The government has confirmed that the work of the freight sector is “essential” and that ALL supply chain workers need to continue to go about their business to keep ALL supply chains running.
With countries around the world in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for test kits and protective clothing and equipment has soared, leading to a rush of Chinese medical supply exports, by firms not licensed to sell them on their domestic market.
Leading supply chain news portal, The Loadstar, interviewed our Asian managing director, Stefan Holmqvist to produce their latest front page story; New supply chain risks emerge as production lines restart in China’s factories
While the situation in China continues to improve (see our Asia team’s latest update) the Covid-19 crisis gathers pace across Europe and the US, with the UK government announcing a more stringent ‘lockdown’ for at least three weeks.
The Norman Global Logistics team in Asia has updated their comprehensive China supply chain report, detailing factory status, port operations, regional situation, rail and air freight services.
Europe is now the epicentre of a pandemic that is unprecedented, which is why, like the G7 has vowed to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to support the global economy, Norman Global Logistics is doing ‘whatever is necessary’ to keep our customers’ global supply chains running.
Business, local transportation, container ports and air services continue their return in China and while the situation is easing, total recovery is still a little way off, which is why we are summarising the current status and outlining how you can protect your supply chain.
As businesses and transportation gradually returns, we communicate daily with our clients and partners, for the updates that will support the best planning and shipping arrangements.
As businesses and transportation are gradually re-opening in China, we summarise the current status across the regions, ports and freight operations (by mode).
With the current supply chain situation in China in flux, we’ve prepared a status summary by port and mode and collated tips to protect your supply chain.