COVID-19 i logistika


In the modern world, transport and logistics are one of the most important links for normal functioning. Interdependence in the processes of procurement, production and sales constantly shift the allowed planned time for the execution of tasks. Therefore, logistics providers are expected to find ways to speed up processes without increasing costs.

CORONA virus coming (COVID 19) has significantly affected almost all economic activities around the world. This was passed on to the logistics chains, which faced great challenges to respond to the needs of an industry that did not even know in which direction the situation with the Corona virus would develop further.

According to some data, services in the logistics industry have been reduced by 7% globally. Airlines (passenger transport) have been particularly hard hit due to various restrictions imposed at airports around the world. Air freight transport itself is less affected due to less strict restrictions and the need for the fastest transport in terms of delivering aid to endangered areas.

Road transport did not even stop in reality, of course with the sporadic restrictions that the countries affected by the COVID 19 virus declared. Such a situation has persisted to this day, but it is certain that stabilization is expected in the spring of 2021 after the mass vaccination of the population. It would be unfair not to mention the drivers of commercial vehicles as one of the heroes of the global pandemic.

At the beginning of the crisis, ship transport recorded a drop of up to 30% of booked containers (specifically from China), only to slowly begin to recover in the third quarter and relatively normalize at the end of 2020.

Nothing lasts forever, not even this crisis. With the expected normalization of life at the end of spring, we hope that the economy will recover, and with it the accompanying services, and thus the logistics industry. It remains to be seen at what pace all this will happen.