How Covid-19 affects your shipment

News / 17 March, 2020

(Recently updated 2020-04-17) We are working actively to ensure that your goods will arrive at your doorstep on time. Covid-19 creates new challenges every day and with those challenges follow a lot of uncertainty. We would therefore like to keep you up-to-date on what we DO know.

It is no secret that Covid-19 creates countless ripples in the pond that is our daily lives. We do not know how big “the iceberg” is but from our point of view, things are mostly business as usual. That may come as a surprise when the news is filled with headlines such as countries closing borders. Despite all of that, our shipments are moving steadily along. We do our utmost to secure lead-times and agreed costs. If we’re not able to maintain cost or transit during this period we kindly ask for your understanding.

Borders
No country has closed its borders for delivery of goods, neither for imports nor exports. The President of the European Commission’s has urged for alleviation and swifter processing at the borders. This has improved the situation and several crossings now report shorter ques. However, Turkey suffers from greater delays because of a new policy implementation by the local authorities – every returning driver must be quarantined for 14 days. We are keeping a close eye on all your shipments and will get in touch if anything changes. As always.

The airlines suffer severe capacity constraints which results in higher prices. Are you planning to import goods from Asia soon? We are regularly using trains to connect European trade routes with Asia. This alternative is both economical and eco-friendly – and many of our clients have already made the switch.

NEW: Click the link to access information on border crossing times for trucks in Europe, based on real-time data: https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

The Office
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff. We follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health (Sw. Folkhälsovårdsmyndigheten) to ensure a good and safe work environment. We are making the necessary preparations to enable our employees work from home, in case the recommendations are to change, to ensure that no delays occur.

Summary:
1. Business as usual.

2. If your shipment is delayed, we will get in touch.

3. The transit time may be a bit longer than usual.

4. The article will be updated (today’s date 2020-04-17)

Don’t be a stranger. Let us know if you have any questions.

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