M5 East / M8 Toll Increase

To Our Valued Clients,

Please be noted that due to the upgrade of roads & infrastructure in Sydney, from 1st July 2020 there will be a toll increase along the Sydney Motorway.

Trips via the WestConnex M5 East/M8 have risen to $45.00 per return trip ($22.50 one way) between Foreshore Drive & King Georges Road.

Toll charges for travel from Foreshore Drive past King Georges Road along the WestConnex M5 East/M8 will be capped at $65.00 per return trip ($32.50 one way).

If you have any questions please contact your local SILA representative.

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service


2020-2021 BMSB Season - 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021 (inclusive)

Good Day,

The Department of Agriculture has finalised measures for the 2020-2021 BMSB Season, details of which can be found on their site here. Measures are consistent with last year however of note there is 3 more countries added to the target risk category being Portugal, Ukraine and Moldova.

“The BMSB risk season is for goods and vessels that arrive in the Australian territory between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021 (inclusive). Goods must be treated for BMSB if exported between 1 September 2020 and 30 April 2021 (inclusive).”

As always SILA will keep you informed of any changes and  please feel free to reach out to us if you have any inquiries.

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service


Coronavirus Update 16/06/2020

Coronavirus Update 16/06/2020

To our valued customers,

We are keeping up to date with COVID-19 impact in major international hubs and we will continue to provide updates in regards to any notable changes to our customers.

Chennai
Last week we reported that Chennai was experiencing a severe increase in cases.

It has been confirmed that Chennai and neighboring areas will impose a lockdown between June 19-30. Some essential services and services will still function during this time with the exception of June 21 & June 28 (both Sundays) in which a full shutdown will be in place (except for medical services & milk supply).
We will provide further update should there be any impact on the supply chain.

If you have any questions please contact your local SILA representative.

Thanks & kind regards.
SILA Customer Service


Coronavirus Update 11/06/2020

Coronavirus Update 11/06/2020

To our valued customers,
We are keeping up to date with COVID-19 impact in major international hubs and we will continue to provide updates in regards to any notable changes to our customers.

Chennai
Unfortunately Chennai is experiencing a severe increase in cases.
There have been some confirmed cases within Chennai customs, and there is possibility that lockdown may be imposed again to prevent further spread of the virus.

We will provide further update should there be any impact on the supply chain.

If you have any questions please contact your local SILA representative.

Thanks & kind regards.
SILA Customer Service


Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme to commence 1 July 2020

Dear Customers,

We have received confirmation that on 1 July 2020 The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) will replace NICNAS on 1 July 2020 as the new national regulator of the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia.

Anyone who imports or manufactures industrial chemicals into Australia for commercial purposes must register their business with AICIS and pay a fee as well as categorise each chemical importation or manufacture.

The ban on the use of new animal test data for ingredients solely used in cosmetics will also begin on 1 July 2020.

For further information please refer here.

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service


SILA Global - Coronavirus Weekly Update 08/05/2020

08/05/2020

Dear Reader,

Please find below weekly update of major international hubs experiencing COVID-19 restrictions:

Canada: Working as normal - limited air space

China: Working as normal - limited space & higher air rates and congestion starting to clear. Permits needed between Hong Kong & Shenzhen & strict policies on export of medical supplies.

France: partial lockdown extended to May 11 - air freight very difficult with all contract rates cancelled and cancellation fees to apply. Sea freight mostly OK with reduced working hours. Essential production OK, non-essential is decreased or short term shut down.

India: Complete lockdown extended until 17 May– essential cargo but permits required. Air space drastically affected, sea freight affected by less capacity, some port closure, quarantine requirements and port congestion. Domestic transport for essential services only. Some agriculture, manufacturing & construction allowed to resume work.

Indonesia: Partial lockdown extended until end of May – working with decreased hours/less capacity. Air rates are high with some services suspended. Domestic transport operating as normal.

Italy: Limited air space, Sea freight stable. From 27/04 companies with >50% export business can reopen and from 04/05 all companies can reopen with social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Germany: Partial lockdown - air space is extremely limited and sea freight is mostly OK. Most factories are shut except essential services. Biggest concern is driver shortage and storage shortage.

Korea: Social distancing in place – unstable schedule & limited space however domestic transport not affected.

Malaysia: Partial shutdown in place extended to 12/05 – essential services are OK however non-essential requires exemption. Less air/sea capacity & transport requires permits. Face masks controlled item - restricted for export.

New Zealand: Some lifting of restrictions moving to Level 3 - to be reviewed in 2 weeks.  Essential services OK, some businesses now allowed to open and will allow for cargo deliveries to take place.

Peru: Partial lockdown in effect. Air & sea freight OK however with delays.

Philippines: Partial shutdown extended to 15/05. There is less space, unstable schedules and transport requires permits. Port congestion in Manila.

South Africa: Government lockdown extended until 30/04. Supply chain for essential services is OK

Taiwan: Working as normal, with some restrictions still in place until mid May – limited space & higher air rates

USA: Working as normal – some partial shutdown in some areas. Air freight is tight, sea freight is operating as normal. Factories mostly working but with limited hours.

UK: Lockdown extended to May 7 - air space heavily reduced - no contract rates. Sea freight working as normal. Essential services working ok, non essential working limited hours/staff.

Vietnam: Some lifting of restrictions in South Vietnam. Medical supplies allowed to be exported in limited volumes. Less capacity, subject to blank sailings as a result of diminishing export volume and limited flights. Transport subject to health check points.

Please also find below latest update from the FTA:

China - Update

Our sources from China have provided us with the following updates

  • As at May 5 there are 634 confirmed cases and 947 cases with no symptoms in China. Only 15 cities have cases which were confirmed cases. Nanshan Zhong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, described that the Basic reproduction number(R0) of Coronavirus is around 3, which is higher than SARS and MERS.
  • According to Sea Intelligence, due to COVID19 combined with Labor day holiday in China, last week the vessel cancellation had increased dramatically (from 45 to 212), and expecting 3,000,000 TEU capacity will be cancelled in coming couple of weeks
  • Name List of Non-Medical Use Face Masks Companies with Certification/Authorization from other Countries
  • Name List of Medical Devices and Supplies Companies with Certification/Authorization from other Countries

    General  Updates

  • Europe - Ports operational in most countries but processing is slow. Italy & Spain, restrictions starting to ease but caution still to be undertaken with social distancing and hygiene procedures to be followed. France, some restrictions expected to be eased on May 11 however the health emergency has been extended till late July.
  • United Kingdom - Lockdown restrictions are expected to be reviewed later this week by British PM, Boris Johnson, at which time he is expected to provide a "road map" for the road to recovery.
  • India
    Private office work and industrial and construction activity are allowed in limited capacity, even in "red zones" or infection hot spots - where restrictions were the strictest - like Delhi. - Lockdown restrictions extended till May 17.
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) have extended the facility given to businesses to import and export goods without furnishing bonds to the Customs authorities till May 15.
  • South East Asian Ports - please refer the chart HERE for an update on a number of other South East Asian countries

European Union
Responses to the Covid Crisis have been implemented at a national level rather than EU level which has seen different strategies followed across the EU. Even national borders between countries party to the Schengen Agreement on passport-free travel were closed to movement of people and have resulted in some delays to road freight movements as credentials are checked. The GSF Secretariat has found a website monitoring the length of borders delays in real time across the EU, including the UK to be useful. To facilitate trade flows and continuity of logistics operations, the European Commission published Guidelines on the operation of ‘Green Lanes’ at border crossing intended to fast-track essential goods through Customs and other formalities. It has also produced a searchable database of the support measures being adopted by each member state during the Crisis, as well as an exit strategy for managing a return to work and the reopening of public institutions and facilities, once the pandemic has eased

Seafreight commentary - is there a reduction in volumes coming our way?
In recent updates we have reported feedback from shipping lines that inbound volumes to Australia were predicted to ease off in early / mid May and continue low through to end of June in some cases. However in a ring around of lines earlier this week the figures for vessel capacity particularly from China  is running, in most cases, above 90%. Most lines said they were managing capacity, sailings and rotations, to meet demand. The feeling was that businesses were pre-empting an opening back up of the economy and that there may be an end of financial year (EOFY) surge for people  / companies to make purchases in a "sales" market. At this stage trade from China was expected to be strong through to end of May / early June.

Other South East Asian ports were softening for exports to Australia but not significantly.

European trade was steady but expected to taper off 10-15% late May / early June. Whilst USA trade expected to be down 10% - 20% late May depending on which coast cargo was coming out of.

Export market from Australia was still strong across most commodities.


SILA Global - Coronavirus Weekly Update 01/05/2020

01/05/2020

Dear Reader,

Please find below weekly update of major international hubs experiencing COVID-19 restrictions:

Canada: Working as normal - limited air space

China: Working as normal - limited space & higher air rates and congestion starting to clear. Permits needed between Hong Kong & Shenzhen & strict policies on export of medical supplies.

France: Lockdown in place - air freight very difficult with all contract rates cancelled and cancellation fees to apply. Sea freight mostly OK with reduced working hours. Essential production OK, non-essential is decreased or short term shut down.

India: Complete lockdown extended until 3 May– only medical, food & approved items allowed to move subject to medical screening. Air space drastically affected, sea freight affected by limited staff, less capacity, some port closure, quarantine requirements and port congestion. Domestic transport for essential services only. Some agriculture, manufacturing & construction allowed to resume work.

Indonesia: Partial lockdown extended until end of May – working with decreased hours/less capacity. Air rates are high with some services suspended.

Italy: Limited air space, Sea freight stable. From 27/04 companies with >50% export business can reopen and from 04/05 all companies can reopen with social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Germany: Partial lockdown - air space is extremely limited and sea freight is mostly OK. Most factories are shut except essential services. Biggest concern is driver shortage and storage shortage.

Korea: Social distancing in place – unstable schedule & limited space however domestic transport not affected.

Malaysia: Partial shutdown in place extended to 12/05 – essential services are OK however non-essential requires exemption. Less air/sea capacity & transport requires permits. Face masks controlled item - restricted for export.

New Zealand: Some lifting of restrictions moving to Level 3 - to be reviewed in 2 weeks.  Essential services OK, some businesses now allowed to open and will allow for cargo deliveries to take place.

Peru: Partial lockdown in effect. Air & sea freight OK however with delays.

Philippines: Partial shutdown extended to 15/05 – some zones have suspended business. There is less space, unstable schedules and transport requires permits. Port congestion in Manila.

South Africa: Government lockdown extended until 30/04. Supply chain for essential services is OK

Taiwan: Working as normal – limited space & higher air rates

USA: Working as normal – some partial shutdown in some areas. Air freight is tight, sea freight is operating as normal. Factories mostly working but with limited hours.

UK: Lockdown extended to May 7 - air space heavily reduced - no contract rates. Sea freight working as normal. Essential services working ok, non essential working limited hours/staff.

Vietnam: Some lifting of restrictions in South Vietnam, extended in North Vietnam. Medical supplies allowed to be exported in limited volumes. Less capacity, subject to blank sailings as a result of diminishing export volume and limited flights. Transport subject to health check points.

Please also find below latest update from the FTA:

Have we found the straw to break the camels back?

Reports over the weekend indicate that we will see a relaxation of restrictions in some states due to decreased reporting of new infections. This provides hope to many businesses that they too will soon be allowed to open back up which in turn will create jobs and again stimulate the economy.  Training institutions dependent on international students, tourism and hospitality, will no doubt have to wait some time before they see an influx of overseas visitors. So it will be up to Australians to stimulate that sector when intra-interstate travel is once again allowed.

In terms of trade, indications are that low import volumes for May will extend possibly into June / July from China as well as reduced exports from the USA and Europe may further impact the freight and logistics industry. Unfortunately recent days have seen more staff / management put off in some of these businesses and with no decision still on our request for deferral of duties, taxes and gst many SMEs will feel the pressure of carrying financial liabilities. We are also hopeful that our Cash Flow Boost and JobKeeper advocacy will ensure that members can maximise the financial relief offered via these schemes to also support SME’s in our sector of commerce.

China - Update

Our sources from China have provided us with the following updates

  • China continues to test non-symptom patients to control community transmission. April 27, the government announced that there is no longer any COVID-19 patients in ICU in Wuhan. Heilongjiang’s breakout is also under control now. However, experts from Beijing University are expecting the virus will exist in the long term.
  • Chinese Customs are continuing to monitor medical exports. Since April 26, Chinese Customs have tightened the export of non-medical masks refer  quality control notice No 12, Ministry of Commerce of the PRC. The government also released White list related to the medical and non-medical suppliers. Customs clearance will be different if suppliers are not on the white list and inspection will be mandatory with importer’s declaration required.
  • April 24 - At the Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) hosted by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, 19 ports committed to keep operating during COVID19 outbreak, including three ports from China - Shanghai port, Ningbo Port and Guangzhou Port.
  • According to Ministry of Transport of PRC (April 22), for the first season the volume of Chinese’s foreign trade is 95.4% comparing to first season of 2019. In March, China ’s port cargo throughput was 1.098 billion tons, an increase of 36% from February ’s 806 million tons, of which foreign trade cargo throughput was 354 million tons, an increase of 16% from February ’s 305 million tons, and container throughput was 2047. 10,000 TEU, an increase of 49% from February ’s 13.72 million TEU.
    The foreign trade of nine of the top ten provinces has decreased in the first season.
  • The General Office of the State Council of PRC has suggested 2.5 day weekends, some local governments are following the direction , such us Anhui province and Zhejiang province, some cities in Jiangsu, etc. The actions are not mandatory but clearly designed to stimulate the local economies of the provinces. The revised hours will no doubt have some impact on Chinese businesses operation hours.

    General  Updates

  • North America- All Port Terminals will prioritise essential products (medical goods) movements over non-essential goods. However, cargo is still flowing into/in US and Canada. Terminal operators are preparing now to prevent anticipated cargo surge in May and June by offering on-terminal storage space for containers carrying non-essential merchandise.
  • Europe- not dissimilar to the USA, Ports operational in most countries but processing is slow. Italy, restrictions starting to be lifted - export factories and public construction now open and the majority of Italy's industry will start to open from May 4.  Spain, businesses and factories now back at work as are many government agencies. However restrictions are still in place for retail stores, entertainment and leisure activities.
  • United Kingdom- Lockdown restrictions have been continued through to May 7 and will be reviewed at that time. All non essential shops close - supply chain still operating but a number of businesses are working from home which is impacting cargo delivery.
  • New Zealand - New Zealand transition to stage 3 lockdown with businesses to open back up and allow deliveries from cargo terminals to be less impacted.
  • India- Lockdown extended till May 3 - some workers in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and construction allowed to go back to work. internal "border" restrictions in place as "cases" are identified as coming from specific areas.The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Tuesday extended the facility given to businesses to import and export goods without furnishing bonds to the Customs authorities till May 15 in view of the extension of the lockdown period till May 3.

Economic Update                              
"Markets continued to recover lost ground, as economies around the world begin to re-open. Optimism is relatively high, as business gets the cautious green-light in parts of Europe and the USA. Once economies re-open, the extent of the devastation that the economy has suffered, will start to be revealed.
A look at Australian CPI data today, will be a gauge of inflationary pressures and growth, while NZ trade will reveal how adversely imports and exports have been impacted"

- See the full daily update HERE // see weekly update HERE

Airfreight Update
The $110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) is underway with some 550 requests for support from Agriculture and Aquaculture business now lodged and ready for assessment. Already some 6600 tonnes of cargo has been assisted by Austrade in moving out of Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. As well as the $110 million IFAM program specific businesses (exporters or freight forwarders not part of the approved panel) can apply for grants or block requests for space provided the products meet the criteria. As for import space is is strictly limited to medical supplies and is and driven through the 6 nominated forwarders or directly by the Australian government.

If your goods, import / export, do not meet the IFAM guidelines please continue to review the FTA COVID- 19 Air Cargo bulletin board to advertise your space availability or needs.

* IATA - Air Cargo action
* IATA - Government measure related to COVID-19 - search country specifics
Business Operations
Statements from Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash
* Weekly Wrap - 240420
* COVIDSafe APP
Assistance available to Small Businesses ( with state links )
Supporting  businesses to retain jobs - Jobkeeker payment

Transport & Port Updates
Transport for NSW
Victoria - Department of Transport
Port of MelbournePort Supply chain contingency planning update
Queensland - COVID-19 freight & export market update bulletins
Freight & Logistics Council of WA - COVID -19 web site

WCO updates
* Joint WCO-IMO statement on the integrity of the global supply chain
during the COVID-19 pandemic
* WCO and WTO join forces to minimize disruptions to cross-border trade in goods
WCO - Temporary Import Supports and Export Restrictions lists by country

Essential Services
South Australia - government response to request for inclusion of the "freight & logistics"  chain to be included as an "essential service"

Ensuring Employee Health & Communications during Crisis Management
Every one of our clients is wrestling with managing a largely remote employee workforce in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Providing basic safety and security information about your teams to management, and allowing management to easily communicate with their employees working from home has become more important than ever before. And the need is immediate and now. read full article HERE     

Workplace Relations                               

Ed Mallett, Founder & Managing Director - Employsure, conducts a live stream each day on COVID-19 issues - see the facebook link HERE - to catch previous session click HERE

There are also links to a range of support material on their website including the new JobKeeper HELP product refer fact sheets below - for more on how to access this offer please contact Lee Senft or call 1300 651 415
JobKeeper HELP
Fact Sheet 

Please note the below links for up dated information

FURTHER INFORMATION

FTA suggest members / industry maintain close relations with their forwarders, agents, shipping lines, clients and suppliers / agents globally to ensure they have the latest information available. This is a time for review and planning not for panic.

FTA will continue to monitor issues surrounding the coronavirus and keep members updated as necessary.

WORKING TOWARDS A POSITIVE OUTCOME!

John Park - Head of Business Operations, FTA / APSA


SILA Global – COVID-19 Weekly Update 16/04/2020

16/04/2020

Dear Reader,

Please find below weekly update of major international hubs experiencing COVID-19 restrictions:

Canada: Working as normal - limited air space

China: Working as normal - limited space & higher air rates

India: Complete lockdown extended until May– only medical, food & approved items allowed to move subject to medical screening. Air space drastically affected, sea freight affected by limited staff, less capacity, some port closure, quarantine requirements and port congestion. Domestic transport for essential services only.

Indonesia: Partial lockdown extended until 31/04 – working with decreased hours/less capacity. Air rates are high

Italy: Limited air space, Sea freight stable. Essential services not affected and non essential services may operate by special request

Germany: Partial lockdown - non-essential services shut until April 20. Limited air space.

Korea: Partial shutdown – limited space & vessel delays

Malaysia: Partial shutdown in place extended to 28/04 – essential services are OK however non-essential requires exemption. Less air/sea capacity.

New Zealand: 4 weeks lockdown until 23/04 - essential services OK

Peru: Isolation required until 13/4. Air & sea freight OK however with delays.

Philippines: Partial shutdown extended to 30/04 – some zones have suspended business. There is less space, unstable schedules and transport requires permits. Port congestion in Manila.

South Africa: Government lockdown extended until 30/04. Supply chain for essential services is OK
Taiwan: Working as normal – limited space & higher air rates

USA: Working as normal – some partial shutdown in some areas. Air freight is tight, sea freight is operating as normal.

UK: 3 week lockdown in place with all non essential shops closed. End delivery points impacted by lockdowns but supply chain still open Air space heavily reduced with no contract rates.

Vietnam: Partial shutdowns in place. Less capacity, subject to blank sailings and limited flights. Transport is subject to health check points. Medical supplies & rice restricted for export.

Freight & Trade Alliance Weekly update.

The latest update from the FTA can be found here: https://www.ftalliance.com.au/news/17995

We recommend you read the latest FTA update for full industry coverage.


SILA GLOBAL EMERGENCY STORAGE OPTIONS

15/04/2020

To our valued customers,

With the continued uncertainty of supply chain integrity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SILA Global has negotiated storage options in the following major logistics hubs:

Adelaide
Darwin
Brisbane
Fremantle
Melbourne
Newcastle
Sydney
Townsville

Storage solutions we are able to offer include:
FCL Bond
FCL cleared cargo
LCL Bond
LCL cleared cargo
3PL
Pallets
Steel coils
Steel sheet
Steel long products (indoor & outdoor)

Project:
Hardstand
Odd sized & oversized

Please note that storage of FCL containers does not include shipping line container rental charges. These agreements should be negotiated and agreed to prior to the time of shipment. If you need assistance with these negotiations the SILA team are here to help.

If you require any of the above services please contact:

Michael Brook: 0415 717 114
Jackson Hewitt: 0410 927 746
Jason Stockwell: 0434 562 201


SILA Global - COVID-19 Weekly Update 07/04/2020

Dear Reader,

Please find below weekly update of major international hubs experiencing COVID-19 restrictions:

Canada: Working as normal

China: Working as normal, limited space & higher air rates

India: Complete lockdown until 14/04 – only medical, food & approved items allowed to move

Indonesia: Partial lockdown until 14/04 – working with decreased hours/less capacity. Air rates are high

Italy: All but essential services shutdown

Germany: Space is extremely limited, non-essential services shut until April 20

Korea: Working as normal – limited space & vessel delays

Malaysia: Partial shutdown in place – essential OK, non-essential requires exemption. Less air/sea capacity

New Zealand: 4 weeks lockdown - essential services OK

Peru: Isolation required until 13/4. Air & sea freight OK however with delays.

Philippines: Partial shutdown – some zones have suspended business.

South Africa: Government lockdown until 16/04 – partial shutdown in place. Supply chain for essential services is OK

Taiwan: Working as normal – limited space & higher air rates

USA: Working as normal – some partial shutdown in some areas

UK: 3 week lockdown in place with all non essential shops closed. End delivery points impacted by lockdowns but supply chain still open

Vietnam: Partial shutdowns in place – delays and less capacity

Please also find below latest update from the FTA

China - Update
Our sources from China have provided us with the following updates:

China has started to release the restrictions in Hubei province step by step as mentioned last week, the city should be back to normal from April 8. Currently, China have over 771 imported cases, and local new cases in the last week is less than 20.

According to Beijing Daily, March 31, Chinese government are starting to monitor all back to work companies and factories to reduce the possibility of a second wave. Most of the big cities are keeping entertainment facilities either closed or in some cases partially back to normal business.
According to a study at the RENMIN UNIVERSITY of CHINA, the GDP increase rate for China will be 3%-4% in 2020, due to the impact of the coronavirus. It will trigger the possibility of a Global Economy downturn.

CCTV news March 29, the productiveness of the majority of eastern and southern provinces is back to around 90%. Some big cities are close to 100%, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing etc.

Normal trains services have started back in Hubei province, so the human resources from Hubei province are going back to other provinces to fill the demands (Xinhua news March 30). However, the Health checks and control policy are still being implemented.

According to chinaports.org March 27, from March 9 thru 15 the average throughput increased over 10% for all the ports in China compared to the previous week. From March 16 thru 22 most of the ports kept the same numbers. From March 16 Wuhan port is also back to operating.
However, according to many sources the rebounding of Chinese exports at the end of March and April is not as strong as expected, due to Global pandemic situation.

Maritime Strategies International (MSI), on March 30, also warned the whole forwarding industry that at the beginning of May there will be a big downturn again, as Europe and USA are locking down and stopping or slowing down their overseas purchases.

General Updates
Dubai - Dubai government has established a "work from home" module from March 25 thru April 9. Also note no PAX flights into / out of Dubai, with exception of freighters. Dubai Customs will have limited staff so expect delays.

India - Lockdown March 25 for 21 days - borders closed and only essential services and goods moving - delays can be expected to cargo movement in / out of the country

New Zealand - New Zealand has announced a move to "level 4" lockdown for a period of 4 weeks commencing Wednesday March 25. - essential goods have no restrictions - non essential goods are being moved dependent on consignee availability / compliance - some shipping lines / stevedores accepting requests for relief of demurrage / detention

South Africa - Lockdown March 27 till April 16 - strict controls only allowed to leave home for medical care / food shopping / medicine etc - supply chains involved in providing essential goods to essential services ok to work

Spain - Lockdown March 31 thru April 9 - essential services only (supply chain particpants in these areas can work)
United Kingdom - Lockdown March 23 and will be assessed in 3 weeks - all non essential shops close - supply chain still operating but a number of businesses are working from home which is impacting cargo delivery

Impact on Shipping *Update* -
In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, a number of countries, ports and organisations are publishing details of the measures being put in place. Please review the link as required. https://www.nepia.com/industry-news/coronavirus-outbreak-impact-on-shipping/