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    Covid -19And its Effects on International Shipping

    Heya folks, First of all I hope everyone is staying safe in the time of the Covid Outbreak. Heres a bunch of info for international deliveries and the effects of the outbreak on deliveries

    ****Disclaimer****
    I run an E-pharmacy that is listed on MusclceGuru and there will be no Spammy links or mentions of it here!

    Lets start with a quote from the United Postal Service

    *Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many airlines announced that they will reduce flights globally.
    Please expect a delay in processing and delivery of international shipments during this period.
    Carriers will do its utmost to uplift as and when a flight capacity is available*


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    Lets follow with the worst news and get to the best:
    Anywhere delivering from India is game over, you have probably lost the delivery for good and will not be liable for a free reship

    THE GOOD NEWS
    Anywhere shipping from Singapore, you are fine. Singapore has been strong and acted early to prevent the spread of the virus. As of 2 days ago, the situation in Singapore is considered under control. Although the daily lives of everyone have been affected, the measures are widely accepted and followed which lead to managed containment.

    FIND YOUR COUNTRY BELOW AND FIND THE LATEST UPDATES
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    United Kingdom – Measures to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Royal Mail Group (Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide) has advised that as part of UK measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19, they have had to change their delivery process for all postal items requiring signature on delivery. As from 13 March 2020, items requiring a signature on delivery will not always be signed for by the recipient. Instead, in these exceptional and difficult circumstances, where the recipient has not been able to sign for the item but has duly received it, a code (XP1) will be entered into the handheld device, and this will constitute evidence of receipt.

    In addition, Royal Mail Group also can no longer guarantee service delivery standards, in view of the UK Government introducing a series of measures, including self-isolation, social distancing, advising people to work from home and restricting travel with a view to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

    Malaysia
    Measures taken to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Post Malaysia has advised that owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the Restricted Movement Order enacted by the Malaysian Government, delays are expected in processing, transportation and delivery of both incoming and outgoing international shipments of all postal items.
    All postal items requiring signature on delivery will no longer be signed at the moment of handover to the recipient, for health, safety and security reasons. Instead, the postman will ask for the recipient's name and will enter this information in the signature field of the handheld device or delivery manifest. This temporary measure came into force from 16 March 2020 and remains in effect until further notice. For delivery of items to a mail room, the addressee will receive a text message or telephone call. Deliveries to premises or areas needing to be closed down due to COVID-19 are suspended.
    Slovenia – Update on measures taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Pošta Slovenije
    Has advised that in order to further reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep its staff and customers safe, it is suspending signature on delivery for inbound items insofar as possible. It will deliver items using alternative delivery methods where possible. This includes delivery to agreed locations without physical contact (e.g. P.O. boxes, mailboxes, parcel lockers) and delivery without signature (to this end, a new "contact-free delivery" status for internal items has been introduced within the domestic Track & Trace system). These measures were introduced on 16 March 2020, and will remain in place until further notice.

    Turkey – Service delays
    Turkish PTT Corporation has advised that in order to help to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Turkey, a period of leave has been declared for certain parts of its workforce, especially those in high-risk categories, in both the public and private sectors. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound mail.

    Canada – Measures taken to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVD-19)
    Canada Post has advised that due to measures being taken to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), they are experiencing significant disruption to its daily operations owing to exceptional precautionary measures, including the temporary closure of many institutions (schools, universities, public institutions, etc.) and self-quarantine for affected individuals. There is also considerable disruption with regard to airlines and other transport providers. This is having a direct impact on service quality for international inbound and outbound services

    Canada Post is making changes to its delivery procedures in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Until further notice, it will no longer request a signature for any deliveries. Instead, its delivery agents will apply "safe drop" procedures whenever it is possible to do so. If such procedures are not possible, the delivery agent will leave a delivery notice card indicating the retail location from which the item can be collected. A delivery notice card will be left for the addressee for all registered items and items requiring the payment of duties and taxes.

    Croatia – Measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Croatian Post has advised that in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of Croatian Post staff, a special process for postal items subject to signature upon delivery has been introduced as from 18 March 2020. For registered or insured items, parcels and EMS items, the item will be placed in the addressee's mailbox or deposited at the front door of their house or flat. In the signature field, the postman will enter "C-19" to indicate that the item has been delivered without the recipient's signature. This measure aims to avoid contact between recipients and postal staff.

    Serbia – Measures taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19
    The Public Enterprise Post of Serbia has advised that as of 15 March 2020, the government of Serbia declared a state of emergency in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In accordance with the measures adopted, Public Enterprise Post of Serbia has made organizational changes regarding the acceptance, processing and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail products, and the changes made will affect domestic and international quality of service. Service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed

    Armenia – Measures to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    "Haypost" CJSC has advised that owing to the suspension of flights resulting from the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, it expects serious delays in processing of inbound and outbound mail from 19 March 2020 until further notice. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. For safety reasons, delivery may be performed via methods that restrict direct contact. For all postal items requiring signature on delivery, the addressee's signature may be replaced in the signature field by the postman/postwoman's signature, together with the delivery code.

    Georgia – Measures taken to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Georgian Post has advised that with effect from 16 March 2020, the Government of Georgia has taken measures to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As these measures include the self-quarantine of staff, significant delays are to be expected in the delivery of all inbound mail.

    In order to minimize human contact, indirect methods will be implemented temporarily for the delivery of all postal items that would ordinarily require the addressee's signature on delivery for security reasons. Consequently, it will not be mandatory for Georgian Post to collect and provide written proof of delivery.
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    My E-pharmacy fulfillment centre has taken many measurements in Singapore to keep our operation safe and I am sure most other professionally run operations have done also.
    Our company has taken the following protocols, we urge other companies to do the same

    -Splitting our fulfillment team into 2 groups and shifts in order to foresee and avoid any potential future issues

    -All staff have been urged to defer or cancel travels until further notice

    -Mandatory temperature screening for everyone entering the warehouse

    -Providing Masks, Hand-Sanitizer and other safety equipment for our staff

    -Educating our team to understand the importance of personal hygiene and social distancing

    -Extensive disinfection cleaning multiple times in all areas

    -Anyone who went overseas will be placed on stay-home notice and not be allowed back in the warehouse immediately after returning


    As such our operation is stable.

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    Thats all for now and ill update this post as new info comes in

    Please include your own info and state sources








    #2
    there's a question that's been asked to me in general . I'd like to answer that, too.

    there are no problems with the output of shipments from here (turkey) . unlike in this period, customs problems will not be experienced much. because the government doesn't have time to deal with it. Goverments are currently trying to block the circulation of substances used only for corona. in general, they pay more attention to the packages coming from India and China. the situation is not too grave for the shipments coming out of Turkey.

    There is no doubt that some delays will happen on the cargos, because some people work and some don't work. I hope everything will be fine.

    Take care yourself againts to covid 19

    Thank you
    Hghgear

    My best
    Miss Cansu
    whatsapp: +44 7509 753545
    wickr: hghgear





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      #3
      Heya Miss Cansu, thats not entirely true about Turkey but totally true about India and China, India especially is on total lockdown for a potential minimum of 2 months

      Turkey has a little less issues than most places for outbound, singapore is almost the only place with no problem

      If you refer to this link it states the genuine issues in Turkey https://www.singpost.com/covid-19-up...updates#Turkey

      ill copy paste here:

      Turkey – Service delays
      Turkish PTT Corporation has advised that in order to help to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Turkey, a period of leave has been declared for certain parts of its workforce, especially those in high-risk categories, in both the public and private sectors. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound mail.

      As further precautions, we have secured space on the highly demanded Asendia. This is making our shipments even faster which is nice

      Id be interested to hear your thoughts over the next few days as things develop.
      Thanks for your input

      Jessica
      premiumwebmeds.co



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