Impact of Covid-19 on North American freight operations
Across our network, Hillebrand is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff and easing the logistics challenges our customers are facing from COVID-19.
For business operations in the USA and Canada, we have provided the following updates on imports, exports and domestic operations (subject to change at any time).
(Last updated: June 1st 2020, 10:00 AM EDT)
Additional country by country status in Hillebrand's daily operations update here
Hillebrand's North American warehouse network is fully operational with staff working with expanded safety precautions. Supply chain partners (trucking companies for drayage and last mile services) are essential and continue to operate.
The three major driving conditions affecting international shipments are: the reduction in capacity (cancelled sailings) on all major trade corridors, the movement and supply of container units, especially reefers, and the shorter windows at port terminals, yards and warehouse to deliver loaded containers and pick up empties.
As recovery efforts across the globe get underway for June and July and volume increases (at the same time as summer peak season demand on reefer equipment), plan ahead and extend lead time expectations to accommodate your delivery timelines.
We continue to innovate and provide tailored alternative solutions to ease your logistics challenges. A few areas you can consider are: