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Overall situation

While Italy is struggling with the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), and other world areas are also preparing to face it, the good news is that at least China is rapidly returning to normal life. Chinese ports partially reopen; the same also applies to the airports.


Maritime transport: the situation of Italian ports

As reported by Assoporti in the press release of 11 March, “Italian ports are fully operational in full respect of the measures adopted by the Government with the primary objective of protecting public health as a result of the medical emergency”.
The Port of Genoa resumed operations this morning after two days of blockages and slowdowns. In the other ports, operations regularly proceed.


Air transport: the new Italian decree and flights’ ban from Europe to the US

Yesterday March 12, 2020, the Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Paola De Micheli signed a decree  which orders the stop to passenger traffic in several Italian airports, without however affecting cargo operations and emergencies.

“The operation of the services is limited to the airports of Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Genoa, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Milan Malpensa, Naples Capodichino, Palermo, Pantelleria, Pescara, Pisa, Rome Fiumicino, Turin, Venice Tessera and Rome Ciampino for state flights, organ transports, canadair and emergency services only. ”

Until March 25, the government closes more than half of Italian airports to contain the Coronavirus emergency and “due to reduced mobility”. In fact, several airlines canceled numerous air flights.

In addition, US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the suspension, for thirty days, of all passenger flights with European airports, excluding the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This decision will lead to the inevitable loss of the entire belly hold, corresponding to eighty percent of the overall hold.


Asian Logistics Agencies operations

Asian Logistics Agencies has already taken the necessary security measures to limit contacts and facilitate “smartworking” mode, in order to protect the health of its employees, customers and suppliers.


We will keep you informed of further developments. In the meantime, we remain at your disposal for any request!

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