While COVID-19 is having a global impact, the national and regional experience is very different.
While China has seen substantial restrictions on import/export and even internal movement, which has led to extra transport costs and increased transit times, Italy’s experience of almost total shutdown has affected air travel much more substantially. Transport generally is bound to be impacted as more countries experience the effects of COVID-19 and we anticipate there will be:
- Delays in clearing customs
- Extra layers of security and administration imposed on transport, especially across national borders
- Lengthened transit times and quarantine periods
ERT, in tandem with our existing risk prevention procedures, have together allowed us to minimise service disruption, and maintain delivery for our clients. We are doing this by optimising our supply chains, organising alternative routing and using contingency measures as required.