COVID-19 Update

Dear Customer

The Covid-19 situation regulative has been stable today, at least without any big changes in regulations infecting our Logistics business.

There are still strict border crossing regulations, but our drivers in business are still part of exceptions from regulations and are free to do their necessary work.

From this weekend, the restrictions also created problems for ferries like Fjord Line Color Line etc. (passenger ferries) and they have the last days cancelled their daily routing to and from Stavanger.

Fjord Line have luckily made change in their plan, and will make 2 departures from/from Stavanger until further notice (from 7 to 2 per week) for cargo sailing.

Also Logi Trans are in dialog with other carrier that may set up new routing to make sure our business can run as close to normal as possible.

There will be some challenges with normal lead time for delivery, can and will affect the cost, but we work all day, every day to keep the service level you normally expect from us!

IMPACT TO OUR SERVICE:

GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL:

AIR;

We see that with constant cancellations and layoffs in the airlines, the air freight will naturally be affected. From Monday 16.03 at 0800 there is strict restrictions on traveling in and out of Norway at all our airports! Domestic traffic will go as normal. The consequence of this will be reduced capacity of air cargo on passenger aircraft. Currently, freight is still operating as normal and it is being considered to increase freight capacity on stretches of need, while many scheduled aircraft carrying cargo are canceled. Closing the boundaries for travelers from Europe will dramatically reduce capacity on scheduled flights, and this will create some challenges for the cargo flow to and from the United States by air! There may also be restrictions in individual countries regarding landing, for example Saudi Arabia. closed for all international flights starting Sunday and initially 2 weeks.

Logi Trans have high competence and network to handle all sort of airfreight, charter service, crew change and all other logistics needs you may have in this special situation – please feel free to contact us at booking@logitrans.no

SEA:

Overseas capacity is somewhat reduced due to reduction in volumes and closed ports / borders.
Furthermore, the rates are under pressure and capacity shortages can result in higher rates than has been the case lately.

Shortsea run as normal pr. today.

Logi Trans have high competence and network to handle all sort of sea-freight, part-charter, rig-move, charter service, and all other logistics needs you may have in this special situation – please feel free to contact us at  booking@logitrans.no

ROAD:

Europe also has strict regulations, and some of the suppliers/customers have made their own strict regulations and some also closing off their facilities.
The European boarders are still open for cargo traffic.

As said earlier, Logi Trans have good set-up to handle any of these challenges, and we will do our best to meet your expectations and needs at all times.

Logi Trans have high competence and network to handle all sort of road freight, express service, dedicated vehicle in all sorts, and all other logistics needs you may have in this special situation – please feel free to contact us at booking@logitrans.no

NATIONAL (NORWAY):

Most of the traffic Nationally run as normal.

Some municipalities in Norway have imposed restrictions on persons who have stayed in infected areas in Norway after 10.3.

Some exemption rules have been introduced – including exemption from driving and rest time rules and exemptions from drivers’ working time regulations.

The exceptions are given for what is defined as transport of articles related to life and health. This is defined for the following modes of transport:

  • Food distribution and related industries, including fuel distribution
  • commodity Transportation
  • Animal feed and transport of live animals
  • Transport of medicines and medical equipment
  • Distribution of equipment to hospitals and other public institutions

These rules may have consequences for our ability to carry out transport assignments to or from these municipalities, but until now we understand that transports can proceed as normal if they take necessary precautions.

Logi Trans have high competence and network to handle all sort of national airfreight, road-freight, any dedicated vehicle and all other logistics needs you may have in this special situation – please feel free to contact us at base-base@logitrans.no / booking@logitrans.no

CUSTOMS:

The Norwegian Customs authorities,  reports that all customs offices, with the exception of Drammen, are still open and in full business.

The border towards Sweden is also open for normal traffic. The border towards Russia is still open on the Norwegian side, but Norwegian citizens are not allowed to enter Russia.

On the Norwegian side, no special measures have been introduced related to cross-border crossing. There are also no restrictions on e-commerce.

There are not any specific measures that challenge imports of goods from so-called risk countries.

We will need to look at every transport individually for the individual impact, and we will do our best to meet your expectations and needs at all times.

Additional/Internally Logi Trans office and personnel:

To ensure our staff and drivers to be safe and to avoid spread of COVID-19, we have already implemented precautions and actions.

Our organization is highly flexible, and digital – making it possible for us to have 80% of our staff in home office.

Both to keep the staff in home office safe, and also to make the environment safer for the last 20% that need to do their work physically in our terminals, trucks and office.

We effectuated home office solutions last week in all our departments, and are still 100% operational with 0% personnel effected or in affecting quarantine.
Personnel and drivers have strict regimes to make sure they avoid all unnecessary contact

We have implemented a number of measures to safeguard our employees, customers and partners.
The following measures apply to all our locations:

  • All our buildings are locked. Visitors must make contact pr. phone for further instructions.
  • Extra measures have been introduced at our terminals to avoid contact with others.
  • General NO hand greeting and pinching – keep distance from colleagues and visitors.
  • People returning from abroad have been quarantined in accordance with the authorities’ recommendations.
  • Drivers have instructions on the use of gloves when handling goods. Paper handling must be kept to a minimum.
  • Signature on mobile phones is not allowed! Driver enters name of recipient with block letters.
  • Great focus on hand hygiene and use of anti-bac – all cars and offices are equipped with Anti-bac, as well as in all meeting rooms, reception areas etc.
  • All personnel are to arrange their own lunch from home, and not allowed to sit together.
  • Extra cleaning of exposed areas has been introduced such as handrails, door handles, hoists etc.
  • All employees are encouraged to minimize contact with others during leisure time
  • All internal travel activities are canceled and employees are requested to refrain from leisure travel.

All scheduled meetings and events have been canceled

We want to use the opportunity to encouraging all customers, partners, suppliers as a social responsibility;
Do what you can to keep safe, help others, and make sure you comply with all general health advices.

Please feel free to contact us for any questions or for possible alternative, express solutions for your logistics, and transport needs!
booking@logitrans.no or DUTY PHONE: +47 950 50 100