Very good question!
Please respect we are entering uncharted territory here.
During the lock-down containers will continue to be taken off port to bond, contents devanned and MPI inspected.
All parts of this process involve hands-on manpower.
From the port workers, truck-drivers, the guys in the store through to MPI staff.
If for example the truck company are down 5 drivers and the bond 3 storemen that day - things are clearly not going to be operating as they normally would.
Extreme patience will be required.
Here’s where it gets complicated.
Let’s say we have got to the point the goods are unloaded, cleared and on-the-ground.
For starters, only approved carriers will be allowed to deliver shipments or enter bond facilities.
Delivery priority will be given to vital/essential materials & industries.
Here’s where it gets murky.
Carriers are not going to want to expose their drivers to the virus.
Firstly they are going to want to know the situation at the delivery-point in terms of if it has essential accreditation?
Then if they are prepared to deliver there?
The Government may still yet issue an edict to say 'essential only'.
It's inevitable carriers will be scaling-down their scope in terms of deliveries.
Place shipments into storage till this blows-over.
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We are all still working hard here to keep the wheels-of-industry turning.
Article Dated: Wednesday 25th March.