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Customer Advisory COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 virus has spread, we have extended our COVID-19 customer update. We have compiled and aggregated facts and figures across all business areas as well as covering all regions. Please continue to be engaged with your account managers on your latest plans, prices and projections. We continue to make every effort to support your business.


Global Market Updates

  • Market update and major operational impact in China East Area (including Shanghai):

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory as China progressively gets back on track. Some delays may still be expected due to backlog.

  • Market updates and major operational impact in China South area (including Hong Kong SAR):

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory.

  • Market updates and major operational impact in China North area:

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory.

Should there be any specific account operational effects, updates will be provided to our DB Schenker Account Management teams where necessary. We recommend staying in close contact with your DB Schenker Account Managers for any further details or further support if necessary.

  • Global

(Jun 22, 2022) - The airfreight market and dynamics remain relatively stable based on the current situation worldwide.

The lockdown in Shanghai has officially ended as of Jun 1st, but we are not seeing that the restrictions have completely relaxed. There are still local restrictions and testing requirements in place which further emphasises the Zero tolerance policy. All major ports in China are still facing backlogs of import cargo. Factories have been granted permission to reopen, but the start of production is extremely slow due to the shortage of staff and imported material which are stuck at the various ports due to the backlogs. The volumes ex China has not really increased yet as a result of this.

The border from China to Hong Kong is currently running at 50% capacity. The Chinese authorities implemented a corridor which is in place mainly for relief goods and medical supplies. It is still highly recommended to use barge services as an alternative solution.

On the Trans-Pacific and Intra APAC routes the demand is still weak and the volumes into Europe also did not really pick up yet. The increase in volumes is expected once the raw material has reached the factories, production started, and the products are being pushed out.

Jet fuel prices have reached the highest level since Apr 2011. Jet fuel price average for 2022 (year to date) is at $136.8 / bbl (US dollars per barrel). On May 27, jet fuel prices were 114% more vs one year ago.

Our DB Schenker own controlled network includes flights on following routes:

Flight Operation services currently face disruptions according to the latest bans on air space and COVID-19 restrictions, hence adjustments to the flight schedule are unavoidable.

→ Fueled with SAF: Frankfurt (FRA) – Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (FRA)
→ Bangalore (BLR) – Munich (MUC) – Chicago (RFD) – Munich (MUC) – Doha (DOH)
(plus onforwarding via scheduled flights from DOH to BLR, BOM, MAA, DEL, JNB;
ETA on-forwarding destinations expected within 24 - 48 hours)
→ Beijing (PEK) – Munich (MUC)
→ Chicago (ORD / RFD) – Seoul (ICN) – Shanghai (PVG) – Chicago (RFD)
(Note: Single flights might be routed into HKG instead of PVG)
→ Chicago (ORD) – Sao Paulo (GRU)
→ Frankfurt (FRA) – Beijing (PEK)
→ Frankfurt (FRA) – Mumbai (BOM) – Frankfurt (FRA) – Atlanta (ATL) – Frankfurt (FRA)
→ Frankfurt (FRA) – Chicago (ORD / RFD) – Frankfurt (FRA)
→ Frankfurt (FRA) – Shanghai (PVG)
→ Frankfurt (HHN) – Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (HHN)
→ Frankfurt (FRA / HHN) – Zhengzhou (CGO)
→ Hongkong (HKG) – Chicago (RFD) – Luxembourg (LUX)
→ Hongkong (HKG) – Munich (MUC)
→ Liege (LGG) – Shanghai (PVG) – Luxembourg (LUX) (Note: This includes trucking to / from CGO – PVG / PVG – CGO)
→ Luxembourg (LUX) – Indianapolis (IND) – Luxembourg (LUX)
→ Miami (MIA) – Campinas (VCP)
→ Munich (MUC) – Beijing (PEK)
→ Munich (MUC) – Shanghai (PVG)
→ Munich (MUC) – Zhengzhou (CGO)
→ Shanghai (PVG) – Chicago (ORD)
→ Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (FRA)
→ Shanghai (PVG) – Munich (MUC)
→ Shanghai (PVG) – Singapore (SIN) – Sydney (SYD)
→ Taipei (TPE) – Chicago (ORD)
→ Zhengzhou (CGO) – Frankfurt (HHN)
→ Zhengzhou (CGO) – Amsterdam (AMS)

Career Capacity Development 1-12/2020

More detailed information on this new flight schedule can be found by clicking here.

  • Europe 

(Jun 22, 2022) - All offices remain in full operation with access to terminal handling and ground transportation. Operationally, our linehauls to and from the hubs are running as scheduled. Please get in touch with your DB Schenker Account Manager if there are implications caused by the war in Ukraine for more information.

  • Asia Pacific 

(Jun 22, 2022) - Further to the market situation update as highlighted within Global Air Freight section of this advisory, the following pertains to the operational situation in the APAC Regional Clusters:

General APAC Region SITREP

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory as China progressively gets back on track.
→ Some delays may still be expected due to backlog.
→ No major operational changes or updates from previous advisory for ANZ; India sub-continent, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia cluster countries.

The ongoing war in Ukraine will also be expected to have both a direct and indirect impact on capacity, operations, and costs in the near term, due to trade sanctions imposed as well as compliance requirements.

For questions about local airfreight operations and possible disruptions, please get in touch with your DB Schenker Account Manager.

Our approach remains unchanged with priority focusing on the health and safety of our workforce as well as remaining vigilant in monitoring the situation to mitigate risk and events with potential impact to operations in all our APAC countries.

Should there be any specific account operational effects, updates will be provided to our DB Schenker Account Management teams where necessary. We recommend being in close contact with your DB Schenker Account Managers for any further details.

Our air freight operations remain available to support customer needs. Control measures remain in effect. Delays may be expected. Alternatives to transport cargo via other routes are being established and stop-gap measures for labor shortages are being deployed where necessary. Customers may contact the respective DB Schenker representatives for support or solutions.

Capacity is expected to remain volatile. Do refer to our Global Flight Network’s additional scheduled charter services for more solutions that can meet your needs.

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  • Middle East / Africa 

(Jun 22, 2022) - Overall, DB Schenker’s air freight operations in the countries remain uninterrupted and we continue to serve our customers. For more detailed market updates related to Middle East and Africa, please click here (PDF).

Situation

Country

No operational restrictions for air cargo business

Angola, Bahrain, Egypt, Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE

  • Americas 

(Jun 22, 2022) Volatility continues to effect trade-lanes interacting with the Americas. Staffing shortages continue to affect carrier operations, airport terminal cargo handling, and trucking services in varying degrees.

This in part due to the continuing impact Covid-19 and its variants, as well as market factors where shortages as well as turnover of staff are affecting productivity. The war in the Ukraine and its effects, along with the strong Covid-19 mitigation efforts in China all combine to create a difficult market environment for transport. USA airport terminals continue to be congested. Processing of cargo has shown some improvements in the major gateway cities, but still slow and hampered by extended waiting times for pickup and delivery of cargo. This is less of a problem in Canada, and most of the Latin American countries with exceptions: Brazil where Sao Paulo airports are affected by on-going customs strike (slowdown) creating some terminal congestion affecting both imports and exports in the transition of cargo.

In Mexico, weeks of high temperatures in Apr and May have abated for now but had caused passenger carriers to be weight restricted creating transit delays and terminal congestion. It is possible that this weather-related occurrence will affect flights in the 3rd quarter. Regarding market demand and capacity developments, the Trans-Atlantic, and Intra-America trade lanes have seen some improvement. The Trans-Pacific trade-lanes remain critical, as are movements to India. Movements to South Africa as well remain a challenge. Lockdowns in China, affecting key cities are being withdrawn, but control protocols continue to have their effects on production, and logistics services. China freighter flight schedules are improving with carriers announcing expanded schedules.

DB Schenker Charter operations are in heavy use, as is our expansive ‘flight operations’ network covering outes Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and intra-Americas, providing secure capacity for our customers.

Americas exports by trade-lane:

USA – Europe
→ Market demand for airfreight capacity remains strong but much improved with access to capacity less of an issue. The slow re-introduction of scheduled passenger flights is helping the situation, but schedules are often changed based on demand, and available crew. Schenker’s own substantial scheduled flight operations, is supporting our customer’s needs and maintaining a reliable flight schedule: Weekly 747 freighter flights from Chicago, Rockford, Indianapolis & Atlanta to Frankfurt, Munich & Luxemburg, offer DB Schenker customers a stable and secure access to capacity.

USA – China Specific
→ Chinese governmental protocols for combating Covid-19 are abating, but re-establishment of production, and continuing mitigation efforts are creating staffing inconsistencies affecting all transport sectors. Carrier flight schedules are anticipated to improve by the end of June, but production and transit delays are anticipated to persist as is airport terminal congestion. DB Schenker as part of its own controlled flight network has 747 freighter flights from ORD / RFD to China, supporting capacity needs, as well as Schenker’s constant arranging of ad hoc charter movements for our customers.

USA – Asia (excluding China)
→ Capacity remains tight but on most trade lanes with critical situations remaining with destinations in Australia, Singapore and India. DB Schenker has in place large block space agreements to support these destinations from its key USA gateways. Supporting India, there are connections with our flight operations via our European hub and their flight operations to destinations there.

USA – Latin Am and Latin Am to Europe and APAC
→ Intra-Americas: Capacity demand remains strong but easing on most tradelanes from North Am to South Am. Remaining tight are intra-Latin Am movements, and exports from Latin Am to North Am. Passenger aircraft flights are increasing supporting many of the long-haul lanes. Destinations in China and India, continue as well to be a challenge. On the critical Miami to Sao Paulo trade lane, DB Schenker is maintaining weekly Schenker controlled flight operations from ORD to GRU, as well as from MIA to VCP. Airport terminals in Latin America in general are operating relatively well with transitioning cargo. Specific to Brazil, where Sao Paulo is being affected by a customs strike, heavy delays occur if any irregularities are encountered at the times of customs processing.

USA / Latin Am – Middle East / Africa
→ South Africa continues to have strong market demand and shortage of capacity, but our flight operation network offers connections via our European hub.

  • Global

(Jun 20, 2022) - Global supply and demand appear more balanced in the forecast for the remainder of 2022; current idle fleet is around 0.9%, however the gigantic order book of 6.8 Mio Teu for 2023 / 2025 is misleading: A significant amount of capacity will remain being still tied up in congestion around the world. We expect that preparations for the IMO 2023 regulations will add to this and will lead to a deficit on the supply side.

Signs of weakening demand on all trades are visible, in addition to the impact from the Russian invasion into the Ukraine – incoming bookings at carrier have started to decline. As a consequence, we have seen a dropping SCFI spot rate level for all main trades ex Asia for several weeks. Overall, however, container freight rate levels still remain exceptionally strong and freight rates remain close to record levels.

With fuel costs on the rise, bunker adjustment factors will increase.

With only 0.9% idle capacity, the vessel charter market remains tight, charter rates were hitting record levels in Mar 2022.

Hence it does not come as surprise that the vessel sales and purchase market still show a high level of 2nd hand purchase (mainly below 3000 teu, scarce tonnage available in larger segments) and active ordering of newbuilds (currently 6.8 Mio teu place in the order books) continues.

The severe wave of COVID-19 resulting in the lockdown in SHA / China also further aggravated congestions and disruptions globally due to increased customs checks and rerouting of cargo keep the market and supply chain disrupted.

For the upcoming peak season ex Asia, Carriers expect a utilization of around 95% for the upcoming 3rd quarter with shipments from week 26 clearly picking up.

With pressure on sailings that might be blanked more often due to missing vessel capacity, we expect rates to move upwards again. Equipment availability brings with it further constraints: warehouses are full, with some goods which are not needed immediately but were ordered during a not-to-be-missed Christmas sale, resulting in containers sitting longer than planned at the terminal, blocking space for exports. This causes bottlenecks on the equipment supply, additional time needed for the vessels to load and discharge, congestions and delays, which in turn causes costs to increase. Rates will not normalize until this matter is fixed.

Back haul trades remain volatile, but rates stay stable or low as carriers are keen to get costs for positioning covered. Hence, not all carriers follow rate trends but try to counter steer with high drop off / pick up charges.

With effect from 2023, carriers, i.e. vessels owners and operators, have to comply with IMO 2023 regulations mandatorily: The carbon intensity of all ships to be cut by at least 40% by 2030 and by at least 70% by 2050. A combination of technical and operational approaches will improve the energy efficiency of ships. The calculation of Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) is mandatory; all vessels above 5,000 gt to establish their annual operational carbon intensity indicator (CII) and CII rating.

CII target reinforcement 2% per year from 2023 to 2026 > 2% after 2026.

EEXI (Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index): This simple index is based on vessel design, engine power and speed limitation. There can be no compromise: Each vessel will be either compliant or noncompliant. For chartered vessels, EEXI compliance is the shipowner’s responsibility.

CII (Carbon Intensity Index): Each vessel will be subject to a yearly ranking regarding her Carbon Intensity Index: Only vessels ranked A, B or C will be compliant.

There are different methods to ensure compliance. Optimizing and limiting energy consumption through reduced speed is the most common solution. 

Compliance with IMO's GHG strategy graphic

Source (graphic left): Hapag-Lloyd. Source (graphic right): IMO

Compliance with IMO's GHG strategy graphic
Source (graphic left): Hapag-Lloyd. Source (graphic right): IMO

Also because of the IMO 2023 introduction and its consequences on speed reductions which will tie-up vessels, it is expected that for all main trades, market rates are expected to stay high. Carriers focus on FAK and Premium segments and continue to play the market to their advantage.

Additional cost impact comes from a significant rise of fuel prices which will find its reflection in the rates with effect from Apr. We strongly recommend most accurate forecasts for optimal allocation and uplift planning as well as preventing infrastructure bottlenecks (related to availability of truck, rail, barge power, but also equipment).

Please expect the situation on all trades to remain subject to continuous changes.

Coupled with the ongoing congestion in the main regions and the missing upgrade of infrastructure, the actual delta on demand and supply remains highly in favor of the demand. In consequence, the current high-rate level scenario is to remain in place throughout the entire year to come. Further tightening on supply and hence increasing the delta towards demand is expected from the IMO 2023 regulation addressing the carbon emissions of every vessel.

With an uncertain outlook on vessel utilization and partly huge impacts on port terminals, we need to prepare for changing schedules and transit times, sudden / unexpected delays in uplift, increased bottlenecks of equipment availability, inconsistent departures and sudden surcharges possibly resulting in higher costs for the supply chain.

Our experts in Ocean will support and guide for
→ SchenkerOcean strategic carrier partnerships to ensure access to equipment and space on all trades.
Volume forecast and allocation planning: through access to volumes on all alliances and consultative volume planning (allocation match based on customer forecast) we ensure proper prioritization.
Conversion from SchenkerOcean FCL to LCL to ensure uplift of part loads required more quickly.
Resilient and sustainable shipping possibilities through mixed SchenkerOcean carrier portfolio.
→ Various cargo storage options (using own or contracted warehouses and store goods accordingly to ease the rush of cargo at the same time).
Use of inhouse options for airfreight, rail freight and combined modes of transport options.
→ Alternate FCL shipping options via breakbulk (on multipurpose vessels).

  • Europe

(Jun 22, 2022) - All European Ocean Freight Branches are fully functioning operationally.

  • Asia Pacific 

(Jun 22, 2022) - Further to the market situation update as highlighted within Global Ocean Freight section of this advisory, the following pertains to the operational situation in the APAC Regional Clusters:

General APAC Region SITREP

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory as China progressively gets back on track.
→ Some delays may still be expected due to backlog.
→ No major operational changes or updates from previous advisory for ANZ; India sub-continent, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia cluster countries.

South Korea: Strike ceased as of last week CW24. No operational impact or updates thereafter reported.

General:

→ There are still service disruptions to the local ocean freight market including terminal congestion and competition to secure vehicle booking slots.
→ The ongoing war in Ukraine will also be expected to have both a direct and indirect impact on capacity, operations, costs in the near term, due to mode conversions from Air and Land, as well as from trade sanctions imposed and compliance requirements. Equipment shortage continues to put pressure on the ocean freight operations. Alternative, multimodal, options are available to circumvent. Speak with your DB Schenker contact person about the options available. DB Schenker’s approach remains unchanged with priority focusing on the health and safety of our workforce, as well as remaining vigilant in monitoring the situation to mitigate risk and events with potential impact to operations in all our APAC countries.

Our Ocean operations continue to be available to support customer needs. Delays could be expected in customs clearance and transportation. Stop-gap measures will be deployed where necessary.
Do reach out to your respective DB Schenker representatives for support or solutions where required.

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  • Middle East/Africa 

(Jun 22, 2022) - DB Schenker is fully operational and available to manage the current demand from customers even though an equipment shortage has been seen in the region. For more detailed market updates related to Middle East and Africa, please click here (PDF).

  • Americas 

(Apr 13, 2022) - A lot of pressure still ex South America for all outbound trades: Tight equipment, in particular on the East Coast of South America, overly full ships. Pressure on allocation and equipment availability will continue in the coming weeks. Increased market demand for main commodities will continue, depending on the rate exchange which so far is looming a positive trend for exports in coming months.

  • Global

(Jun 21, 2022) - Europe Land is fully operational and available for business, managing very few existing COVID-19 constraints in European countries. Asia gives a heterogeneous picture with most countries fully operational and available for business while a few countries (such as India) are facing challenges, however operating. Asia Landbridge (China to Southeast Asia) as well as Eurasia Landbridge (China - Europe Train) are fully operating, although facing congestions. Land operations in the Americas are also showing constraints, but still working close to normal.

  • Europe 

(Jun 21, 2022) - Only very few restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are still established in some European countries, directly or indirectly affecting transportation. DB Schenker Land Transport monitors the situation closely and reacts specially to border situations due to regulations imposed by individual countries. For any potential cases of disruptive conditions, we follow our pre-defined contingency plans to ensure flows of cargo as much as possible. In addition, we are adapting our transport service offerings daily to the needs of our customers.

Are you up-scaling or down-scaling your business activity in response to the changing market environment? DB Schenker Land Transport is your partner with one of the strongest and most resilient networks across 40 countries in Europe. Moreover, with our digital channels like connect4Land we offer a 24/7 entry point to our transport services, easy to use from everywhere, every time – Click. Ship. Done.

  • Asia Pacific 

(Jun 22, 2022) - Eurasia rail service will continue to be provided.

DB Schenker has aligned with all Chinese train operators and overseas carriers, that CR Express will continue to provide Eurasia rail service. The service booked with DB Schenker, through below routes currently are running as usual, and future schedule has been published.

→ Departure situation: No delays.
→ Booking closed: WB for week 27 | EB for week 27

*** **With the lockdown in Shanghai and Eastern China lifted in early Jun, there was an increase of export volume and almost all the rail carriers reported no WB capacity available till 2nd half of Jul. This will result in a delay in departure in the coming weeks. 

Current equipment situation by region

→ East China region: Low shortage risk
→ North China region: Low shortage risk
→ South China region: Low shortage risk

Terminal / depot situation in Europe, like Duisburg and Hamburg are improving. The capacity of container releasing / return is back to normal.

Border Situation
In view of the surge in volume since the lifting of lockdown and seasonally infrastructure construction, the borders between CN / KZ and PL / BY are getting congested. Although the situation is much better compared to the same period in 2021, lead-time is estimated to be up to 3 days longer than normal.

Border delays
→ CN / KZ Border: Alashankou / Khorgos border 0 - 6 days
→ CN / MN Border: Erlian border 10+ days
→ CN / RU Border: Manzhouli border 10+ days
→ BY / PL Border: Mala / Brest border 2 - 6 days
(Rail traffic for Eurasian train at border runs normal, road border is congested)
→ RU / DE Border: Kaliningrad / Rostock border 2 - 6 days

Lead time
Current T / T lead-time for Westbound is slightly longer. Transit time to Mala is 14 - 18 days, to Rostock is 20 - 24 days, to Duisburg / Hamburg +3 - 7 days upon border released.

The lead-time for Eastbound is around 20 - 30 days.

Asia Landbridge updates

Emergency news

  1. Dongxing (DOX) / MongCai (MOC) border can now accept new trucks crossing the border for both Northbound and Southbound shipments.
  2. Throughput capacity from CN DOX – VN MOC border is about 80 - 100 trucks per day.
  3. Throughput capacity from VN MOC – CN DOX border is about 50 - 70 trucks per day.
  4. For current queued 150+ trucks in Pingxiang (PXG), the throughput capacity is at 100 to 130 trucks per day into VN Huu Nghi border.
  5. Throughput capacity from VN into CN via Pingxiang road border is at 70 to 90 trucks per day.
  6. China – Laos rail solution remains stable mode of transport for Land.
  7. Shanghai’s lockdown has been lifted since Jun 1st – Collection from SHA shipper can be arranged.

Latest News

  1. Southbound PXG direct border leadtime processing is around 4 - 5 days with 150+ trucks.
  2. Alternatively, southbound PXG border via FTZ transfer leadtime processing is 1 - 2 days.
  3. Southbound DOX border leadtime processing is around 1 - 3 days.
  4. Northbound PXG border leadtime processing is around 7 - 10 days.
  5. Northbound DOX border processing leadtime is around 2 - 3 days with 60+ trucks.
  6. From Apr 1st and onwards: Fully vaccinated MY drivers can enter into SG Tuas or Woodlands without 48-hour Covid-19 test result anymore.

HK – CN and CN – HK lanes: truck-driver limitations, mandatory COVID negative results (validity of 24 hours) and mandatory cargo disinfection are needed.

South Korea Domestic Transport - Update

South Korea's unionized truckers and the transport ministry reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday (15 Jun) in a deal ending a nationwide strike that crippled ports and industrial hubs.

The eight-day strike has delayed international cargo shipments for industries from automotive to petrochemical in the export-heavy nation and cost South Korea's industries more than $1.2 billion in lost output and unfilled deliveries.

The two parties have since made efforts so that truckers can return to work and resume normalcy. Shipments have returned to normal.

General APAC Region SITREP

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory as China progressively gets back on track.
→ Some delays may still be expected due to backlog.
→ No major operational changes or updates from previous advisory for ANZ; India sub-continent, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia cluster countries.

South Korea: Strike ceased as of last week CW24. No operational impact or updates thereafter reported.

General:

→ The ongoing war in Ukraine will also be expected to have both a direct and indirect impact on capacity, operations, and costs in the near term, due to mode conversions from Air, as well as from trade sanctions imposed and compliance requirements.

Our approach remains unchanged with priority focusing on the health and safety of our workforce as well as remaining vigilant in monitoring the situation to mitigate risk and events with potential impact to operations in all our APAC countries.

  • Middle East/Africa 

(Jun 22, 2022) - The overall disruptions in the global supply chain have particularly impacted trucking companies in the region - for example, with the border closure, restriction of drivers, and increase in the fuel price. Such situations have created a supply / demand imbalance leading to price fluctuation. DB Schenker is continuously working to meet customer needs by adding more capacity and offering cost-effective multimodal solutions which provide a faster transit time. For more information on our specific solutions for your business, please get in touch with us at info.mea@dbschenker.com.

South Africa: Port of Durban remains impacted with limited movement due to the flooding at Kwa-Zulu Natal. In the SADC (Southern African Development Community) countries, expect delays for cross-border and road freight due to protests and forecasted landslides. Additionally, the cost of fuel has increased drastically in the country due to the situation in Ukraine.

Egypt: Chamber of Commerce's Currency Exchange Department reported an increase in dollar sales, pushing up the cost of spare parts and tires, oil lubricants, as well as driver compensation.

Saudi Arabia: The government has revised regulations on truckage leading to a reduction in truck availability.

  • Americas

(Jun 6, 2022) -
→ Argentina: Customers and commercial activities are working normally. The borders are experiencing big delays due to Covid-19.
→ Brazil: Customers and commercial activities are working normally.
→ Canada: No disruption to carrier network, except transborder vaccine mandate still exists for drivers.
→ Chile: Customers and commercial activities are working normally.
→ Mexico: Customers and commercial activities are working normally.

  • Global

(Jun 22, 2022) – The situation continuously improves in Greater China, and we notice no change or deep impact of business in Europe, Americas, and MEA. Our operations and customer services remain stable. There is no change in monitoring the situation in all regions very closely.

We continue prioritizing the protection of our staff and having dedicated labor management in place, to keep our customers’ businesses running. So do we continue to focus on dedicated guidelines and preventive measures with respective and individual BCP’s in place.

For short-term support we keep up our customer service offering on short note:

→ In case you need temporary space, or any additional services, reach out to your DB Schenker Account Manager or local contact person!

  • Europe

(Jun 22, 2022) - All sites in our operations in Europe currently remain fully operational with precautionary measures in place for the health of workers.

  • Asia Pacific

(Jun 21, 2022) - The following pertains to the operational situation in the APAC Regional Clusters:

General APAC Region SITREP

→ There are no operational impact updates since the previous advisory as China progressively gets back on track.
→ Some delays may still be expected due to backlog.
→ No major operational changes or updates from previous advisory for ANZ; India sub-continent, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia cluster countries.

South Korea: Strike ceased as of last week CW24. No operational impact or updates thereafter reported.

Our approach remains unchanged with priority focusing on the health and safety of our workforce, as well as remaining vigilant in monitoring the situation to mitigate risk and events with potential impact to operations in all our APAC countries. In addition, the war in Ukraine will also be expected to have both direct and indirect impact on operations and business in the near term, with trade compliance and sanctions in effect.

Governmental imposed restrictions in APAC countries are easing at varying levels, our service levels are maintained with our CL operations available to support prevailing customer needs, in compliance with local regulatory requirements. Delays may be expected due to availability of workforce and enforced hygiene and monitoring SOPs in certain instances.

Should there be any specific account operational effects, updates will be provided to our DB Schenker Account Management teams where necessary. We recommend being in close contact with your DB Schenker Account Managers for any further details or further support if necessary.

→ For India, please refer to our India website for detailed information via download.
→ For most recent updates on Australia, please refer to our Australia website.
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  • Middle East/Africa 

(Jun 22, 2022) - All DB Schenker contract logistics facilities in MEA are operational as per the appropriate health and safety standards and other regulations levied by the local government.

  • Americas

(Jun 22, 2022) - Our Contract Logistics operations continue to operate with proactive measures for the health and safety of our team and sites in general while we keep up with our customers’ business standards. At a country level, recent changes due to the pandemic are stabilizing although we continue to closely monitor the situation daily. Mask mandates are reduced / eliminated depending on local / country legislation.

→ USA: All operations in the USA remain operational with precautionary measures in place for the health of our people and delivery of services to our clients. We see minimal business disruptions as a result of COVID-19 absenteeism at this stage, but we caution, and precautionary measures remain in place.
→ Mexico: All Contract Logistics sites in Mexico remain operational. COVID-19 numbers are normalizing hence now have a low absenteeism rate and yet we are doing as much as possible to minimize the impact to our personnel and facilities.
→ Canada: All Contract Logistics sites in Canada remain operational with health and safety measures in place for the safety of our associates and customers. Measures / restrictions have eased based on federal mandates. All sites remain operational, compliant, and managing labor constraints effectively.
→ Brazil: All Contract Logistics sites remain operational in Brazil. Measures to reduce the risk of contamination continue to be the standard while adhering to public and company health and safety measures.


DB Schenker Organizational Update

DB Schenker is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. With precautionary measures in place, we are aiming to maintain full operability across all DB Schenker operations. In our offices across all continents, we have taken action to enable as many employees as possible to work from home to support the social distancing guidelines put in place by public authorities or the government in many countries. Our first priority is the health of our employees and partners. We adhere to the recommendations of health experts, especially WHO, related to, for example, hygiene precautions.

The next update will be sent on November 10th (or earlier should there be significant developments).

Please visit our website www.dbschenker.com or your local DB Schenker website for ongoing updates and additional information.

 
Thank you for your patience and support.
DB Schenker COVID-19 Customer Advisory Team


Disclaimer: We have used our utmost care in providing the information above. While the information above has been provided to the best of our knowledge and ability, the DB Schenker Group does not assume any liabilities arising from this information or the use thereof.