There are increasing signs that the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak will significantly impact international trade and the shipping industry to and from the countries that are affected. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, additional controls and movement restrictions have been imposed by authorities in provinces and cities. At present we have difficulties in serving China, Iran and Northern Italy as the governmental actions have implemented a series of strict controls to prevent the spread of the disease. Several of our logistics partners have therefore suspended several pick-up, delivery and warehouse services.
We follow the guidance by the WHO and our logistics partners instructions.
China current situation at ocean ports, terminals and airports:
Ocean: Activity level at many ocean ports in China has been reduced significantly. Most warehouses are open, but some in severely affected areas remain closed as per local governments’ instructions. It is expected that the ports will get increasingly busy in the weeks to come.
Air: Airports continue to operate with limitations; terminals, warehouses and customs are all open for business but air exports still remain well below normal activity levels. Flight cancellations is expected to continue through March.
Since most of the logistics partners are referring to Force Majeur clause, it is recommended to our customers in China to use their own logistics and shipping partners for purchased goods on import from abroad. At present Sunfab can not guarantee that our customers otherwise will be affected with additional unforseen costs as demurrage charges, deviations in transit, costs for extra handling and warehousing charges and severe delays.
Effectively our customers will be charged for such unforseen extra costs.
To the extent that our logistic service partners can operate in line with government regulations, we continue to service our customers as usual.
We will update this information as soon as we have more information to share.
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Per Olof Ohlsson
Sales & Marketing Director
Sunfab Hydraulics AB