Local time UK
StatusComments
Overall Status of IM&M LtdWorkingHome working where possible, Office is still open as usual ; Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00 pm
Functioning Capacity50%Previous day 70%, flights are being restricted to USA and to some other places. 12 persons Fuloughed today
Technical Response50%Previously 75% Two Engineers are currently unavilable.
Stock availabilityGoodPrevious day was fair. We have taken in stock today
Stock replenishment Partially FunctioningSome Suppliers still available to supply, some are experincing transportation issues
LimitationsUK Govt GuidelinesTravel Ban world-wide, travel in UK only where necessary. Self Isolate where possible
Port RestrictionsNoneNo advice available at this time. Dispatches are being made world-wide
Local GuidelinesUK Govt GuidelinesTravel Ban world-wide, travel in UK only where necessary. Self Isolate where possible
Emergency Numbers
Mark WestermanManaging Director00 44 ( 0 ) 1706 352225
( 24 Hours )00 44 ( 0 ) 777 999 8303
markw@im-m.co.uk
msj.westerman@btinternet.com
Louise DonoghueOperations Manager00 44 ( 0 )7833 655079
louise@im-m.co.uk
Wendy AllotSnr Business Manager00 44 7979 323 160
( Now Furloughed and cannot assist )wendy@im-m.co.uk

Samaroo Sons Integrated
Trinidad & Tobago on total lockdown until 14th April. No services being carried out.

Atlas Ship Supply
Restrictions on safety items. Supplier received official instructions to not deliver masks, gloves, goggles, boiler suits, suits, hand sanitizers, ethyl alcohol, medicines, aprons.

30 March 2020 | Latest Updates

Oceanic Catering update

Top 10 COVID-19 Affected Locations

  1. China: Situation seems to be normalizing and supplies to vessels are not affected, however there are certain shortages in the market of imported goods, due to delays in resupply.
  2. Italy: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. USA, West Coast: The governor shut down California (Safe at Home Directive). Market is working but a few shortages have been observed, as well as pricing increases on eggs, meats and a lot of other items. Seattle seems to be hard hit and we are currently facing some shortages.
  4. USA, Gulf Area: The precautions and panic are increasing and several stores in the area are limiting their working hours as we as local vendors have reduced their personal capacity and frequency of re-supplying the industry with the necessary, as drivers are not wanting to travel between states. As a result, the market is experiencing some shortages.
  5. Spain: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. Germany: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  7. France: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. South Korea: Situation seems to be normalizing and supplies to vessels are not affected, however there are certain shortages in the market of imported good, due to delays in resupply.
  9. UK: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  10. Netherlands: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supply Chain Challenges due to Local Restrictions & Lockdowns

  1. Chile: The country is under lockdown and there are curfew restrictions affecting supplies to remote locations.
  2. Ecuador: Due to a Nationwide lockdown, the market is not operating as usual and several product shortages have been observed.
  3. El Salvador: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  4. Guyana: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  5. Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability.
  6. Sri Lanka: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is seriously affected. Fresh fruits and vegetables supplies are scarce, creating issues to the supply chain.
  7. Canada, West Coast: The county is under a lockdown and the local market is suffering, as many shortages have been reported. The suppliers are struggling to support us.
  8. Argentina: The county is under a complete lockdown, but the situation is monitored. Local authorities have posed some difficulties with regards to quantities of provisions supplies versus vessels voyage duration.
  9. Panama: The county is under a complete lockdown and the situation is monitored. Due to market shortages the suppliers require 3-5 days advance notice to perform a supply.
  10. Guatemala: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  11. Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  12. India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual. All stores have closed and supplies to vessels are not possible.
  13. UAE: The county is under a complete lockdown; some local markets have closed but so far, we have not had any issues with food deliveries, but the situation and developments are being monitored daily.
  14. Colombia: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  15. Angola: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  16. Djibouti: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  17. Pakistan: The country is under a complete lockdown for the past 10 days; the markets are affected and its very challenging to perform supplies to vessels. Suppliers are trying to find a solution.
  18. Ghana: The country is under lockdown, as of the 30th of March and for 14 days. Shortages have been observed, as well price increases on several products, due to the high demand.
  19. Nigeria: The country is under a complete lock down as of the 30th of March. Supplies at Lagos can be performed based on the local market availability but deliveries to Port Harcourt are challenging. River state borders has been closed since last week Thursday; Government closed all local market in Port Harcourt since Saturday 28th March 2020.
  20. Congo: The country is expected to enter a complete lockdown as of the 31st of March. Situation needs to be monitored as product availability and pricing could be affected.

The situation is being monitored daily in alliance with our local appointed suppliers and clients.

Hilight Ship Services
Nigeria on lockdown from 30th March. They cannot carry out any services in Nigeria.

Jotun

Update on delivery situation for SeaStock:

South East Asia Pacific (SEAP)

  • Their Malaysia factory is closed which again is affecting supplies in the network, they are low on Epoxy, Polyurethane (Jotafix and Hardtop XP), Thinners, Pilot 2 and more in Singapore.
  • This situation will persist at least until the 14th of April when restrictions at the earliest are lifted, and product can be produced in Malaysia and imported to Singapore again.

Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA)

  • Factory in South Africa is closed, and it is difficult getting supplies. In general, they recommend not to order Seastock for deliveries in South Africa, until the factory is reopened again on April 17th.
  • Their factory in India is closed until 15th of April and deliveries in India is affected.
  • Qatar and Bangladesh are not getting supplies from India which henceforth affect supplies in both countries until April 15th.
  • Border between Oman and UAE is closed which again can affect supplies in Oman.

North East Asia (NEA)

  • Production is back to 95% + compared to pre Covid-19
  • Most ports and deliveries are operated normally, 5% of all ports cannot supply at all, improving every day though. The name list is changing so China CSD shall be consulted before order placing. Last reported there was difficulties getting supplies around Nantong, Qingdao and Zhoushan
  • In Hong Kong longer lead times can occur, dependant on stock availability
  • Korea is the same as before COVID-19

West Europe (WE)

  • No Government restrictions on movement of goods out of their factory in Flixborough and onto the continent.
  • All supplies from their Trieste Warehouse, meaning all supplies in Italy and Croatia are affected after government restrictions. Warehouse in Trieste will remain closed until April 3rd.
  • They are experiencing challenges with deliveries in Spain due to restrictions on movements.

East Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

  • According to their man on the ground in Turkey, Turkey, Romania, Russia and the rest of EECA is working as normal.

Americas (AM)

  • Belle Chasse Warehouse is now reopened (as per March 25th) and Americas is reporting about stock received from Turkey last week. In general, good stock levels and business as usual.
  • Brazil producing and delivering. Business as usual is reported.
  • All South American distributors are also reporting business as usual as per March 26th.

Scandinavia (SCA)

  • No restrictions in supplying SeaStock. Paint. There have been some minor delays, but that is all.

Hilight Ship Services
Ghana on partial lockdown for 14 days from 30th March. Their Tema office will be closed, continuing operations from home. Shortage of meat, fruits and vegetables due to local restrictions. Orders to be placed minimum 3 days prior vessel’s ETA.

Drew-Marine
Supplier wishes to implement the process below in order to avoid disrupting deliveries.

27 March 2020 | Latest Updates

Bosch Rexroth
Their UK stores will be closed from 3rd to 14th April and therefore deliveries to and from these locations will not be possible.

AkzoNobel / International Paint

Country/PortCurrent disruptions
SpainCadiz Yard is closed for dry docking and deliveries of paint
SpainFerrol yard closed for dry dockings and deliveries of paint
SpainBarcelona port closed to cruise ship entrance.
NordicsCase by case basis – some ports not allowing delivery of non-essential items
New Zealand and AustraliaCruise ships denied access
IndonesiaNo delivery directly to the vessel to minimise contact with the crew on board. Delivery will be to the customer or agent’s warehouse.
MalaysiaLogistic movement will be impacted during lockdown 18-31st March
Finland/GermanyRestrictions in ferry departures to Finland and Germany being introduced, changes daily.
FranceCase by case basis – all ports affected to various degrees.
South AfricaNo deliveries to vessel in port until 15th April
UKPODs for deliveries to vessels will not be signed. Driver will take the name of the person accepting the paint but no-one will handle physical documents.
USAPODs for deliveries to vessels will not be signed. Driver will take the name of the person accepting the paint but no-one will handle physical documents.

 

Air freight market update

Ocean freight logistics update

Supplier Updates

Hempel
Their factory in Malaysia is facing the consequences of the extension of lockdown of the country and border for another 2 weeks by the Malaysia government (until 14th April)

Mishalsa
On 25th March, the country of Panama was placed under complete lockdown until further notice and majority of the suppliers are closed. Only a few suppliers are open, and they are operating certain hours during the daytime only. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruit supplied only between 05:00am and 12:00pm.

San Antonio
Philippines on lockdown until the 14th of April. Operations going on in Manila, Subic, and Batangas Ports only. Bataan and Cebu operations temporarily suspended until further notice. They are only serving food provisions.

China reduces the number of international passenger flights

In order to resolutely contain the increasing risks of imported COVID-19 cases, and in accordance with the requirements of the State Council for joint prevention and control of the epidemic, it is decided to further reduce the number of international passenger flights. Details of the requirement are as follows:

  1. On the basis of the Information on International Flight Plans (Phase Five) released on the official website of CAAC on March 12, each Chinese airline is only allowed to maintain one route to any specific country with no more than one flight per week; each foreign airline is only allowed to maintain one route to China with no more than one weekly flight.
  2. Airlines shall, in accordance with the requirements above, apply for Pre-Flight plans to the Operation Supervisory Center of CAAC in advance.
  3. The Operating Permits and take-off/landing slots, etc. associated with the flights cut by airlines in accordance with requirements of this Notice will be retained.
  4. Airlines shall strictly implement the latest edition of Preventing Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guideline for Airlines issued by the Office of China Civil Aviation Prevention and Control COVID-19 Leading Group, take stringent prevention and control measures on the flights to/from China and ensure passenger load factor no higher than 75%.
  5. In accordance with the need for epidemic containment, CAAC may issue policy to further reduce the total number of international passenger flights. Airlines therefore are required to closely follow information released, analyze the situation and make contingency plans in advance, and handle in a proper way the issues such as extension and refund of sold air tickets, etc.
  6. Airlines may operate all-cargo flights with passenger aircraft, which will not be counted against the total number of passenger flights operated.
  7. Flight plans adjusted by airlines in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Notice shall be implemented as of March 29, 2020.
  8. This Notice shall take effect on the date of its issuance, and the expiration date will be notified separately. As of the date of taking effect of this Notice, the Notice MHF [2020] No. 11 issued by CAAC shall become invalid.

Oceanic Catering update

Top 10 COVID-19 Affected Locations

  1. China: Situation seems to be normalizing and supplies to vessels are not affected, however there are certain shortages in the market of imported goods, due to delays in resupply.
  2. Italy: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. USA, West Coast: The governor shut down California (Safe at Home Directive). Market is working but a few shortages have been observed, as well as pricing increases on eggs, meats and a lot of other items. Seattle seems to be hard hit and we are currently facing some shortages.
  4. USA, Gulf Area: The precautions and panic are increasing and several stores in the area are limiting their working hours as we as local vendors have reduced their personal capacity and frequency of re-supplying the industry with the necessary, as drivers are not wanting to travel between states. As a result, the market is experiencing some shortages.
  5. Spain: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. Germany: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  7. France: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. South Korea: Situation seems to be normalizing and supplies to vessels are not affected, however there are certain shortages in the market of imported good, due to delays in resupply.
  9. UK: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  10. Netherlands: Despite the increase of confirmed cases, supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supply Chain Challenges due to Local Restrictions & Lockdowns

  1. Chile: The country is under lockdown and there are curfew restrictions affecting supplies to remote locations.
  2. Ecuador: Due to a Nationwide lockdown, the market is not operating as usual and several product shortages have been observed.
  3. El Salvador: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  4. Guyana: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. Due to this situation, supplies to vessels are not possible.
  5. Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability.
  6. Sri Lanka: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is seriously affected. Fresh fruits and vegetables supplies are scarce, creating issues to the supply chain.
  7. Canada, West Coast: The county is under a lockdown and the local market is suffering, as many shortages have been reported. The suppliers are struggling to support us.
  8. Argentina: The county is under a complete lockdown, but the situation is monitored, as local authorities have posed some difficulties with regards to quantities of provisions supplies versus vessels voyage duration.
  9. Panama: The county is under a complete lockdown and the situation is monitored. Due to market shortages the suppliers require 3-5 days advance notice to perform a supply.
  10. Guatemala: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  11. Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  12. India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual. All stores have closed and supplies to vessels are not possible.
  13. UAE: The county is under a complete lockdown; some local markets have closed but so far we have not have any issues with food deliveries but the situation and developments are being monitored daily.
  14. Colombia: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.
  15. Angola: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.

The situation is being monitored daily in alliance with our local appointed suppliers and clients.

26 March 2020 | Latest Updates

International restrictions

South Africa
At 23:59 on Thursday 26th March, South Africa will go on a nationwide lock-down with the exception of essential services. This is envisaged to last until 23:59 on Thursday 16th April.

UAE
Due to the current on going global COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of UAE has announced a curfew which is to be observed starting today at 8pm (GMT+4) until Sunday 6am (GMT+4). This curfew will restrict the movements of any persons whilst essential sanitization processes are conducted for all public areas.

Furthermore, the government has also instructed all private sector organizations to follow only a 20% on site staff limit. This further limits our ability to service our clients with promptness. It is our duty to observe the necessary regulations of the government and as such, we would like to advise you that we will need a minimum of 3-4 working days to process quotations and thereafter, another 3-4 working days for orders for your vessels. Urgent orders will not be undertaken at this time unless it is for emergencies only. In which case, we request you to phone call the undersigned to check for availability and possibility of supply. The local UAE market is also under lock-down from instructions of the government, and as such we will be able to service only orders from stock, and where open and possible, from the market.

These measures are being undertaken until the 9th of April 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and we will provide a status update again closer to the time.

Supplier updates

Freudenberg (Singapore)
All their colleagues will be working from home with effect 27th March 2020. In the event of delivery or collection of goods from their warehouse, they will mobilise their on-duty personnel to attend at specific time only.

General Business (Peru)
In a state of emergency until 15th April. Attending urgent orders only.

Gandara (Chile)
Docking of cruise vessels not allowed. Could be extended to all types of vessels.

Chemco (Scotland)
They close their manufacturing facility with immediate effect, for a period of three weeks in order to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus in Scotland and beyond.

Matermoll (Italy)
Following a Government decree, they suspend their production activity from 25th March to 3rd April 2020 unless subsequent communications from Government.

25 March 2020 | Latest Updates

Impact of lockdown on port operations

Several states in India have now announced a complete lockdown until the end of the month of March. Only essential services (hospitals, medical stores, grocery & vegetable shops) are asked to function. On 23rd March, the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India released an Order clarifying that port related activities are considered “Essential Services”. Thus, it is hoped that port operations will not be suspended.

However, as the lockdown suspends all activities/movements other than essential services, and district borders are sealed, difficulty can be anticipated in the movement of pilots, labour, personnel, vehicles, trucking, cargo evacuation, port agents, CHA & other stake holders involved in vessel/cargo operations. Manpower is also drastically reduced in most locations.

The latest guidelines issued by the D.G Shipping instructed all ports to follow 14 days mandatory quarantine for vessels arriving from restricted countries/ports.

 

Dunrite Rubber & Plastic

Currently observing an order issued by the government of Ontario, Canada by shutting down its manufacturing division for a period of two weeks. Operations are planned to resume on 6th April 2020. This is of course subject to additional legislated orders.

 

DHL

In order to ensure operational continuity and to keep connecting the world with a high-quality service, we will temporarily and until further notice levy an Emergency Situation Surcharge to all Time Definite International (TDI – Air Express) shipments

Why are we creating this surcharge?
Our Global Network teams have been working around the clock to react and adjust our network, adapting it to reflect the changes in capacity and demand resulting from the global upheaval. The massive reduction in available commercial air cargo capacity and destinations has necessitated a switch to more indirect routings and the purchase of additional cargo aircraft lift, which is in high demand.

Please find below the mechanism of this surcharge:

Below you will find how this will work for two example shipments:

  • 20 kg shipment from London (United Kingdom) to Wellington (New Zealand): Surcharge amount: £2.25
  • 190 kg shipment from Derby (United Kingdom) to Athens (Greece): Surcharge amount: £45.00

When will the surcharge take effect?
The Emergency Situation Surcharge will be effective as of 1 April 2020 until further notice.

In what instances will the surcharge apply?
The Emergency Situation Surcharge will be applicable to all Time Definite International (TDI – Air Express) shipments.

It is not applicable to Day Definite International (DDI – Road Services) or Time Definite Domestic (TDD – UK Domestic) shipments. It also does not apply to our Life Science and Healthcare customers and DHL Medical Express (WMX) shipments.

 

OneOcean

Maintaining the supply of Charts and Publications

Coronavirus is posing a number of challenges to the industry, from safety to accessibility of goods.  At present we are able to maintain our current paper-based shipments from our warehouses in the UK, Montreal and Singapore. We cannot though guarantee how long we can sustain this, given changing Governmental regulations. Recent closures of some operations, such as the IMO, mean availability of stock will also become limited. The additional logistical challenges with flight reductions and border closures further increase the concerns on paper and physical products being able to reach your vessels’ and offices.

During this global crisis, we want to work with you to ensure that all your vessels’ can receive the charts and publications that they require to continue to sail safely and compliantly. The most effective way to enable this is to deliver these charts and publications in a digital form. Whilst an increasing number of our customers are already paperless, many still take charts and publications in paper form.

24 March 2020 | Latest Updates

Supplier updates

Hempel Paints

As a result of a severe COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia, the Malaysian government will be implementing a country-wide lockdown from 18 – 31 Mar 2020. All businesses and manufacturing except those in essential services are required to be closed for the entire duration.

Our factory in Malaysia, supplying a large part of the APAC region, will therefore also have to close down and in addition, no cross-border transportation  of non-essential goods are allowed between Malaysia and other countries such as Singapore. We expect a serious disruption in the supply of our products to all our customers for at least the next two weeks.

OneOcean 

Due to the current impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we have been notified of the following information from France and the Philippines.

France

The French Hydrographic Office (SHOM) have announced that with effect from Wednesday 18 March, until further notice, no updates – including Notices to Mariners, Standard Nautical Chart (SNC) New Editions and ENC updates will be made to their products, meaning that ENC charts starting with the country identifier FR will not receive updates until further notice. Caution is advised when navigating using these products. NAVAREA warnings will be used by France to issue the most critical navigational information.

Philippines

The Philippines Hydrographic Office have announced that; Due to the recent Government imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine for the whole island of Luzon, the NAMRIA – Hydrography Branch will stop its regular activities until further notice. Navigational Warnings and monthly Notices to Mariners will still be promulgated in order to ensure safety of navigation.

This information has also been distributed direct to all OneOcean subscribers through Information Bulletins. OneOcean will provide further information as we learn more from the ADMIRALTY and Foreign Government Hydrographic Offices.

23 March 2020 | Latest Updates

Supplier updates

CB Fenton & Co (based in Panama)

The country’s borders were indefinitely shut to foreign nationals and non-residents on 16 March. All international flights, arriving and departing, will be suspended for 30 days, beginning 23 March (excluding humanitarian, cargo and domestic flights). Panamanian citizens and residents arriving before 23 March are permitted to enter the country but will be

  • subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. This measure does not apply to any travelers that are transiting
  • through Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Any traveler displaying flu-like symptoms will be immediately
  • taken to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in the capital Panama City for quarantine.

Further conditions and internal restrictions:

  • Effective 15 March, all flights from and to Europe and Asia are suspended by Panama.
  • Effective 11:59 pm March 16, only Panamanian citizens and residents can enter the country and all travellers must submit to a 14-day mandatory home quarantine. This does not apply to travellers in transit through Tocumen International Airport.
  • A country wide curfew has been implemented since 17 March from 21:00 to 05:00.  Companies such us and others can be mobilized with special permits.

Hempel Paints

As a result of a severe COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia, the Malaysian government will be implementing a country-wide lockdown from 18 – 31 Mar 2020. All businesses and manufacturing except those in essential services are required to be closed for the entire duration.

Our factory in Malaysia, supplying a large part of the APAC region, will therefore also have to close down and in addition, no cross-border transportation of non-essential goods are allowed between Malaysia and other countries such as Singapore. We expect a serious disruption in the supply of our products to all our customers for at least the next two weeks.

We seek your kind understanding for this supply disruption during this period and will do our best to return the operations back to normal once the lockdown is lifted. Our customer care department will keep you informed about pending orders and alternative solutions.

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