Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Eruption Threat

September 15th, 2014 - The risk of an eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland could disrupt air traffic to and from Europe.

Today, operational conditions remain normal. However, SDV would like to keep customers informed while developing solutions to ensure the continuity of operations.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, at present the aviation code (ICAO) is 'orange', meaning that the Bardardunga volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption. The next aviation code level is 'red': eruption is imminent or in progress - significant emission of ash into atmosphere likely. This could imply a partial or total closure of European airspace.

Click on the link to obtain more information about the Bardarbunga volcano situation:

Thanks to its global network, SDV has created a contingency plan that includes southern and non-European gateways and uses existing transportation plans:



Airfreight                            Via Milan or Istanbul

Sea / Airfreight                                    Via Dubai

EUROPE                                               AMERICA

Airfreight                                     Via Casablanca

Seafreight                  Fast service (about 7 days)


In addition, SDV will implement solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients and the types of goods. We will also ensure daily monitoring of the volcano situation and provide regular updates to customers.

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