- As of Apr 6, 24 new confirmed cases reported in HKG, 914 in total
- Delay of cross border trucking between HKG and SZX are expected as all drivers will required to take nucleic acid test at the border from Mar 27, test result is valid for 14 days. 3-4 hours delay are expected in the first couple weeks
- For the new quarantine requirement for the cross border truck drivers between HKG and mainland china, UPS trucking service vendors confirmed 100% ready for it new requirement at cross border Customs effective on Apr 10
- JP infection number is increasing especially in TYO.
- News report April 6th morning that PM Abe is resolving to declare a State of Emergency on the 7th or 8th of APR to cover large cities such as Tokyo and Osaka. The declaration is reported to last for 1 month until 06MAY. The declaration gives each governor the power to “request the cooperation” of residents and business to limit going outside, to ask for cancellation of events, to use Eminent Domain powers to appoint buildings as temporary medical facilities, and to direct transportation service providers to prioritize medical shipments.
- The Japanese law allows the governors to request and they cannot force by fine or imprisonment.
- The Japanese government is preparing a list of “essential businesses” that the government wishes would remain open during the state of emergency.
SPL Manila Warehouse (PH CP) :
SP service (Clarke):
- The governor of TYO will be holding a news conference to night what the measures TYO Metropolitan Government will take in event PM declares a State of Emergency.
- Emergency declaration is not expected to stop road or train or logistics services.
- As of Apr 7th , operating on skeletal force. All returns will be physically received but expect delays on system receiving.
- Seagate CSO team has been updated
- Service delays in Luzon to be expected.
- 5X flight will be cancelled for Apr 9 and 10
Asia (SZX = Shenzhen) hub – General
- Appropriate exceptions will be assigned to affected packages as necessary (DH-NO UPS CNTRL if in-building, C5-EMERGENCY if on-road).
- SZX customs required aircraft inspection for all inbound brown-tails for COVID-19 impact and delayed aircraft unloading/loading process. impacted shipments, inbound:
General SP EMEA
Effective immediately and until further notice, in order to support UPS operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, the commit times for all domestic, transborder and worldwide Express and Express Saver service shipments have been relaxed in Europe, as noted below:
Consignees that are knowingly closed due to Corona, will not receive multiple delivery attempts. Shipments will be returned as per customer protocol.
Overview – ISMEA Region
More and more countries’ authorities imposing restrictions in the effort to contain the virus spreading, typically banning passengers flights in/out the country, closing borders, restricting the in-country non-essential private companies to work, imposing curfew.
Situation is quite dynamic and changing in every few hours. Only essential goods clearance approval is being given by authorities that too on case to case basis.
Middle East and Central Asia
UAE: UPS is operating as being logistic company have special permission & as far the flights are arriving , we are on duty to serve the customer with proper safety measures as recommended by the Government.
Saudi: due to COVID-19 Saudi security department decision to lock this area until further notice. Anak, Awamiah, Qatif, Rahima, Ras Tanura, Safwa, Seihat and Tarut. For all other cities, service is available but transit time is been effected by 1-2 days extra time due to the difficulties being faced with load movements into Saudi Arabia. A curfew for the remainder of Saudi Arabia started last week from 15.00-07.00 and will continue until 21 April 2020. General movement between and in major cities is forbidden throughout the day, but as a logistic and transportation company, UPS has an exemption and running operation as normal.
Kuwait: In order to prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading in Kuwait, all passenger flights are suspended from/to Kuwait until further notice. Cargo flights are still operating as per schedule without restriction.
Bahrain: In order to prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading, Bahrain has suspended all passenger flights until further notice, resulting in export/import delays.
Oman: In order to prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading, Oman has suspended all passenger flights until further notice, resulting in export/import delays.
Qatar: In order to prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading, Qatar has suspended various passenger flights until further notice, resulting in export/import delays. Passenger flights from Europe are still operational but less frequent. The government has restricted working hours and available staffing in the industry. Following those guidelines, UPS will reduce opening hours from 07:00 am 13:00-hence, pick up and deliveries are subject to delays.
Jordan: A national emergency declaration was issued by the government of Jordan locking down all public and private sectors with the exception of Health & Food supplies until further notice. All international flights have been suspended. However, according to government officials import and exports of packages might be possible. The packages will be subject to a four day quarantine, resulting in service delays. With immediate effect-24 March 2020-Jordan is banning all courier shipments (including UPS, FEDEX, DHL, TNT, etc.) from China , Iraq , Lebanon , Italy , South Korea and Egypt for the private sector only. Companies and Corporations are permitted to receive packages from concerned countries. Packages shipped for private individuals must be held at origin and/or RTSd.
Pakistan: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Pakistan government has imposed a lock down over the entire country until further notice. After suspension of all flights on 21 March 2020, UPS Pakistan has resumed import and export operation with four flights per week. UPS is not permitted to deliver or pickup due to the lock down, however, customers can drop their packages on predetermined export locations and consignees can pick up their packages at the UPS location.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be placed under suspension effective today. If you receive queries re these destinations either export or import, make customer aware we are unable to service at this time.
India : No Commercial Carriers flights in/out country since March 22, major cities ordered all business shut down 21 to 15th Apr, on-going domestic flights cancellations.
People and cargo restrictions. Most of the customers remain closed. Inbound shipments are still arriving into India on freighters and clearance is happening for Pharma shipments and medical devices, essential shipments (approved by local authorities). Airport terminals are still congested. For non-essential shipments too, IF customer can get approval from local authorities we can deliver it. Government requested airport terminals to waive 50% of the demurrage charges until 14th April.
Nepal: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Nepal Government has shut down public and private sectors from 22 March to 7 April 2020. Only businesses, involved in providing food and medical supplies are exempt. All international flights have been suspended until 15 April 2020. There will be no pickup, delivery or customs clearance.
Morocco: On March 15 2020, the government of Morocco extended the suspension to all passenger flights. Charter crews are not allowed to disembark, resulting in a quicker turnaround. UPS continue to import and export volume-however, export is delayed to the next morning. As of 20 March, the Morocco Government declared a state of emergency until further notice. Leaving homes requires permission of local authorities. Critical business, such as supermarkets, medical facilities are exempted from the requirement. All deliveries must be completed by 18.00 and pickups will be only shipped next day. While UPS is maintaining service, pick up and deliveries are subject to delays.
Tunisia: Since 16Mar restrictions on charter crew, Import and Export flights schedule changing.
Nigeria: In an effort to contain Coronavirus from spreading, the Nigerian Government has decided to suspend all International and Domestic passengers flights as of 23 March 2020 until further notice. UPS is operating Import and Export through Cargo flights and Domestic volume is only moving via ground movements. Consequently all volume is impacted by delays in service
South Africa: The President of South Africa announced on 23 March 2020 a complete lock down for the country as of midnight 26 March until 16 April due to the Corona pandemic. Exempted from the lockdown are essential services, such as Health and emergency personnel Security services, Production and distribution of food and basic supplies, essential banking services, Power, Laboratory services and Hygiene services, where UPS delivers some of it. South Africa customs is still working, but clearance might be delayed. UPS is undertaking efforts to be exempted from the measures. UPS is still operational.
Rest of Africa, impact due to CC flights cancellations.
Singapore has also been placed under a more stringent lockdown as well. Only essential businesses are allowed to remain open. UPS is continuing operations BUT can only deliver to businesses that are open. It is up to your customer to confirm with intended recipient that they are open and able to receive shipments. If the receiver is not open, don’t ship, wait until they are open to do so.
- NRT, KIX, CRK, KUL, PEN, ICN
- Mis-connection, shipment offload due exceed capacity continued to be happening
- SZX-DEL volume held in SZX hub due to COVID 19 impact in IN
- SZX-AU/NZ volume held in SZX hub due to COVID 19 impact. UPS experiencing Major backlog due to high volume. Expect delay.
- Express: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
- Express Saver: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
- Express Saturday Delivery (DE & UK only): 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.