The COVID-19 Shipping Update: Week Ending April 17, 2020
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:
The most notable update on UPS and FedEx is that neither company has made any news, service, or rate update announcements that warrant shipper attention.
That said, the following UPS and FedEx links still contain relevant information that we’ve already noted in earlier updates.
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,11 UPS Worldwide Express Freight, and UPS Expedited shipments originating from China Mainland or Hong Kong SAR to North America2 and Europe regions3, 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 Internation 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.”
It also bears repeating that both carriers announced the suspension of their money-back guarantees.
Small Parcel Information
As Deaths Mount, Delivery Workers Say They’re Kept in the Dark Over Who’s Sick – Click to Read
Feds Lean on Carriers in Fight Against the Coronavirus – Click to Read
Other Logistics/ Supply Chain Information:
FMCSA Extends HOS Emergency Declaration Through May 15 – Click to Read
Now, a Different Kind of Epidemic: Force Majeure Claims – Click to Read
FedEx Freight Furloughs Undisclosed Number of Workers – Click to Read
Drilling Deep: Getting That Relief Money From Washington into the Right Hands – Click to Read
Coronavirus Watch: ALAN Launches SC Intelligence Center, Amazon May Suspend French Deliveries – Click to Read
Coronavirus: A Lesson in Supply Chain Risk Management – Click to Read
Humanitarian logistics: ALAN Launches Intelligence Center for COVID-19 – Click to Read