Global Market Update – April 1, 2020

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North America

The United States and Canadian governments are not restricting freight movements. The US extended guidelines to April 30, 2020.

Latin America

Airlines continue to operate with limitations and are obeying the authorities' restrictions. Ports are operating normally. There is a shortage of transport units.

Peru: ports and airports will remain without movement. DSV offices in Peru are officially closed until there is new advice from authorities. Only pharmaceuticals are allowed to move. 


DSV is operational everywhere, although there are some interruptions in Italy. Recently imposed restrictions at borders have caused delays but in most cases, these become less significant once private traffic reduces, and goods traffic is given priority lanes. 

Africa and Middle East

In South Africa, the government has published a list of essential services. Starting March 26 for 21 days, freight is not permitted to move which does not fall into these categories. South African airports are operating at reduced capacity. We expect more measures to be in place soon, which will likely cause disruptions.

Middle East: Some restrictions at border crossings, e.g. Jordan - Saudi Arabia, but alternative routes are being used.

Asia Pacific

Australia and New Zealand: At ocean ports, ships must be in transit for at least 14 days before being allowed to enter port. Airfreight is limited with disruptions. 

Backlogs at intra-Asian borders are improving slowly. Delays are reducing.

All DSV offices in China are open except for Wuhan. Northern and Central China are still impacted by restrictions. Road transport within China is almost normal, except in the Hubei province.

Indian Sub-Continent

India is under lockdown. All state borders have been closed. Only transport of essential goods is permitted but requires curfew passes. Shortage of drivers also impact transportation throughout the country. Customs process is slow and ocean terminals are heavily disrupted. 

Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also in various states of lockdown until further notice.

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