February 14, 2020
We would like to update you on the present situation in China with the coronavirus crisis. We are in communication with our agent in China daily and to this date manufacturers, inland transporters, shipping lines, airlines have not given a return date back to work. The coronavirus has forced manufacturers, inland transporters, shipping lines, airlines to stay closed as the majority are not able to comply to the regulations that the government has imposed to permit them to re-open or if they can comply some do not want to put their employees at risk.
Shipping lines have cancelled vessel departures from the majority of origins in China. Many companies have their employees working from home to reply to e-mails which is the case of our agent across China. Certain airlines have suspended their flights to and from China until further notice.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you informed.