The government of Poland announced the epidemic in Poland and the borders to neighbouring countries have been closed.
Freight transport is possible. Strict border checks are contiunued.
Currently all traffics at the borders are running smoothly.
Poland has also lifted the rules for driving and resting times until 16 April 2020.
A dedicated Rhenus Logistics team has been established, that monitors the messages issued by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS) and other state authorities on an ongoing basis, and monitors the situation in the entire Rhenus Group as well. All precaution actions recommended by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate are implemented.
Please find below an operational status of realisation the services provided by Rhenus in Poland:
- Warehousing Solutions
Rhenus warehouses operates without any obstacles.
- Road Transport
The national distribution network works smoothly. Possible delays in deliveries due to extended sanitary procedures introduced when transferring goods to recipients.
Possible delays in international transport borders between EU countries.
COD shipments are not processed.
- Air & Ocean
Lufthansa has a new solution for flights from Warsaw via Vienna on to Dubai - from Dubai to the world for most destinations. Road transport from Warsaw to Vienna - everyday.
Qatar Airways - embargo on controlled temperature goods to India.
Despite the restrictions, the port of Gdansk works quite efficiently. Containers are unloaded faster.
The supply of cars for FCL transports from Gdańsk and transports to Hamburg is also increasing. FCL carriers are actively looking for imports from Germany to Poland. In many directions, most shipowners have big problems with export space even in April. It is difficult to get free space on ships to the East (India, Thailand).
Difficulties caused by the epidemiological situation at the railway terminals. By limiting the number of people working in warehouses, drivers have to wait longer than usual for loading goods. The requirement of notifying the load collection for a specific time has been introduced.
- Home Delivery & High Tech Logistics
All services are provided as standard.
Please note that some countries have now closed one or several border checkpoints. Although these measures usually do not apply to freight transportation, they can still lead to diversions and delays due to health checks and traffic jams.
Information applying to all shipments:
Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is in business and able to receive your shipment. In order to ensure that our supply chains remain operational, we are carefully planning our transportation and warehousing capacities.
Document handling: Due to the current situation, the handling of documents (invoices, delivery notes and related documents) within our network will be suspended until further notice. Customs documents are explicitly expected from this rule. We kindly ask you to directly attach all documents in a delivery note pocket to the shipment.
POD signatures: If the consignee refuses to sign on glass or on the physical POD our drivers are now instructed to ask for the name and ID of the recipient.
We have currently increased the hygiene standards at all our buildings and are regularly informing our employees about the recommendations and preventive measures announced by the authorities and the WHO.
Wherever it is possible, our employees are increasingly working from their home office. This applies to sales and administration operations and the operational units too. There are long-term restrictions on business trips and conferences are now being replaced by virtual meetings. This means that we are not only restricting infection chains, if a real emergency develops, but are also creating backups to maintain operations at our business sites to the best possible degree.
Our drivers are equipped with disinfectants and have been instructed about safety rules.
Our dedicated Team in Poland will monitor any developments and decide on further measures.
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