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Coronavirus staff and market update

Slowly we can see improvements but safety is imperative.

Novel Coronavirus situation

Life and business in China continue to be strongly impacted by epidemic related interventions, but most recently we see strong indications that the government is preparing to slowly open China for business again, at least in those regions least affected by the coronavirus. As businesses and transportation infrastructure gradually open across the country, DSV China is increasing the number of staff in our offices, while strictly maintaining safety measures to safeguard the well-being of our staff.

Considering the disruptions, we understand that you are concerned how quickly supply chains and international shipping can resume normal operational levels now that China is reopening for business. In addition, there is a general concern that the market will almost certainly face capacity shortages for a period of time.

DSV is aware of these concerns and working proactively with our customers to understand shipping requirements for the coming weeks and to map these against available capacities. As one of the largest air and sea service providers we will fully utilize our global core carrier programmes to solicit additional capacities, as needed and available.

If you foresee significant shipping needs in the coming weeks, we encourage you to contact your dedicated DSV account manager who will assist you with the necessary planning and preparations.

DSV China update

When will operations in China go back to normal?
Compared to last week, where many cities in China were either still closed for business or severely restricted, we can now see that many Chinese cities are opening for business. In cities where special permits are needed to work in offices, we may need to resume operations from home, but in most locations we strive to increase our staff in the offices in line with business requirements.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.

Please see the latest branch status below:

Shanghai Feb - Open - operating with skeleton staff and are experiancing some limitations
Ningbo Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Xiamen Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Suzhou Feb 10th - Closed - Staff working from home or remotely, severe limitations
Nanjing Feb 10th - Closed - Staff working from home or remotely, some limitations
Tianjin Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Qingdao Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Dalian Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Beijing Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Shenyang Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Wuhan Feb 14th - Closed - Majority working from home, expected to open 20th Feb
Chongqing Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Chengdu Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Wuxi Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely, severe limitations 
Xi'AN Feb 10th - Limited - Most staff working from home or remotely 
Guangzhou Feb 10th - Open - operating fairly normal
Shenzhen Feb 10th - Open - operating fairly normal
Zhongshan Feb 10th - Open - operating fairly normal
Hong Kong Feb 3rd - Open - operating as normal
Macau Feb 3rd - Open - operating as normal

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