March 09, 2020 – There are total 11 cases officially announced by the Saudi Arabia Government. Most of the cases are from Al Qatif city 30km from Dammam city in Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia. The government has cordoned off Al Qatif city completely and the movement nearby cities including Dammam is being limited to commercial movement. It has affected the operations at Dammam seaport and airport. Port and customs authorities are giving priority to petrochemical and perishable shipments which result in further delays in clearance of household goods and personal effects shipments.
All Saudi Arabia Borders are also closed for private movement. Commercial movement is badly affected due to shortage of staff and ongoing screening at the borders causing long delays.
Jeddah and Riyadh airport and seaport/dryport are working normal till now. It is expected that most of the traffic will be diverted to Jeddah and Riyadh ports that may cause further delays and congestion in clearance.
All educational institutes, schools, colleges and universities in Saudi Arabia are closed by the Ministry of Education from today, March 09, 2020 until further notice.Please note that both local deliveries within Saudi Arabia and transit cargo to/from Saudi Arabia will experience delays in clearance and delivery due to these events. Move One will continue to monitor the situation and will ensure all shipments are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Please contact your Move One Coordinator if you have any concerns regarding your ongoing or potential shipments. If you have not been informed of any delays or directly contacted, please assume there is no change to your agreed shipment plan.