Annual Summer Shutdown 2021
A large number of factories throughout Europe will soon commence their annual summer shutdowns. These closures will mainly affect the Italian market with the majority of factories closing from 9th August 2021 and reopening on the 23rd August 2021.
Before and during this period, Neptune Shipping Agency Ltd will continue to operate their Trailer, Container and Multimodal services throughout Italy and the rest of Europe, however the number of vehicles and units available in Italy and other mainland European destinations will decrease as demand will inevitably be reduced.
In addition, we would also like to make you aware that until the end of August there will be a driving ban for heavy vehicles every Saturday, Sunday and on some occasions on a Friday. Due to this situation and the inevitable increased tonnage being shipped during this period, further extended transit times will be expected, but we will of course make every effort to deliver your goods at the earliest opportunity as we always do.
We would therefore advise customers to make sure their consignments are available for collection at the beginning of the week and that orders are placed well before the shutdown commences to avoid disappointment.
If consignments are available for collection during the actual shutdown period, we will of course endeavour to collect and deliver as soon as possible and within our normal transit times, but allowances will need to be made due to the circumstances.