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16 Mar, 2020

Latest news: China - the situation is improving significantly, more and more Chinese suppliers have reached a 100% production level and domestic transports in China have returned to normal. The ports are open, but the question is what the availability of departures will be in the future when the level of goods to be shipped increases. Transports by  air have worked during this period but a lot of air cargo is sent with passenger planes and the capacity has plunged so air rates are increasing and above all we only get daily rates as no one can say what the development looks like in the near future.
Europe - despite the fact that several countries have closed their borders, currently it does not apply to freight transports. There could be delays due to border controls but traffic should work. The only question is how the exporting and importing companies will act ie. transports will work provided that the companies continue to receive the drivers.

Since long the employees at Scanlink have had the opportunity to work from home, connecting with all our computer systems, so we will keep up work as usual. For the time being, we minimize visits to the office and refer to telephone meetings, Skype etc. to avoid contact with more people than necessary.

If you have any questions, just contact us.

We will of course notify you as we receive information about the status of your goods.

21 Feb, 2020

Latest news from China - the situation is improving, more and more Chinese suppliers have assumed work and domestic transport in China has returned to normal. The authorities use mobile data to identify only those who have been in infected areas so they can be quarantined. The ports are open but the shipping lines have chosen to cancel departures so we expect capacity shortages in the future when more and more goods are to be shipped. For now, the largest problem is that there is congestion in several European ports as a result of the bad weather we have had lately. We will notify you as we receive information regarding any delays.

If you have any questions, just contact us.

18 Feb, 2020

Latest news regarding the situation in China - last week most agent employees worked from home, only a limited number of the staff has been present in their respective offices. Starting this week most emplyees have returned to their workplaces with a few exceptions. Many Chinese suppliers have also resumed work, but to varying degrees. It will take some time before the capacity reaches 100%. There are still problems with domestic transport in China as the state authorities handle  drivers who have been in other provinces and who are now returning home differently. Some regions quarantine the drivers 14 days before being allowed to return to work. The ports have been open all the time, but the shipping lines have chosen to cancel departures from China. In addition to major challenges when production capacity is fully up and running again, it also poses problems for other markets as the number of containers in circulation decreases.

If you have any questions, just contact us and we will find a solution for your transport.

07 Feb, 2020

Latest news regarding the situation in China - the country has been closed during the week in accordance with the Chinese authorities' extended New Year celebration. Our agents have worked from home so the situation has been under control. On Monday, most people return to their workplaces with some exceptions. We have received indications that there may be problems with domestic transport in China, as drivers who have been in other provinces during this time and who are now returning home, are quarantined 14 days before being allowed to return to work. If you have any questions or questions, just contact us

03 Feb, 2020

We just want to remind you that as of January 2020 we have new environmental requirements that the shipping lines will implement. Sulfur emissions must be heavily reduced by switching to better, but more expensive fuel types. The shipping lines have chosen to either include the cost in the sea freight or create a new fuel cost which in February is between USD 115-140 / teu. If you have any questions about this, just contact us.

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