Dear Valued Customers,
Future Electronics is having regular communication with our suppliers and our logistics service providers to understand how they may be impacted as additional countries continue to be affected by work and travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read Omar Baig’s Letter to Customers (dated March 26th).
Transportation and Logistics: As the transportation and logistics situation is changing rapidly in many parts of the world, we continue to work closely with our service providers to minimize the impact to our supply chain. Pressure on global air and ocean freight capacity caused by frequently changing travel restrictions and regional closures to limit the spread of COVID-19 is hampering efforts to provide timely delivery of parts.
- FedEx: Suspended International Economy Service for shipments originating in the Asia Pacific region.
- Italy:We are seeing many carriers ease their restrictions in many parts of Italy.
- China to Europe: air freight capacity has been greatly reduced.
- Czech Republic / Austria: The European Union has closed its borders to most travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days Several European countries have imposed nationwide travel restrictions
- European Union: The European Union has closed its borders to most travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days
- Several European countries have imposed nationwide travel restrictions
- US: The US has banned travel of foreign nationals who have visited high risk countries.
- Some US states are staring to lift shelter in place restrictions. Cargo transportation networks continue to pick up from and deliver to businesses that are deemed essential in states where shelter in place orders exist.
- Canada: The provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario have all announced province wide restrictions on non-essential businesses.
- Singapore: Has issued a travel ban on entry and transit for non-Singaporeans and, effective April 3rd, has announced county-wide restrictions on non-essential business for 30 the next days.
- Philippines: The Philippines has shut down all travel into and out of the capital of Manila until April 14 and FedEx is currently reporting a temporary service suspension in the Philippines.
- Vietnam: has suspended entry to all foreigners.
- Spain: has suspended virtually all travel to the country.
- Turkey: has limited international flights.
- India: has banned all international and domestic passenger flights until May 17th.
- Argentina: Has closed its borders to all non-residents
- Australia: has closed its borders to all visitors
FedEx and DHL are reporting delays in their networks and suspension of services in multiple regions. The most up to date information can be found on their COVID-19 service information web pages. Links are here: DHL COVID-19 Service Updates and FedEx Coronavirus Service Updates
The entire area of Luzon is in an Enhanced Community Quarantine until May 15th.
All private establishments will be closed except for those providing basic necessities and/or activities. There are some exceptions including essential businesses and Export-oriented industries.
All mass public transport will be suspended during this period so skeletal deployment of resources should be expected.
Some Cities outside Luzon are also on Community Quarantine, while other areas are on total lockdown. As a result, domestic movements both by air and sea are either restricted or cancelled.
Incoming international flight have been banned by the Philippines government effective May 3rd.
Cargo flights continue with some restrictions and delayed services.
The Government of Malaysia has announced implementation of a Movement Control Order throughout the country effective 18th to 31st March 2020. Though the Malaysian government has granted an exemption with application for the Electronic & Electrical sector to continue operations. This is subject to the fulfillment of several conditions.
Both DHL and FedEx continue to operate service to and from Malaysia.
Factories are slowly reopening within China. Based on the feedback from our suppliers, most have indicated that they have resumed operations and many have returned to full production. Limited international passenger arrivals on inbound flights will be allowed. China has announced that a lockdown has been partially lifted on central Hubei province. Air carriers are reporting significant backlogs of cargo at major Chinese airports. Effective April 29th, DHL will remove their most recent weight limits for shipments originating in China and Hong Kong to all destinations. The limits have reverted to 70 kg per piece and 300 kg per shipment.
Future Electronics Distribution Centers: Our distribution centers are fully functional and operational. In order to remain available and ready to continue to serve our suppliers and customers, we have enacted stringent protocols to reduce the likelihood of a facility wide outbreak.
Our priority is to ensure the safety of our employees and to providing our customers with security of supply, product availability and the information required to keep you up to date with the latest information.
Please be patient as this situation is evolving. We will provide updates as more information becomes available
Note that while we are endeavoring to provide you with up-to-date and accurate information, we are relying on third parties, including governmental and public organizations as well as manufacturers and suppliers, for much of the information provided. We cannot validate this information independently and cannot be held responsible for its accuracy and completeness. Moreover, the situation is fluid and production disruptions and shipping delays are expected. While we will not bear any liability for these force majeure issues which are outside of our reasonable control, we will continue to promptly pass along to our customers any pertinent information we receive from our suppliers and logistics providers.