There continue to be reports of container sailings being blanked, airline routes being suspended, and recent declines in air cargo volumes. There are also reports of container shortages beginning to occur in Europe and North America and repositioning of empty containers beginning to take place.  

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) has issued an overview of issues impacting supply chains under the current extraordinary circumstances. The FITT document can be found at the following link.

In addition, our colleagues from the Shipping Federation of Canada have provided additional recent information on the impacts of COVID-19 on ocean shipping

There are many sources of health-related information on COVID-19 and FMA will not generally include these in our updates.  Our focus will be on supply-chain impacts. In this connection, it would be appreciated if FMA members could keep us informed of impacts on your respective operations, particularly any supply chain disruptions. This will be helpful in our continuing outreach to members and our communications with the government and with the Chamber of Commerce. As always, all individual company information will be kept confidential.