Coronavirus: impact on the transportation and logistics industry worldwide - statistics & facts
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in early 2020, more and more countries across the globe shut down their borders and limited transportation and travel to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, thus, creating impediments for international trade and transportation. As the outbreak caused disruptions in supply chain operations, the logistics and transportation industries were hampered in various ways across air, freight, and sea segments.
Passenger air traffic emerges as one of the hardest-hit segments
The road and rail segments followed a similar trend. As a result of measures taken to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries began to place extensive restrictions on travel. When these were lifted, mobility in cities began to rise, before a second and a third wave forced several regions back into lockdown.
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