Freight News, Road, Logistics

Floods delay German and Belgium transport

[ July 22, 2021   //   ]

Recent flooding has caused significant delays to transport in Belgium and Germany, reports supply chain visibility firm FourKites. It says that there have been delayed shipments and soaring wait times soaring in these two countries for road transport. The impact has been less severe in the Netherlands, it adds,

Late shipments started to grow during the week of 4 July and reached their peak during the week of 11 July increasing by 18% and 15% over the previous week for Belgium and Germany respectively. The situation in the Netherlands have been more stable, it adds.

Less than-truckload shipments were most affected, with late shipments were up by 32% and 26% for Belgium and Germany with the Netherlands at 27% increase.

FourKites also observed increases of 14% and 10% in dwell time for the week of the for Belgium and Germany, respectively, while dwell time in the Netherlands did not increase at all. Overall dwell time across Europe declined by 6% during that week.