Asia/Europe Schedule Reliability Issues

December 13, 2021

Asia/Europe Schedule Reliability Issues

 

Ocean freight carriers providing services from Asia to Europe are currently experiencing extended delays to their advertised schedules.

Right now, services are more unreliable than at any other time during the pandemic.

In China, port congestion and sporadic Covid lockdowns are impacting most ports, leading to vessel departures often being delayed by a week or two.

Then upon arrival at European base ports, congestion is  hampering feeder operations. Since many services are now omitting direct UK port calls, this is severely impacting overall transit times.

Antwerp is one of  the most frequently used European  ports for feeder operations, which is currently experiencing delays of up to four weeks.

Meanwhile,  many local companies suspended production in China’s eastern Zhejiang province yesterday, in response to local outbreaks of Covid.

As ever, Atlantic Pacific continue to work diligently to mitigate supply chain disruption during these extremely difficult times. Should you require further information on the above, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Other News

CNY – The Year Of The Tiger

CNY – The Year Of The Tiger

CNY - The Year Of The Tiger   Next week sees the start of the new Chinese New Year - The Year of the Tiger - Therefore, it's time to share some facts and information about this annual celebration. When This year's national public holiday in China starts on Monday...

read more
Freedom Logistics Join The Group

Freedom Logistics Join The Group

Freedom Logistics Join The Group   Atlantic Pacific Group welcomed a new member to the family recently, following the acquisition of Freedom Logistics UK Ltd, effective from 19th January 2022. Freedom Logistics are a Heathrow based international logistics...

read more
Congestion Now Impacting Yantian Port

Congestion Now Impacting Yantian Port

Congestion Now Impacting Yantian Port   Yantian is the latest port to suffer issues with congestion, which is currently leading to major difficulties getting containers on quay. It is unclear at this stage whether any additional Covid measures have been...

read more
China: Port Update On Covid Issues

China: Port Update On Covid Issues

China: Port Update On Covid Issues   China, like many countries, is being impacted by Covid, and in particular the fast spreading Omicron variant. Operating a strict approach to lockdowns, ocean freight throughout the country is being impacted regionally and...

read more

Follow us on social media

Ocean Freight Solutions

Flexible FCL and LCL solutions with all major carriers and alliances.

Air Freight Services

Contracts with all major airlines and our own consolidation services.

European Road Freight

Pan European services for economy, express, full load, and intermodal.

Supply Chain Solutions

Tailored solutions built exclusively around your business requirements.

Logistics

Warehousing, e-commerce, fulfilment, container services and more.