OCEAN Freight


Europe: Current Situation

The Corona pandemic continues to develop on a global scale, with everyone experiencing the direct and massive impact of the Corona Virus outbreak and the consequences of government measures across Europe.

The impact of the current crisis will not be solely limited to short term activity within Supply Chain. Potentially the effects in more traditional sectors (Automotive/ Aerospace/ Retail/ Travel & Tourism) will continue for a longer period. At the same time the needs in food and healthcare industries are significantly increasing. We can expect that the above trends shall continue in the months to come.

More than ever, we are working closely together with our customers to support their business. From finding the best schedule for shipments to selecting the best way of organizing it; splitting or sharing loads; integrating other value-added services; and providing constantly reliable and quality service. Simply put – we don’t let customers down during these difficult times.

Ocean Freight Solutions during COVID-19

  • Full Container Load (FCL) - Our longstanding relationships with a wide range of carriers means we are ideally placed to get space on ships and find schedules that will work, with competitive rates. Our FCL services are supported by web-based tracking systems enabling you to gain visibility of your shipment status.

Tailored Solutions

during  COVID-19

  • Less-than Container Load (LCL) - Our less than container load services give you the flexibility to meet your varying requirements, reliably and under control. Providing our own consolidation services, or Multi-Country consolidation Services (MCCS) for more complex shipments, supports you in managing freight costs and shipment times. Our LCL services are enhanced by online track and trace functions, helping you gain control over shipment visibility.

  • China Rail - The rail services are also available, as a solution that falls under between ocean freight forwarding and air freight forwarding in terms of transit time and cost, to give you more options of transportation. It is the product with increasing demands and we are surely well prepared to provide this service as well.

  • Non-Containerized Cargo

    • Cargo readiness checks at port

    • Loading supervision

    • Port captain service

  • Logistics Technology - Non containerized, oversized industrial equipment and large machine parts present their own handling and stowage challenges in the supply chain. Yusen Logistics has the skills and diversity of experience to ensure safe, reliable movement around the globe.

  • Project Cargo - Our dedicated Project Cargo Team has deep experience in all modes of transport. They, in turn, can draw on local hands-on expertise to handle the most complex project cargo, from concept, through planning to final execution.

  • Temperature Control - You can be confident that our ambient and temperature-controlled containers and warehouses can meet the most demanding requirements of the food, aerospace and high-tech industries.



For more detailed information we refer to the following links*:

EU Transport  

Real-time information on border crossing times

Transport Measures by European Commission

Useful Resources 

Global Map by John Hopkins
WHO Coronavirus Homepage
EU Guidance (by country)

US CDC Travel Notices 
Impact on Shipping (Nepia)
Air Transport & Communicable Diseases (IATA)

Local Yusen Logistics pages on COVID-19 

YL Germany
YL Benelux
YL Turkey


* Disclaimer: Yusen Logistics does not control nor guarantee the accuracy, relevance, or completeness of the information found.
These hyperlinks exists for information purposes only and are meant for your convenience.