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International moving update 21 April 2022
Road transportation

Since April 08, 2022, Russian and Belarusian carriers have been banned from entering EU countries. A huge queue of trucks has formed on the Poland-Belarus border as Russian and Belarusian drivers try to leave the EU following a sanctions deadline on April 16, which caused a massive delay in transit.

Since April 15, 2022, Belarus has also imposed retaliatory sanctions against carriers registered in the EU.

Russia has not applied retaliatory sanctions yet. Polish and Lithuanian are the major carriers on this lane at this moment. Road transports are still possible via EU registered trucks but are very limited.

This situation has led to an increase in transit time and the cost of transportation.

Air shipments are still possible but there is also a significant increase in air freight rates and transit time due to its very limited capacity.

Sea transportation

The situation on sea transportation remains unchanged from our last update at the moment.

Sea shipping (FCL 20 and FCL 40) via Riga to Antwerp, or any other EU sea ports are possible; however, delays are expected and we will monitor the transit time on a case by case basis.

Santa Fe works with many carriers to try to find optimal shipping options for our customers at optimal prices.

Security storage in Moscow

The Santa Fe Moscow warehouse still has the capacity to accept cargo for storage.

We can offer temporary or long-term storage in our Moscow warehouse for any foreign citizens who want to leave Russia temporarily.

We continue to support

Santa Fe is exploring alternative solutions, including using European-based carriers and sending shipments via sea and air. Apart from our temporary security storage, we will continue to provide an update on rates and find any possible shipment solutions.

We’re here to help: our office in Hungary has supported Akacia Non-Profit Kft by shipping medicines, food, baby equipment, hygiene products, blankets, clothes and more to aid Ukraine charities.

Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our customers and employees during the delivery of services. So, get in touch with your local Santa Fe Relocation representative or email to discuss how we can support you with any of your relocation requirements.

We will actively monitor the situation and adapt accordingly to do whatever we can to support you and your assignees. We will keep you informed of any further developments.

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