China Shipping Looks to be Bouncing Back
Light at the end of the tunnel?
Important Air-Freight Up-Date Tues 17th March
As you’ll be well-aware every airline operating into N.Z has reduced or stopped flights all together.
Capacity has dropped 85%.
‘Spot Rating’ is now the modus for the available space, ex all-points of the globe.
Any airline contracts we had are ‘on-hold’ or will need to be re-negotiated once things get back to normal.
For the foreseeable future we now need to apply to the airline to get both (a.) rates (b.) space on a shipment by shipment basis.
Having an exact shipping date is vital.
It is inevitable whilst border restrictions are in-place, planes stop flying etc. rates will increase over this period.
Covid-19 Up-Date Monday 16th March
Is largely moving as normal from most points.
Be-it with some reductions in service & periodic issues getting the cargo/containers to loading point.
In-particular in Italy and China.
Airlines are either reducing or ceasing flights.
Capacity is down a massive 80 per cent.
Likely to stay this way till June.
Note: As you can appreciate this is an ever-changing situation.
We are doing our best on a very much a case-by-case basis.
Our agents and us are working extra hard!