July 1, 2020 in COVID-19 CUSTOMER ADVISORY
COVID-19: APLL Regional Network Update (NAM, LATAM, EMEA)
July 1, 2020
Current updates for NAM, LATAM and EMEA regions are as follows:
NAM Port Updates
- Port of NY and NJ: No disruptions reported. Note: Friday, July 3 (Independence Day Observed), PNCT, APM Terminals, Maher Terminals, GCT Bayonne, GCT NY and Red Hook will be open.
- Port of Oakland: No disruption reported.
- Port of Long Beach: No disruption reported, individual terminals may have limited hours and or operations. Please check with terminal.
- Port of Los Angeles: No disruption reported, individual terminals may have limited hours and or operations. Please check with terminals.
- Port of Vancouver: Some congestion reported.
- Prince Rupert: No disruption reported.
- Port of Halifax: No disruption reported.
- Port of Montreal: On the afternoon of Thursday, July 2, 2020, Montreal Longshore will strike for 40 hours at the Racine and Cast terminals operated by the Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGTP). The Gateway marine terminals are served by CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping/OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd, and Maersk Line. APLL does not anticipate customer impact.
Current updates for LATAM are as follows:
- Argentina: On lockdown without a date set to reopen.
- Brazil: Sao Paulo State has reopening scheduled for July. Currently malls are opened 6 hours per day with protocols. July 10th is the date set for bars and restaurants to open at 40% of capacity.
- Chile: On lockdown and subject to weekly review by their Health Minister (every Wednesday).
- Columbia: Opening with protocols in place: restaurants and bars will open this weekend, but gyms and clubs are still closed. There are also restrictions in place for the number of people out in public, a rotation depending on the day.
- Dominican Republic and Haiti: Commerce and factories are now open, but social distancing and personal precautions are recommended for general population.
- Peru: The lockdown ended yesterday for 70% of the country, however there are seven cities that are still on lockdown. Retail is open, and bars and restaurants are open with restrictions. The Government has recommended to maintain ‘work at home’ as much as possible.
- Uruguay and Paraguay: Governments are relaxing restrictions; Uruguay is the first country in LTAM to have a ‘green light’ to travel to Europe in the open border program.
There are no updates for the EMEA region. Please refer to the updates from June 17.
Important note regarding return to office actions:
APL Logistics cannot cite specific dates on return to office actions globally. We will continue to provide advance notice of changes to this arrangement.
The safety and wellbeing of our employees is our top priority. We will consider each country/state’s local plans against what will be phased using new guidelines.
We will continue to take a cautious approach globally.
As always, information regarding the COVID 19, including Q&A, online training, technical guidelines, preventative measures, travel guidance, etc. can be found on the WHO website: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus, and we encourage you to reference local health authorities and guidelines in your area.
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