Coronavirus in China Affects Global Logistics Business

The status update below is a snapshot of the situation in China, Italy & South Korea today, March 3, 2020.

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Status on March 3, 2020 

Air and Ocean Freight (Import from China)

Due to many flight cancelations and the demand for quick transport solutions out of China, we are now experiencing a bottleneck in capacity.

Air and Ocean Freight (Export to China)

Due to the above mentioned cancelations, lack of containers and space on aircraft is affecting the transport of goods into China.

DSV has created a solution – our charter network is now flying to and from China. Please reach out to your local DSV representative for more information 

DSV China Status Updates


Current Situation at Ocean Ports, Terminals & Airports in China

Status in Italy

In recent days, the Coronavirus has spread to several cities in northern Italy. The outbreak has sent more than 50,000 Italians in several cities south of Milan into isolation. 

This is currently affecting road transportation of goods in or out of the affected region, but we do not currently see any effects on air or ocean freight.
Read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel guide for Italy (March 2, 2020)

Status in South Korea

The South Korean government raised the alert level in the country to its highest level, with some restrictive measures put into place for public transportation and schools. There has also been a reduction in flights and a ban on large-scale events.

Most companies have been operating with their own contingency plans and business has not been greatly affected, but at this stage, it is likely that further government instructions will be released to contain the quickly evolving situation.

DSV Korea has formed a Business Continuity Program (BCP) committee that will update customers on the latest regulations and government guidelines, which could affect our operations and processes.
If you have further questions, contact your local DSV representative.