RFC North Sea-Baltic Information regarding the COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus outbreak is ongoing and at this point in time there are no certainties when the outbreak will be under control.
The RFC North Sea-Baltic wants to inform about the impacts to the flow of goods on rail and is working together with its stakeholders and partners in accessing the situation and the potential impact for goods on railway.
This news article will be updated if and when there is new information that is relevant to the Rail Freight Corridor. The statement is only valid at a precise date (24.03.2020) and is subject to very quick changes in function of the situation in the different country. Each country is taking measures following the procedures given by the EU on the circulation of freights. You may find more information available on each Infrastructure manager website.
OVERALL STATUS OF GOODS THROUGH THE CORRIDOR:
At the present moment we have no restrictions in place in any of the countries that RFC North Sea-Baltic runs through when examining the flow of goods. Operations are functioning as normal. Slight delays can occur due to health checks at border crossing points.
The North Sea-Baltic wants to assure that our offer and our products are still in place and valid at this moment. At this moment transport of goods on railway is not affected. Combined transports is a valuable option under the current situation.
OPERATIONS OF THE RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDOR TEAM:
Travel restrictions are in place for all members of the RFC North Sea-Baltic team. Meetings are moved to video or telephone conferences. The function of the team is normal.
The European Commission published on the 16th of March, Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services. The guidelines describe the importance of free circulation of goods within the European Union. The RFC North Sea-Baltic view the guidelines as important and is sharing them via the link below.
For more information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak – please visit the following source:
- European Commission Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services