April 15, 2020

The Prime Minister of India has announced an extension of the lockdown till 3rd May 2020 – an additional 19 days from the initial 21 days. The lockdown measures will continue in the same vein till 20th April, after which some states are expected to extended relaxations, depending upon the spread and severity of COVID-19 cases.

In the meantime, several additional measures have been announced for ensuring minimal impact on the logistics industry, enumerated as below:

  • CONCOR (ICD Tughlakabad, New Delhi & ICD Khodiyar, Ahmedabad) have waived-off the storage charges up to 14th April 2020 for shipments that have arrived post 25th March. Private facilities have not announced a similar measure as on date and the regular tariff for storage will be applicable
  • We are awaiting further circulars/ notifications from respective bodies (Ministry of Commerce/ Carriers/ CFS Operators etc) considering that the lockdown has been extended
  • Notification dated 11th April 2020 from Ministry of Commerce & Industry towards a staggered reduction/ removal of restrictions to certain key industries and business activities
  • Ministry of Home Affairs has removed the restriction on Inter-state movements of trucks (even for non-essential commodities) but, shortage of drivers and labour is impacting normal operations

Velogic India continues to operate with necessary precautions in place and our teams are always available to assist you with any support and query you may have.

The present status of each of our Branch Operations, Airport operations, CFS Operations is detailed as below for your reference and circulation.

Branch BCP Status/ Restrictions as on 15th April 2020
Mumbai Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Available but, limited due to E-pass restrictions
LCL Exports (GDL Warehouse) Cargo Carting is being accepted. Stuffing planned basis Inducement and Labour/Equipment availability
LCL Imports Operational
Delhi Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Available but, limited due to E-pass restrictions
LCL Exports (ICD Tughlakabad) Stuffing operations on-going subject to availability of equipment from carrier and availability of manpower/ staff
LCL Imports (CFS PPG & ICD TKD) ICD Tughlakabad – Import containers are arriving by Rail. De-stuffing subject to approvals and availability of manpower.

CFS Patparganj – Operational (with slowdown) and cargo available for delivery

Chennai Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Available but, limited due to E-pass restrictions
LCL Exports (Triway) Carting/Bookings are being accepted. Stuffing is dependent upon inducement & availability of staff/ equipment
LCL Imports (Continental Warehousing Corporation) Operational without significant delays. Movements to ICD Bangalore and ICD Hyderabad are also close to normal
Bangalore Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
LCL Exports (Continental Warehousing Corporation) Carting/Bookings are being accepted. CBT for Chennai is dependent upon inducement & availability of staff/ equipment. Direct Consoles are feasible subject to Inducement
LCL Imports (CONCOR) Operational
Ahmedabad Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
LCL Exports – CONCOR CFS staff and Customs Operational. Loading of containers on-hold due to labour un-availability. Movement of Stuffed containers also on-hold due to transportation un-available
LCL Imports – CONCOR CFS staff and Customs Operational. Shortage of labour & equipment persists
Hyderabad Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Available but, limited due to E-pass restrictions
LCL Exports (Continental Warehousing Corporation) Minimal Carting due to severe restrictions but, relaxation expected this week onwards. Advance notice required by CFS to arrange manpower and transport for Nhava Sheva
LCL Imports (Continental Warehousing Corporation) Operational but, go-slow due to shortage of labour/ staff/ customs
Tuticorin Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
CFS Staff Available but, limited due to E-pass restrictions
LCL Exports (St. John) Carting only for cargo from Tuticorin and its surrounding areas. None from Coimbatore & Tirupur due to unavailability of transport. Container stuffing dependent upon inducement
LCL Imports (Chola) Operational but, go-slow due to shortage of labour/ staff/ customs
Kolkata Office Staff 100% Operational – Work From Home
Airport Staff Limited staff available due to E-pass restrictions but, expected to improve over the coming days
CFS Staff Available but, limited due to E-pass restrictions
LCL Exports No LCL operations on-going due to no cargo flow on account of lack of CHAs and transportation. FCLs are operational
LCL Imports No LCL containers for de-stuffing are pending