The outbreak of COVID-19 is starting to put major pressure on supply chains. With the recent announcements concerning border closures in many European countries and subsequent impact on trade, now we can see more and more industries facing supply chain challenges, hitting them with lead time and capacity issues.
Whilst intra-european road transport is struggling with bottlenecks and delays at the borders, sea transport remains fully operational; therefore, as sea trade operators we have a special responsibility to the market to take collective action and make sure that vital supplies keep flowing in order for our society to persevere. While keeping our staff and colleagues safe, I would like to assure you that our first priority at the Unifeeder Group is to help our customers finding solutions to combat the logistical challenges they are currently facing.
We, at the Unifeeder Group, are in constant contact with our vessels, terminal partners, multimodal and equipment suppliers, whom assure us they are remaining safe, yet fully operational and accepting containers on a ‘business as usual’ basis. For our shorebased operations, we have taken adequate measures to maintain all of our office functions protected, but still fully operational.
We will do everything possible in order to keep cargo flowing and to serve our customers to the best of our abilities; following the development closely country by country, ensuring that
the cargo moves and solutions are found.
These are special circumstances that none of us have ever experienced before and I am
confident that the world will come back to normal, however, it requires that we all unite and
work together to minimize and combat the disturbances and challenges. We are there to
assist you – please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for our help.