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Shipping Disturbances

Current disruptions that may affect services

Published regularly in chronological order

Chinese New Year 2023

Starts January 22 and continues until the Lantern Festival, February 5. During this period, China's manufacturing logistics and transport industries shut down. Container lines, airlines, railway operators cancel departures. Hong Kong also closes down due to holidays, but only for the period 22-25 January.

Risk of Covid outbreaks increases during this period, which may lead to further closures.

📌 When importing/exporting to China and neighboring regions, be prepared for longer lead times. Contact us at customer service if you have questions or concerns.

Before Christmas and New Year

Prepare yourself and your customers for a period of high load with our carriers. Read more here about important information, dates and tips for you who ship before, during and after Christmas and New Year.

📌 Be on time with your deliveries. Contact us at customer service for questions about delivery times.

FedEx and TNT

During six months, we have reduced the use of FedEx and TNT. The reason is technical problems with the merger of these two large carriers. We have and continue to monitor quality. We notice that it is getting better for certain areas of the world and plan to activate the carriers. This is done step by step to be able to monitor that the shipping and the technology maintain the high quality we want to offer you as a customer.

📌 Do you have questions about our partners? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Driver shortage, Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine

Continued shortage of drivers and vans generally affects everywhere. We notice a particularly large impact in Italy and Spain, which can mean up to twice as long delivery time in some areas. Even in Sweden, the lack of drivers affects freight, as well as a generally larger volume of goods, meaning a higher load on freight companies than before, which can lead to longer delivery times.

Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine continue to have consequences for freight. Some countries still have tighter restrictions due to Covid-19. While many drivers have had to return to Ukraine.

📌 Prepare your recipient - communicate with your customer before you send, that delays may occur.

Shiplink's customer service is open as usual. Mon-Thur 08.30 - 17.00, fri 08.30-16.00 via chat , phone and email. If you have questions or concerns about Corona and how they can affect your freight, contact customer service.

This article aims to provide guidance and gather the most important and necessary information

Updated on: 19/12/2022

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