Latest news from China - the situation is improving, more and more Chinese suppliers have assumed work and domestic transport in China has returned to normal. The authorities use mobile data to identify only those who have been in infected areas so they can be quarantined. The ports are open but the shipping lines have chosen to cancel departures so we expect capacity shortages in the future when more and more goods are to be shipped. For now, the largest problem is that there is congestion in several European ports as a result of the bad weather we have had lately. We will notify you as we receive information regarding any delays.
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Latest news regarding the situation in China - last week most agent employees worked from home, only a limited number of the staff has been present in their respective offices. Starting this week most emplyees have returned to their workplaces with a few exceptions. Many Chinese suppliers have also resumed work, but to varying degrees. It will take some time before the capacity reaches 100%. There are still problems with domestic transport in China as the state authorities handle drivers who have been in other provinces and who are now returning home differently. Some regions quarantine the drivers 14 days before being allowed to return to work. The ports have been open all the time, but the shipping lines have chosen to cancel departures from China. In addition to major challenges when production capacity is fully up and running again, it also poses problems for other markets as the number of containers in circulation decreases.
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Latest news regarding the situation in China - the country has been closed during the week in accordance with the Chinese authorities' extended New Year celebration. Our agents have worked from home so the situation has been under control. On Monday, most people return to their workplaces with some exceptions. We have received indications that there may be problems with domestic transport in China, as drivers who have been in other provinces during this time and who are now returning home, are quarantined 14 days before being allowed to return to work. If you have any questions or questions, just contact us
We just want to remind you that as of January 2020 we have new environmental requirements that the shipping lines will implement. Sulfur emissions must be heavily reduced by switching to better, but more expensive fuel types. The shipping lines have chosen to either include the cost in the sea freight or create a new fuel cost which in February is between USD 115-140 / teu. If you have any questions about this, just contact us.
Due to the current situation in China, the Chinese authorities have decided to extend the Chinese New Year celebration by one week. For the time being, most workplaces will resume work on February 10th, the Hubei Province will be closed for yet another week, until February 14th. At present, the activites in the Chinese ports are running as usual and our Chinese agents are working from home. Next week's departures will hopefully leave as planned. We will inform you as soon as we receive any news.