Cologne, November 26th 2021Collection and delivery rules


Current effects of the pandemic on supply chains

Update to the effect due to the Corona pandemic regarding transports/transport contracts

All Emons sites have so far been operating without restrictions. We handle your shipments with our usual high quality. You will find the right answer to many questions in our FAQOf course we are still here for you! Please feel free to contact your local contact person with your questions and requirements. We will take care of your request with priority and try everything necessary to find a solution for you.
Freight transports to most risk areas are still possible. Due to controls waiting times can occur. As a precautionary measure, please plan for more transit time.

UPDATE / reminder due to the second lockdown in many countries
As the ordering party and sender, you are responsible for handing over to us only goods that the recipient can accept. Therefore, please clarify before dispatch whether your goods can be delivered safely. It is not possible for us to store undeliverable shipments over a longer period of time, otherwise the handling in our depots will come to a deadlock. Unfortunately, we have to return undeliverable shipments to you at your expense.


In the following we will keep you informed about the latest developments.

Collection and delivery rules

From 24.11.2021, the new Infection Protection Act IfSG will come into force.

Emons implements daily checks to ensure that drivers at all Emons locations consistently comply with the current rules (recovered, vaccinated, tested). In addition, they naturally comply with the regional rules of the respective federal state.

A renewed examination or testing during loading and unloading can therefore be dispensed with. We ask for your understanding that multiple tests during the day are difficult for the driving personnel. We offer the following solutions to reduce contact.

  • Contactless delivery with photo
  • Loading or unloading by your personnel in accordance with § 412 HGB (German Commercial Code)

If you or your recipients, beyond the legal requirements (recovered, vaccinated, tested) as house right, we absolutely need this information in time with the transport registration. We will check under which circumstances the pickup or delivery is possible at all under these conditions and whether additional costs may be incurred. Please feel free to call us. Together we will find a practicable solution.

UPDATE: Vehicles or means of transport are not considered workplaces within the meaning of Section 28b (1) IfSG. Professional drivers are obliged to carry a certificate (recovered, vaccinated, tested) when entering workplaces of other employers for loading and unloading. The obligation to check lies with their own employer.

We ask for your support in implementing the measures imposed at short notice, with moderate effort and at the same time the greatest possible safety from infection. If the legal situation changes, we will adapt the measures as necessary.

The information reflects our current state of knowledge and is subject to constant change. We take no liability for the information provided.

Our plea to you: Please continue to grant our drivers access to your sanitary areas to enable the absolutely necessary hygiene measures.

The effects of the corona virus on the international transport sector are serious. For information on air and sea freight, please contact your Emons Air & Sea specialists as early as possible!

Due to the Corona pandemic and the associated official and economic restrictions, the performance of transports assigned by you may be affected.
This applies in particular to transport to or from risk areas or goods from risk areas. We therefore ask you to observe the following special conditions with immediate effect, which remain part of the transport contract until further notice:
– If fixed loading times are agreed and the sender or loading points specify special protective measures during loading which affect the loading times, the loading times will be extended accordingly. A demurrage claim exists for the period of the delay. The rights according to § 417 HGB remain unaffected.
– If recipients or unloading points make the delivery of the goods dependent on additional protective measures or declarations by our company or the drivers employed, we shall comply with these measures in your interest, unless they are disproportionate. If the measures have an effect on the time and type of unloading (e.g. unloading outside a company site), this shall constitute an obstacle to delivery within the meaning of § 419 HGB (German Commercial Code) and may trigger a demurrage charge in the event of a delay.
– Delivery times shall be extended accordingly by protective measures specified by the sender, recipient or third parties.
– We are exempt from liability according to § 426 HGB (German Commercial Code) if losses, damages or exceeding of delivery times are due to protective measures ordered by the sender, recipient or third parties (especially authorities). This applies in particular to possible driving bans in risk areas and concrete dangers to our driving personnel from a corona virus infection.