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Following the World Health Organisation's announcement declaring the Coronavirus crisis a global health emergency, at the time of writing there are more than 64,000 confirmed cases of the virus in China and more than 600 cases confirmed outside China. 

While some factories / suppliers in mainland China have opened this week again, all are under strict hygiene and health and safety guidelines, as well as local government policies, resulting in extended closures over the next couple of weeks until early March. 

Hong Kong offices have mostly re-opened.

While most trucking suppliers have resumed operations, they are faced with staff shortages as many drivers are observing a 14-day isolation period at
home, resulting in around only 50% of the labour supply being available. 

Operations

Air: 

As previously reported, British Airways announced that all flights to and from China would be suspended until March and Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced their decision to extend their suspension of operations between Heathrow and to Shanghai until 29th March. 

While Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have cancelled passenger flights and reported they will reduce passenger flights between Hong Kong and mainland China by approximately 50% from 30 January until the end of March 2020, their freighter services will continue to operate as scheduled during this period.

American Airlines announced that all operations (cargo and passenger) to and from the Chinese mainland are suspended until March 27th.

Air France and KLM suspended direct flights to/from Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai until 15th March 2020. From 16 March 2020, AF (together with KLM) will gradually resume operations to/from Shanghai and Beijing, alternating one daily flight to each destination.

Ocean: 

While many staff in China continued to work from home this week, cargo bookings have been low, resulting in seven additional Asia to North Europe
sailings having been cancelled over the last week and bringing the cancelled capacity on Asia-North Europe to 65% in week 6.

Load/Discharge moves at Wuhan port have been suspended until further notice and affected customers notified. For ports other than Hubei province ports, vessels are still maintaining their normal port calls and operations. 

Please find additional blank sailing announcement for post-CNY 2020.   

Alliance

Service

ETD 1st Port

Capacity

THE Alliance

FE2

Pusan January 29, 2020

20000 TEUs

Pusan February 12, 2020

20000 TEUs

Pusan February 26, 2020

20000 TEUs

Pusan March 6, 2020

20000 TEUs

FE3

Hong Kong February 8, 2020

14000 TEUs

Hong Kong February 22, 2020

14000 TEUs

Hong Kong March 7, 2020

14000 TEUs

Hong Kong March 28, 2020

14000 TEUs

FE4

Ningbo February 9, 2020

15000 TEUs

Ningbo February 23, 2020

15000 TEUs

Ningbo March 8, 2020

15000 TEUs

Ningbo March 22, 2020

15000 TEUs

FE5

Laem Chabang February 3, 2020

14000 TEUs

Laem Chabang February 17, 2020

14000 TEUs

Laem Chabang March 23, 2020

14000 TEUs

MD1

Qingdao January 28, 2020

14000 TEUs

MD2

Pusan February 9, 2020

14000 TEUs

MD3

Pusan February 1, 2020

14000 TEUs

MD3

Pusan February 14, 2020

14000 TEUs

Ocean Alliance

FAL6/AEU5

Kaohsiung January 26, 2020

20000 TEUs

FAL1/AEU2

Xingang January 25, 2020

18000 TEUs

FAL3/AEU6

Qingdao February 2, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL5/AEU1

Shanghai February 2, 2020

20000 TEUs

FAL7/AEU7

Xiamen February 5, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL6/AEU5

Kaohsiung February 9, 2020

20000 TEUs

FAL3/AEU6

Qingdao February 9, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL1/AEU2

Xingang February 13, 2020

18000 TEUs

FAL7/AEU7

Xiamen February 19, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL7/AEU7

Xiamen February 19, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL7/AEU7

Xiamen March 5, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL8/AEU9

Ningbo March 8, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL1/AEU2

Xingang March 14, 2020

18000 TEUs

FAL8/AEU9

Ningbo March 22, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL3/AEU6

Qingdao March 23, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL8/AEU9

Ningbo March 31, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL7/AEU7

Xiamen April 2, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL6/AEU5

Kaohsiung April 14, 2020

20000 TEUs

FAL8/AEU9

Ningbo April 28, 2020

14000 TEUs

FAL7/AEU7

Xiamen April 30, 2020

14000 TEUs

MEX2/AEM1

Qingdao January 21, 2020

13000 TEUs

MEX2/AEM1

Qingdao February 4, 2020

14000 TEUs

MEX1/AEM2

Qingdao January 29, 2020

11000 TEUs

BEX/AEM3

Pusan January 20, 2020

9000 TEUs

BEX/AEM3

Pusan February 10, 2020

9000 TEUs

FEM/AEM5

Qingdao January 31, 2020

5000 TEUs

FEM/AEM5

Qingdao February 14, 2020

5000 TEUs

FEM/AEM5

Qingdao February 21, 2020

5000 TEUs

PHOEX/AEM6

Shanghai January 8, 2020

6000 TEUs

PHOEX/AEM6

Shanghai January 22, 2020

6000 TEUs

PHOEX/AEM6

Shanghai February 26, 2020

6000 TEUs

2M
Alliance

AE2

Qingdao January 23, 2020

18000 TEUs

AE2

Qingdao January 30, 2020

18000 TEUs

AE7

Ningbo January 27, 2020

15000 TEUs

AE6

Busan January 27, 2020

13000 TEUs

AE2

Qingdao February 7, 2020

18000 TEUs

AE2

Qingdao February 14, 2020

18000 TEUs

AE6

Busan February 3, 2020

11000 TEUs

AE7

Ningbo February 10, 2020

15000 TEUs

AE20

Shanghai January 29, 2020

14000 TEUs

AE11

Qingdao February 5, 2020

19000 TEUs

AE20

Shanghai February 12, 2020

14000 TEUs

Maersk announced the following additional blankings:  

  • FEW1 and FEW2 sailings between China and West Africa starting Westbound Shanghai on 20 Feb and 13 Feb, respectively.
  • FI3 and FI2 sailings between China and India/Pakistan starting Westbound Dalian and Shanghai on 8 Feb and 11 Feb, respectively.
  • M-Express sailing between Far East Asia and Mozambique and Indian Ocean islands starting Westbound Singapore on 23 Feb.

Australia: 

The Port Authority of New South Wales has advised that it will delay pilotage services to ships that have transited directly from China, which have been at sea for less than the 14-day quarantine period.

Rail: 

China Europe Train Service

Attached is the running status of Eurasia rail transportation. 

 

WB

EB

Zhengzhou

Trains with ETD before Feb 18 will be canceled, other trains are pending.

There's no change, but the on-carriage may be affected.

Xi'an

Trains are overbooked in Feb, because most trains are canceled.

There's no change, but the on-carriage may be affected.

Wuhan

The trains on w6/7 are canceled, other trains are pending.

EB trains are canceled.

Hefei

ETD Hefei to Hamburg: Feb 12/26
ETD Hefei to Nuesss: Feb 13/20/27

ETD Hamburg: Feb 12/19/26
ETD Nuess: Feb 14/21/28

Chonqing

Trains are overbooked in Feb, because most trains are canceled.

There's no change, but the on-carriage may be affected.

Xiamen

ETD Xiamen on Feb 15/19/22/26/29.

There's no eastbound service to Xiamen.

Suzhou

ETD Suzhou: Feb 16/23

ETD Duisburg: Feb 7/21

Chengdu

First train ETD Chengdu is on Feb 11 to Tilburg, all other trains will depart as planned.

There's no change, but the on-carriage may be affected.

Shenyang

ETD Shenyang: Feb 15/22/29

ETD Mala: Mon
ETD Warsaw/Hamburg: FRI
ETD Duisburg: SAT

 

Woodland are working with our local partners, shipping lines and air lines and we will continue to update you with any further details as they become available. We advise you to check with your suppliers and factories to confirm their arrangements and opening days. 

Should you need any support with product sourcing or would like to discuss alternative routing options, please contact your local Woodland team.

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