Date: 25.02.2020

Avoiding post-Coronavirus disruption

Airlines have cut swathes of capacity on their China services in response to a collapse in passenger demand due to the coronavirus, which has slashed the amount of air freight volume available.

Meanwhile, a surge in volumes is expected as factories in the country continue to come back online following the extended New Year holiday break, which means air freight capacity shortages and price spikes are likely to continue into March and late April.

Recognising the post-Coronavirus disruption our clients supply chains are threatened with, we have been working with our partners to develop a time-sensitive freight alternative that will avoid the congestion, shut-outs and cost worries that will prevail.

Combining the economies of feeder vessels from China ports, with the speed of air freight via our dedicated Singapore hub, Metro Shipping offers reliable, secure and flexible intermodal freight solutions from just US$2.00 per kilo (subject to conditions) from origin to destination.

By using smaller feeder vessels (c. 2,300 teu) we can move goods out of China, with a greater choice of port and timings, bypassing the mega-ships and port congestion created by blanked sailings and increasing container stacks.

We can take care of all customs formalities, which means we can expedite delivery and with end-to-end visibility on our MVT platform, shippers can track the progress of their most urgent cargo.

Our Sea Air solutions are devised to suit whatever transit times are best for your business – even if you need consignments shipped urgently. We always aim for the quickest and most cost-effective option to take your shipments away from points of congestion, without delay.

  • Significant cost saving on air
  • China port to UK airport from just 11 days
  • All China ports served
  • Ultra-secure Singapore hub
  • Earliest departures with premium carriers
  • Appropriate for all products
  • Perfect for hanging garments
  • Avoid post-coronavirus delays
  • Offers balance between time and cost