Global Aperture Winter holidays lift spirits, not cargo performance. Outbound air cargo performance flies lower…
As of March 2nd, 25 countries have banned flights in and out of Russia and only a handful of airlines continue to service through Russian airspace including Air China, Asiana, Etihad, Qatar, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways. Over 50 long-haul flights from Europe have been cancelled this week due to the ongoing conflict—many of them destined for Tokyo.
Global ocean carriers have also suspended bookings for Ukraine and Russia, including Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, Maersk, ZIM, and Shipco. For the few that continue to service the countries’ ports, lead-time estimates are no longer available.
Port customs authorities in the EU and UK have increased inspections of all cargoes shipped to and from Russia—the ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg have outright refused to accept direct or transshipped cargo from Russia.
World Wide Customs will continue to monitor the situation as it develops—we aim to mitigate any disruptions to client supply chains. Please contact your local representative for further information.