The COVID-19 Shipping Update: Week Ending April 10, 2020

 In Industry News

To help keep shippers like you up to date, Transportation Impact has compiled a summary of the week’s logistics news related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We’ll continue to provide weekly updates as the situation warrants, with more frequent updates through social media on our company LinkedIn page and Twitter (@smallpksavings).

The following are links to relevant information on how COVID-19 is impacting the logistics industry.

Recent Carrier Information:

UPS Peak Season Surcharge Update (April 7, 2020) – Click to Read

From the UPS website: “As previously announced, a Peak Surcharge will apply to UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Freight, and UPS Expedited shipments originating from China Mainland or Hong Kong SAR to North America and Europe regions, effective April 5, 2020. Effective April 12, 2020 until further notice, the amount of this Peak Surcharge will increase and additional Peak Surcharges will apply to international shipments with other origins and/or destinations.”

FedEx International Services Update (April 6, 2020) – Click to Read

From the FedEx website: “We are still delivering under state-of-emergency and shelter-in-place restrictions issued in various parts of the world. These restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain. Air cargo capacity is limited, and we’ve had to make adjustments so that our international networks can best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment. To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this time, we are implementing a temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express® and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6.”

NOTE: It bears repeating that both carriers announced the suspension of their money-back guarantees.

Click to Read – FedEx and UPS Suspend Money Back Guarantees

Small Parcel Information

Amazon to Suspend Delivery Service Competing with UPS, FedEx – Click to Read

UPS, Teamsters Reach Agreement on COVID-19 Pay and Time Off – Click to Read

Some FedEx Pilots Removed From Duty After “Inconclusive” COVID-19 Tests – Click to Read

FedEx Is Shipping Tens of Thousands of Coronavirus Tests to Labs Each Week – Click to Read

Truckers and Parcel Couriers Complain of Lines, Delays During Covid-19 Shutdown – Click to Read

Logistics/ Supply Chain Information:

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Hub – Click to Read

March Cargo Imports Tumble at Top U.S. Seaports – Click to Read

Truckers Brave Personal and Economic Risks to Replenish Shelves – Click to Read

Coronavirus: Trucking Giants Won’t Say They’ll Get Sick Drivers Home – Click to Read

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