Global Operations Status Report

Customer updates on operations, measures and transport solutions

Latest Update: China,

This page displays current supply chain restrictions/challenges.

Please note with immediate effect we are suspending all services to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

This applies to all shipments, however excluded from this notice are the following:

For further information please contact your Röhlig account representative or operations team in your country.

Western Europe

Belgium

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations No information available
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings No information available
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

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Denmark

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Airports Operations up & running but minor limitations
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Operations up & running but minor limitations
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but minor limitations
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Operations up & running but minor limitations

Additional Notes

n/a

France

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

No shipments allowed to the Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

Italy

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but minor limitations
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Operations up & running but minor limitations

Additional Notes

Seafreight: Gate in restriction will be further extended in case of vessel delay.

Airfreight: Asia tradelanes remains challenged capacity wise to some degree due to the war in Ukraine

Spain

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but minor limitations
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Business in general is running well with no major issues than the ones we encounter in a peak season.

UK

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Restrictions for Eastern Europe & Baltics

Eastern Europe & Russia (by Röhlig SUUS)

Russia

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Airports No information available
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Seaports Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Warehousing Operations No information available
Land Transportation Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions

Additional Notes

N/A

Ukraine

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Airports Complete shutdown of operations, not available
Air: Flights Cancellations Complete shutdown of operations, not available
Seaports Complete shutdown of operations, not available
Sea: Sailings Complete shutdown of operations, not available
Warehousing Operations Complete shutdown of operations, not available
Land Transportation Complete shutdown of operations, not available

Additional Notes

all services suspended.

Oceania

Australia

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

We are starting to see Air cargo volume back to operating at the peak season levels of Q4 2021.

Multiple factors are contributing to a space and rate crunch, the chief challenges being the ongoing lack of passenger craft which has been with us now for two years, and now capacity being reduced from the war in Ukraine. As a result, additional flight time is required for airlines to route around Ukraine, adding flight time and stops.

Sanctions on cargo airlines like Airbridge, who operate 19 x 747 freighters and lease aircraft to multiple airlines, are pulling capacity out of the market and drawing Oceania capacity into the northern hemisphere.

The remaining Antonov heavy-lift freighters are expected to be grounded now, as access to parts and maintenance has dried up, further burdening on the remaining 747 and 777 cargo fleet.

Oil pricing has skyrocketed over the last two months. The sharp incline has now settled back to 97 USD per barrel at the time of writing, however, the barrel price remains in a period of extreme volatility. Aviation fuel cost adjustments lag a little, with oil cost rising too sharply and so fast, we'll see the impact of the parabolic price rise during the rest of March.

With Australia borders now open, we are expecting more flights to return, with several airlines slated to return in greater numbers from the end of March and April. Time will tell how much an impact on the market this has and what kind of offset it can have on the current logistical crisis.

Australia

The increase in passenger flights without a real increase in flights is keeping capacity and prices high, with flights starting to increase in better numbers from the end of March. We need those flights to approach pre-covid levels of numbers in order to have a positive effect on volume and costs. Tourist figures will be key, and we will closely watch this development.

Airfreight from Australia to NZ is heavily backlogged. General cargo bookings with the airlines have an approximately 3-week backlog. Our trans-Tasman consoles remain active, although, in some instances, we are seeing delays of a week or so, as express loads from integrators have overwhelmed the small amount of capacity on the route.

New Zealand

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Port of Auckland (POAL) terminal yard utilisation is currently at 70%+. Terminal labour availability is showing signs of stabilising and with the reduction in isolation periods for positive COVID-19 cases.

Import container collections from the terminal remain on the lower side as all parts of the supply chain continue to struggle with labour capacity to keep goods flowing.

POAL will continue to monitor the situation in case yard utilisation increases.

While the government has reduced the isolation rules for COVID-19 , all New Zealand unpack stations, transport & courier providers continue to battle with staff shortages due to positive cases and/or household contacts.

We are starting to see Air cargo volume back to operating at the peak season levels of Q4 2021 with multiple factors contributing to a space and rate crunch. Main challenges being the ongoing lack of passenger craft, which has been with us now for 2 years. And now further capacity being reduced globally from the conflict in Ukraine, as additional flight time is required for airlines to route around Ukraine. Sanctions on cargo airlines like Airbridge, who operate 19 x 747 freighters and lease aircraft to multiple airlines, are pulling capacity out of the market, and drawing Oceania capacity into the northern hemisphere.

Airfreight from Australia to NZ is heavily backlogged. General cargo bookings with the airlines have an approximately 3 week backlog.

Our trans-Tasman consoles remain active, although in some instances we are seeing delays of a week or so, as express loads from integrators have overwhelmed the small amount of capacity on the route. With Australia borders now open we are expecting more flights to return, with several airlines looking to return in greater numbers from the end of March and April, and we'll be watching the development of this closely.

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to cause considerable disruptions to many workforces and businesses within the entire logistics and supply chain industry over the coming weeks.

We will continue to keep you informed as developments arise and thank you for your ongoing support and patience as our teams work through the current disruptions.

Christchurch Metro Cartage rate increases

We have received notification from a number of cartage carriers in the Christchurch region advising of a general rate increase, effective 1st April, due to escalating costs.

Our team will communicate to those effected by these directly. However if you have any questions please contact your local Röhlig Account Manager or Customer Service Representative.

NZ Fuel Surcharges

As you are aware, the fuel price has been rising consistently and it is already significantly higher than it was just at the beginning of the month. Fuel charges are variable and subject to change.

We will continue to monitor the rise in fuel in line with industry indicators, however should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local Röhlig Account Manager or Customer Service Representative.

Asia

China

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Airports Operations up & running but minor limitations
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Land Transportation Operations up & running but minor limitations

Additional Notes

- Effective Nov 11 2022, China has issued updated guidance on Covid-controls, removing flight route 'circuit breakers' for flights with confirmed Covid cases, as well introducing targeted lockdown measures. However, lockdowns, frequent testing and travel restrictions are still in use as Covid cases continue to rise. Lockdowns are often introduced with little warning.

- Cities including Guangzhou and Chongqing are facing lockdown measures, however services continue to run. Expect delays.

- Our local teams in Guangzhou and Chongqing are working from home as per local pandemic regulations. Other high-risk areas include Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Qingdao and Hohhot.

SEA

- Space and equipment remain available.

- Slight fall in rates following the end of the National Congress in early November.

- Covid still threatens to interrupt the supply chain, as restrictions can be introduced suddenly. We recommend keeping in close contact with our representatives.

AIR

- No real changes to rates this week besides a slight increase for CAN-AU lane due to tight space.

- Although terminals continue to run normally, please check with our team before booking CGO/XIA as rising Covid cases are putting pressure on operations.

ROAD

- No serious interruptions to domestic trucking nationwide but some localized restrictions will require frequent Covid testing and checks.

Hong Kong

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

All operations including the crossing to Shenzhen are running normally.

India

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but minor limitations
Warehousing Operations No information available
Land Transportation No information available

Additional Notes

Sea freight : Ex-India to USA & Europe are effected. Freight rates have been hiked dramatically. Space is released for high paying corridors only.

Air freight : Shipments into India are held up on their route / transshipment points. Nothing much.

Korea

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Operations up & running but minor limitations
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but minor limitations
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

SEA

-All bound import and export sea freight rates are falling.

-Be aware of high volatility.

-Another cargo union strike is expected in October. Regular schedule checking is recommended.

AIR

-Fuel surcharge falling as well as base air freight rates.

-Still no signs of any kind of peak season on the horizon.

Malaysia

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Generally business as usual

Singapore

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Generic for WHOLE South East Asia region. Airfreight : Airline capacity to/from Europe is being cut considerably. Some Asian ( Specifically Japanese ) carriers cancelling flights. Dedicated freighter capacity is reduced considerably with Aeroflot & Airbridge grounded. Airline carriers are having to re-route flights. Fuel surcharges are increasing following the subsequent increase in oil. War Risk surcharges are being applied. Demand for Airfreight capacity remains high - as capacity is cut pricing for both East & West bound cargo to/from Europe is rising significantly. Seafreight Capacity remains stable. However specific to Russia most carriers have suspended FCL Services to/from Russia. Any cargo already in transit from Asia to Russia will be redirected to alternative North Continent ports, or returned to origin. LCL service is likewise now suspended. Bunker prices are rising following recent increase in oil. Expect FCL rates will likewise increase further as bunker costs are passed on to the freight payer. War Risk surcharges likely to also be applied as insurance costs rise for any vessels sailing in waters nearby the conflict zone.

Taiwan

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Due to global inflation, export volume is dropping with airlines adjusting allocation per market demand. Should the trend continue, it is possible that air rates could decline.

Thailand

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Warehousing Operations No information available
Land Transportation No information available

Additional Notes

SPACE & Equipment issue, ETC....

Vietnam

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but minor limitations
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

No service to Russia / Ukraine

Americas

Chile

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

So far no problems, however I would expect delays/ rate increases from/to Europe and also fuel increases world wide.

Mexico

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations No information available
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Ukraine and Russia but we currently have no business with these two countries.

USA

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Operations up & running but minor limitations
Seaports Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Sea: Sailings Operations up & running but major limitations & interruptions
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Business as usual (fully operational)

Additional Notes

Russian carriers are banned from European airspace and North America airspace. A number of carriers are banned from Russian airspace.

Fuel surcharges increasing as the IATA jet fuel index hits the highest rates since 2015. As the crisis in Ukraine continues, expect for coming months an continue up trend fuel surcharge announced by airlines.

Sea Freight - Major limitations indicated above is directly related to the current market situation and not to the Ukraine conflict.

Africa

South Africa

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Airports Business as usual (fully operational)
Air: Flights Cancellations Business as usual (fully operational)
Seaports Business as usual (fully operational)
Sea: Sailings Business as usual (fully operational)
Warehousing Operations Business as usual (fully operational)
Land Transportation Operations up & running but minor limitations

Additional Notes

Rail : Durban to Johannesburg Rail network is being repaired after the May floods. Local Rail has opened a single lane and is only operating at 20% capacity. Full rail infrastructure to be repaired by Q4 of 2022

Middle East

No information available

No matching location found

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