Agility Global Shipping
Updates: COVID-19

COUNTRY UPDATES

France

France’s first reported case of COVID-19 was on January 24. Subsequently, the French prime minister implemented strict measures to reduce the spread of the virus, steps that included social distancing policies, curfews, closure of public places, schools, universities and retail outlets. The government has put in place regulations allowing only essential services to continue to operate. From 11 May the gradual return to normality, “déconfinement” will begin, enabling a return to schools, opening of all retail outlets and business operations will begin to ramp up.

Transport and logistics sector has been defined as an essential service, primarily to serve critical supply chains (e.g. life science, food) and therefor the industry was continuously operating during “confinement”. Whilst 80% of commercial passenger flights have been suspended, air freight is operating as normal but with ongoing capacity constraints. Paris Orly airport has also closed until further notice, so all flights for the Paris region will land and take off at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle. Ocean freight operations in France are operating with limited disruptions and delays. Shortages of containers and equipment are step by step improving. Local domestic road freight providers are ramping up step by step, however there is still a limited number of deliveries to heavily impacted areas, such as Alsace. Customs continues to operate normally with standard opening hours, but newly implemented border checks are causing additional delays.

Airport, Port, Domestic Trucking & Customs

Cross-border Road Freight

Air Freight Capacity by Tradelane

Ocean Freight Capacity

LCL Direct Services
(Europe to USA)

In today’s challenging supply chain environment, Agility is here to provide you with solutions that leverage the most direct LCL ocean services available.

New Express LCL Services
(USA to Europe)

Customers with high-priority LCL shipments now have the option to utilize Agility’s new Express LCL Service from the US to select European base ports.

New Express LCL Services
(Europe to USA)

Customers with high-priority LCL shipments can leverage Agility’s new Express LCL Services from Europe to the US.