Coronavirus in China affects national and international transport to and from the country

An update on how the quickly evolving situation may affect our operations.

Coronavirus update

Chinese authorities have introduced different measures on national, provincial and city level to contain the corona virus outbreak. One measure is that the Lunar New Year holiday is extended. Companies are mandated to keep offices closed for now, in many cases until 10 February and in the Wuhan province until 14 February.

National extension of the Chinese New Year

The ongoing celebration of the Chinese New Year, with holidays up to 30th January, has officially been extended until 2nd February or even longer. Expected re-opening of DSV Air & Sea offices in China.

The official extension of the Chinese New Year means that the infrastructure is hit during the period and makes it difficult to implement domestic transport as well as import and export to the country.

Import or export

If you are importing or exporting to China, we recommend that you contact your suppliers / customers in China to hear more about local or unofficial measures that may affect your supply chain to and / or from the country.

DSV is closely following developments

At this stage, it is likely that further government instructions will be released to contain the quickly evolving situation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep our customers and other business partners updated on new regulations and government guidelines, which may affect our operations and processes. We will offer contingency measures to the extent possible.

Until offices re-open, DSV China will implement an “on-duty” schedule for our staff in line with government regulations. DSV is strongly committed to the safety of its employees while working to mitigate any potential impact on the supply chains and operations of our customers. To this end, we have established several preventive actions to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, now and upon their return from the Lunar New Year holiday.

For urgent enquiries, please reach out to your account manager. Thank you.