In order to alleviate extensive congestion, Yantian Port has announced that it will further extend the temporary suspension on accepting full export containers.

Full export containers will not be accepted until Sunday 30th May at 23:59.

From Monday 31st May at 00:00 until Sunday 6th June, Yantian terminal will resume accepting full export containers as long as they fall within the time period of three days prior to vessel arrival (ETA).

Operations concerning the pick-up of empty containers will continue as normal over the course of the entire period.

Our sea freight teams will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Full export containers will not be accepted from 25/05/21 22:00pm to 27/05/21 23:59pm

Over the weekend Yantian terminal reported 5 COVID-19 cases. All cases have been linked to the same international cargo ship ‘OOCL Vancouver’ on 17th May. This has meant that currently all related people around the Yantian area have been requested to carry out a mandatory test, and are not allowed to leave their homes until a negative result has been confirmed.

What this means:

  • Lack of labour for loading/ unloading at our CFS facility to carry out the warehouse VAS which will cause some cargo delay
  • Lack of drivers to collect empty containers or return filled containers is expected to cause container delays
  • Lack of terminal workers will cause vessel delays
  • Heavy traffic congestion is expected around the Yantian area

In order to alleviate extensive congestion Yantian Port has announced that it will temporarily suspend accepting full export containers. The measure is expected to begin at 22:00 hrs on 25/05/21, with normal operations resuming at 00:00 am on 28/05/21.

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the Indian Subcontinent (ISC), we have been notified that lockdown restrictions in several areas have now been extended.

Following on from our previous update, we have provided an overview of the latest information below:

India

  • Mumbai (Maharashtra): Lockdown extended until 31st May
  • Delhi: Lockdown extended until 24th May
  • Gurgaon (Haryana): Lockdown extended until 24th May
  • Chennai & Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu): Lockdown extended until 24th May; the Garment Exporters Association has also made the decision to close down factories until 24th May
  • Bangalore (Karnataka): Lockdown extended until 24th May
  • Cochin (Kerala): Lockdown extended until 23rd May
  • Kolkata (West Bengal): Lockdown announced from 16th-30th May

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government has extended its current lockdown until 30th May:

  • Factories will be open, complying with health guidelines
  • CFS and Port will continue their operation, but productivity might be low and the loading / unloading operation may be delayed
  • Banks are open on a limited schedule (10:00 – 14:00 from Sunday – Thursday)

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As an international supply chain management provider we have been made aware of the below extensions to the lockdowns currently in place across the Indian Subcontinent.

India

Lockdown is currently in effect in the following states:

  • Chennai: Night curfew from 22:00 – 04:00 until further notice
  • Bombay / Ahmedabad: Night curfew from 19:00 – 06:00 hours until 10/05/21
  • Delhi: Complete lockdown imposed until 15/05/21
  • Bangalore: Complete lockdown has been imposed for 14 days
  • Mumbai: Lockdown extended until 15/05/21

The logistics sector is currently allowed to operate however restrictions are leading to significant manpower shortages. This is resulting in lower efficiency within trucking, warehousing, CFS, terminal and customs operations.

Further delays are anticipated, with the implementation of further restrictions considered likely. Space and equipment shortages are also causing shipping delays.

Bangladesh

Considering the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bangladesh government has extended its current lockdown until 16/05/21.

  • Industries and factories will continue to run while complying with health guidelines and also providing transportation for workers
  • All government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will be closed. However, this rule does not apply to air, sea, river and land ports and their concerned offices
  • Our Bangladesh partner offices will remain open for three days (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) per week from 10:00 – 13:00; limited office staff will be available to release / surrender HBLs / FCRs
  • CFS and Port will continue their operation but productivity may be low and the loading / unloading operation may be delayed
  • Banks are open on a limited schedule (10:00 – 13:00 from Sunday – Thursday)
  • Public movement will be restricted. This order does not apply in the case of transportation of commodities, production and emergency services
  • Public transport services will be suspended, however movement of vehicles transporting export / import goods, emergency services, food and medical equipment will remain out of the purview of the lockdown

While lockdown is affecting the opening times of banks, customs and terminal operations, outbound is manageable with no impact. Shipping schedules have been affected, so we are anticipating a limited number of delays.

Sri Lanka

We are currently monitoring the situation in Sri Lanka closely. The third wave of COVID-19 has now hit the country, with the number of cases and the death toll rising. We are committed to ensuring the safety of employees while working towards mitigating any possible impact to operations.

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