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Customer Advisory COVID-19 Global Update

July 21, 2021

Please find here the latest edition of our COVID-19 global customer advisory update. Thanks to growing vaccination coverage and decreasing pandemic impact, parts of the world are heading towards more regular conditions of business. However, with the spread of new mutations we do also see countries and regions hit by new waves of outbreak causing continuous impact on lives and business.

While improving, the conditions under which we all operate will continue to be disruptive and far from normal. We look forward to continue our update services as long as the global pandemic influences the economy, hence our common business.

Please continue to be engaged with your DB Schenker Account Managers on your latest plans, prices and projections. They will invest the utmost effort to support your business with corresponding solutions.

Executive Summary

Air Freight

  • The airfreight market is preparing for a challenging peak season in 2021 as the market remains largely affected by the pandemic with ongoing impacts to the global passenger flight network and schedules.
  • Many governments are still holding on to immigration regulations implemented during the pandemic. The infection rates and situation differ largely by country and continues to have a severely negative impact for new passenger flights as global passenger demand remains on a low level.
  • Transportation mode shift conversion is steering additional freight and volumes into the congested airfreight market especially in markets where the container and equipment shortage is impacting the ocean freight supply chains.
  • Capacity shortage therefore will be the major challenge in the second half of the year, especially on smaller trade lanes that are already highly congested (e.g. North America to Latin America).
  • Access to capacity will be the key driver for uplift in the current airfreight market and preparing for the demand vs supply situation forecasted for the remaining of 2021. All industries are trading up and recovering from the pandemic impact.

Ocean Freight

  • Sliding sailings and in consequence missing repositioning of empty equipment in all main trades resulting as a ripple effect of the Suez blockage, and more recently of the port situation in Yantian. Both impact the available allocation across all carriers as well as the equipment availability for the remainder of the third quarter.
  • ​​​​​​​Volume pressure ex APAC to all destinations remains strong; to last at least until the end of Q3 / 2021. Volumes ex Europe remain strong as well, especially to the Americas, market rates in all main trades have climbed further upwards.
  • ​​​​​​​Global carrier schedule reliability down to 38% and average delay of vessel arrivals of 6 to 7 days.

Land Transport

  • Some restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are still established in some European countries, directly or indirectly affecting transportation. Nevertheless, we see a trend towards more and more relieving of restrictions throughout Europe.
  • In case of disruptions, we follow our pre-defined contingency plans to ensure flows of cargo. We are adapting our transport service offerings daily to the needs of our customers.
  • ​​​​​​​Some receivers continue to have limited operations. All shippers may check the delivery possibility with the consignee to avoid cost for storage or return shipments.

Contract Logistics

  • Situation globally remains volatile, especially in APAC region with different governmental restrictions.
  • Our operations and respective customer services though remain stable.
  • ​​​​​​​No change in prioritizing protection of our staff and keeping our customers’ businesses running with respective BCP’s and preventive measures in place and being controlled around the world.
  • We carry on supporting our customers on short notice with all conceivable warehousing services and offer available idle space, hence please check with your DB Schenker account manager or local contact person.
  • ​​​​​​​To support COVID-19 vaccination, medical centers, respective treatments and preventive measures, we offer handling of medical devices and PPE worldwide, as part of our integrated end-to-end healthcare services.

Fairs, Events and Special Logistics

  • Situation globally remains volatile with different restrictions in most countries.
  • Leading trade fair markets worldwide are open or partially open.
  • First sport events are taking place again and others are scheduled with a strong involvement of our Global Event Specialists.
  • Our teams worldwide are in close contact with trade fair and event organizers as well as the respective associations and authorities and able to advise you on the current situation and provide the required services.
  • For further information or questions, please contact us under dbschenkerfairs@dbschenker.com.

Global Market Updates

A peak in air capacity market demand of the vaccine distribution is expected to take place in H2 / 2021. We also see a shift in the projections related to exporting regions such as in the Americas where the USA may start exporting earlier than expected and therefore impacting specific trade lanes, such as USA to LATAM. Countries such as India are however expected to refrain from exporting certain medication produced India as they see a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic on their population while remaining with Europe for the time being the biggest exporter of COVID-19 vaccines.

Various pharmaceutical companies have received emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccines. Further vaccines are in the pipeline or emergency approval has been requested already. With this acceleration of vaccines being approved in many countries we do observe an increase of COVID-19 vaccine production as well as required distribution. Countries that are today already involved in the healthcare sector are also highly involved into this increase in demand. This is a combination of either ingredients required to produce the vaccine or the finished vaccine itself.

Vaccine supply to the southern hemisphere is slowly showing some traction with humanitarian programs such as COVAX, GAVI or HOPE, however still at a much slower pace than expected. Even though shipments are limited, logistics challenges are far greater than in more developed countries as destinations are more difficult to reach due to extremely limited cargo capacity.

Based on these recent developments we do not expect major capacity challenges due to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Q2 / 2021, but an increasing market demand as of the second half of the year. All supply chain partners will be required to closely collaborate to support the distribution and mitigate potential negative impacts or disruptions through the end-to-end transportation.

For successful distribution, storage, repacking, and administration of a COVID-19 vaccine, additional medical supplies are needed – including needles, syringes, alcohol prep pads, surgical masks and face shields, gloves, mixing kits and additional PPE. Being part of our integrated end-to-end healthcare services DB SCHENKERlife+ with licensed and regulated facilities, alongside dedicated and qualified staff, we offer all conceivable warehousing services to handle medical devices and PPE, while supporting respectively institutions and industries globally.

  • Global

(Jul 20, 2021) – The airfreight market is preparing for a challenging peak season in 2021. The situation in 2020 was already highly impacted by the pandemic. However, especially as many industries recover, the increase in demand in the airfreight market is rising even further and leading to a more severe situation of market demand vs supply. In addition, the market remains largely impacted by the pandemic as COVID-19 cases continue and the global passenger flight network is recovering only very slowly. This is also due to immigration regulations as well as passenger demand for international long-haul flights.

While the airfreight industry remains under such high pressure to manage the strong market demand situation, we also experience the first phase of aircraft operators conducting maintenance checks on the freighter aircrafts prior to peak season. This has caused a slight drop in available capacity and ad hoc flights to ensure that the aircrafts return ahead of the peak season in the second half of 2021. This drop in capacity will be experienced throughout the next weeks while maintenance checks will be finalized throughout the summer period.

Furthermore, the continuous mode shift conversion experienced during this year is expected to continue and even further spike in certain markets. This impact has also caused some operational delays especially as the uplift for airfreight has focused on major airports during the pandemic. One market where the container and equipment shortage has caused a strong mode shift conversion has been the USA. This mode shift conversion does not only impact the larger trades, but also the smaller trade lanes that were previously often congested. Intra-Americas from USA to Latin America is one trade lane that has seen and experienced such a strong increase in market demand while supply remains stable due to possible capacity options and the carrier situation on these trade lanes. Airlines have now taken additional measures related to cargo acceptance in major US airports to reduce the backlog due to the critical warehouse situation across many Ground Handling Agents.

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

→  Fueled with SAF: Frankfurt (FRA) – Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (FRA)

→  Beijing (PEK) – Frankfurt (FRA)

→  Chicago (RFD) – Munich (MUC) – Tokyo (NRT) – Seoul (ICN) – Munich (MUC) – Chicago (RFD)

→  Chicago (ORD / RFD) – Seoul (ICN) – Shanghai (PVG) – Chicago (RFD)

→  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 (ORD)

→  Hongkong (HKG) – Frankfurt (HHN)

→  Hongkong (HKG) -– Los Angeles (LAX)

→  Luxembourg (LUX) – Indianapolis (IND) – Luxembourg (LUX)

→  Munich (MUC) – Chennai (MAA) – Munich (MUC) – Chicago (RFD)

→  Shanghai (PVG) – Chicago (ORD)

→  Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (FRA)

→  Shanghai (PVG) – Luxembourg (LUX) – Shanghai (PVG)

→  Shanghai (PVG) – Singapore (SIN) – Sydney (SYD)

→  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 

(Jul 20, 2021) - All offices remain in full operation with access to terminal handling and ground transportation. All our European hubs deliver import and receive export freight with no backlogs recorded towards the weekend. Operationally, our linehauls to and from the hubs are running as scheduled. 

→ Please get in touch with your DB Schenker Account Manager for more information.

  • Asia Pacific 

(Jul 21, 2021) - There is no reported impact on operations due to COVID-19, with status largely remaining unchanged.

Markets in APAC continue to trend unfavorably with infection rates. Extension of COVID-19 lockdowns and re-tightening curbs are in effect particularly in South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), North-East Asia (Japan, South Korea) and Australia (NSW, Victoria and SA). We continue to closely monitor all other APAC markets for potential escalation in the coming weeks / months (for e.g. the Tokyo Games).

Greater China update: Nanjing Lukou Airport COVID-19 screening for potential infection cluster.

Some delays may be expected. Our priority is still focused on the health and safety of our workforce, while mitigating the operational impact where feasible. This underscores the continued risk on operations and the vigilance necessary to cope with the ever-present COVID-19 situation.

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

Capacity is expected to remain volatile. We remain vigilant in monitoring the situation to mitigate events with potential impact to operations. 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 

(Jul 20, 2021) - 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 

(Jul 20, 2021) - Continued strain on capacity on most trade lanes with demand continuing to rise and widebody passenger aircraft cargo capacity slow in returning to compensate. USA airport terminals continue to run behind processing and transitioning import cargo affecting their immediate availability on arrival, but the situation for imports is improving. For exports strong market demand, as well implementation of new IACO security screening regulations are creating challenges. The enhanced screening requirements, effective as of June 30, 2021, require all cargo pass through this process. Key DB Schenker facilities have well established TSA screening processes and equipment in place that provide important advantages: Delivery of pre-screened cargo, that will have faster handling and special accommodations at the carrier terminals. But the additional IACO / TSA requirements, whether with the air carriers or with the forwarders, have slowed down the transition of cargo. Carrier terminals are badly congested with unscreened cargo: The initial weeks of July have seen some transit delays.

With continued volatility in available capacity in the market, and challenges at the airport terminals, DB Schenker’s own controlled flight network both transatlantic and transpacific is providing secure space for our customers. Our airport-based offices are providing the necessary coordination to provide the fastest transition of cargo possible. Our Rockford (RFD) gateway is supporting our flight operations into the mid-west / Chicago area and providing an excellent alternative. DB Schenker is now in a newly constructed facility ‘ramp’ side to the aircraft with 30,000 sqft (2.800 m2) of warehouse space.

Americas exports by trade-lane:

USA – Europe

→ Market demand continues moderate to strong from the USA. DB Schenker is maintaining its five 747 freighter flights per week as part of its Global Flight Operations Program. The flights are operating from Atlanta and Chicago-Rockford to Frankfurt and Munich, as well as from Indianapolis to Luxembourg. They offer DB Schenker customers a stable and secure access to capacity in what continues to be a volatile market situation.

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, as well as 747 freighter flight operations two times per week from ORD / RFD to Korea (ICN) and continues to China (PVG). As part of its own controlled flight network, there are connection options via our European Hubs to India (BOM and MAA). DB Schenker is also adding ad hoc charters to Australia and Singapore to support customer demand for capacity.

USA – Asia (China-specific)

→ Strong demand to Shanghai and Hong Kong. DB Schenker as part of its own controlled flight network maintains 747 freighter flights from ORD / RFD to PVG, 2 times per week, providing a secure option to that market and surrounding cities.

USA – Latin Am / Latin Am to Europe and APAC

→ Intra-Americas: Capacity is in strong demand, with market backlogs effecting all major origins and destinations. Challenges related to freighter carriers’ schedule fluctuations continue. Passenger flights continue to be well below pre-COVID-19 levels. This situation is affecting all transit between North and South America as well as Central America.

→ Latin Am Exports: European destination capacity is tight with the market suffering backlogs due to limited freighter capacity; missing passenger aircraft space and continuing strong demand.

USA / Latin Am to Middle East / Africa

→ South Africa with continued strong market demand and shortage of capacity.

  • Global

(Jul 20, 2021) – The global trade remains very strong, this is valid in particular for all trades ex and within Asia Pacific. All trades are expected to grow positively during 2021.

Forecasted container trade growth Graphic

Idle capacity remains almost nonexistent (currently at 0.7%) and 2 / 3 of the capacity to be released within 2021 has been phased into the trades already. Overall, the supply side remains limited to some 3% which leaves a huge delta between market supply and market demand and thus leads to a high rate environment. After having dealt with the ripples of the Suez blockage, the situation around the COVID-19 cases in Yantian adds up to the trades and tightens the bottleneck on equipment. Schedules in the main trades remain disrupted and reflect a capacity reduction of up to 25% weekly, through slid sailings, port omissions and other schedule recovery measures. The trades affected most are Asia to Europe and vice versa, but also ex Asia to NORAM and Europe to NORAM.

However, the space decline is followed by significant general market rate increases, peak season adjustments / introductions and similar. All main trades continue to show record rate levels, several trades have climbed further up and appear to reach their peak level during the current month of July while excellent utilizations of the vessels expected to last at least until Golden Week in October; some trades report already a strong outlook until LNY in 2022.

Market rates are expected to stay high. Carriers focus on FAK segments and neglect special agreements as much as possible.

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).

Schedule quality is globally short of 40%, global delay of vessel arrival is still around 6 to 7 days.

With fuel prices on the rise for IFO380 as well as VLSFO, the bunker adjustment factors have come into play from April onwards and causes rates to reflect related increases.

Import free time in all markets is generally cut down to zero since beginning of the year. The current circumstances make it very important for our customers to plan volume forecast (we advise 4 to 8 weeks in advance) and be flexible to re-route cargo (for congested destinations). Please expect the situation on all trades to remain subject to continuous changes.

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 faster required part loads.
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

(Jul 20, 2021) - All European Ocean Freight Branches are fully functioning operationally.

  • Asia Pacific 

(Jul 21, 2021) - Notwithstanding the market situation as highlighted within Global Ocean Freight section, there are no significant COVID-19 impacted operations as status remains unchanged.

Markets in APAC continue to trend unfavorably with infection rates. Extension of COVID-19 lockdowns and re-tightening curbs are in effect particularly in South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), North-East Asia (Japan, South Korea) and Australia (NSW, Victoria and SA). We continue to closely monitor all other APAC markets for potential escalation in the coming weeks / months (for e.g the Tokyo Games).

Some delays may be expected. Our priority is still focused on the health and safety of our workforce, while mitigating the operational impact where feasible. This underscores the continued risk on operations and the vigilance necessary to cope with the ever-present COVID-19 situation.

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 

(Jul 20, 2021) - 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 

(Jul 20, 2021) - 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

(Jul 20, 2021) - Europe Land is fully operational and available for business, managing 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 South-East 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 

(Jul 20, 2021) - Some restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are continuing to be in place in some European countries and are in parts directly or indirectly affecting the transportation of goods. Nevertheless, we see a trend towards more and more relieving of restrictions throughout Europe. 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.

Europe Land Transport Heatmap Graphic

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  • Asia Pacific 

(Jul 21, 2021) - Our Domestic Land product continues unabated to provide our regular high level of service. The situation in Malaysia, Thailand and other APAC countries is being monitored closely as the local situations could lead to delays.

Our Asia Landbridge FTL / LTL road service is running to schedule.

Border Gateway observations

Border congestion due to high market demand may add between 1 and 3 days to Asia Landbridge. A global demand for containers due to Ocean and Air capacity constraints continues to put significant pressure on road assets across the region. DB Schenker staff at Asia Landbridge border offices continue to ensure lead-times are minimized and service levels maintained through “triage” prioritization. Additional labor and associated domicile costs are still required to strategically avoid lengthy quarantine periods for our international drivers. Our Domestic and International Land services continue to meet the high market demand and are strategically positioned to meet the forecast demand spike associated with ongoing reduced Ocean freight and Airfreight capacity. However, Customers are strongly urged to coordinate any volume spikes with their DB Schenker Account Manager as early as possible.

Congestion levels continue to fluctuate on our Eurasia service for Rail and Road. Please refer to table 1.

Table showing the Westbound ETD delay and border congestion delay risks

CN / KZ, CN / MN, CN / RU congestion up to 7 days.

Brest / Mala congestion range 7-10 days.

Westbound container stocks remain low and are contributing to delays.

Xi’an’s EB booking for sanitary goods & Shanxi Province deliveries may incur additional 3-7 days due to inspection.

Additional costs relating to disinfecting cargo will be imposed upon the relevant freight payer or consignee for all eastbound shipments.

We therefore recommend checking estimated lead-times with your DB Schenker Account Manager.

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  • Middle East/Africa 

(Jul 20, 2021) - Land transportation may be delayed in some countries due to additional checking. In some parts of the GCC, cargo movement has been restricted to food and essential items.

→ Please get in touch with your DB Schenker Account Manager for more details.

  • Americas

(Jul 20, 2021)

→  USA: Fully operational.
→  Brazil: Market is running in normal conditions. Border between Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay working partially with many restrictions.
→  Canada: Minimal changes in Canada, with provinces moving into more relaxed restrictions (increased capacity, non-essential retail opened). Expecting US – Canada Border to open up in Mid August to fully vaccinated US visitors. No carrier restrictions – capacity remains tight on LTL – particularly to / from western Canada.
→  Argentina: Commercial activities are working normally.
→  Chile: Ports and warehouse near ports working over their 100% capability. This situation remains the same since March 2021.
→  Mexico: Fully operational. Capacity still remains tight on northbound transport industry wide.

  • Global

(Jul 20, 2021) - While noticing different governmental restrictions especially in the APAC region, our operations and customer services remain stable worldwide. We continue monitoring the situation in all regions very closely and persist in prioritizing the protection of our staff and keeping our customers’ businesses running. Therefore, we focus on dedicated guidelines and preventive measures, e.g. social distancing, wearing masks, temperature control, sanitizing stations, enhanced cleaning on site, having office-based staff working remotely and respective controlling of health and safety regulations.

With our global healthcare quality framework, including regional and local competence centers, we support companies and institutions around the globe with handling of PPE and medical devices, to support successful distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

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

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

  • Europe

(Jul 20, 2021) - All sites in our operations in Europe currently remain fully operational with precautionary measures in place for the health of workers.

  • Asia Pacific

(Jul 21, 2021) - There is no significant change in operational status for APAC countries generally from previous updates.

Markets in APAC continue to trend unfavorably with infection rates. Extension of COVID-19 lockdowns and re-tightening curbs are in effect particularly in South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), North-East Asia (Japan, South Korea) and Australia (NSW, Victoria and SA). We continue to closely monitor all other APAC markets for potential escalation in the coming weeks / months (for e.g. the Tokyo Games).

Our priority is still focused on the health and safety of our workforce, while mitigating the operational impact where feasible. This underscores the continued risk on operations and the vigilance necessary to cope with the ever-present COVID-19 situation.

We remain vigilant in monitoring the situation, to mitigate events with potential impact to operations.

→ 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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While governmental imposed restrictions in APAC countries continue at varying levels, our service levels so far are maintained with our CL operations available to support customer needs.

Delays may be expected due to availability of workforce and enhanced strictly enforced hygiene and monitoring SOPs. Customers may contact the respective DB Schenker representatives for further support if necessary.

  • Middle East/Africa 

(Jul 20, 2021) - 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

(July 20, 2021) - Our warehouses continue to operate with precautionary measures in place for the health of our people and hence keeping up our customer services.

→  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. There is now country-wide vaccine availability to help stop the spread in the USA.
→  Mexico: COVID-19 numbers are still prevalent in Mexico. We are doing everything 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 continued service.

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.

The next customer advisory will be the August 4 release or earlier should there be significant developments. Visit our website in advance to be among the first informed.

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

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