India continues to struggle with COVID-19 infections and areas of the country entered a two-week lockdown on April 27. During the lockdown, a curfew is in place and essential services can operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. As logistics operations are considered an essential service, freight is still moving but not without delays:
- All ports and CFS stations are operating, but with limited staff.
- Indian Customs is working on a rotating basis at ports and airports.
- Many passenger airlines have withdrawn service to India, which is decreasing the availability of air cargo space. Freighters are still operational, but must be secured with an advance booking. Airport cargo ground handlers are working on a rotating basis.
- There are no restriction for vehicle movements (intra and inter-state). However, truckers are only accepting advance bookings with all appropriate documentation ready.
Source: Mallory Alexander Global Network