Transportation Update, Asia Focus

19 September 2022 | World | General

Bansard International is closely monitoring the situation following the coronavirus outbreak. Based on the information obtained, we have decided to share the latest updates on a regular basis. The teams remain at your disposal for any further information.

Transportation Update, Asia Focus

Check out our latest country updates collected by our teams on the Asian continent: 
- Bansard Bangladesh (September 6, 2022)
- Bansard Cambodia (September 9, 2022)
- Bansard China (September 19, 2022)
- Bansard Singapore (September 6, 2022)
- Bansard Vietnam (September 6, 2022)

Please note that due to the conflict in Ukraine, all flights from Asia flying to Europe via Russian airspace are impacted. Any airline that has to change its route to avoid Russian airspace will have a 2-3 hours delay and an overall decrease in available capacity is expected.

 

BANSARD BANGLADESH

Updated: September 6, 2022

The freight capacity in Bangladesh is sufficient.

Bansard office: All staff in Bangladesh is working from the office.

AIR FREIGHT:
Normal.

SEA FREIGHT:
Normal.
We offer direct charter services to Ravena (Italy), Liverpool (UK), and Genoa (Italy).  

LOGISTICS:
Normal.

 

BANSARD CAMBODIA

Updated: September 9, 2022

The pandemic is totally under control in Cambodia, everyone works normally at the office/factory. Now Cambodia is completely open to all visitors. The space is sufficient for both air and sea freight.

Bansard office: All staff in Cambodia is working from the office.

 

BANSARD CHINA

Updated: September 19, 2022

Since the lockdown in Shanghai ended, now the transportation situation in Greater China has almost returned to normal. Now the capacity is sufficient.

  • Typhoon MUIFA hit the east China coast on 13 September, causing strong winds and heavy rainfall and impacting the transport sector. Now operations resumed in all the main ports in Shanghai & Ningbo, but a slight delay of about 3 days is unavoidable.
  • A PCR test result within 3 days is required in Shanghai to enter public places. PVG stopped the closed-loop operating mode.
  • A PCR test result within 7 days is required in Ningbo to enter public places.
  • Hong Kong has improved a lot. The government of Hong Kong suspends flight bans on 7 July. The transit time of cross-border trucks has been improved greatly, but a quota is still in place. Sea freight remains a reliable solution.

BANSARD OFFICES:
>Work from office:  Beijing-Tianjin, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong

OPERATIONS STATUS - NORTH & CENTRAL CHINA:

 


Air Freight


Sea Freight


Logistics


Trucking

BEIJING-TIANJIN

Normal but slight delay exists.
> Drivers must provide a 48h PCR test to enter PEK/TSN airport.

Normal but slight delay exists.
> Drivers must provide a 48h PCR test to enter the port of Tianjin.

Normal

Normal

QINGDAO

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

NANJING

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

SHANGHAI

PVG operates as normal.
> Everyday test is required for front-line workers. Labor shortage remains.

Normal. Slight delay exists due to typhoon Muifa.

Normal. The warehousing operation has fully resumed, with 24-h services offered.
Cargoes must be disinfected before entering and exiting the warehouses. All staff must provide the PCR test report to enter the warehouses.

Normal.
PCR test report within 48h is required when entering/leaving Shanghai.

NINGBO

Normal

Normal. Slight delay exists due to typhoon Muifa.

Normal

Normal

 

OPERATIONS STATUS - SOUTH CHINA:

 


Air Freight


Sea Freight


Logistics


Trucking

GUANGZHOU

A PCR report within 48h is required for drivers at CAN airport.

Normal

Normal

A Covid test within 48h is required for drivers coming from other provinces.

XIAMEN

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

SHENZHEN

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

HONG KONG

Normal

Normal

Warehouse staff is back at work and operations are back to normal.

Crossborder groupage trucks are available but limited due to quotas.
The transit time is about
1-2 days.


Normal 
Disturbed 
Strongly impacted

 

AIR FREIGHT: 
> in Shanghai, the airport is operational, but there's a shortage of manpower due to the previous rotation, which significantly reduced the available capacity. There's currently no timetable for returning to normal.

The market is warming up and the airlines’ schedule is back to normal. PVG stopped the long-time closed-loop operation mode. The market demand increases day by day so the recent space will become tighter and tighter. Please inform our team of your air freight project as soon as possible, so that we can ensure the proper booking of the space, which will become tighter and tighter.

 

SEA FREIGHT: 
Berthing times in Shanghai decreased in September. We expect fewer vessel berthing in Ningbo, Shenzhen and Hong Kong as well due to the stormy weather and typhoons. Now the capacity is sufficient but a slight delay is unavoidable. Please note that shipping companies may offload containers for the next available sailing due to space constraints.

Now we are facing a 40HQ container shortage mainly in North Asia due to the recent port omissions at QINGDAO, but we can offer an alternative solution with the substitution of 45HQ / 2x20DV / 40NOR. The shortage of space occurs discontinuously, which is expected to continue in August.
The space in South China is relatively sufficient while the shipping space from Ningbo port and the ports northern to Ningbo is tight. To guarantee the proper delivery of your shipment, our teams recommend that you book your space 2 weeks in advance.

Under the impact of the pandemic, we forecast that the carriers will omit ports in South and East China. Please prepare for possible delays and check your shipments with us case by case.

 

RAIL FREIGHT:
The station-to-station time from China to Europe (Liege-Belgium/Duisburg-German) is around 20-24 days.
There’s no space available until the end of September.
Please book your space 2 weeks in advance for trains from Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Chongqing and Changsha. 

Concerning the efficiency:
> Space limited at stations of Zhengzhou and Xi’an (China), and there is a 5-7 day delay for ETD. We observed that there’re only 1-2 departures per month from smaller stations in China, such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Ganzhou.
> Now the Russia-Ukraine conflicts do not influence our rail service in stations of these two countries. Delays are mainly found at the station of Alashankou (China), which is about 5-7 days.

We recommend you to book the space from Chongqing (China) to Duisburg (German). The space is very sufficient now.
 

TRUCKING:
All drivers must provide a 48h PCR test for inter-provincial shipments.

> Crossborder truck between Guangdong and Hong Kong: Crossborder groupage trucks are available but limited due to quotas. The transit time is about 1-2 days. 

> Border control between Vietnam and China: The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam claims that due to China's strict Covid-19 measures, customs clearance efficiency has been very low, with just 70-90 trucks able to cross the borders a day. 

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BANSARD SINGAPORE

Updated: September 6, 2022

The spike in the number of cases has been announced but the situation is under control. The local freight market hasn't been influenced.

Bansard office: To ensure our employees' health and safety, we are still having 75% of our staff working from the office who must be fully vaccinated.

AIR FREIGHT: 
The space is critical and the capacity is limited. Our experts expected a war surcharge as the Ukraine situation evolves.

SEA FREIGHT: 
Global port congestion is set to continue until at least early 2023. The space is critical and the capacity is limited.

TRUCKING: 
Normal

 

BANSARD VIETNAM

Updated: September 6, 2022

The Ministry of Health abolished requirements of the declaration of health for both Vietnamese and foreigners when they come to Vietnam. Now everything is normal in Vietnam.

Bansard Office: All staff in Vietnam is working from the office.

AIR FREIGHT:
Normal. The capacity is sufficient.

SEA FREIGHT:
Normal. The capacity is sufficient.

TRUCKING:
The situation remains normal but some companies request the drivers to provide a Covid-19 test certificate.

 

 

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