Covid-19 Monitor

Ti’s team are tracking daily the impact Covid-19 is having on global supply chains and logistics networks.

Access our briefs, news, whitepapers and podcasts, for free below.

Latest Whitepapers

11th November

European Road Freight Market Size & Growth 2020

4th November

European Road Freight Rate Development Benchmark Q3 2020

28th October

Global Express & Small Parcels Market Size & Growth 2020

22nd October

Economy, e-commerce, Growth: The Indian Logistics Sector

14th October

Automotive Logistics – A Market In Crisis

8th October

The Logistics of the Covid-19 Vaccine

1st October

Global Freight Forwarding: H1 and Full Year 2020 Market Size & Growth

22nd September

Ti & Bolloré: The Future Of Freight Forwarding In A Post-Covid World Survey

24th August

Near-shoring, re-shoring and China+: The future of fashion supply chains after Covid-19

12th August

The evolving market for global chemicals logistics

5th August

European Road Freight Rate Development Benchmark Q2 2020

26th July 2020

Prospects for a post-Covid circular economy

12th July 2020

Retail inventory strategies at the time of Covid-19

17th June 2020

12 ways in which coronavirus will change the warehouse market for good

10th June 2020

Fixing Dysfunctional PPE Supply Chains

10th June 2020

COVID-19 Impact Analysis: Global Contract Logistics Market Size

25th May 2020

Global Express & Small Parcels Market Sizing – Covid-19 Impact Analysis

COVID-19 Impact Analysis: Global Contract Logistics Market Size

20th May 2020

Oil price fluctuations and the future of logistics

11th May 2020

European Road Freight Rate Development Benchmark Q1 2020

29th April 2020

Global Freight Forwarding Market Sizing 2020 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

23rd April 2020

The anatomy of the crisis and its short-term consequences for the logistics and supply chain sector

15th April 2020

European Road Freight Market Sizing 2020: COVID-19 impact analysis

7th April 2020

Ti Covid-19 Monitor: Global Freight Forwarding Market Update

Ti Covid-19 Monitor: The logistics industry is rebalancing

6th April 2020

Ti Covid Monitor: The Effects of COVID-19 on Retail Supply Chains

27th March 2020

Ti Covid-19 Monitor: Covid-19 and the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

24th March 2020

Ti Covid-19 Monitor: High Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Update

17th March 2020

Ti Covid-19 Monitor: e-logistics winners & losers

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Latest Webinars

Coronavirus Webinar: Its impact on the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Industry and Longer Term Implications – listen for free


Latest Podcasts

Global Freight Forwarding Market Sizing 2020 COVID-19 Impact Analysisby Michael Clover & Nick Bailey

An assessment of post-Covid-19 prospects for logistics and the supply chainby John Manners-Bell

European Road Freight Market Sizing 2020: COVID-19 impact analysisby Michael Clover & Nick Bailey

E-retail provides a silver lining for logistics industryby John Manners-Bell


Latest Research Picks

Coronavirus: Chinese retail giant Alibaba sees ‘recovery’ after virus

Will the coronavirus pandemic finally kill off global supply chains?

Almost half of UK adults have been receiving more parcels during the coronavirus pandemic

Shipping and logistics sector steps up blockchain deployment

Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection

Online grocers fail to shine during biggest test yet

Countries Are Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

UPS, FedEx suspend service guarantees citing coronavirus impact

Xiaomi overtaking Huawei shows how the coronavirus could change logistics for smartphone vendors

Force majeure: getting it wrong can be a very expensive business

Instacart plans to hire 300,000 new workers to meet surging demand

US tech giants team up to tackle coronavirus

Amazon suspends non-essential shipments amid COVID-19 crisis

European car plants close as industry crisis deepens

Goldman sees China’s economy shrinking 9% in first quarter amid coronavirus outbreak

EU urges members to allow freight despite virus controls

Truck Border Crossing Times | Sixfold

Korean Air president says coronavirus threatens the airline’s survival

Delivery firm Hermes to pay gig workers if they must self-isolate

Coronavirus: China reports surprising rail freight growth in February despite factory activity tumbling

Curbed by Coronavirus, China’s Truckers Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again

China posts surprise rise in rail freight amid coronavirus lockdown

A Primer On Real-Time China Activity Indicators

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

China’s top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease

Coronavirus hits the transport – sea freight blocked by closed ports, air freight prices increase by over 100%

Coronavirus: Amazon is stockpiling to avoid a supply chain collapse

Apple’s Outlook Cut Revives Questions About China Over-Reliance

Latest Briefs

12th November

Finding solace in shopping: another success for Single’s Day

Five steps to supply chain resilience

10th November

XPO’s Q3 results indicate a return to normality

New lockdowns bring jobs boom for last mile sector

5th November

Ti Dashboard reveals China’s rail freight volumes remained stable despite the pandemic

Expeditors Q3 results see predictable instability underpinning profits

3rd November

European Road Freight Rate Benchmark Q3 2020: Rates increase amid improving demand picture

29th October

Global express market set to grow by 7.2% in 2020

UPS struggles with continuing high demand

22nd October

Pfizer’s new vaccine underlines the importance of packaging

15th October

Project Sunrays – preparation for a COVID-19 vaccine by air

Automotive logistics market to shrink by 20.4% in 2020

13th October

Maersk feels optimistic despite redundancies

COVID alters road freight pricing dynamics

8th October

Global Contract Logistics market to end 2020 4.5% smaller

Boeing forecasts lower levels of airfreight demand

6th October

Measured recovery in air cargo capacity

e-retail drives explosive growth in warehousing

1st October

Global freight forwarding market to shrink by 10.2% in 2020

25th September

Shippers look to outsource more after COVID-19

24th September

Global forwarding volumes suffer 11.6% fall in H1

Getting supply chain execution systems right amid COVID

22nd September

New survey from Ti & Bollore reveals change is coming for freight forwarding

17th September

Trends emerging from the pandemic set to impact CPG

10th September

Royal Mail’s change highlights e-retail shift

COVID-19 threatens to test logistics providers strategies during peak season

8th September

COVID boost to e-commerce leads to fast growth in domestic express and parcels market

CMA CGM and CEVA use crisis to recover

1st September

The first of many steps to reach environmental targets

27th August

Car registrations in Europe show signs of modest recovery

US West Coast seeing higher demand and prices

25th August

Maersk profits up, OOIL profits down but robust results in H1

COVID-19 Trend Booster: Can Mexico replace China?

20th August

Mail-in voting controversy highlights financial woes at USPS

18th August

The high-tech supply chain is being redefined

Hapag-Lloyd’s cost discipline continues to deliver

13th August

Lead the way fashion – for better medical supply chains

4th August

European Road Freight Rate Benchmark Q2 2020: Rates fall to two-year low

Schenker does well as Deutsche Bahn is in crisis

30th July

UPS is healthy in adversity but profits grow modestly

Resilient C.H. Robinson well placed heading into H2 uncertainty

28th July

Home delivery revolution triggers violent expansion and repurposing in logistics property

Strengthen global food supply chains or risk impending food insecurities for millions more

23rd July

COVID-19 Trend Booster: US-China decoupling – or perhaps just social distancing

7th July

Poor practice from some of the largest e-commerce companies during the Coronavirus crisis

2nd July

COVID-19 Trend Booster: Shaky grounds for global leadership & China’s role

30th June

No logistics recovery expected before 2021, finds survey

Uber Eats loses the battle over Grubhub’s courtship, but has it lost the war in the on-demand food delivery market?

25th June

COVID-19 the catalyst for change in the air freight market?

New research from Ti shows the post-Covid-19 global forwarding market is already emerging

23rd June

US overland volumes begin slow recovery

Sea Freight market prepares to change course

18th June

IMF predicts shaper growth contraction from Covid-19

16th June

COVID-19 Trend Booster: Unwind Globalisation

Coronavirus hits pause button in adoption of Electric Vehicles

11th June

OECD forecasts wild uncertainty

Inditex outlines its post-COVID-19 retail world

4th June 2020

Airfreight market is recovering but destination uncertain

CPTPP shows trade pacts have a key role in post-COVID world

28th May 2020

New research from Transport Intelligence finds Covid-19 a potential catalyst for a restructuring of the European Road Freight market, but only after it wreaks havoc in 2020

21st May 2020

Airline’s uncertain future means price volatility in logistics

COVID-19 accelerating the growth of e-commerce

14th May 2020

Covid-19 and logistics sector profitability – early signals from Wincanton

Maersk’s agility enables it to deliver

12th May 2020

European Road Freight Rate Benchmark Q1 2020: Road freight rates decline by 0.8% across Europe, as falling demand is offset by capacity cuts

DP-DHL Q1 more complex than just COVID-19

7th May 2020

UK port congestion spreading to warehouse sector

5th May 2020

Clouds gather over future of globalised supply chains

DSV Panalpina sheds jobs despite on moderate profit hit

30th April 2020

COVID-19 set to erase up to 7.5% from global freight forwarding market value, new research from Ti concludes

Is Italy on track for seamless online grocery deliveries?

UPS affected by crisis but areas have seen good profits

28th April 2020

Bad things happen in threes; Global freight forwarding market slumps in 2019

Kuehne + Nagel hit in Q1 but not that badly

23rd April 2020

Squabbling in Europe points to huge changes in Supply Chains

European Road Freight – Four key Covid-19 takeaways

21st April 2020

Disruption to the textile industry amid COVID-19

The limits of a strategy: Peak Season vs COVID-19

CMA CGM’s Rudolphe Saade describes new world of trade

Has the Just-In-Time system run its course?

16th April 2020

European road freight market could shrink by 17%, new research from Ti reveals

What you really need to operate in logistics: lessons from a pandemic

Antwerp and Rotterdam Ports not yet suffering too badly

14th April 2020

Asia-Europe intermodal services gaining momentum amidst coronavirus pandemic

Airlines convert aircraft to freighters but market still frantic

9th April 2020

COVID-19 logistics market situation report: North American road freight

Air freight market continues to be in a spot of bother

DP-DHL seems strong despite the crisis

7th April 2020

COVID-19 quarantine measures will hinder market recovery

6th April 2020

COVID-19 logistics market situation report: European Road Freight

2nd April 2020

Coronavirus; the impact on Kenya’s perishable exports

Food nationalism is a warning light for global supply chains

31st March 2020

COVID-19 logistics market situation report: sea freight

India struggles under quarantine measures

People. Process. Transformed. Post Covid-19

Coronavirus indefinitely pressing pause on fast fashion?

26th March 2020

Global Contract Logistics market faces a cliff-edge as COVID-19 risks a 2020 contraction of 10.2%, new research reveals

Corona-proof supply chains, ‘reinventing’ the wheel to mitigate risks

COVID-19 logistics market situation report: express

Fred Smith on FedEx response and experience with COVID-19

20th March 2020

COVID-19 logistics market situation report: airfreight

Covid-19: The good news… Asia’s logistics markets are returning to normal

JIT model turned on its head for supermarkets

Covid-19 volatility and fears impact European road freight sector

18th March 2020

EU faces COVID-19 road freight crunch

E-retailers provide a silver lining for logistics industry

Coronavirus vs. Tsunami, Protectionism and Tariffs

Remote working: what Coronavirus means day-to-day

Airline and airfreight sector may restructure in face of crisis

12th March 2020

After positive 2019 results, is Coronavirus unsettling DHL?

Trump travel ban to savage transatlantic air cargo

Violent fall in oil price adds to volatility in logistics

5th March 2020

Air freight price volatility driven by coronavirus problems

DP DHL releases results statement around coronavirus

28th February 2020

COVID-19 Update: China getting back to normal?

Exclusive: Latest survey shows industry confident in face of COVID-19

European supply chains set for test as COVID-19 spreads in Italy

25th February 2020

Protests cause major rail freight disruption in Canada

Expeditors’ concerns turn from low volumes to COVID-19 after subdued 2019

Maersk focusses on profits despite volatile demand

28th January 2020

COVID-19 will depress logistics markets in the short-term


Latest News

12th November

Yang Ming returns to profitability in Q3 2020

New UPS facility in Tuscany to support Italian export

KWE reports net sales down in H1-20 results

11th November

bpost announces Q3 2020 results

Unilever partners with Logista Pharma to launch new division of healthcare products

GEODIS continues to expand e-commerce capabilities

10th November

Agility reports Q3 2020 results with net revenue declining by 29.4%

DHL reports 4.4% growth in Q3 2020

9th November

SEUR hires 4,000 employees ahead of peak season

6th November

XPO announces Q3 2020 results

5th November

Air cargo recovery continues in September

30th October

Maersk and COVAXX enter partnership to supply COVID-19 vaccines globally

27th October

DHL Express expects historical peak season in global trade

23rd October

Royal Mail launches parcel pick-up service

21st October

DSV Panalpina adds further air freight capacity for peak season

20th October

XPO Logistics creates 15,000 jobs in North America in preparation for holiday peak

16th October

DPD UK teams up with Collect+ to expand parcel shop network

15th October

French stimulus plan supports SNCF Group strategy with aid to rail industry

14th October

Cargobase reports 273% growth by helping companies during COVID-19

8th October

Australia Post announces 4,000 jobs in record hiring blitz

6th October

Kuehne + Nagel Ireland signs multi-year contract with West Pharmaceuticals

5th October

Geodis aims to add 8,000 jobs for peak season

22nd September

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo upgrades Schiphol pharma hub to transport COVID-19 vaccines

18th September

As e-commerce booms, posts commit to reduce their carbon footprint

15th September

DHL Global Forwarding connects three continents with dedicated flight

Maersk to open carbon neutral pharma warehouse in Poland

14th September

DHL develops new technology capabilities for Life Sciences and Healthcare Logistics

10th September

Kuehne + Nagel invests in global vaccine distribution network

UPS to hire over 100,000 staff for the holiday season

Amazon opens centre in California whilst spending on COVID safety measures

8th September

Royal Mail releases AGM 2020 trading statement

DB Schenker offers Stability Package against uncertainty in ocean cargo

CMA CGM announces Q2 2020 results

1st September

Swiss Post’s profit considerably impacted by COVID-19

24th August

DHL Supply Chain prepares for an anticipated surge in e-commerce demand

20th August

Agility reports H1 2020 results with net revenue declining by 3.7%

19th August

Maersk reports strong Q2 results despite COVID-19 impact

17th August

DHL provides disaster response team volunteers throughout the Americas

13th August

Singapore Post announces Q1 results with strong e-commerce growth

10th August

USPS releases Q3 2020 financial results

5th August

DHL reports 3.1% growth in revenues in Q2 2020

4th August

Air France-KLM reports Q2 performance as strongly impacted by Covid-19

3rd August

XPO Logistics announces Q2 2020 results

3rd August

Amazon prospers amid pandemic as sales rise by 40% in Q2

30th July

UPS sees revenues up by 13.4% for Q2

Ryder reports Q2 2020 results with total revenue down by 16%

Air cargo slow recovery continues in June

21st July

Kuehne + Nagel financial results for H1 2020

14th July

Australia Post sees boom in e-commerce delivery during pandemic

9th July

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s operating profit up 16% year-on-year in Q2 2020 despite Covid-19

2nd July

May air cargo shows slight pickup amid continuing capacity crunch

1st July

YRC Worldwide to receive $700m CARES act loan from US Treasury

30th June

Royal Mail reports adjusted operating profit down 13.6% year-on-year during FY2019/2020

Barloworld revenues down by 12.2% in H1-20

25th June

GEFCO secure block train from Wuhan to France to deliver automotive parts for manufacturers’ planned restart

DHL opens its first company-owned and operated retail store in the US

23rd June

Australians shopping online more than ever before

18th June

Maersk updates volume and EBITDA expectations for Q2 2020

Wincanton releases preliminary financial results for 2019

16th June

Gati to return to profitability after lockdown

DHL to add approximately 400 new jobs in the United States due to a double-digit volume increase in shipments

Construction of new regional DHL complex starts at Riga Airport

9th June

DHL Global Forwarding combats Covid-19 with chartered flights and trains

CMA CGM’s adjusted EBITDA up 25% year-on-year in Q1 2020

4th June 2020

Air cargo capacity crunch: demand plummets but capacity disappears even faster

Hermes launches MyPlaces service

2nd June 2020

The UPS Foundation commits $3m to Gavi to expand last-mile delivery network for essential vaccines delivery

DSV Panalpina’s China-Europe road freight service gains momentum

28th May 2020

GEODIS delivers 13m masks to the U.S. using an Antonov AN-124 aircraft

DB Schenker contracts with New York City to deliver critical medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19

21st May 2020

Fiege partners with Lufthansa Cargo during COVID-19 crisis

M1 smart wearable aids social distancing as business reopens during the covid-19 pandemic

DACHSER continues charter flights in May

Posti sees Coronavirus accelerate the fall in mail volumes

19th May 2020

UPS Healthcare aids delivery of temperature-sensitive medicines for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Kuehne + Nagel opens dedicated warehouse for wine and spirits in Italy

14th May 2020

Hermes Group reports a 9.0% turnover increase in 2019

Air France-KLM reports revenues down 18.4% year-on-year in Q1 2020

Expeditors’ revenues fall 6% in Q1 2020

FedEx Express started moving critical Covid-19 supplies from Asia to France

DHL sees strong growth in e-commerce amid COVID-19 outbreak

12th May 2020

Agility to procure COVID-19 supplies

DPD supports Swiss SMEs with express deliveries and offers protective masks to start-ups

CEVA Logistics launches its Truck – Rail – Truck service, a new solution to keep cargo moving across Asia

UPS supports Edwards Lifesciences’ distribution of critical ICU monitoring equipment and other medical technologies

7th May 2020

International Air Transport Association and Universal Postal Union warn of air capacity shortage

Dachser Air & Sea Logistics launches 30th charter flight to deliver medical items

Maersk app sees record use amid COVID-19

5th April 2020

Amazon’s sales increase 26% year-on-year in Q1 2020

DB Schenker launches China shuttle to deliver medical supplies

Raben launches Picture Confirming Delivery

Yodel partners with Arrow Cars to meet increasing customer demand

30th April 2020

FedEx launches new initiatives to provide e-commerce support for small and medium businesses

Australia Post expands operations to manage parcel demand

28th April 2020

XPO Logistics adds COVID-19 Dashboard to XPO Connect

CN delivers flat Q1 results amid network disruptions and COVID-19

DHL Supply Chain supports NHS Nightingale field hospitals

USPS utilises sea transportation during COVID-19 outbreak

SWISS to expand its cargo services and reconfigure three Boeing 777s into cargo aircraft

23rd April 2020

UPS tests the ability of drones to deliver medical supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak

Swiss WorldCargo operates first cargo-only flight from Shanghai to Geneva

Gebrüder Weiss opens new California warehouse as it remains positive in light of COVID-19

21st April 2020

Up to 2,000 Australia Post’s motorbike postmen retrained to help deliver high volumes of parcels

Groupe ADP, Bolloré Logistics and Qatar Airways Cargo get involved to ease air freight activity and transportation of pharmaceutical products in France

Amazon gets go ahead for UK food delivery investment thanks to COVID-19

UPS adds over 200 own and chartered freighter flights to support Project Airbridge

Audi production gradually restarts in Europe

16th April 2020

Coronavirus crisis accelerating AllCargo’s digitalisation push

China’s infrastructure construction gathers pace as epidemic wanes

XPO Logistics puts employee safety first during COVID-19

Some Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plants in Poland and Germany to gradually resume production from 27 April

14th April 2020

FedEx activates Project Airbridge operation

UPS donating respirator masks to Kentucky hospitals

Bolloré Logistics India mobilises the transport of surgical gloves

DHL sends Disaster Response Team to provide logistics support in Costa Rica

9th April 2020

Barloworld’s growth strategy remains on track with austerity measures implemented to mitigate adverse COVID-19 impact

Etihad expands passenger freighter coverage to Asia, Australia and Europe

ACS reports increasing demand for domestic storage

DACHSER revenue up by 1.6% for 2019 as it expects to remain stable amid COVID-19 outbreak

Amazon presses pause on Amazon Shipping in the US

UPS to support Project Airbridge in providing critical supplies to US hospitals

DHL provides critical supply chain network for VentilatorChallengeUK

7th April 2020

Davies Turner’s Express China-UK container freight rail service reaches new transit time

2nd April 2020

Emirates SkyCargo adapts operations to connect global markets amid Coronavirus

Hermes supports UK supermarkets

DHL ensures mail and parcel services across Germany despite coronavirus

Davies Turner implements solutions for logistics operations management during COVID-19 pandemic

31st March 2020

Wincanton Plc pre-close trading and COVID-19 update

Allport Cargo Services launches ACS Quick Track app with AI chatbot functionality

Marken delivers clinical drugs during COVID-19 outbreak

Frankfurt Airport utilises empty passenger aircraft to preserve supply chains

UPS mobilises against COVID-19 in collaborations with global customers and US agencies

Australia Post launches free Pharmacy Home Delivery Service

Australia Post partners with Woolworths to deliver groceries

26th March 2020

CEVA forced to declare ‘Force Majeure’ due to COVID-19 spread

Davies Turner to offer emergency delivery service together with other 700 UK logistics businesses

XPO updates benefits programme for US employees to include Pandemic Paid Sick Leave

Ingram Micro helps North American channel partners amid COVID-19

Etihad Cargo deploys cargo-only Boeing 787s to complement freighter fleet to ensure continuity of UAE and global key trade lanes

24th March 2020

Royal Mail staff delays strike action over Coronavirus

Waberer’s implements special measures to counter the impact of coronavirus

Austrian Post confirms cost-reduction measures to limit coronavirus revenue losses

FedEx announces Q3 2020 results and suspends outlook in light of coronavirus outbreak

19th March 2020

CEVA Logistics in airlift operation

17th March 2020

DSV Panalpina withdraws 2020 outlook in light of COVID-19 outbreak

Amazon to hire 100,000 new workers to meet COVID-19 demand

Delta Air Lines offers some of its passenger aircraft to the cargo charter market

Nurminen’s rail freight service from China to Finland completed its journey in eleven days 

Davies Turner resumes China-UK container rail freight service after coronavirus outbreak

27th February 2020

Mainfreight China announced it has resumed normal air and sea operations further to the COVID-19 outbreak

Fraport implements extensive cost-reduction measures in response to COVID-19

25th February 2020

DSV extends direct services amid COVID-19 outbreak

17th February 2020

JD to hire 35,000 employees during COVID-19 outbreak