Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the developments regarding Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant identified in Africa.
To comply with new regulations, the majority of our commercial carrier partners have announced that they will transition to cargo-only flights out of Johannesburg, South Africa. Additionally, some airlines are operating on restrictive service, which has reduced the number of available routes. Marken has established contingency routes for any shipments impacted by the restrictive service.
We will continue to monitor and communicate adjustments to air traffic schedules to minimize the impact to client shipments. We anticipate that there will be more local and international restrictions in the coming weeks, which might impact shipments into and out of Africa. We are proactively evaluating alternative shipping options through UPS cargo, private, and charter flights, if necessary.
We remain committed to sourcing the best available options for each of your shipments as we continue to navigate the ongoing supply chain challenges. If you have any questions, please reach out to your local Marken branch or business professional for assistance.Back to Index