News from home ground, Stockholm Frihamn is closing down for good, the 15 of May is the date set for the closing. As replacement Norvik Port opens south of Stockholm. The new port has several advantages:
Shorter distance to the open sea than any other port on the east coast
16.5 meters deapth at the quay, can accommodate the largest operating vessels
Has efficient intermodal transport connections to the rest of Sweden
Located five minutes from the motorway and off Stockholm rush hour
Several shipping lines have announced that they will call Norvik port the first week in May. If you have deliveries to locations north of Stockholm, it may be interesting to look at sea freight to Gävle and haulage from there, it could be more advantageous. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Scanlink wants to take the opportunity to wish you a really Happy Easter!
Scanlink is here to help you navigate through this time of difficult challenges. But there is positive news!
In China, the situation is constantly improving, more and more Chinese suppliers are up and running at 100%, domestic transports work normally and the ports are open. The shipping lines have announced several blank sailings but the departures are sufficient for the goods to be shipped. The airlines have introduced sky-high rates but the train is on the move! Faster than sea, slower than air but effective and perhaps an interesting alternative. Ask us.
Europe - several countries have closed their borders but freight is moving at present, possibly with some delay due to border controls. Regarding the countries that temporarily have shut down their production, it remains to be seen how the situation will develop in the future.
At present, many companies are rethinking and making new plans, you may have to find new alternatives for your business. Contact us and we will help you with rates and interesting transport options.
If you have any other questions - just give as a call or send an email.
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.
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.
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.