As we are all aware, the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, in China and elsewhere, is a developing situation causing concern and worry to many even if we are fortunate enough not to be immediately affected.

It is becoming increasingly likely that the extension of the Chinese New Year shutdown into February will result in production and shipping delays for Chinese product.

The following holiday extensions have been announced so far:

Region/Port

Expected Return to Work

Shanghai

10/02/2020

Ningbo

10/02/2020

Suzhou

10/02/2020

Nanjing

10/02/2020

Chongqing

03/02/2020

Qingdao

03/02/2020

Lianyungang

03/02/2020

Zhengzhou

03/02/2020

Tianjin

03/02/2020

Dalian

03/02/2020

Xiamen

10/02/2020

Fuzhou

10/02/2020

Shenzhen

10/02/2020

Guangzhou

10/02/2020

Zhongshan

10/02/2020

Hong Kong

29/01/2020

Wuhan

closed till further notice

It is expected that once staff return to their factories and offices there will be a larger than usual backlog of both production and freight traffic which will take some time to clear.

As information is updated by our agents across the country and the Chinese authorities, we will bring it to you.

AEO