Coronavirus: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China and Hong Kong
In this update, we would like to share with you an overview our operations as well as the general situation in China as of Februray 7.
- Most of the DACHSER branches, will resume working on Monday, February 10, however there could be further changes on short notice.
- Wuhan branch is scheduled to re-open on February 14, to be confirmed depending on the situation. The Wuhan team will be operating remotely and reachable via their usual mobile contacts. Part of the operations will be handled via our Shanghai team.
- Hong Kong branch is fully operational. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise if our ability to operate is impacted.
Transport logistics in China
While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please be so kind to consider delays and other operational issues may happen, due to:
- Road: heavy restrictions are put in place for trucking across the provinces, for example road access to Shanghai is heavily controlled which may affect delivery to Shanghai Port and Shanghai Pudong Airport; transportation certificate is needed for trucks to enter or exit the Hubei Province;
- Air: Many of the airlines suspended passenger flights to and from China. Still, air shipment can be handled, except Wuhan, subject to carriers’ availability and schedule;
- Sea: Carriers have reduced sailings to and from China, however ocean terminals are operating, except Wuhan.
We have contingency measures in place and will offer the best alternative solutions to you in case any shipment is affected.
General overview of the situation in China
- Heavy travel ban for local and inter-province travel. Trains, subway and buses suspended operations;
- Local authorities requested enterprises not to resume work until midnight of February 9, meaning that business operations could start on February 10;
- Most of the factories in China will soon start resuming production; however due to travel restrictions and preventative measures to reduce the chance of being infected, most of the factories and workplace will not have their full team to operate.
We will continue to update you with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.