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

25 June 2020 | Latest Updates

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29 May 2020 | Latest Updates

Oceanic Catering update

COVID-19 Most Affected Shipping Locations

  1. USA: 1,750,821 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are being relaxed and supplies to vessels can be performed. Some price increases on eggs, meats, water, have been observed in the local market.
  2. Brazil: 418,608 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed, however, supplies at the north part of the country (Amazon) could be challenging.
  3. Russia: 379,051 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  4. Spain: 284,986 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  5. UK: 269,127 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  6. Italy: 231,732 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions have been lifted and supplies to vessels continue as usual.
  7. France: 186,238 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  8. Germany: 182,209 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are being relaxed and supplies to vessels can be performed.
  9. India: 165,069 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed, some shortages to be expected.
  10. Turkey: 160,979 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  11. Canada: 88,467 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are being relaxed and supplied to vessels can be performed. Some price increases have been observed on certain meat cuts as a result of some major slaughterhouses shutting down due to Covid-19.
  12. China: 82,995 confirmed cases. The situation in most of the country seems to be returning to normal, despite some new cases being reported from travellers returning to the country.
  13. Belgium & Netherlands (ARA Region): 57,849 confirmed cases in Belgium and 45,950 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are being relaxed and supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supplies are possible

  1. Angola: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  2. Argentina: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue, despite some market shortages on some products. Suppliers request 96 hours before ETA notice.
  3. Chile: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue in the south part of the country. Some challenges are observed in the north part of the country, mainly due to travel and curfew restrictions.
  4. Djibouti: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however it seems that there is some stability in the market and our suppliers can assist us once again.
  5. Ecuador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  6. El Salvador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Our suppliers can assist source maximum possible from the local market.
  7. Ghana: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  8. Guatemala: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  9. Guyana: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement. Supplies to vessel can be performed based on the local market availability. 3-5 days advance notice required.
  10. Oman: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Muscat seems to be the most affected area.
  11. Pakistan: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required by the suppliers.
  12. Panama: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 5 days advance notice is required.
  13. Peru: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue with some shortages observed in the local market.
  14. Sri Lanka: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.
  15. Venezuela: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.

No locations where supplies are not possible

28 May 2020 | Latest Updates

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22 May 2020 | Latest Updates

Ocean Freight Market Updates

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Oceanic Catering update

COVID-19 Most Affected Shipping Locations

  1. USA: 1,616,463 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed. Some shortages have been observed in the local market, as well as, price increases on eggs, meats, water.
  2. Russia: 317,554 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  3. Brazil: 296,113 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed, however, supplies at the north part of the country (Amazon) could be challenging.
  4. Spain: 280,117 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  5. UK: 250,908 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  6. Italy: 228,006 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions have been lifted and supplies to vessels continue as usual.
  7. France: 181,826 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  8. Germany: 178,986 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  9. Turkey: 153,548 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed.
  10. India: 118,226 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels can be performed
  11. China: 82,929 confirmed cases. The situation in most of the country seems to be returning to normal, despite some new cases being reported.
  12. Canada: 81,279 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are being relaxed and supplied to vessels can be performed. Some price increases have been observed on certain meat cuts as a result of some major slaughterhouses shutting down due to Covid-19.
  13. Belgium & Netherlands (ARA Region): 54,288 confirmed cases in Belgium and 43,481 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supplies are possible

  1. Angola: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  2. Argentina: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  3. Chile: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  4. Djibouti: The county is under a complete lockdown however it seems that there is stability in the market and our suppliers can assist us once again.
  5. Ecuador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  6. El Salvador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Our suppliers can assist source maximum possible from the local market.
  7. Ghana: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  8. Guatemala: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  9. Guyana: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement. Supplies to vessel can be performed based on the local market availability. 3-5 days advance notice required.
  10. Oman: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Muscat seems to be the most affected area.
  11. Pakistan: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required by the suppliers.
  12. Panama: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 5 days advance notice is required.
  13. Peru: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue with some shortages observed in the local market.
  14. Sri Lanka: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.
  15. Venezuela: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.

Supplies are not possible

No such issues at current stage.

14 May 2020 | Latest Updates

Oceanic Catering update

COVID-19 12 Most Affected Shipping Locations

  1. USA: 1,271.059 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. West Coast seems to be more affected than the East Coast.
  2. Spain: 256,855 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. Italy: 215,858 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  4. UK: 206,715 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  5. Russia: 177,160 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. France: 174,191 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  7. Germany: 168,912 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. Turkey: 133,721 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  9. Brazil: 127,389 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being, however, supplies at the north part of the country (Amazon) could be challenging.
  10. China: 82,885 confirmed cases. The situation seems to be returning to normal.
  11. Canada: 63,895 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. There are however many challenges in the West part, where suppliers are facing many shortages.
  12. Belgium & Netherlands (ARA Region): 51,420 confirmed cases in Belgium and 41,774 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supplies are still possible

  1. Angola: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  2. Argentina: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  3. Chile: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  4. Djibouti: The county is under a complete lockdown however it seems that there is stability in the market and our suppliers can assist us once again.
  5. Ecuador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  6. El Salvador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Our suppliers can assist source maximum possible from the local market.
  7. Ghana: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  8. Guatemala: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  9. India: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue despite some challenges we had during their lockdown.
  10. Oman: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Muscat seems to be the most affected area.
  11. Pakistan: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required by the suppliers.
  12. Panama: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 5 days advance notice is required.
  13. Peru: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue with some shortages observed in the local market.
  14. Sri Lanka: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.
  15. Venezuela: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.

Supplies are not possible

  1. 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.

7 May 2020 | Latest Updates

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30 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Scandia Gear – PPE stock / status update 29/4/20

 

LocationOperationalStocksProduct lines affected / low stock / slow deliveries.Other
     
RotterdamNormalGoodDisposable masks, filters, coveralls, shoe covers, Volt 03 glove, 3rd party items, (3M, Petzl, Peli), ScanRix jackets. Chemical Gloves low.Office closed Monday & Tuesday next week
Singapore50%GoodDisposable masks, filters, coveralls, shoe covers, Volt 03 glove, 3rd party items, (3M, Petzl, Peli), Chemical Gloves low.Office closed Friday this week.
Houston50%EssentialsDisposable masks, filters, coveralls, shoe covers, Volt 03 glove, 3rd party items, (3M, Petzl, Peli), ScanRix jackets. Chemical gloves low, some shoes.Nothing to report
Dubai20%EssentialsDisposable masks, filters, coveralls, shoe covers, Volt 03 glove, 3rd party items, (3M, Petzl, Peli), ScanRix jackets. Chemical gloves low.Nothing to report

 

Oceanic Catering update

COVID-19 12 Most Affected Shipping Locations

  1. USA: 1,048,834 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. West Coast seems to be more affected than the East Coast.
  2. Spain: 236,899 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. Italy: 203,591 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  4. France: 169,053 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  5. UK: 165,221 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. Germany: 160,479 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  7. Turkey: 117,589 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. Russia: 99,399 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  9. China: 82,858 confirmed cases. The situation seems to be returning to normal.
  10. Brazil: 74,493 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being, however, supplies at the north part of the country (Amazon) could be challenging.
  11. Canada: 50,373 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. There are however many challenges in the West part, where suppliers are facing many shortages.
  12. Belgium & Netherlands (ARA Region): 47,859 confirmed cases in Belgium and 38,802 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.

Supplies are still possible

  1. Angola: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  2. Argentina: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  3. Canada, West Coast: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. The local market is suffering, as many shortages have been reported and the suppliers are struggling to support us.
  4. Chile: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  5. Colombia: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  6. Congo: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  7. Ecuador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  8. El Salvador: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Our suppliers can assist source maximum possible from the local market.
  9. Ghana: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  10. Guatemala: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  11. India: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Market seems to be returning back to normal after the recent lockdown.
  12. Nigeria: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  13. Oman: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. Muscat seems to be the most affected area.
  14. Pakistan: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required by the suppliers.
  15. Panama: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 5 days advance notice is required.
  16. Peru: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue with some shortages observed in the local market.
  17. Sri Lanka: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue. 3-5 days advance notice is required.
  18. UAE: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.
  19. Venezuela: authorities have imposed restrictions on public movement and social distancing, however, supplies to vessels continue.

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. 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.

29 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Emerson Automation Solutions
Due to current travel restrictions it’s difficult to carry out on board service. We would like to take the opportunity to promote our remote services. Furthermore our spare parts supply chain works without disturbance ensuring delivers to vessels worldwide.

27 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Key Updates 27/04/20: Singapore, UAE, Japan, Amsterdam, Turkey, Middle East

*We are urging clients to have orders out of Japan and Singapore transfer through Europe where many more flight alternatives. *Connections from Japan and Singapore have deteriorated and it is a better to move orders to Amsterdam unless they are meant for delivering to an Asian port.

Trans Shipping via another hub remains a viable option also and the only one in many cases. These are things that we will suggest as needed. Consultation with your operational contact advised!

*SINGAPORE

Following a lockdown on the 21st of April, the Ministry of Trade and Industry introduced further “Circuit Breaker” measures taking affect  April 25th. These new restrictions will have a substantial impact on all operational matters in Singapore, e.g. Air imports, Sea Imports, All exports and on board delivery arrangements. Freight Forwarders were instructed to cut working staff by 65%.

Airlines, launch companies, other forwarders, port authorities, ground handling staff, everyone has been effected immensely. On top of that our partners have to comply with restricted working hours and reporting to the Government authorities duration of the activities at the work place.

As a result some of our partners introduced below measures which have to be taken into account:

Loading and Delivery to vessels-2 working days in advance needed

Cut-off time will be two(2) working days in advance to allow for scanning, sorting, packing, markings, etc, etc. – e.g. any loading schedule for Day 3 MUST be instructed  on Day 1 before 1500hr. We will not be able to accept or entertain any last minute addition or changes. We will also not be able to handle any last minute off-landed cargo after loading unless otherwise advise on Day 1 to enable us to submit worker’s details to MTI and stand-by truck for collection.

Pick-up, Delivery and Acceptance of Cargo delivered by local supplier. Cutoff 2PM

Cut-off time will be 1400hr daily or by appointment. We will no longer be able to accept last minute request for URGENT pick-up and delivery.

Air Export Need 2 working days advance notice

Cut-off time will be two(2) working days in advance to allow for scanning, sorting, packing, markings, fumigation if required, etc, etc. All shipping instructions MUST meet the cut-off time of two(2) days excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. We are also are not able to handle dead-line shipment as this is no longer accepted by all the airlines. We suggest moving stocks to Amsterdam where connections are better if not being delivered within Asia. Airlines are working with skeleton staff and most of their sales & customer service personnel are working from home. This will inevitably result in delay in responding. Allot of airlines have already stopped operating to SIN and we are left with very limited choice and options to depend on. Those that are still flying here are also having massive backlog due the reduced and limited capacity and frequency, cancellation and lockdowns being imposed. Please do not compound the difficulty by last minute addition of cargo and request for change of destination. Each time we will have to go back to the airlines and start from scratch.

Important Note : Airline might charge dead freight for last minute cancellation.

Sea Export & Sea Import Cut off 4 working days in advance

Cut-off time will be four(4) working days excluding Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays, in advance to allow for scanning, sorting, packing, markings, fumigation if required, trucking for FCL, etc, etc. For special cargo like DG, please add two(2) more days for processing and approval from Carriers & Port Authority. Similarly to Air Export, Shipping Lines staff are also working from home and respond time will be delayed for quotation.

  1. The following services will be affected or omitted :
  2. Photo taking, re-labelling etc. We’ll try and do whatever we can.
  3. Collection of POD will not be possible if the boat is not arranged by us. Most of agents/operators, are also working from home and no collection from their office as no visitors allowed. We suggest  that you provide the masters email for our contact and also ask you t obtain POD directly from Master
  4. Strictly NO Visitors will be allowed into our premises as we comply with these regulations.

We seek your co-operations and understanding of all as any breach by us will result in serious consequences even stopping operations completely.

 

MODES OF TRANSPORT

Airfreight: Restricted to cargo flights and priority of cargo basis Essential and Critical Pandemic supplies. Capacity very back logged on all sectors, showing signs of improving(Ex Europe) with more carriers adding cargo flights. Rates high across the board, transit times longer, in some cases much longer. To check any airline operational information click here: https://www.tact-online.org/covid-19.

Sea-freight: There has been a recovery for exports from China and sailings are available. Rates have increased as demand has. Sailings Asia to Europe and USA are under high demand and allow 3-4 weeks booking time! Europe to the USA again, very tight and allow 4 week booking time and same on reverse. Supply of equipment is under pressure and port authorities in many locations operating with less staff.

Road Freight:  Europe: Most governments have announced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for drivers in order to eliminate bottlenecks caused by the current crisis. Country to country regulations will change and we will advise per case as we look for the best solution. Waiting hours incurred by drivers has increased due to so many restrictions of staff, medical checks and crew availability.

Courier Services: Normally we use courier services for shipments with max weight 10 kilos due to the cost. However, in this market we have turned to the integrators for shipments of almost any weight as they have been the only option possible. Having said that, we find their customer service difficult to work with when things go wrong and not an optimal solution. We will this consider case by case.  Most courier companies have implemented a surcharge per shipment now in the Covid-19 situation. DHL: https://www.simplydhl.com/covid-19updates

On Board Services/Port information:  Last mile delivery service remains in tack in most global ports. It may take a bit longer but in most cases we can find a way on board. We suggest that you use this service for added control especially in these tough times.

Please consult this link for port service listings: https://www.nepia.com/industry-news/coronavirus-outbreak-impact-on-shipping/

(Credit to The North Club)

 

REGIONAL INFORMATION

EUROPE

*Amsterdam Hub is in full operation. All customers are encouraged to move their critical stocks from Asia to Amsterdam.

*Estimated Transit times to Singapore 2-3 days, USA 1-3 days, Canada – Vancouver and Montreal 2-3 days, Dubai 1-3 Days, Korea 2-3 days, Madrid 2-3 days, Argentina 3-4 days, Sao Paulo 3-4 days, Australia 3-4 days(No Option Perth), Istanbul 1-2 days, Madrid 2-3 days, Sevilla 3-5 days,   Panama 3-4 days, South Africa only Johannesburg operating at 3-4 days, Lagos 4-5 days.

All transit  times subject to space availability of carrier and dimensions.

Shipments to PERTH with SQ via Melbourne which they serve via their partner. Pricing on request and adhoc.

Additional information from KLM:

This Summer KLM will operate to around 30 Long-haul destinations. This week KLM increased frequency to Johannesburg, Bangkok, Beijing and Shanghai. KLM will continue to improve services in the coming week, restoring operations to Houston and increasing flight frequency to Bamako, Ouagadougou, Chicago, Toronto, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

KLM is also able to offer charter services with ample belly capacity on KL long-haul passenger aircraft.

Also many other carriers like SQ, CX, KE, CZ, QR, EK, EY, TK, DHL, K4, UA etc etc are flying direct out of Schiphol to many destinations worldwide.

GREECE

Almost all carriers suspended their passenger flights. Limited space to South Korea available on Singapore Airlines & Qatar. Various destinations available on request with Turkish Airline freighter. On Board arrangements still proceeding.

HAMBURG

Germany remains in lockdown and many staff at the airlines, customs and delivery services limited but functioning.

Available Flight capacities are very limited due to suspended flights of Lufthansa, Emirates and KLM/AirFrance. Shipments ex Germany for supply at Algeciras & Gibraltar can only send by courier without term guarantee as all airlines suspend flights to Malaga. Trucking option available with one departure (FRI) per week, 4-5 days transit time. Capacities available to Shanghai (4-5 days), Qingdao (6-7 days), Incheon (4-5 days), Pusan (on request), Singapore (4-5 days), Osaka (4-5 days), Buenos Aires, Sydney, Perth, Buenos Aires (4-6 days), Sydney (on request – very expensive),  Dubai (3-4 days), Houston (3-5 days), Dallas (4-5 days), Atlanta (3-5 days), Los Angeles (on request), New York (3-4 days), Miami (3-4 days), Vancouver (3-4 days), Montreal (3-4 days), Buenos Aires (4-6 days), Rio de Janeiro (on request), Sao Paulo (VCP 4-5 days), Panama (via DHL transit time 7-14 days), Lagos (3-7 days), Cape Town/Durban (trans ship from Amsterdam to Johannesburg).

SPAIN/GIBRALTAR

Iberia has suspended service and the only viable option of reaching is via DHL Aviation, Lufthansa to Madrid or Truck with 4-6 working days option or dedicated, 2-3 working days.

Deliveries on board Algeciras and Gibraltar are being arranged. taking 1-2 extra days. If your anticipating your vessel is going to call, get your cargo consolidated at Amsterdam Hub for onwards by truck. Our warehouse in Algeciras is free so you can send early.

MALTA

We have flights to Malta every Wednesday and Saturday. On board service available.

*TURKEY

Warehouse operation and contract logistics works without interruption.

Incoming flights are limited to cargo aircraft. Frequency is less and capacity low, rates high.We are arranging imports and on board delivery as normal. Dry Docking are on-going. Customs is working but slowly. Ports/shipyards are taking precautions, but deliveries are being accepted normally at the moment. Truck drivers (except Turkish drivers) arriving from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands will be put in quarantine for 14 days at border gate and will not be allowed by Turkish authorities to enter Turkey during the quarantine period.

*Holidays upcoming:

01.May Friday, 19.May Tuesday, 5 May Monday and 26 May Tuesday Due to global situation Government has a tendency to combine close holidays with weekends and declare curfew for the days in between. FYI for the last two weeks curfew is declared at weekends. And it seems that this will continue until June.

APAC

AUSTRALIA

Due to limited flights and capacities into Australia space is getting very tight. We are arranging custom clearance and on board delivery. Please consider additional 2-3 days time needed.

Domestic flights are also reduced, but still operation currently. Domestic road freight is continuing though there is also some changes/delays to schedules. As previous, our current advice is to check and confirm all able handling prior to any cargo being sent.

Singapore Air is running a daily freighter into Sydney, flights to Melbourne ad hoc, Perth most for medical supply, Brisbane and Adelaide all but cancelled.

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh government has announced a General Holiday from 26th March to 4th April, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During this period, all government and non-government offices will be remained closed. Customs offices and Banks will operate within truncated hours.

CHINA IN/OUTWARDS

Fully functioning with staff on hand, customs, airline handlers and ground operations all improved. Import and on board delivery we are doing almost all ports. Export flights are limited due to cargo aircraft being fully booked. Space available on request and transit time/cost case by case. Transit time to Singapore running 3-5 days and same for Amsterdam.

Flights are available to Houston & Panama. Houston: airline: CZ/CK/NH, transfer via  LAX/ORD, then truck to Houston, time: abt 5~7 days. Panama: airline: CX/QT, route: PVG-LAX-BOG-PTY, time: abt 8~12 days.

Recently air-freight rate is very high, pls help to check with us case by case as rate is changing frequently, we will try best to arrange with competitive price.

*JAPAN

A full lockdown has been avoided but there is fear that it may soon come to that as Covid-19 cases rising. We encourage you to shift stocks not required in Asia to our Amsterdam Hub.

Capacity has been reduced by 60-70%.

On board deliveries fully available except some Oil Tanker Terminals in CHIBASome Oil Tanker Terminals in Chiba start restricting Terminal Entry, therefore anchorage delivery by Boat is mandatory required even for small package.

Flights are based on cargo aircraft and passenger freighter available to Shanghai, Singapore, Pusan, Brisbane, Sydney, Amsterdam, Madrid, Malaga, Hamburg, London, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Vancouver, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Cairo and additional on requests.

Transit times to Singapore 5-10 days, Amsterdam 5-7 days, USA 5-10 days, *Canada – Vancouver and Montreal 5-7 days, Dubai 3-5 Days, Korea 3-4 days, Madrid 5-7 days, Argentina 7-10 days, Sao Paulo 7-10 days, Australia 4-5 days(No Option Perth), Istanbul 10-12 days, Malaga 10-13 days, *Panama(No Option-Must Trans Ship!-6-10 days),South Africa only Johannesburg operating at 5-7 days, Lagos 10 days.

Please take note that even flights are in operation, it does not mean that you can get space or make booking due to backlogs.

At least 5-7 days Transit Time will be required to send to most of the destinations with cheaper Airline options.

AMSTERDAM >>> Weekly Allotment Tuesdays(Space limited)

SINGAPORE >>> Please book as early as possible and see restrictions at SINGAPORE

INDIA

Indian authorities have extended lockdown until  May 3rd. All passenger flights, Local/Personal or private Transportations have been stopped till May 3rd. Customs are not working. On board delivery is suspended until further notice. Export still STOP and Clearance related Import working only essential goods and Pharmaceutical items.

KOREA

On board delivery going smoothly, with required 1-2 days extra for customs, airline handlers and ground staff with limited crews. Flights are based on cargo aircraft available which has been improving to Shanghai, Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney, Amsterdam, Madrid, Hamburg, London, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Miami, Vancouver, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Cairo and additional on requests.Transit times to Singapore 2-3 days, Amsterdam 2-5 days, USA 3-10 days(Houston 4-7),  anada Vancouver and Montreal 5-7 days, Dubai 3, Madrid 3-4 days, Argentina 4-7 days, Sao Paulo 4-7 days, Australia 3-6 days, Istanbul 2-3 days, Malaga no option, Panama 4-7 days, South Africa only Johannesburg operating at 5-7 days. Lagos 4-7 days

Please take note that even flights are in operation, it does not mean that you can get space or make booking due to backlogs.

MALAYSIA 

Customs clearance and deliveries for Import possible, but it will take around 5-8 days instead of the normal 3-4 days for clearance & delivery to be completed. Export is not possible due to lockdown which has been extended another 14 days.

*SINGAPORE

Moved to the beginning of this newsletter due to the urgency and severity

SRI LANKA

Spare part clearance and delivery re-opens. Due to limited government staff, delays will occur. Shipments and pre-advice should arrive 3 days prior to vessel ETA. Authorities have restricted boarding of the vessels thus we will not be able to do so. POD will be sent onto vessel with parcels for signing/chopping and back to our boarding officer.

 

*MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

HOLY RAMADAN MONTH STARTED FROM 25.4.2020 TO 24.5.2020, DURING RAMADAN WORKING HOURS ARE RESTRICRED

 

EGYPT

Incoming flights are limited to cargo aircraft. Frequency is less and capacity low, rates high. We are arranging imports and on board delivery as normal but delays are expected due to backlogs. At the moment, no options from Japan but Lufthansa may open the sector again soon. Details to be advised.

OMAN

The Supreme Committee, tasked with tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, decided to lock down the Governorate of Muscat  with effect from Friday, April 10 to Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Govern-orate of Muscat is  completely closed by activating Military check points in coordination with Royal police in all the entry/exit points of Muscat to from other Governorates of the Sultanate.

*UAE

Lockdown has been extended until April 25th . However we are in full operation arranging imports and on board delivery.

For import clearance please consider 2 days prior arrival @ Emirates Terminal. 3 days prior arrival @ Non-EK terminal @ Dubai/DWC Terminal.  We suggest to check import deadline case to case basis during this environment.

Emirates flying more flights and we are looking at trans ship via Dubai where it can be advantageous.

Port Khor Fakkan has been suspended for activities of personnel attendance.  Delivery to vessel by launch accepted. Ports Fujairah and Jebel Ali are as usual.

Import:

Shipment arrival 2 days prior to vessel ETA

Import of General cargo shipments will only be delivered at DNATA during the hours of 0600 hrs – 1800 hrs (Sat – Thu)

Delivery to all ports are possible, Fujairah, Jebel Ali, Port Rashid, Dubai Dry Docks, Dubai Maritime city, Mina Saqr, Khalid Port, Hamriya Port, Khorfakkan, Damen Shipyard

Export:

1 working day required for collection & export. One day prior confirmation required as most warehouses working only till 1500 Hrs and collect need to be planned & informed to supplier the previous day.

Export of General cargo shipments will only be accepted at DNATA during the hours of 0600 hrs – 1800 hrs (Fri – Thu)

Landing:

Jebel Ali landing jobs to be confirmed 2 working days in advance to get all required NOC within time.

Fujairah landing requires 2-3 working days for clearance, once confirmed very next working day clearance will start.

SOUTH AFRICA

The country extended lockdown  through April 30th. Incoming flights to Johannesburg only by EY and KLM. We are arranging custom clearance and transport from Johannesburg to Durban, Cape Town and other ports. However please take note that road transport is not available daily. Once or twice a week depending on cargo volumes. Public Holidays on April 27th and May 1st.

AMERICAS

USA-HOUSTON

Staff are rotating and there are some delays due to limiting crew at airlines, customs and ground haulers. On board arrangements continue throughout the Gulf. Houston and Bayport are fully reopened again. All traffic between USA, Mexico and Canada has been suspended except for essentials.

All other port locations are being served at time of writing

CANADA

Incoming arrangements are running but airline connections limited to Vancouver and Montreal in general.

BRAZIL 

Customs Auditors, has reduced the staff and slow down operations twice a week and have jeopardize import/export cargo clearance as well as spare parts clearance at both ports and airports. Approximate 5-7 days are required for clearance and release from the customs.

ARGENTINA

The quarantine keeps on going till Monday April 13th No problems with customs clearance and delivery of ship spare parts. Passenger flights are not operating, but freighter services available with Air France/KLM, Lufthansa, Avianca.

PANAMA

Incoming flights are limited to cargo aircraft. Frequency is less and capacity low, rates high. United Air has just terminated flights making the connection to Panama more difficult. From Europe, we can reach from Amsterdam, space/cost on request. We are arranging imports and on board delivery as normal. Clearance and delivery is taking longer time due to less ground handlers as staffs have been cut.

Estimate 2-3 days incoming time.

23 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Oceanic Catering update

COVID-19 Most Affected Shipping Locations

  1. USA: 851,586 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. West Coast seems to be more affected than the East Coast.
  2. Spain: 213,024 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. Italy: 187,327 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  4. France: 159,877 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  5. Germany: 151,175 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. UK: 138,078 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  7. Turkey: 98,674 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. China: 82,798 confirmed cases. The situation seems to be returning to normal.
  9. Russia: 62,773 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  10. Brazil: 46,348 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being, however, supplies at the north part of the country (Amazon) could be challenging.
  11. Belgium & Netherlands (ARA Region): 42,797 confirmed cases in Belgium and 35,729 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  12. Canada: 40,824 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. There are however many challenges in the West part, where suppliers are facing many shortages.

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. El Salvador: The county is under a complete lockdown and there are shortages have been reported. Our Supplier can assist source maximum possible from the local market.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down. We have however received an update from our suppliers that they can assist at certain ports depending on market availability. Situation is very fluid, and we are on a daily contact with our suppliers in the area.
  12. 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.
  13. Oman: Oman has announced a near two-week closure of all crossings in and out of Muscat governorate as part of precautionary measures aimed at limiting the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
  14. 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.
  15. Panama: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is affected. Shortages have been reported and the fresh market operates in shorter time frames daily except Sundays. In addition, anchorage deliveries need to be approved by the authorities first and before 18.00pm for next day delivery. 5 days advance notice is required.
  16. Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability in the local market.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.

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. 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.

16 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Oceanic Catering update

COVID-19 Top 10 Affected Shipping Locations

  • USA: 623,694 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.
  • Spain: 177,633 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • Italy: 165,155 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • France: 147,863 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • Germany: 133,456 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • UK: 98,476 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • China: 82,295 confirmed cases. The situation seems to be returning to normal and supplies to vessels are not affected.
  • Turkey: 69,392 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • Belgium & Netherlands, ARA Region: 33,573 confirmed cases in Belgium and 28,153 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  • Canada: 28,205 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.

Supplies are still possible

  • Angola: The county is under a complete lockdown which is affecting the market, as shortages have been reported by our suppliers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ecuador: Due to a Nationwide lockdown, the market is affected as several product shortages have been observed.
  • El Salvador: The county is under a complete lockdown and there are shortages have been reported. Our Supplier can assist source maximum possible from the local market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down.
  • We have however received an update from our suppliers that they can assist at certain ports depending on market availability. Situation is very fluid, and we are on a daily contact with our suppliers in the area.
  • 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.
  • Oman: Oman has announced a near two-week closure of all crossings in and out of Muscat governorate as part of precautionary measures aimed at limiting the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • 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.
  • Panama: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is affected. Shortages have been reported and the fresh market operates in shorter time frames daily except Sundays. In addition, anchorage deliveries need to be approved by the authorities first and before 18.00pm for next day delivery. 5 days advance notice is required.
  • Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability in the local market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.

Supplies 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.
  • 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.

14 April 2020 | Latest Updates

SKV Group

We have noticed a significant increase in the worldwide costs for Airfreight & Courier Services.
Please note that SKV are well served by truck services to Northern Europe where delivery to your agents hubs may be most cost effective, and are able to consolidate orders for 2 stroke & 4 stroke spares.

Stock Levels – unchanged
Quote/ order processing – unchanged
Dispatches – unchanged
Workshop services – unchanged
Service Team – not available due to transport & insurance restrictions
Local / Government directives that affect supply capabilities – nil

Survitec Safety Solutions

Survitec Singapore Service Station Remains Open

As of 7th April 2020, the Singapore Government has closed all non-essential services to help keep people safe. As a critical safety supplier Survitec offers an essential service and will therefore continue to remain open.
Our focus is to continue to provide essential safety services as per your vessel requirements, including; life-raft exchange, product supply and any other critical safety requirements.

Whilst we are making every effort to ensure minimal disruption to your operation, we do foresee possible extended lead times for arrangements in Singapore, subject to availability currently lead times are as follows:

  • Liferaft exchange – minimum of 5 – 10 business days
  • Lifeboat annual inspection – 5 – 10 business days
  • Annual safety service – 5 business days
  • For Dry docking in Singapore shipyards, we hope to be in the planning stages with you as early as 6 months to 3 months prior the schedule.

For other ports we have daily updated insight, please feel free to send us your vessel schedules, scope of service, and we will be happy to assist and plan with you.

We appreciate your understanding and support during these very difficult times, we are here to help your operation as best we can.

9 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Oman tightens Covid-19 restrictions with Muscat closure
Oman has announced a near two-week closure of all crossings in and out of Muscat governorate as part of precautionary measures aimed at limiting the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Oceanic Catering update

Top 10 COVID-19 Affected Locations Globally

  1. USA: 436,969 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: 152,446 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  3. Italy: 139,422 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  4. Germany: 114,257 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  5. France: 112,950 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  6. China: 81,865 confirmed cases. The situation seems to be returning to normal and supplies to vessels are not affected.
  7. UK: 61,497 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  8. Turkey: 38,226 confirmed cases. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  9. Belgium & Netherlands, ARA Region: 24,983 confirmed cases in Belgium and 21,898 in the Netherlands. Public movement restrictions are in place but supplies to vessels continue as usual for the time being.
  10. Canada: 19,805 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

  • Angola: The county is under a complete lockdown which is affecting the market, as shortages have been reported by our suppliers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ecuador: Due to a Nationwide lockdown, the market is affected as several product shortages have been observed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • India: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market has completely shut down.
  • We have however received an update from our suppliers that they can assist at certain ports depending on market availability. Situation is very fluid, and we are on a daily contact with our suppliers in the area.
  • 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.
  • Oman: Oman has announced a near two-week closure of all crossings in and out of Muscat governorate as part of precautionary measures aimed at limiting the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peru: The country is under a lockdown and there are challenges with product availability in the local market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Venezuela: The county is under a complete lockdown and the market is not functioning as usual and several shortages have been observed.

Locations that have Completely Shut Down

Supplies 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.
  • 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.

General comments
*** There is a Global market shortage in COVID-19 Test Kits & PPE gear. Availability is very scarce and local governments are controlling these items, setting as priority their local based needs.

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.

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

Singapore

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation, the Singapore government has announced more stringent measures effective 7th April 2020.

We will like to inform that feedback received so far from our suppliers in the area is that they are able to continue operating on the basis of providing essential services for the marine sector.

Impact of the recent increased countermeasures appears to be manageable, albeit there could be some delays as risk-mitigation contingencies with warehousing and logistics continue.

Any individual cases where essential service status has not been approved will be reviewed across open orders and shared immediately to manage expectations.

Air freight market update

Ocean freight logistics update

7 April 2020 | Latest Updates

Ships Ink (Singapore)
The government in Singapore has announced a nationwide lock down beginning 7 Apr 2020 for a period of 1 month.
They have applied successfully to be exempted from the lockdown however many of their partners have restricted business hours and staffing imposed on them.

Local Singapore deliveries

  • They will continue to operate but transportation options have reduced, and additional restrictions have been imposed for direct delivery to vessels. Orders/deliveries to be placed 2 days in advance.
  • They have negotiated for service to continue as per normal for this. However weekend support in Singapore will be limited.

Furuno (Singapore)
In view of Singapore government announcement on additional measures to control the outbreak of COVID-19 on 3 April 2020. Their application for exemption was not approved. As such, they are unable to undertake job orders from 7 April to 4 May 2020. They will resume full operation after this period of restriction is lifted.

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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