Ceva declares force majeure

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CEVA Logistics has been forced to declare Force Majeure.
This means that it is temporarily relieved of its normal contractual obligations where these are rendered impossible or impracticable, due to the Coronavirus epidemic and its effects.
Having declared Force Majeure, CEVA Logistics reserves the right to modify all or part of its services, to change its working procedures and any previously agreed rates and prices, to levy …

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Kerry Logistics donates services to help TRTL deliver support socks to health professionals

Hong Kong, Friday 27th March 2020: Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) has donated its services to deliver 5,000 pairs of compression socks, given by Glasgow-based online travel retailer Trtl (pronounced turtle), to frontline health professionals across Scotland.
Kerry Logistics distributed the socks to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee last week, with 5000 more planned for delivery in London in the next seven...


Indian supply chains descend into ‘chaos’ as the lockdown goes nationwide

Cargo is being abandoned at Indian airports amid the “chaos” caused by the country’s three-week nationwide lockdown.
Having started on Sunday in some cities, the anti-coronavirus measures were extended on Wednesday to include the entire 1.3 billion population until 15 April.
Cargo movement is supposed to be exempt from the lockdown restrictions, but there are widespread reports of disruption across land, sea and air.
“Due to city-wide lockdown, vehicles are not moving freely …

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‘Seafarers Key Workers, Supply Chains Essential Service’, Says ICS

According to a LoadStar article written by Sam Whelan, the shipping industry has called for seafarers to be designated as key workers, to keep vital maritime supply chains flowing.

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In a joint letter to the UN, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) say the world’s governments must ensure ports remain open, while facilitating crew changes with as few obstacles as possible.

They wrote: “Every month, around 100,000 seafarers...


Transport industry urges Whitehall to extend Brexit transition period

 The UK’s forwarding and logistics sector is pleading with the government to “put politics to one side” and extend the Brexit transition period, as it grapples with the impact of coronavirus.
Stating that it would be “irresponsible” of the government to stick to its timetable for a 31 December deadline, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Robert Keen said there was “too much to do in the face …

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New supply chain risks emerge as production lines restart in China’s factories

Most of China’s manufacturers are back online in some capacity, but new supply chain risks are emerging.
Normal Global Logistics (NGL) estimates that, in the wake of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, 90% to 95% of factories have returned to operation in most provinces – except Hubei.
“Several factories still have reduced production, due to a shortage of raw materials and labour,” said NGL, adding that larger factories had managed to get up …

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Companies offer services free to help keep vital supplies moving

Companies across the supply chain are stepping up efforts to help the fight against coronavirus chaos – many offering services free of charge.
Charlie Pool, chief executive of Stowga, a warehousing marketplace which puts suppliers together with buyers, announced: “Stowga is now free to use. We need to do everything we can to keep the supply chain moving.”
He added: “The logistics industry works tirelessly all year round in normal times, and …

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