COVID-19 Brief: New Omicron variant could further delay normalization of global supply chain woes

COVID-19 Brief: New Omicron variant could further delay normalization of global supply chain woes

November 30, 2021

As of November 30, at least 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia have imposed travel restrictions from several countries in southern Africa where a new COVID-19 variant named Omicron was first discovered.

In addition to the arrival of the new variant, it brings multiple supply chain challenges and implications including potential drop in air cargo capacity on key trade lanes,  a continuance of elevated freight spot rates, and lack of personnel to keep the supply chain operations running.

Read the latest special report to learn more about the issues in shipping and transportation caused by the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant to multiple regions of the world and what companies can do to mitigate the risks.

Download the report.

Key Insights

  • Overview on restricted travel from and to southern Africa and new quarantine measures for flight crews
  • Review on the impacts most likely to ripple through global supply chains in logistics capacity, spot rates, and potential labor shortages

Get in Front of What’s Ahead.

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To gain an understanding on how capacity limits work with the impacts of COVID-19 from travel restrictions, delays, and reduced flight availability, companies should use Everstream’s  Intelligence Monitoring solutions.

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