The announcement of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020 caused us to enter a new process as part of this globally effective process. The COVID epidemic and pandemic process, which left its mark on 2020 negatively and caused great changes in almost every aspect of life, also led to radical changes and innovations in the logistics sector. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many large sectors such as food, education, industry, arts, trade, sports and tourism were affected in different ways in response to the needs created by the process. Of course, considering the intensity of transportation activities in today’s world, it cannot be denied that both national and global transportation activities have undergone various changes during the coronavirus pandemic process.
The Logistics Sector Has Been Negatively Affected by the Corona Process
Various statistics state that the coronavirus process has had a negative impact on the logistics sector as well as for many sectors. It is possible to state that since January, the sector has been affected by the covid process in both land, sea and rail transportation. For example, almost half of the ships in the Asia-Europe trade area canceled their operations from the end of January to early March 2020. Moreover, this process covers the period before the epidemic was declared a global pandemic. It is possible to state that with the spread of the effects of the epidemic all over the world, the effects of the ship logistics industry have deepened.
During the pandemic period, activities also slowed down in the areas served by rail transport, which caused the freight transport industry to disrupt. However, nowadays, when the effects of the epidemic continue, railway transportation stands out as a better alternative than other types of transportation, and the situation is a situation that both countries and international organizations consider. In this context, the Transport Ministers of the European Union countries and the representatives of the European Commission worked to ensure a healthier maintenance of rail transport.
The Status of Road Transport in the COVID-19 Process
The coronavirus pandemic has had profound effects on land transport as well as on sea and railways. For example, international road transport slowed down due to the extra precautions caused by the epidemic in border controls and delays were experienced due to this. As a result of these delays, there was an increase in freight prices. In addition, as some countries had to close their borders from time to time according to the intensity of the epidemic among their own citizens, shipping opportunities between some countries became very limited, and this factor greatly negatively affected road transport. As long as the effects of the epidemic continue, such disruptions are expected to continue.
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