The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly progressing issue that we are continuing to follow very closely. We are taking a precautionary approach to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, crew, business partners, customers and members of the public. To that end we have activated strict health and safety routines in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and our operations across the world are following governmental advice to minimize the risk of exposure as well as operational impact.
The spread of the coronavirus is causing disruptions along with all parts of the supply chain, and we are committed to working together with you to find the best possible solutions in these trying times.
In ports & terminals
In general, all our ports worldwide are currently operating as normal with strict access and health controls in place. Similarly, the ports we call are fully operational, though we see supply chain disturbances in the form of space constraints in certain locations and stricter routines meaning entering the port may take more time than usual, click here for full information on the guidelines.
For the Majority of Shipping lines at Sea Roll on Roll off Vessels have had little impact on their schedule, while container ships introduced a high number of blank sailings out of China at the end of the Chinese New year. His is having a short term impact on Exporting back out of countries due to reduced equipment availability and space issues. Going forward, service demand is unlikely to follow normal patterns as the spread of the coronavirus wanes in one area and accelerates in another, and we will adjust schedules and capacity accordingly.
At Most Worldwide Shipping Line offices employees are generally working from home, or staff is reduced to ensure business continuity.