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: http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/volcanic-eruptions/.
Thanks to its global network, SDV has created a contingency plan that includes southern and non-European gateways and uses existing transportation plans:
EUROPE MIDDLE-EAST / ASIA-PACIFIC
Airfreight Via Milan or Istanbul
Sea / Airfreight Via Dubai
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.