Shipping to and from India

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COVID-19 Operational status

Due to COVID-19, key elements of your supply chain like warehousing, terminal or customs operations might suffer disruption. In order to react to any change we are capturing and updating daily the latest operational status for each country.

COVID-19 Operational status (updated 28-05-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
  • Nationwide curfew in India announced from 25th March is further extended until 31st May continuing with significant relaxations around transportation of goods (both essential and non-essential) though full effect of the relaxation is yet to be seen on the ground due to continued challenges with trucking/manpower shortage and closure of factories.
  • SCM facilities now open with skeletal labour across India focused on shipping out backlog created prior lockdown.
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Reduced hours
Maersk Operational Status
  • Only online payments will be accepted. We have discontinued accepting Cash/ DDs/ Cheques at the counters during this contingency period.
  • Major Counters are open pan India with revised timelines from Monday to Friday between 10:00 am to 3:30 pm(check location specific details) and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Seperate processes designed around handover of documents, surrendering OBLs etc and respective communications already sent out.
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
  • Government of India has further extended the lockdown with significant relaxation in many zones around the country until 31st May 2020.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released a fresh order dated 17th May with revised guidelines to regulate different activities based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Containment, Buffer, Red, Green and Orange zones.
  • As per these guidelines, all goods/cargo movement including empty trucks is to be permitted in all zones during this time period.
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
Operating with limited capacity
Maersk Operational Status
  • All Ports are operational except Hazira with certain restrictions.
  • Some delays expected on vessel operations due to shortage of operators, internal transport vehicles.
  • With the slowdown in port operations major services will be impacted/delayed by atleast a week-seperate communications are already sent out.
Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Partially open
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
Operating with limited capacity
Maersk Operational Status
  • With public transportation being shut in cities, surveyors & labourers are facing difficulty in reaching site locations.
  • CFS’s will operational with skeletal staff.
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
  • No impact in Gujarat / Krishnapatnam / Tuticorin / Vishakhapatnam
  • Expect shortage of labor for export stuffing/carting, working with labor contractors/depots to ensure we have adequate supply where required.
  • Extending shifts to spread working hours to avoid any impact to customers with limited workforce.
Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Restrictions on certain corridors
Maersk Operational Status
  • Our Store door operations are getting hit due to issues with non-availability of truck drivers and local restrictions on movement.
  • CHB- For customers who can clear without physical examination of cargo we have 100% online solutions available.
  • No long haul on trucks and avoid inter- state movements.
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Rail movement is not an issue so far as we see there are no restrictions on freight trains.
Operation
Barge shipment
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Air freight
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status

Local information

Office
Ahmedabad
Address
Maersk India Private Limited, 201/202 Prerna Arcade, 2nd Floor, Opposite Doctor House, C G Road 380006, Ahmedabad,India
Telephone
+91 796 7770 724 /715 /733
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 09:30-18:00

With over 20 years’ experience in India, we combine local knowledge, excellent service and unmatched stability with the world’s largest shipping network to connect India´s businesses to the world.

We offer regular services to and from 15 of India’s main ports, as well as 45 inland acceptance depots and 25 sales offices at key locations. Whatever you are shipping, we have the network and expertise to get it to its destination on time – wherever in the world that happens to be.

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