The government of India has taken drastic action for the containment of Covid19. As of midnight, they have instituted a countrywide lockdown for 21 days. Please note the details below:

  • Total nationwide lockdown effective March 24th at midnight through April 14th, all states included.
  • All non-essential factories and services are closed, and employees are working from home.
  • Ocean ports and Customs are open and operational though staffing is greatly reduced.
  • Only essential goods will move. Regular general cargo will not be allowed to be transported.
  • Any exports of non-essential cargo destined for India should be scheduled for arrival dates after April 14th when the lockdown is lifted.
  • All passenger flights are stopped through the lockdown. Freighters are allowed, but the majority of space from India is reduced.

Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.