Coronavirus – Update February 10

11Feb, 2020

General Status

Dear associates, with a very fluid situation, below is current information we have gathered as of end of day 02/10/2020.

For Greater China Area:

  • Today marks the official work-resumption day in most provinces.
  • Local authorities require enterprises to submit applications for approval to resume work, enterprises are requested to demonstrate their capability to ensure strict safety process, maintain adequate hygiene etc.
  • Most local authorities have imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for people returning from another province.

Crucial Links

While cargo operations as well as exporters and importers in China are largely not back and working full time until February 17 in most provinces,  most of companies asked their staffs working from home.

For ocean freight, some of the steamship lines will start shipping on FEB 17 from some of China ports, but it is unclear once workers go back to work at China ports as of February 17 if there will be port worker shortages. Steamship lines and ports have shown some amnesty by allowing extended free time for cargo arriving at China ports (import or export cargo) during the extended Lunar new Year due to the Coronavirus. It is unclear how accommodating steamship lines and ports will remain after February 17.

Please be reminded that due to the continued efforts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus there are a number of uncertainties, and related restrictions in each province and across China that will become clearer in the coming days.

Accordingly, some of our offices will begin operations with limited staff, flexible hours and with some working from home.

Additionally, office openings are still subject to change per the Chinese Government’s advisory on each Province, and like all companies, Everglory will be compliant with the mandates.

Most of  the  trucking suppliers have resumed operations, however with less than 50% of their labor supply – since all trucking companies must follow local restrictions to receive a permit to resume operation.

The control in the Ningbo area is especially strict, with only a limited number of trucking companies having currently received permits to resume operation.

We keep you posted  if there is any update.

CTPAT Statement of Support

As a proud member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CTPAT program since February 9th, 2012, supply chain security continues to be an integral part of the Everglory Logistics, Inc. culture and business processes.

Since its inception in 2001, CTPAT remains a voluntary public-private sector partnership program where members work with CBP to strengthen their international supply chains and ultimately improve border security, protecting the supply chain from criminal activities such as drug trafficking, terrorism, human smuggling, and illegal contraband.

Everglory Logistics, Inc. has developed, and maintains, a multi-layered security program that is consistent with the CTPAT minimum-security criteria (MSC), and remains committed to protecting our organization and supply chain from any illegal or illicit activities.

Security is everyone's responsibility. All employees and business partners, including contractors, service providers, and visitors are educated and must comply with the company's CTPAT policies and procedures that are in place at each facility.

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