COVID-19 Impact Update

March 27th, 2020

FAQ

COVID-19 Impact Updated as of 27th March 2020.

1.   EUROPE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The borders within the Schengen area and between the European Union and the rest of the world are partially or completely closed. And this for a period of 30 days from Tuesday, March 17 at noon.

The flow of goods is free from these restrictions so as not to break supply chains. The transport of goods therefore remains authorized. However, certain arrangements and specific measures taken by the countries have a direct impact on freight capacities, the rates, the speed of processing operations, the delivery time.

 

Air freight: Most passengers' air flights are being stopped, removing significantly the cargo capacity on most of the power lanes. The US ban has stopped the movement of people, not goods. In all regions freight forwarding is still possible but with very limited connections.

A robust alternative transport plan based on charters and freighters solutions is implemented to ensure continuity of service (ref § Alternative transports plans). Based on both charters / part charters and hard block space capacities on freighter flights only, solutions on Eastbound & Westbound flows are being piloted on a daily basis to adapt needs to capacities, maximizing operations through our air cargo hubs.

 

Sea freight: Ports and shipping companies operate despite difficult conditions; containers are taken care of.

Most of the shipping lines are adding surcharges such as PSS but however still operating. Space and equipment remain very tight. All services are fully booked in March and already filling up in April. Equipment will start getting scarce, especially for inland pickups. Yet, some shipping lines announced improvement with regards to the availability of reefers containers.

On Asia-Europe, the number of blank sailings has increased to 75, of which 29 are due to Covid-19. As a result of the blank sailings, non-vessel owning operators have been forced to hold empty equipment longer than usual, incurring more detention and demurrage charges, chassis fees and repositioning costs, in addition to possible interchange fees.

Loading ratios on ships out of Asia are improving week by week, from 60% in February to 80% in March.

In every ports TC Haulage, LTL Pick up/Delivery, Multimodal, Warehouse are fully operational. Slow-down is expected for custom authorities and borders bottlenecks.

     

Road freight: Land transport is maintained, but subject to disruptions and slowdowns due to increased border control, sanitary measures (temperature measurements by drivers, etc.) and special arrangements (closure of certain border posts and detours, driver's unavailability). Note that the European Commission has proposed the designation of Green Lanes at the borders for the transport of goods.

Member States are invited to designate border crossing points, located on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T), without delay.

This mainly concerns road transport. But according to the Commission communication 23 March, it also applies, where applicable, to trains and ships. Member States are also encouraged to "ensure that at least one of their airports is operational for flights linked to repatriation and international aid operations".

 

Railways: Trains to and from China are currently still running on schedule (ref point 5 - exception: Wuhan Platform starting service on 28th March). Local terminals in China and Europe remain on service. There are currently no restrictions for railway transportation crossing countries along the route. Possible delays on pre and post carriage by truck service at the European borders.


Customs: Health and travel restriction measures also apply to customs office staff, resulting in possible delays in the processing of customs declarations, in particular concerning the customs clearance of goods subject to prohibitions, movement restrictions and presentation of original documents (CITES, war materials and similar, dual-use goods, ...). In addition, the European Commission has announced that it will put in place a system of prior authorization to obtain for any export operation of medical protective equipment. The transposition of this measure is the responsibility of each competent authority in the member states

EU - Covid-19 - Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics has taken all the measures in this new stage to preserve the health of its employees and partners while ensuring its operational capacities.

Among the main actions implemented:

- Permanent communication with all our organizations in Europe and worldwide,

- Extensive deployment of telework for our operational teams with the use of dedicated IT equipment allowing secure remote work,

- Organization of Services with the implementation of a morning / evening rotation for the functions whose physical presence is essential,

- Implementation of a rotation of our staff on our hubs and our logistics sites over an extended time slot.

All employees remain operational and reachable by email and phone.

In parallel, all the instructions dictated by the competent authorities have been put in place to contain the spread of the virus (raising employee awareness of barrier gestures, dispatch of masks to our regional hubs, provision of hydroalcoholic gel, strengthening of procedures for cleaning, travel ban, cancellation of participation in external events, use of teleconferences). These provisions are also transmitted to our subcontractors (carriers and service companies) and we ask them to comply with our instructions when they work on our premises.

1.1. WESTERN EUROPE

1.1.1.  FRANCE & FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Schengen borders are closed.

ADR certificates for drivers (dangerous goods) whose validity ends remain valid until 30 November 2020.

Flights to the French Overseas Territories are now limited to maintaining territorial continuity.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN:

Home Office for our operational teams with IT equipment to secure our network,

Establishment of shifts for the activities whose presence is essential with a rotation of the teams. This measure is also applied to our hubs and logistics sites.

The French Overseas Territories apply the measures announced by the French Government. A severe lockdown is now in force in French Guiana, French West Indies, La Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia and New-Caledonia.

1.1.2.  BELGIUM

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Belgian government has taken additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), applicable until April 3. These measures are of no consequence for the international transport of goods and drivers. The Minister of Transport has announced a temporary and full tolerance for the application of driving and rest times for drivers involved in the transportation of food, medicine and other essentials for life to stores and pharmacies.

1.1.3.  NETHERLANDS

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The European Union citizens and neighboring countries can still enter the territory. Opting for the policy of "heard immunity", the Dutch state has not passed into" lock down" policy or total closure of borders. The border with Belgium is closed to people (not to the transport of goods) due to the decision of the Belgian government.

1.1.4.  SWITZERLAND

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

In addition to measures limiting public gatherings, the Swiss Federal Council has reintroduced border controls. Entry into Swiss territory from Italy is limited to Swiss citizens, Swiss residents and people entering for professional reasons. International goods transport and transit are still allowed.

Ticino area: Pick up is not allowed except for 1st necessary material

1.1.5.  UNITED KINGDOM

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Goods still moving freely, although the vast majority of passenger options markedly reduced. 

1.2.NORTHERN EUROPE

1.2.1.DENMARK

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Danish borders are closed to people. This does not include the movement of goods.

Major airlines have closed or changed flight schedules. The movement of goods to and from Denmark is considerably reduced.

Road, sea, rail and rail freight canals are kept open with no control other than usual.

Note that international transport of goods (including transit) by road should be carried out by the defined border crossing points: Frøslev, Sæd or Kruså. The Kruså border crossing point is not accessible to vehicles over 3.5 tons.

Trucks are recommended to use the Frøslev border crossing point (E45). The Padborg border crossing, as well as other smaller border crossings, are closed. Freight operations can also be carried out through the "blue border" (Øresundbridge and ferries).

The government is also taking additional measures to facilitate the transportation of goods, such as the introduction of temporary exemptions from driving and restraint rules to ensure the delivery of food and groceries

1.2.2.  NORWAY

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The government of Norway has announced the closure of airports and ports for foreign travelers starting from Wednesday, March 18.

Avinor, the Norwegian state-owned company responsible for much of the country's airport infrastructure, along with the transport sector has been defined as a central part of national emergency preparedness. They have announced the closure of nine small airports across Norway in order to free up resources to support other airports: Vardø (alternative airport Vadsø), Berlevåg (alternative airport Båtsfjord), Sørkjosen (alternative airport Tromsø), Stokmarknes (alternative airport Andøya), Svolvær (alternative airport Leknes or Evenes), Mo i Rana (alternative airport Sandnessjøen), Mosjøen (alternative airport Sandnessjøen), Førde (alternative airports Sogndal or Florø), Sandane (alternative airports Ørsta/Volda or Florø)

 

No restriction for truck drivers. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration also grants, from 13 March and for 30 days, temporary derogations from the rules relating to driving and rest times for the transport of food, medicine and other essential goods. to life in stores and pharmacies.

1.2.3.  SWEDEN

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Freight transport activities within, to and from Sweden are not affected by the social distancing measures taken by the Swedish government to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Since March 16, the Swedish Transport Agency has granted a temporary tolerance for the application of the rules on driving and rest times for freight transport operations. Valid 30 days and applicable to all types of transport as long as it does not affect road safety.

1.2.4. IRELAND

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

To reduce the risk of infection, the ferry company Seatruck Ferries temporarily stops embarking any truck driver or other passenger on its Irish Sea vessels. Accompanied road transport (full combinations of trucks with driver) is then stopped until further notice, but the company will continue to transport semi-trailers, containers and unaccompanied swap bodies.

1.3.CENTRAL EUROPE

1.3.1. CZECH REPUBLIC

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Czech Republic has closed borders to foreign travelers but open to cargo.

The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic has granted a general exemption from traffic restrictions on class I motorways and roads in the Czech Republic for trucks and combined vehicles with a total laden weight exceeding 7.5 tons and for trucks and special vehicles with a trailer, if the total laden weight of the motor vehicle exceeds 3.5 tons. The exemption is valid from 3 p.m. on March 13, 2020 for the duration of the state of emergency, but not more than one year.

1.3.2. POLAND

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Poland has closed borders to foreign travelers, but they remain open to freight.

Air and rail passenger traffic from abroad is temporarily interrupted.

Special flights are chartered for the transport of goods.

As an alternative, airlines are using road feeders intensively for transport from/to WAW to/from LUX, FRA, BUD, where they organize overseas freighters.

The borders remain open to the movement of goods and truck drivers carrying out international road freight will not be required to respect a quarantine period of two weeks. The Polish administration publishes the list of border crossing points open during the state of emergency because some borders will remain closed.

More check points at borders are open with simplified controls to improve road traffic flow especially at frontiers with Germany and Czech Republic. Capacities for trucks are reduced to Italy, Spain and Portugal.

1.3.3. AUSTRIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Some borders are closed to passengers, but open to the movement of goods.

Austria has reintroduced temporary border controls with Italy.

Austria has also ceased its rail transport activities from Italy (measure valid until April 3). This measure does not apply to the transport of goods. Across Austria, the ban on weekend driving for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tons will be suspended until April 3, 2020 with immediate effect. This measure was discussed and coordinated with Italy and Bavaria in order to avoid waiting times at the borders as much as possible.

1.3.4.  GERMANY

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

On March 16, Germany has partially closed its borders with France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and Denmark. Frontier workers are not affected, nor is the transport of goods.

The German federal government has asked the Länder to suspend weekend traffic bans on trucks to alleviate the situation during the crisis. The Länder of Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony and Lower Saxony have announced the suspension of weekend driving bans for trucks transporting hygiene and long-life food product

1.3.5. BULGARIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Bulgarian authorities introduced a "state of emergency" in the country on March 13. Preventive measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVD-19) do not yet include restrictions on international road transport of passengers and goods.

1.3.6.  HUNGARY

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Persons from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran cannot enter national territory, except for Hungarian citizens (who will have to isolate themselves for 14 days).

All movements of air traffic, trains and coaches from these countries are temporarily interrupted, - Border control procedures are reintroduced at the Slovenian and Austrian borders (including health checks).

The transport of goods is not affected by these measures. A general exemption has been granted on driving restrictions for trucks and combinations of vehicles with a total laden weight greater than 7.5 tons.

1.3.7. ROMANIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Transport of goods still running but with delays. People from the following countries must spend 14 days in self-isolation at home: Austria; Belgium, Republic of Korea (other provinces), Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Norway, Netherlands, China (other areas), Spain, United States of America and Sweden.

1.4.SOUTHERN EUROPE

1.4.1.  ITALY

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Transports can be done as usual

Manufacturing and production sites can work respecting distances between people

Cargo can be moved as usual but challenged by limited transport capabilities.

Milan-Linate airport closed since 13 March.

Shipping lines are operating despite difficult conditions: lack of equipment's especially for reefers containers, blank sailing in imports, rolling of booking due to lack of capacities, surcharges such as PSS. 

1.4.2. SPAIN

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

All regional public health actions are coordinated by the central government of Madrid. Measures to limit the movement of people are put in place. Land borders are closed (This does not apply to the transport of goods.). Travel is reduced to what is strictly necessary (food, health, work, solidarity, financial and insurance entities, force majeure). Airports, ports, warehouses and carriers remain open and operational.

1.4.3.PORTUGAL

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The country is declared on "alert" until April 9. Flights from Lisbon and Porto Airports for passengers to/from Luanda; Cape Verde, Sao Tomé, Spain, Italy, China and US are canceled. With alternatives charters for cargo.

No impact on international road transport. However, only the main border posts with Spain remain open: Quintanilha, Tui, Vilar Formoso, Elvas, Castro Marim, Vila Verde de Raia (Chaves), Monfortinho (Castelo Branco), Marvão (Portalegre) and Vila Verde de Ficalho (Bej). Drivers must take into account individual and collective protection measures and keep a safe distance.

Seafreight: dockers strikes of Lisbon and Setubal have been suspended but ports are congested.

2.   ASIA-PACIFIC

2.1.  CHINA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Trucking: Except Hubei Province, most of the trucking services have recovered. Currently the trucking capacity on the market is less than adequate and we see trucking cost increase. This trend is expected to prevail as activity resumes in China.

Airfreight: Except for Wuhan airport, all other Chinese airports are operating as usual. Oversea airlines have suspended most passenger flights to/from China. Our core freighter carriers have also significantly reduced their regular schedule as well. Capacity is dramatically reduced on commercial flights and results in the air rate hike.

The charter solutions offered by Bolloré Logistics are addressing this difficulty and helping our customers to have earlier arrival to China to tackle their supply chain needs.

Sea freight: Except for Wuhan Port, all other Chinese ports are operating as usual. There are blank sailings and the capacity is limited.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All China offices are operating as usual. So far none of our employees has been contaminated nor being suspected of carrying the virus. Health and Safety guidelines as well as preventive checks in office have been carried out. We are supplying protective and monitoring equipment to our offices. A comprehensive employee health emergency reporting system is set up.

Due to inbound quarantine measures, some passenger flights to China will be delayed.

2.2.  SOUTH KOREA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

All ports and airports are operational to date

Airfreight: Space situation is very tight as many airlines cancel passenger flights. Express price on most of Asian lanes, increasing rate of European, USA.

Serious space backlog as many flights to China has been already cancelled. Freighters operating with only express Export and Import both. 

Europe toward space situation is getting worse as well as cancelled passenger flights with reduced cargo freighters day by day.

Sea freight:Total lead time of the vessel is getting longer due to added sailing  port  without prior notice. Many Blank Sailing notice from many shipping lines along with route and vessel changes. No cancelation notices from shipping line on the Import Schedule to Korea, main port PUS.

Terminal congestion has been more and more stabilizing.   

  

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics Korea decided to maintain BCP 4 as a preventive action.

All employees working in Seoul will work from home and are available through email and mobile phone. No suspended operations including our warehouses operations.

2.3.  SINGAPORE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

There is no impact to any vessels arriving to Singapore and operations remain as per normal, except crews from affected areas are not allowed to disembark.

All carriers must submit health declaration to the Port Health Office 24 hours before arrival at Singapore port.

Carriers confirmed that they are still carrying cargoes to Singapore unless there is a blank sailing.

Air Freight: No impact on our operation capabilities. Airlines schedule has been reduced to some destinations. We are still able to accommodate most of the destinations via Cargo plane, Commercial airline and charter.

Sea Freight Full Containers: No impact on our operational capabilities. Most of the shipping line sailing remain in place

Sea Freight LCL: No impact on our operational capabilities. Most of the shipping line sailing remain in place

Transshipment Hub (Sea-Air / Air-Sea / Air-Air): No impact on our operational capabilities.

Local Trucking: No impact on our operational capabilities

Trucking to/from Malaysia & Thailand: No impact on our operational capabilities. New regulation: We need an approval letter from MYS Trade Ministry and an Appointment Letter from the shipper or consignee (effective March 24th, 2020).

Customs: No impact on our operational capabilities

Logistics: No impact on our operational capabilities

Logistics Production Lines: No impact on our operational capabilities

Vertical desks (Aerospace, Healthcare, Luxury Retail, Flavor & Fragrance, Oil & Gas):No impact on our operational capabilities related specific activities (AOG, 24/7, temperature-controlled, Chartering,)

2.4.  PHILIPPINES

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Philippine Government announced on Mar 16, 2020 the "Enhanced Community Quarantine for Luzon island" to arrest the rapidly spreading new coronavirus disease.

NCR (National Capital Region) and Manila are located within Luzon Island.

Trucking (pick, delivery) are restricted

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Employees will work from home and will continue to monitor shipments and delivery

BPO staff on skeletal Work from Home and to reach out to entities for task support.

2.5.  MALAYSIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Malaysia Government announced on Mar 25, 2020, the Movement of Control order (Restricted Movement) for whole Nation will extend from 31st Mar 2020 to 14. Apr 2020.  This order is made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.

Exceptional has given to Transportation and some other essential service sectors.

  • Transportation of goods by land, sea and air are still allowed. Further limitations are to be expected, clarified by MYS government.
  • Ports of Entry and Customs are still working normal during this period but lead time will be subject to the working condition of the government sectors.
  • Effective 19 Mar 2020, Cross Border Trucking between Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, are allows to transport commercial cargo between the countries (previously only allow essential goods).

Land Transport (Trucking):

**UPDATES** What is the trucking situation in Malaysia?

Domestic Movement:

  • Non-essential goods – We need letter from the customer. This letter has to be issued by the respective industry ministry. For example, MITI
  • Essential Goods - With essential goods, Bolloré Logistics will prepare a letter to the transporter to state that the movement is under the MCO exemption; transportation/ Courier /Post.

Cross border between SIN, Thailand and MYS:

  • Immigration allows driver to travel in/out between MYS and SG effective 19Mar 2020.
  • Custom only allow essential goods to transport. If non-essential goods, they required ministry letter to approve the movement
  • Transshipment through Malaysia, Bolloré Logistics has to provide the Letter to ETL in order to facilitate the transportation during the MCO period

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN 

  • RMO required Bolloré Logistics Malaysia to keep minimum workforce on site. If possible, try to work all from home. Below is our BCP, in order to keep minimum staff in the office.

Refer to below workforce arrangement in Bolloré Logistics Malaysia: 

  Effective Until Home On Site
MYHQ- QSHE24-Mar14-Apr100%NIL
MYHQ- FO24-Mar14-Apr100%NIL
MYHQ- MO24-Mar14-Apr80%20%
MYHQ- OC24-Mar14-Apr50%50%
MYHQ- HR24-Mar14-Apr

90%

10%

MYHQ- Admin24-Mar14-Apr100%NIL
MYHQ- Fin24-Mar14-Apr50%50%
MYJHB24-Mar14-Apr

50%

50%

MYKUL24-Mar14-Apr40%60%
MYAIR24-Mar14-Apr50%50%
MYPKG24-Mar14-Apr30%70%
MYPEN24-Mar14-Apr50%50%
MYLBU24-Mar14-Apr100%0%

 

  • Staff can still be reached under their regular phone numbers and emails.
  • Malaysia HQ Office is standing to work on 50% (Group A & B)
  • As of today (25th Mar), Customs office for MYS still operating as usual, however, they also have a limitation on number of staff working at a certain time – reduced capacity.
  • All branches have customized their working group to avoid crowd in the office and has been communicated with the HR and MO.

2.6.  INDONESIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Indonesia Government on 15th March 2020 formed the National Disaster Relieve Agency (BPNP) and declared National Disaster – Non-Natural situation until 29th May 2020 and request all citizen to work, study and pray from home with all government official work from home effectively.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All our Indonesia offices are operating as usual.

All our offices in JKT are working on shift between team A & B.

2.7.  MYANMAR

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Any person coming back from infected area will be quarantine for 14 days.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Business still continue to operate as usual despite less capacity for Air Exports and Sea Exports, Customs are still operating.

Wearing mask is compulsory at port, airport and customs office.

Team is ready to work on shift and work from home if needed

2.8.  THAILAND

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Drop in the business volumes from international transportation from/to Thailand. 

Drop in the business volume of domestic activities and transportation.

Most offices have implemented alternate teams working.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics Thailand operates as usual.

Alternate teams working arrangement (Team A & B working alternate date, site between Office and Home) are ready to be deployed if needed on short notice.

Lines from employee's company desk telephone will be diverted to their personal mobile phones for employees who work from home.

Temperature screenings are strictly required for both visitors and employees before entering office area. Travel restriction from/to affected countries, and between branches.

Essential key suppliers listed and alternative suppliers list prepared if needed on short notice.

2.9.  VIETNAM

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

No country/ cities lock down so far:

Air Export: significant impacts on rate / space due to passenger flights cancellation. Rates are increasing significantly to get space. Lock down at destination (France, Italy) Impact to origin flight (from VN) leading to cancel, downgrade, off load at last minute, less frequency. QR just announced that they are cancelling our BSA as from March 25th

Sea Export-Import: no significant impacts. Some blank sailings announced by Carrier. No specific control over cargo

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN:

Bolloré Logistics Vietnam will continue to operate as usual. 

Split work arrangement in 2 Teams A and B will be planned and deployed within either this week or early next week on the latest. No official announcement from the Authorities yet.

All contacts are available via phone numbers and email.

3.   AMERICAS

3.1.  USA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

March 25, the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, West Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, have "stay at home" orders.

March 18, by mutual consent Canada and USA are temporarily closing the Border between Canada and USA for all non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected.

March 13, it has been announced that all trips of foreigners from Europe to the United States would be suspended for thirty days, in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on American soil. The measure is aimed at all foreigners who have been in one or more of the 26 Schengen countries within the past two weeks; this measure is now extended to United Kingdom and Ireland.

Flights from Europe will still be able to operate to a limited number of American airports, with improved filtering as part of the measures announced Wednesday evening.

The ban stops the movement of people, not goods.

 

Airfreight: with the recent increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the Americas and Europe, most passenger flights are/have been cancelled, putting more constraint on the capacity. Bolloré Logistics has set an ambitious plan based on both charters / part charters and hard block space capacities on freighter flights only, providing our customers with various solutions on Eastbound & Westbound flows.

Do not hesitate to contact your nearest Bolloré Logistics office for details and/or specific needs.

We have added capacity on freighter from Miami to Latin America.

Sea freight: Florida Ports - Jacksonville. Port Everglades - Operating hours changed from 5 to 4 days

Ocean carriers are following standard crisis protocol at international and customer levels, which means that carriers will remain fully operational, vessels are sailing as scheduled and office employees are fully enabled to work remotely to secure business continuity where this will be required by authorities. However, delays are expected - regarding response times from carriers and sailing schedules.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Home Office for non-operational employees having the ability to work remotely

Implementation of shifts for operations employees whose presence is essential with a rotation of the teams.

Logistics sites and warehouses remain open. All Bolloré Logistics USA Staff is 100% operational.

In order to take an appropriate control measure, Bolloré Logistics USA has implemented temperature screening at each entry point for staff, temporary staff, subcontractors (including road drivers) visitors and customers who wish to enter your office or warehouse. The screenings will be carried out with a non-contactable thermometer.

If the employee tests positive for coronavirus then a 14 days quarantine is applied for all the employees who are working in the same workplace (desk adjacent to the employee in open space for example) or who have a direct contact (within 1 meter), face to face with the employee or until such time a test result is negative for those employees.

3.2.  CANADA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

March 24, the provinces of Quebec and Ontario have decided that workplaces that have been deemed "non-essential" or "at-risk" have until the end of Tuesday March 24 to close up shop.

March 18, by mutual consent Canada and USA are temporarily closing the Border between Canada and USA for all non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected.

Canada is barring entry to all travelers who are not Canadian citizens.

As of March 18, international flights will be permitted to land only at the international airports in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, in order to enhance screening.

The new border controls will not apply to trade and commerce in order to keep Canada's supply chains open.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

We have a robust business continuity plan in place that is tested regularly.

Our Canadian operations continue to run normally although most of our employees are working remotely. 20% of staff per department are in the offices.

We are taking active measures to prevent the spread of the virus in line with the recommendations from the Global, National, Provincial and local health organizations.

Logistics sites and warehouses remain open.

Transportation logistics services were deemed an essential service for the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Therefore, Bolloré Logistics Canada will continue its operations.

Although we continue our efforts to allow as many employees as possible to work from home, our offices must remain open and we must ensure that we have a certain number of employees on site to do the work.

3.3.  BRAZIL

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The State of São Paulo started (March 25th) a quarantine that is planned to last until April 7.

The measure determines the closure of all services and businesses considered non-essential in the 645 municipalities of the State .Only services related to heath, food supply, urban cleaning, security and banks can operate during this period.

On March 22nd, the Brazilian Government decided to close the border with Uruguay, which was the last territorial limit that remained open.

The measure is initially valid for the next 30 days, but if there is a recommendation from Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency), it may be extended.

The ordinance does not prevent cargo traffic, the execution of previously authorized humanitarian actions and the traffic of border residents.

Failure to comply with the rules will lead to immediate deportation, in addition to criminal, civil and administrative liability.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

No communication issues have been reported so far by our Operational, Commercial and Financial/Administrative staff who have been equipped to work remotely.

IT area is monitoring continuously to ensure quality and speed of the connections while the rotation of team members to our base offices handles the flow of the shipping documents.

Operational, Commercial and Financial/Administrative staff are now fully equipped to work remotely.

A rotation of, at least one team member per office every day, was developed to ensure that shipping documents are not delayed.

The crisis committee is remotely meeting twice a day to evaluate the staff's ability to deliver their daily tasks and to make new decisions in view of the developing scenario.

3.4.  ARGENTINA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

As of March 19, The Argentina president has decreed mandatory isolation for all Argentines citizens from today at 24 hours until 03/31/20. It is expected this Friday 27th, March, to be announced an extension of the quarantine until mid-April.

The government ordered a national emergency in the face of the pandemic, closing the borders until the end of the month and suspending classes at all levels until March 31.

Official institutions, customs, air and ocean terminals will operate with minimum staff and only for exceptional cases and to receive current shipments on the way. Free Port storage from March 20th until April 10th. There are some issues regarding operational criteria adopted by the Customs of the different regions. (http://www.cda.org.ar)  

Need more information? Write us: ar.aduana@bollore.com

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All Bolloré Logistics employees are working remotely.

3.5.  CHILE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Currently, Chile has its borders closed for all foreigners, this implies that air and maritime passenger traffic are suspended.

This blocking does not affect cargo traffic, for this reason the Chilean ports, airports and customs are operating for movement of goods.

Airlines have closed or changed their passengers flight schedules, but freighters are maintained, shipping lines are operating in Chile but omitting some ports in their standard routes and truck companies are operating normally between 05:00 up to 22:00 hrs.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Our Bolloré Logistics team in Chile is operating 100%, mainly from home but our warehouse and airport's team are working presently with special working hours (08:00 – 16:00) and special security measures to avoid infections.

80% of our team is working at home and 20% at the office but we are operating full supporting our customers that are full operating too.

3.6.  COLOMBIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

As of March 23, the country will close their borders, and nobody will be able to enter in Colombia including the residents and Colombians. No international flights (excepts cargo flights) with be entering the country.

The country has decided to apply a total "stay at home"  policy yesterday  till next April 13th 

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics Colombia staff is working remotely. Only one person will go daily to the airport for airline documentation.

3.7.  MEXICO

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

In recent weeks, as Mexico's neighbors to the north and south have restricted air travel and closed schools and businesses, however Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has declined to close his borders or ban travel from particularly afflicted countries.

Even though not requested by the authorities formally yet:

- companies started implementing home office and closing production sites

- cities started to request citizens to stay home

Air/Ocean/Road traffic still open and working

Capacity reduced for air freight (airlines canceling flights)

3.8.  URUGUAY

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

An agreement was reached with the Chamber of Transport to restructure the frequencies of the services to avoid crowding of passengers and minimize the possibility of contagion. Stay at home initiative it was implemented on March 20th.

The different municipalities, in line with the Presidency directives, have implemented different strategies to reduce the presence of personnel, maintaining essential services in port terminals, customs and airports.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Office hours: From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Home office: We will be available in our emails and on our mobiles from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4.   MIDDLE EAST – SOUTH ASIA

4.1.  INDIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

A complete lockdown notice has been announced for the entire country starting Wednesday the 25th of March'2020 for the next 21 days. There shall be a total ban of movement except for essential items "Every state, every district, every lane, every village will be under lockdown". As per the latest circular issued by the DGCA dated 26th of March'2020 all scheduled International commercial passenger flights on International routes have been suspended until the 14th of April'2020 and shall be reviewed depending on the situation prevailing at that point of time.

However, this rule does not apply to All Cargo International Freighter operations.

https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/covid-19-india-extends-ban-on-all-international-flights

Public transport systems (taxis, metros, local trains, domestic flights, international flight) are also shut down or operating only with very limited capacity.

Ports, CFS's and Air Cargo Terminals are allowed to function, but they can only operate within their premises with a reduced staff. Movement of goods to and from these terminals is currently restricted to only essential commodities.

In view of the above we would recommend the followings steps:

1) Air Freight: Please do not accept any shipment until further notice from our side.

2) Sea Freight: shipments accepted to India, however keep in mind that the shipment does not arrive at the port before the 15th of April'2020 asper the current situation.

Whatever shipment are being accepted, it's mandatory to get 21 days' free detention period from the shipping line and same should be clearly mentioned on the MBL/SWB. We shall keep you posted on developments and give you the greenlight as soon as things have been eased out.


Air Freight: All PAX aircrafts remain suspended until the 14th of April'2020 as of now and this could be extended.

Freighter operations are on with limited operators which also is being reviewed by the operators and are trying to limit same or even cancel.

Sea Freight:

Space & Capacity: Vessels are calling as per schedule with space & capacity available. Situation on space and capacity might change post 14th of April'2020. Since most of the customer are aware of the situation, they have deferred orders and shall wait until the lockdown ban is removed which could happen only after the 14th of April'2020 as on now.

Operational impact:

Transportation to and from customers' premises is affected due to border restrictions and curfew being imposed across the country.

Though the Port's, CFS, ICD's and Customs is functional with minimal staff, the logistics service providers staff due to curfew restrictions are not able to reach the port/CFS, custom's offices, it is impacting the services that can be offered.

Almost the entire country is working from home and available on phone and emails (9:30 am to 6.30 pm), except essential service providers with minimal staff as ordered by the government.

DO for Seaway BL being managed electronically and whenever BL release for Originals or where signatures are required would happen only post curfew restrictions as Carriers are working mostly from home.

Customs: Customs officers are working with a limited staff. Customs operations are impacted significantly slowed down as most of them are not reporting to office.

Customs officers are restricting interaction with trade members as a preventive measure & maintaining social distancing rules.

Operations teams are unable to travel to Customs stations due to closure of majority of the public transport facilities and specially since the port is outside the city limits thereby impacting customs operations and delays.

Trucking: Complete ban on public gatherings has been imposed with the exception of essential services. During this period, all commercial establishments across the country will be closed including all modes of transport. Only essential public services will be open. Following services have been included under essential services:

  • Public utilities (Fire, Electricity, Hospitals, etc.)

  • Medicines

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Distribution of Food grains & Pulses

  • E-commerce services delivering above goods

All industrial activity is closed down except for pharmaceutical products. Thus, no movement of trucks is being done in the country for activities other than the ones mentioned above. In areas where the impact of coronavirus has been highest such as Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar, etc., the state governments have imposed curfew in the entire state closing down all borders with neighboring states & regions.

In addition to this, district administrations have also issued orders to seal district borders to prevent movement of people. This has resulted in acute shortage of truck drivers, as many of the drivers have returned to their homes amidst the fears of getting affected with virus & the inconvenience on roads because of closures of hotels & food establishments on the roads. Starting yesterday, distribution of fuel is also rationed, i.e. it is being allowed only to the vehicles providing essential services.

Thus, in the current circumstances, goods movement by road is severely restricted.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics is currently working with only 10% capacity from office and the rest are working from home during office hours. Only in case of essential services like handover of essential documents and other operational work the staff would travel to office.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that the staff working in office are safe and sound and have all sanitation materials in place along with Masks and hand sanitizers etc.

4.2.  UAE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

As of 25th March all passenger flights will stop operating into Dubai for 2 weeks' period.

Work from home is mandatorily imposed from today for minimum 80 % employees. But critical sectors has been excluded including logistics and delivery services with minimum precautions to be taken

 All public transport system will be suspended from tonight 8 p.m. and a 3-day national sterilization program of all public places, streets and transport system to be done. This will affect mobility of operational personnel to certain extent.

Air Freight: UAE authorities have announced all passenger flights will stop operation from 25th March 2020.  This has resulted in huge reduction in capacity in this region and resultant all contractual rates continue to remain withdrawn with shipment being accepted only on spot rates which are unpredictably high almost 400 % higher now to all destinations including Africa. Airlines are extending passenger cargo only flights to many more Middle east / Far East / European destinations when loads permit and will extend to Africa soon but we expect demand to slow down in coming weeks. The customs and relevant authorities continue to work normal hours supporting movement of all kind of freight without any delay.

Sea Freight: Major Shipping lines continue to operate as normal into UAE with the usual impact of blank sailings. The feeders' services within the region has not been affected largely however rates have been impacted with GRI/ equipment imbalance surcharges on certain trade lanes. Currently shipping lines are only working on spot or FAK rates. The port and customs authorities continue to still work as normal, so flow of cargo has not been effected.

Trucking: All land borders from UAE continues to be remain open from UAE to Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia except for transit delays at borders for customs and drivers being screened for health measures 

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics UAE has implemented work from home for almost all 80 % employees.

For all critical unavoidable operational teams, it has been split into 2/3 different locations to cover for all contingency.

Ground staff and warehouse operations are split at different locations and all necessary COVID precautionary sanitizing measures have been implemented in the offices and warehouse with operations continuing normally.

4.3.  SAUDI ARABIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Saudi government has suspended all movement into and out of the city of Qatif in the Eastern Province. Export of medicines, pharmaceutical and medical devices will be halted from 20-03-2020 Friday, the Saudi Customs announced in a circular sent to its land, sea and air customs ports as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19.

 

Air Freight: All international passenger flight service coming to and from KSA has been suspended by Government of Saudi Arabia until further notice. Consequently, current commercial air shipments which are under planning or under transit phase might endure some delays, until situation returns to normal or suspensions being revoked.   

However, there are very limited freighter schedule/services still active to and from KSA at premium spot rates provided on case to case basis by airlines upon request. SV announced that their HKG operation will be reinstated from March 26th.The belly schedule has been suspended and SV will pursue the opportunity to operate passenger aircraft as cargo only. Export of medicines, pharmaceutical and medical devices have been halted from March 20th. Impact of curfew from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. will have impact on local deliveries.

Saudi Arabia suspended domestic flights, trains, buses and taxis for 14 days in a heightened effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19. Order issued imposing a curfew across Saudi Arabia to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

A royal court statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the curfew will start at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. every day for 21 days from the evening of March 23, 2020 calendar.

Sea Freight: We have received General rate increase, Equipment imbalance surcharges and PSS from majority of shipping lines as well. 

Saudi Ports Authority issued Circular 37(2020), which provides mandatory instruction to ships arriving to Saudi Arabia. We are also expecting delays in import/export customs clearance and local delivery due to reduced capacity of customs officials/manpower available at Dammam/Jeddah/Riyadh ports. Delay in Import and export customs clearance has been noticed at all Jeddah/Riyadh and Dammam Ports /airports due to reduced manpower. Extension of storage waiver period from 5 days to 10 days to support business of exporters and importers and ensure smooth Logistics supply from 22nd March to 15th April.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bahri Bolloré Logistics is working remotely since Thursday, 19 March 2020 for 14 days for all our offices (JED/RUH/DMM/JUB).

To provide continued services to our esteemed customers – 40% of our team will be working from office whereas 60% shall be working remotely from home.

Ensuring that there will be no disruption in our services especially for import customs clearance & local delivery, we look forward to your continued support.

4.4.  BANGLADESH

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Bangladesh imposed a Nationwide lockdown from March 26 to April 4.  Authorities declared a ban on passenger travel via water, rail and on domestic air routes from March 24 while all public transport on roads will be suspended from March 26. Trucks, covered vans and vehicles carrying medicine, fuel and perishable items will remain out of the purview of the lockdown.

Air Freight: Most of the international and domestic PAX flights are suspended apart from limited movement of TG/CX/China Southern and Eastern. Freighters (CAO) are operating by EY/QR/7L/TK/SV with lesser frequency. Even though lock down has been declared, logistics are waived from this. Customs/ports/transports are in operation with limited scale to facilitate both import and export.

Sea Freight: Feeders are not impacted yet and all CFS are operating. Even though logistics are waived, but operation is on with less capacity. Sudden blank sailing by mother vessels are in place.

Trucking: Logistics are waived and transportation are available in limited capacity due to own safety measures.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Logistic personnel are waived from restriction but most of the staff are under BCP program. Work from home in place with all communication Tools. Cell phones are reachable for any emergency or delay response by email.

4.5.  QATAR

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

As of 18th March, entry to the State of Qatar will be restricted to Qatari nationals only which had restrictions in place for many other nationalities earlier.

All inbound flights to its capital will be stopped for a period of two weeks, subject to further review effective 18th March 2020.This does not affected freighters, or transit flights via Doha. Government is considering a countrywide lockdown and curfew that could start as early as next week. We are putting measures in place to ensure that we can provide basis operations and customs services should this be the case.

Air Freight: The CEO of Qatar airways announced that Qatar Airways will be operating a 75% reduced schedule from this week, grounding a significant portion of their fleet. This is going to have a significant impact on our ability to move inbound airfreight shipments.

Passenger flights on the following sectors have been suspended until March 31st - CAN, CKG, CTU, PEK, PVG and HGH.

Freighter are still operating to PVG, CAN & HKG.

Flights from Italy to DOH have also been suspended indefinitely.

Cargo lux are still operating twice weekly main deck service into DOH from LUX.

Turkish Airlines are still operating freighter services from Central Europe including MXP via IST to Doha.

Airfreight rates from Europe to DOH have increased dramatically in the past 72 hours with certain origins up by 300%. All contract / console rates are now void and each shipment is quoted on spot rates only based on the date of availability.

There are delays with cargo inspection at Hamad International Airport due to additional screening procedures which can extend the normal clearance cycle by 12 to 24 hours.

Sea Freight: No impact for export operations at this time. Severe impact on all FCL shipments from the Far East and Northern Europe with rates increasing on a weekly basis. Major Reefer Equipment shortage from France and northern European ports.

Services out of North America have also been affected due to blank sailings.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

70% of our office-based staff are now working from home in order to reduce the risk of contamination in the workplace.

4.6.  LEBANON

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Lebanon lock down has been officially extended until April 12. All business is asked to close, and people are all asked to stay home unless necessary.

Air Freight: the airport is closed until further notice and no flights in or out scheduled so airfreight business has come to a standstill.

Sea Freight: Sea Freight operations continuing relatively slowly due to a pre-COVID economic crisis. Operations related to Oil and Gas are continuing at a reduced amount of staff using extra precautions and control.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Fast Bolloré Logistics has set up all employees with a way to connect to their e-mail and their work computers in order to operate from home daily. The office will remain open for staff rotation. With extra safety measures taken at the gate (temperature control for all entries + mask & gloves for any visitor with refusal of entry for any non-essential persons).

4.7.  OMAN

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

From 18th March onwards, Sultanate of Oman will only allow its citizens to enter Oman through land, sea and Air. Oman citizens are not allowed to travel out from Oman until further notice.

There is high likelihood that there will be complete closure announced till 31st March announcement by Government authorities. Oman customs closed "custom service" counter till further notice, only online services are available currently.

Air Freight: National carrier Oman Air reduced flights by cancelling schedules from certain origins and down grading the number of flights from certain origins, it applies for outbound flights as well.

Rates are offered on case to case and currently it is extremely expensive.

Majority of other airlines like AI, EY, EK, BA, KLM / AF, TK etc. have either cancelled inbound and outbound flights or downgraded the capacity.

Currently import operations at MCT airport are delayed due to the implementation of additional screening mechanism. All domestic and international flights to and from the Sultanate's airports will be suspended starting from March 29th, 2020 until further notice.

Freighter schedules will not be affected but we are yet to receive an official confirmation.

Sea Freight: Majority of shipping lines are facing equipment shortage and blank schedules which is hampering normal export operations.

Huge impact on import bookings especially from Far East and EU origins due to blank sailings and capacity reduction.

Freight rates are skyrocketed due to capacity issues.

Currently import operations at Sohar port are also affected /delayed due to the new measures kept in place in the wake of COVID 19.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Accordingly, 50% of our staff members will be working from home while others will be working in office on shift basis.

4.8.  PAKISTAN

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Government has announced lock-down till 4th April which may extend till 15th April, all provinces and regions are following a largely similar model, full city shutdowns mandated between 8pm and 8am every night, starting on Wednesday.

Air Freight: Government has suspended commercial flights operations in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

On 26th March, Government announced to operate special flights to fly passengers stranded in the country and abroad but sharp spread of coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom and Canada has forced the government to withdraw the permission it gave to the Pakistan International Air­lines to operate four special flights to the two countries

However, air cargo freighter services still open.  As per major air carriers, if enough cargo is available than only cargo freighter service will be continued otherwise this service may also be suspended. Airport cargo custom are open with skeleton staffs for live saving drugs and perishable items. Apparently, once backlog is over then there won't be any more cargo for import or export until and unless airlines services are resumed back to normal.

Sea Freight: Departure and arrival of vessel as per normal routine however Port terminals and CFS yards are operating with skeleton staff so some of the delays is expecting due to limited availability of staff.

Trucking: All major roads are blocked and only those staffs are allowed to pass through whose serving at the hospital, clinic, airport, seaport terminals and govt. institutions. The government also announced suspension of railway operations across the country from Tuesday midnight to March 31. The land transit borders trading with Iran, Afghanistan and China are closed till Mar 31st, 2020.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Today is the first day of lock-down with some relaxations for a few hours between 10:00am-3:00pm.  At the moment our WFH plan is as follow; Total staffs 33-staffs, KHI-16 staffs (9-WFM), LHE-15 staffs (10-WFM) 70%.  Few staffs have to attend office to release D/O, AWB, BL & Endorsement papers!

4.9.  JORDAN

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Jordan has stopped all passengers arriving or departing starting from 17th March as of now for a 2 weeks' duration.

The country remains in lockdown situation with vital everyday life necessities open till 31st March 2020.

Customs continue to handle clearance as usual but long delays are expected.

The land borders continue to remain open with slow operations

Air Freight: All major airlines like Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Egypt air, Lufthansa German Airlines has decided to suspend its fights to Amman effective 14th March until Further Notice.

Austrian Flight will remain operating 4 days a week: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday might get suspend. 

RJ will operate the following routes, utilizing passenger and freighter aircrafts, for air cargo movements starting from 19th March 2020 till further notes LHR, MST, RUH, DOH, IST, DWC, CAI

CV, all the export will be suspended for normal cargo starting last Friday, except for oversize/engines shipments.

Iraqi airway: all flights inbound & outbound have been suspended.

Customs continue to operate at minimum capacity and clearance is quite slow.

Sea Freight: Port of Aqaba continues to remain operational with operations at slow pace.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Complete fast Jordan team is working remotely from home and employees required to attend port/airports are working reduced hours as required.

4.10. SRI LANKA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Government decided to close the CMB Airport for all PAX flights from 22nd March. Most of the carriers have been suspended their service earlier except for TK & CX flight who will operate for freighters.

Sea Freight: Port operation continues with limited staff which results slow moving and will be given priority for perishables and essential cargo only.

Same will cause delays for port operations which will cause for vessel berthing delays & de-stuffing etc.

Customs Clearance: Government declared public holidays from 16th Mar to until further notice and that caused shipment clearance and forwarding delays as Customs only allowed for Perishable and medicine to Import & Export.                                                            

Working arrangements have been made by the Sri Lanka Customs for the facilitation of essential import clearance and export/BOI only.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Sri Lanka staffs are working from home and Managers are on standby for on call, if there is an urgent matter to attend.

4.11.   KUWAIT

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Kuwait has suspended all passenger flights to/from Kuwait indefinitely since 12th March and none of the citizens except Kuwait nationals are being allowed to entry the country. The government has directed working from home to all private and public sectors but permitting exemptions as on required basis to go to office.

Air Freight: Freighter flights are still operated by Turkish, Qatar airways and Cargo lux, DHL as of now.

Kuwait customs is working limited hours, but delays in clearance are expected due to the short working hours and limited numbers of staff operating at reduced capacity.

As of today, all airports and ground handling facilities are operating but with shortened working hours.

Sea Freight: Shipping lines basically feeder vessels continue to operate to Kuwait as normal except Iranian barges which do not have permission.   

The port and customs authorities are working curtailed hours

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Logistics' agent employees almost 70 % are working from home and the rest of the operational staff attending office for operational needs in shifts

5.  AFRICA

5.1.   ALGERIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Algeria has closed its borders with Tunisia until further notice to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Algeria government has announced that all private companies are now encouraged to implement telework as much as possible and has taken additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Among them, the partial or complete lock down of the Blida and Alger wilaya has been declared on 25/03/03 and might be extended to other municipalities.

Air Freight: Since 19/03/2020, all passengers' flights to and from Europe are suspended.

Freighter flights are operating with minimum services.

Sea Freight: Shipping lines are operating with minimum services

Trucking: Access to Blida by road has been closed

Warehousing: all our warehouses remain operational accepted Blida facility 

Appendix: http://www.premier-ministre.gov.dz/ressources/front/files/pdf/communiques/com-2020/03/com-21-03-2020-fr.pdf

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Home Office for non-operational employees having the ability to work remotely, only operation and finance teams are still operating on sites. All employees remain operational and reachable by email and phone. Offices are now operational up to 30%.

Ground staff and warehouse operations work from different locations and all necessary COVID precautionary sanitizing measures have been implemented in the offices and warehouses.

5.2.   ANGOLA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Since 20/03/2020, Angola has closed land and sea borders, for a renewable period of 15 days.

Air Freight: Since 20/03/2020, all international passenger and commercial flights have been suspended for a renewable period of 15 days.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All our Angola offices are operating as usual.

5.3.   BENIN

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Benin government has announced that starting from 30/03/2020, a "sanitary cordon" will be put around the country's most exposed cities (Cotonou, Abomey – Calavi, Allada, Ouidah, Sème-Podji, Porto-Novo, Akpo-Missérété et Adjarra) to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The people mobility within these cities will be drastically reduced. However, this measure does not apply to good transportation.

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated.

Appendix: https://www.gouv.bj/actualite/567/coronavirus---communique-gouvernement-propos-deux-nouvelles-mesures-prises/

5.4.   BOTSWANA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

On 16 March 2020, the Government of Botswana in line with the Public Health Act 2013, implemented the following measures:

  • Travel – all individuals trying to enter Botswana from the following high-risk countries, will be denied access – China, Japan, Korea, Iran, USA, UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and India.  Botswana residents returning from high risk countries will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine as per protocol.
  • Increased social distancing measures including no public gatherings of more than 100 people
    https://www.gov.bw/

5.5.   BURKINA FASO

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Since 13/03/2020, Burkina Faso has closed land, air and sea borders, except for trade, until further notice.

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All our Burkina Faso offices and operations are operating as usual. SITARAIL no longer transport passengers but only cargo

 

5.6.   BURUNDI

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operating for some origin / destinations (only Ethiopian Airlines).

Burundi -Rwanda border closed.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

The implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities. Employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies).

 

5.7.   CAMEROON

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Since 18/03/2020, Cameroon has closed land, air and sea borders, until further notice.

Government has also announced additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Air Freight: All international passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated by DHL.

Sea Freight: Major Shipping lines continue to operate as normal, however stopover times will now be limited and supervised by port authorities.

Appendix: https://www.prc.cm/fr/actualites/4151-coronavirus-mesures-instruites-par-le-president-paul-bia

 

5.8.   CENTRAL AFRICAN REBUBLIC

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Central African Republic has closed land, air and sea borders, until 25/04/2020.

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated by DHL.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Our Central African Republic office is operating as usual.

 

5.9.   CHAD

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Chad has closed land borders, until further notice.

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated by DHL.

 

5.10.CONGO

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Congo has closed borders to travelers, but they remain open to freight.

Government has announced additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In accordance with governmental measure, Lualaba province will be locked down for 48 hours (24/03/20202 to 25/03/2020).

In the rest of the country, minimum custom services are in state and provincial administration should be granted.

 

Air Freight: From 20/03/2020, all passenger flights from exposed countries have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated by ET Cargo, ALLIED, MAGMA and DHL.

Sea Freight: port authorities are reducing the entry of empty TC until the situation resumes to regular vessel schedules.

Trucking: Most roads are closed (including the border with Cabinda), however the river crossing to Kinshasa and the corridor via PNR and BZV to Kinshasa are still operational.

Borders with Cabinda have been re-opened until 04/04/2020.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All our Congo offices are operating as usual.

 

5.11.COTE D'IVOIRE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: all passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

Sea: Borders are closed except for trade since 22/03/2020

Road: Borders are closed except for trade since 22/03/2020

Ivorian government decided the suspension, for a renewable period of 15 days, of all flights to and from countries with more than 100 cases of coronavirus, as well as the "quarantine of those presenting symptoms and those who have had contact with coronavirus patients in centers requisitioned by the state. The government has announced that the road, sea and air borders of Côte d'Ivoire will be closed to all human movements, effective midnight on March 22, 2020.

However, specifies this press release, the traffic of goods is authorized, subject to sanitary controls carried out by the competent authorities. Humanitarian and security corridors will therefore be opened to meet the specific needs of pandemic management.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Our teams are working normally (at the office).

 

5.12.DJIBOUTI

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operational.

Sea Freight: Djibouti Port operational. However, port delays of 4-5 days due to congestion.

Road Transport: Cross Borders transport ongoing. However, truck shortage due to slow evacuation of empty containers. (Port no longer accepting empty containers due to congestion).

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Offices operational with plans to implement work from home in the coming days.

 

5.13.DRC EAST

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All flights have been suspended effective 20/03/2020. Cargo flights are still operational.

Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational. Mandatory screening of all vessels by Port Health Services.

Road Transport: Cross Borders transport ongoing. However, border restrictions in Rwanda allowing only commercial/humanitarian cargo and limited crew per vehicle.  

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All offices operating as usual.

However, Goma and Gisenyi staff movement affected by closure of Rwanda Borders.

 

5.14.DRC WEST

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

On 24/03/2020 Government has announced the lockdown of the country.

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated by DHL, Turkish Airlines and ET.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Air and Sea operation teams are about to start working remotely from home. All employees remain operational and reachable by email and phone.

Ground staff and warehouse operations work from different locations and all necessary COVID precautionary sanitizing measures have been implemented in the offices and warehouse.

 

5.15.DRC SOUTH

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

Road Freight: DRC borders open and Customs officers able to resume duties

Mandatory lockdown in Katanga region lifted although movements still restricted.

Customs & Road : Lualaba province announced a 48h-lock down (24 & 25th March) Minimal services in state & provincial administrations should be granted

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

The implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities. Employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies).

Offices open and operational from 25 March 2020.

 

5.16.EGYPT

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Government has announced curfew from 7:00 PM until 6:00 AM, starting from 25/03/2020. This measure will drastically impact local land transportation.

Egyptian government has also announced additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Only 50% of the custom officer will be operating, which is leading to a performance decrease of 50%.

Air Freight: Country is under mandatory lockdown until 15/04/2020 and all passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated by DHL, Turkish Airlines and ET.

Trucking: trucker subcontractors are now working with 60% capacity only

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

100 % of Bolloré Logistics' employees will work from home and will continue to monitor shipments and delivery. All employees remain operational and reachable by email and phone.

CFTI has implemented shifts for customer service and operation employees whose presence is essential with a rotation of the teams.

 

5.17.EQUATORIAL GUINEA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Government has announced additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated

Sea Freight: Authorities have announced that all ships having called in a country affected by the pandemic less than 14 days before a Gabonese port, will be put in quarantine

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All our Equatorial Guinea offices are operating as usual

 

5.18. ERITREA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operational.

Sea Freight: Port operational. However, crew members are not allowed to disembark vessel.

Road Transport: Cross Border transport banned.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Offices operational as usual.

 

5.19. ETHIOPIA

Disruption of courier services has negative impact on clearance processes for both Airfreight and Sea Freight Imports due to requirement for original documents from Shipper.

Contingency plan as follows:

Airfreight: Percentage of duty and tax amount may be required as deposit to facilitate clearance. Deposit to be refunded upon receipt of Original documents (COO, PL, CI).

Sea freight: BTL Ethiopia to present OBL copy to CNEE for endorsement and provide endorsed copy to Shipping Line Office in Ethiopia (entire process usually done in Djibouti)

  

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Ethiopian airlines has suspended passengers' flights for 30 destinations. ET cargo flights still operating but cargo capacity reduced due to flight cancellations. No cargo flights on Lufthansa and Emirates.

Sea Freight: Djibouti Port operational. Empty containers return not possible to reduced vessel numbers calling the port

Road Transport: Border closure in effect but no restrictions on cargo movements from Djibouti to Ethiopia. Custom offices operating on both sides.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Work from home and shift operations already implemented

 

5.20.GABON

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Gabon has closed air, sea and land borders to passengers for an initial period of 2 weeks, but they remain open to freight.

Airfreight: All passenger national and international flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.

Cargo flights are still operated.

Sea Freight: Major Shipping lines continue to operate as normal and no specific control over cargo have been yet implemented.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

All our Gabon offices are operating as usual.

 

5.21.GAMBIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Gambia and Senegal have decided to close their shared border for 21 days (starting Monday 23rd) as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The measure will not affect "essential services" such as movements of security and medical personnel, and transportation of food and medical supplies between the two countries. Gambian President Adama Barrow also approved the closure of the country's airspace for all flights except medical and cargo flights, the website reported.

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

For now, our teams are operating from the office.

 

5.22.GHANA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated, the restriction also does not apply to emergency flights, technical landings for refuel only, medical evacuation flights.

Road: Sanitation controls at the borders. With support of our team, we have taken necessary precautions to sensitize about enhanced hygiene measures.

Sea Freight: currently no impact for export operations.

The country's borders are currently closed for foreign visitors and the government has banned any kind gathering.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Business Contigency Plan implemented in order to protect the staff and maintain the daily operations of our customers: practice of self-distancing, reinforcement of sanitary measures, management working in shifts since 23/03/20

 

5.23.GUINEA CONAKRY

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

Road: Border closed since the 22/03/2020

 

5.24.KENYA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Government has announced a daily curfew from 7PM to 5AM effective March 27th 2020 affecting all except essential service providers.

Air Freight: Only cargo flights will be allowed after 25th March 2020 but crew must abide by strict controls in place.

Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational with mandatory inspection of vessels by Port Health services.

Reduced vessel calls mainly from Far East and Europe. Reduced availability of containers for exports due to fewer arrivals.

Road Transport: Temporary spike in transport requirements leading to a strained supply of trucks. Only drivers, turn men plus the clearing agent are allowed across the border. Mandatory requirement for all returning cargo crew to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Work from home and shift operations already implemented at all sites

 

5.25.LIBERIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Except for cargo, chartered and special flights, all commercial flights are hereby ordered suspended as of March 23rd at 11:59pm.

 

5.26.MADAGASCAR

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: For air travel, as announced last week, all PAX (passenger) flights are suspended and only Air France and Turkish Airlines serve Madagascar via their weekly cargo flight.

Airline

Situation

Turkish Airlines

Operating on Sundays

Air France

Operating on Thursdays

Air Mauritius

To be confirmed: Operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays

 

Sea Freight: Ports are operational while respecting governmental procedures. Publication of an official note from the APMF on Tuesday the 17th 2020, to determine the berthing rules in Tamatave, particularly for vessels coming from Reunion Island. First arrived/first served rule implemented.

Shipping line

Situation

CMA CGM

Expecting the APMF official note before transhipping in Port Louis (Mauritius) instead of Reunion Island

MSC

Operating 2 feeder vessels (1 for RUN/PLU et 1 for PLU/TMM). No impact on the Tamatave operation. No impact either for the Northern ports (MJN et DIE)

MAERSK

Depending on the APMF release, MAERSK will modify its rotations and call Réunion Island after Tamatave as follow : Salalah / Port Louis / Tamatave / Réunion / Seychelles.

 

Customs: Offices Tamatave and Antananarivo will ensure maximum service with minimum contact. However, humanitarian aid, pharmaceuticals and PPN will be given priority.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

This health crisis is impacting the smooth running of our operations, but we are trying to minimize the impact for our customers while ensuring the health of our employees.

Bolloré Transport Logistics Madagascar aligns with the measures taken by the government and the competent health authorities.

In addition, and in the extension of the directives of the Malagasy government, in particular the confinement for the city of Antananarivo and Tamatave of 15 days from March 23, 2020, we have put in place teams alternating at the different sites as well as home office options.

 

5.27.MALAWI

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight:

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINESS- All flights cancelled into Lilongwe until 31st MARCH

EMIRATES- Cargo freighter into LLW cancelled until further notice.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

BCP in place. Iimplementation of any instructions from Governing authorities.

Employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls.

 

5.28.MALI

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

Sanitary cords have been put in place by the Ministry of Health at the land, river and air borders.

Furthermore, arrangements have been made at the 7 transit ports, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Benin and Ghana so that the goods that are already in stores at the ports can be routed fairly quickly and the transit is as short as possible.

 

5.29.MAURITANIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

The government has settled a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., it has also decided of a suspension of commercial flights and the closure of land and sea borders and offices are closed at 4.00pm.

Moreover, there will be an establishment of health teams at the 12 official entry points (airports and ports of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, and the land entry points of the 8 border regions).

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

SOGECO office is open from 8 am to 4 pm

 

5.30.MOROCCO

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated, and road transport can be a substitute from CMN to CDG.

Sea and road freight are still operational but with delay due to caution measures. 

From March 13, Morocco announces the closure "until further notice" of air and sea links to France and Spain, as well as its land borders with the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla to prevent the spread of the Covid -19. Government extends health emergency until April 20, with announcement of containment measures remaining.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Teleworking is authorized for most Bolloré Transport and Logistics Morocco employees the presence of all the operations departments is not compulsory except when necessary.

 

5.31.MOZAMBIQUE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Embargo on all passenger flights. Cargo flights are operational, but airlines are closing their offices and limiting flights - flights are only once a week or less, cargo is subject to stay on standby at airport.

No restrictions for businesses so far.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Staff working on shifts A and B (3 days a week vs 2 days a week) and split in between departments. Staff in office adhering to preventative measures (gloves, masks, sanitizer)

 

5.32.NAMIBIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Limited flights.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities. Employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies).

 

5.33.NIGER

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

Closure of all land borders for a period of 2 weeks renewable from mid-March 19, 2020 at midnight except for the transport of goods;

Closure of the international airports of Niamey and Zinder for a period of 2 weeks renewable from mid-March 19, 2020 at midnight except for domestic flights, medical and military freighters.

 

5.34.NIGERIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

To prevent the spread of cases imported into Nigeria, the President has already ordered the restrictions of travel from 13 countries, each with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Government has also suspended visas issued to nationals of these countries. The restriction will take effect from March 21 and will remain until further notice. There are, currently, very stringent regimes of checks at the points of air and sea entry into the country.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Bolloré Nigeria is implementing Plan A & B of BCP Rotation working of teams in office; practicing of social distancing and preventative measures

 

5.35.RWANDA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Embargo on all passenger flights.

Minimal operations in place during lockdown.

Government lockdown measures in place from Saturday, 21 March 2020, for an initial period of two (2) weeks:

  • Unnecessary movements and visits outside the home are not permitted, except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, or banking, and for the personnel performing such services.
  • All employees (public and private) shall work from home, except for those providing essential services.
  • Borders are closed, except for goods and cargo, as well as returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents, who will be subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.
  • Travel between different cities and districts of the country is not permitted, except for medical reasons or essential services. Transport of food and essential goods will continue to function.

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

The implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities. Employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies).

Before and after lockdown: Shift work to increase social distancing. Home office for employees who can work remotely. Only employees with urgent matters are going to the office (with office cars, badges and RRA customs service letter), all other employees are working from home.

https://rbc.gov.rw/index.php?id=707

 

5.36.SENEGAL

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Suspension of all flights to / from Senegal except for domestic & cargo flights, sanitary evacuations and special flights, from March 20, 2020

Sea: Applicable measures against COVID 19 for foreign vessels, Senegalese vessels and fishing vessels: Sanitarian Controls at the quay following the quay (can lead to quarantine). Contingency plan for the port of Dakar and Customs administration (March 23rd notifications). Notification of March 15th from the Minister of the Fisheries and Maritime Economy relative on applicable measures for foreign vessels, Senegalese vessels and fishing vessels.

On March 14, 2020, the President of the Republic decided to take measures to reduce contact and travel to the entire territory to the minimum as of March 16 at 12:00 a.m.; Cruise ships banned from entering Senegal; a curfew is instore across the country, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Deployment of a mobile laboratory of Pasteur Institute to Touba.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

For now, 50 collaborators on teleworking since March 23rd. Bolloré Logistics is Implementing a crisis task force and sanitary measures have been adopted across all offices.

 

5.37.SIERRA LEONE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

On Monday, March 16, the Sierra Leonean government announced a ban on all public gatherings of more than 100 people to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Furthermore, authorities announced that all commercial flights to and from Freetown Lungi's International Airport (FNA) will be suspended as of Sunday, March 22, as the airport will be closed until further notice. The government had previously implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travelers from or who transited through countries affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 14 days prior to their arrival. As of Friday, March 20, no COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Sierra Leone. Further spread of the virus expected in the near term.

 

5.38.SOMALIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: 15-day restrictions on all international flights except humanitarian/UN Missions effective 19th March 2020.

Sea Freight: Sea ports operational

Road Transport: Operational but medical screening of crew in effect.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Work from home and shift operations already implemented at all sites.

On 23 March 2020, the South African government announced a 21-day lockdown starting from midnight, 26 March 2020. The impact on operations will be communicated shortly

 

5.39.SOUTH AFRICA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

South Africa to start lockdown midnight 26 March 2020 until midnight 16 April 2020.

All offices will be closed and only clients, shipments that fall under the essential services list from the government will be logistically assisted. Critical employees will be working remotely and will be contactable via mobile, Teams or email.

Domestic and international flights suspended except those that directly affect the provision of essential services and any COVID-19 pandemic requirements. Containers will only be cleared and unloaded where the products are listed under the essential services /products list by the government. The same applies to Road Freight and Over border operations.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Government measures in place:

  • Travel ban in place
  • Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited
  • Schools are closed from 18 March until approximately 16 April 2020.
  • South Africa has 72 ports of entry in the country which are land, sea and air ports.
    Of the 53 land ports, 35 will be shut down with effect from Monday 16 March.

2 of the 8 seaports will be closed for passengers and crew changes.

  • Business in South Africa continues to operate as usual with no current operational impact
  • Actions implemented so far to minimize disruption include the implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities including raising employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies); the option of extensive deployment of telework for our operational teams through with the use of secure IT equipment and systems; temperature monitoring at all sites as a preventative measure; limitation and control of visitors to our facilities as well as restrictions on travel and movements for our staff, expecting the use of  teleconferencing for all interactions. Shift work to increase social distancing. Home office for employees who can work remotely.

https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

https://www.gov.za/

 

5.40.SUDAN NORTH

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Freight operations allowed for cargo planes and humanitarian assistance.

Sea Freight: Port Sudan operational but Cargo vessels operational must meet 14 days quarantine from last departure.

Road Transport: Cross border transport including cargo is banned – no entry or exit. Local transport within Sudan allowed including fuel and other essential commodities.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Offices operating as usual but a teleworking / scaled down operational plan is designed in case of further restrictions by the authorities.

 

5.41.SUDAN SOUTH

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: International flights banned effective 23rd March 2020 with exemption for food cargo flights, humanitarian aid operations including medical and relief flights, and technical lading.

Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational with mandatory inspection of vessels by Port Health services.

Reduced vessel calls mainly from Far East and Europe.

Road Transport: Closure of all borders with exemption granted for cargo and fuel tanks.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Offices operating as usual but a teleworking / scaled down operational plan is designed in case of further restrictions by the authorities.

 

5.42.TANZANIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight:  

  • LX –Swiss air has cancelled all their flights from 19th of March to 14th of April 2020.
  • EK – will suspend all their flights worldwide for two weeks from 25th March as UAE halts all air travel
  • KL- KLM airlines has cancelled all their flights for the whole of this week (week 13). New schedule to be issued soon.
  • KQ - Kenya Airways will suspend all their flights from Dar from 25th March to 30th April 2020.They will only operate with cargo flights/Freighters subject to volume of cargo.
  • QR - QATAR airways will also suspend their flights from Dar as from 25th March till further notice.
  • Bolloré Tanzania is arranging charter / part charter freighters from Europe, China & India to deliver essential supplies to the region.

Road Freight:

  • Rusumo (Rwanda); remains operational for the movement of goods.
  • Kasumbalesa (DRC); re-opened to allow for the movement of goods.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

  • Implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities including raising employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies).
  • Sensitization of all employees on observing frequent hygienic hand washing as well as utilizing alcoholic based hand sanitizers whenever entering/leaving the office and within office buildings.
  • The option of extensive deployment of telework for our operational teams through with the use of secure IT equipment and systems,
  • Temperature monitoring at all sites as a preventative measure.
  • Limitation and control of visitors to our facilities as well as restrictions on travel and movements for our staff, expecting the use of teleconferencing for all interactions.

https://moh.go.tz/en/covid-19-info

 

5.43.TOGO

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

Suspension for two weeks from Friday, March 20, 2020 of all air routes from high-risk countries, namely: Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Cancellation of all international events scheduled in Togo for three weeks, effective March 16, 2020.

 

5.44.TUNISIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.

The government of Tunisia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  As of March 16, the Tunisian Ministry of Health had publicly recommended a 14-day self-isolation from the date of arrival in Tunisia for all arriving passengers. As of March 16, the Government of Tunisia has closed all maritime points of entry, canceled all flights to/from Italy, and significantly reduced all airlines travel, including to Europe.

 

5.45.UGANDA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Air Freight: Only cargo flights operational.

Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational with mandatory inspection of vessels by Port Health services.

Reduced vessel calls mainly from Far East and Europe. Reduced availability of containers for exports due to fewer arrivals.

Road Transport: Border closure to all except cargo movements. Stringent medical screening at all border points. Only drivers, turn men plus the clearing agent are allowed across the border. Crew must hold Uganda or Kenya passport.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Work from home and shift operations being implemented.

 

5.46.ZAMBIA

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

No restriction reported so far (operating normally).

Government measures in place:

  • Travel ban in place
  • Public gatherings: All public gatherings should not exceed 50 persons. These include religious fellowship, weddings, conferences, workshops and funerals

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

BCP in place and potential confinement. Currently equipping staff for teleworking.

https://www.moh.gov.zm

 

5.47.ZIMBABWE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Customs: Airport Customs Officers have withdrawn from duty. Flights cancelled.

All ports of entry operating on email (no physical paperwork is allowed). Airports working on skeleton staff.

Government measures:

  • Border control: Government has decided to ban all non-essential travel and traffic, both inbound and outbound; except for movement of cargo. Government will close all boarders to human traffic, excluding returning residents.

 

BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

The implementation of any instructions from Governing authorities including raising employee awareness and intensifying all hygiene controls, expecting the same from our subcontractors (carriers and service companies).

Office is fully operational, prevention measures in place. All staff working with gloves, sanitizers, masks and maintaining social distance. Sales visits temporarily suspended - communicating with customers on email and telephone.

6.   BOLLORE LOGISTICS ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTS PLANS

6.1.AIRFREIGHT

Bolloré Logistics now provides air charter solutions in April between Europe and China.

Please refer to herewith air charter schedule and get in touch with your usual contact in Bolloré Logistics for further information.

Air cargo capacity between Europe and the United States is expected to be drastically reduced. Bolloré Logistics proposes alternate transport plans using regular flights from the United Kingdom, as well as freighter capacities and ad-hoc charter flights, to limit the impact on the supply chain of our clients.

Bolloré Logistics has put in place solutions to serve our customers ex Europe to US East and Gulf Coasts (JFK/ATL/IAH), Midwest and Canada (ORD/YYZ/YUL) as well as West Coast (LAX). These main airports will be used as gateways to serve the relevant regions.

Solutions are covering both Eastbound and Westbound.

Please refer to your usual contact in Bolloré Logistics for further information.

6.2.      RAILWAYS

More rail services between China and Europe have been resumed, thanks to the improved first & last mile services. Zhengzhou, as a major operator, has fully resumed their services in March and Yiwu also announced their services will be resumed from mid of March. Wuhan terminal and service remain closed until further notice.

Bolloré Logistics is offering block trains solutions to our customers both eastbound and westbound between Europe and China. Please refer to appendix for the detailed schedule.

Appendix: Bolloré Logistics – COVID-19 Rail Block Train Solutions

We encourage you to be in touch with your respective sales or customer service representatives in order to address any specific enquiry you may have.

 

A generic e-mail address is also at your disposal to address your questions:

 

infocoronavirus@bollore.com

 

We will of course continue to keep you updated as situation evolves and will do our utmost to minimize the impact to your business.

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