A centralized location for COVID-19 information specifically pertaining to the shipping industry. We will continue to update this page with information.
Regional Trade Capacity
Tracking COVID-19 (John Hopkins)
Questions & Answers
Q: Would the SSL provide any assistance with storage fees if our warehouse cannot provide storage?
- 4/1/2020: FMC seeks to avoid coronavirus-linked port gridlock (JOC)
- 3/31/2020: JOC article discussing the issues at ports
- 3/23/2020: carriers are discussing the issue.
- 3/16/2020: At this time SSL would not be in a position to provide assistance with storage fees.
- Some carriers have implemented limited rules for equipment imbalance in California.
Q: Are there any restrictions on the local ramps or issues with the domestic movement of ocean freight?
A: Currently no restrictions or issues reported at ramps.
US - CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS
"There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7. "
International Chamber of Shipping
Guidance for Ship Operators
In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this Guidance has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters. The purpose is to help shipping companies follow advice provided by United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Items to reference in the document:
- Port of Entry Restrictions .... Page 6
Rail Status (4/17/2020)
- BNSF: Network fluid.
- CN: Network fluid.
- CP: Network fluid.
- CSX: Network fluid
- NS: Network fluid
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