Demand for PPE, face masks and medical equipment will drive air freight demand from China persist into the 3rd quarter and is contributing to airport congestion, exacerbated by limited capacity and strict new export controls.
In spite of the unprecedented numbers of cancelled and blanked sailings from Asia, the impact for our customers has been minimised, as our sea freight teams in the UK and China have leveraged volume contracts and shipping line relationships to get cargo lifted.
When journalists learnt that aircraft were flying out of China empty of much-needed PPE over the country’s Labour Day holiday, they contacted NGL Asia’s managing director, Stefan Holmqvist for expert insights.
As the global shipping lines struggle to deal with the largest ever drop in demand for sea freight, shoring up freight rates through capacity discipline, HMM has taken delivery of the world’s biggest containerships.
Founded in 1903 The South China Morning Post is the Hong Kong newspaper of record, with a readership in excess of 300k. Once again, seeking insights on global freight issues, they have turned to NGL for guidance.
Despite the continuing worldwide pandemic, lockdown, blanked voyages and grounded aircraft, Norman Global Logistics is uplifting and transporting medical, PPE and non-essentials cargo global by all modes.
Effective from the 26th April new China medical export controls have been implemented. New measures that enhance quality oversight and step up export regulation for epidemic prevention and control supplies.
Norman Global Logistics has highlighted how a crackdown on shoddy medical exports has led to surging air cargo costs and congestion in South China.
Lockdown, falling demand, store closures and limited warehousing operations, are forcing some shippers to leave their cargo uncollected at the port, raising concerns that supply chains could break down if ports become too congested.
The South China Morning Post reported on Friday on the challenges ahead for global trade and the outlook for air and sea freight, in the wake of Coronavirus. Expert opinion was provided by our very own Stefan Holmqvist.