The Impact of Covid-19 on Logistic Industry

The pandemic caused by the infectious diseases known as Corona Virus has affected the lives of thousands of people not only physically but has created chaos in the logistic industry as well. This virus has disrupted our lives in every way possible like going to work or school. Even a walk in the park is now prohibited due to the rising cases all over the world.

Now, one of the activities that have been majorly affected by this disease is trading. Shipping goods is not as easy as before due to the epidemic. This global epidemic has taken a toll on the shipping and maritime industries, not just at China’s ports (where the virus is thought to have originated), but also in ports around the world. All trade linkages, including significant import and export transactions, are on the verge of collapsing.

This blog will educate you on the impact of Covid-19 that has been done on logistic services in Pakistan.

Impact of Covid-19 on Transport Industry:

Careful Analysis after a year of the Covid-19 has proved that the most affected industry by this disease was the transport industry on the economical level. The pandemic caused the government to put restrictions on the passengers to deliver goods from different places around the world. Plus, the freedom of movement caused the transportation revenue to drop drastically. Not only that but the wages of some workers were also reduced by half and some transport companies were closed due to being bankrupt. Even after the government allowed transporting goods, the companies still had to take the necessary precautions. The transport was again good but still was lacking that good number.

Impact of Covid-19 on Sea-Freight:

During these harsh and challenging times, the Sea freight services have faced a lot of challenges. Some of their challenges have been outlined below:

Less Demand:

All the ships that were transported had to follow a set of standards of rules and also a limited amount of goods were allowed. The waiting period of the shipping was also increased due to the harsh process it had to go through opposed by the competent authorities in every country.

Closure of Ports:

Ports have been closed owing to quarantine periods in place and to safeguard the safety of workers, and other conditions have been imposed, such as the prohibition of marine vessels from entering specific nations, which required such vessels to be on the water and without a destination port.

Impact of Covid-19 on Air-Cargo Industry:

Food, mail, automotive parts, electronics, flowers, vaccines, and a variety of other critical commodities are all transported by air freight, which helps to facilitate the supply chain.

2020 proved to be the worst year for air-cargo industry during the covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, air cargo was hit harder than global trade volumes, with CTKs decreasing 10.6% year on year (yoy) while global trade volume decreased 5.3 percent.

SMB Logistics Solutions offers global logistics services to meet customer needs. As economic globalization advances apace, companies face the vital challenge of expediting and optimizing the international distribution of products.

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Key Advantages of Road Freight Service

In today’s current situation, it’s almost impractical to select a transport company that offers immaculate services to its customers. There are many freight services that deliver your good quickly but road freight remains the best transport method that delivers your product safely. Road freight service is one of the most used services when it comes to exporting goods from one place to another.

A heavy product can be difficult to transport, but this is not an issue for us because we utilize high-quality pallet collection at an affordable price, making it simple for items to be transported efficiently.

SMB Logistics offers great logistic services of transport of goods and products by various mediums such as trucks, small carriers, etc. Unlike other freight services, road can be very convenient and promising option for your business. Our transport service is very much advantageous.

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In this blog we will educate you with numerous key advantages of road transport services and how they differ from others:

  • We provide cost-effective pallet collection with less capital, making it easier for newcomers.
  • We give as fast as possible door-to-door delivery.
  • Deliveries are possible throughout the neighborhood and across borders without issue.
  • Extremely flexible delivery, as well as an estimated arrival and departure time.
  • The cost of packing is relatively less when we compare to the other modes of freight services.
  • The only extensive system that provides transportation to the final destination is road transport.
  • Even the cost of building, maintaining, and running roads is significantly lower than that of trains and air travel.
  • Road transport has a significant advantage over other means of transportation in terms of flexibility.
  • Life would be much more difficult without proper delivery of commodities and other important items in a very short period of time if road transport services were not available.

All customs clearing entries are done in-house at SMB Shipping using the most up-to-date integrated software systems, ensuring that our clients receive the reliable service they need at an amazing value. Our clients have come to trust us since they have seen how smoothly their freight and customs clearances go when SMB Shipping handles them.

There is a range of benefits to road freight services in comparison to other means of transport. Even the costs for maintaining, operating roads and constructing is very few that that of air transport and railways. The best part of road transport is that you won’t need any high investment to start with as the cost is relatively less.

SMB logistic is your one-stop-shop solution for logistic services. We provide our customers with unmatched services and plans. If you are still not convinced, try comparing the costs of multiple boarding, alighting and packaging with other freight services. If you need any more suggestions regarding our road freight services then feel free to contact us  and get the best road freight service in Pakistan