The coronavirus (known as Covid-19) outbreak has been constantly evolving since it appeared late December in Wuhan (Hubei province) and its subsequent spread across China and other countries, affecting operations in the region as well as global supply chains.
The Chinese government has taken several measures at national, provincial and local level to contain the virus outbreak. Our local teams remain in contact with the authorities, so we are always fully up to date with the regulatory requirements.
At Hillebrand we are committed to serving our customers and are doing our best to mitigate the impact on their business while also keeping it a priority to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our employees.
What is the impact on logistics?
The activity in some Chinese ports has been reduced and some airlines have cancelled flights to and from China.
At the moment is not clear when the situation at ports will return to regularity and thus we expect delays at ports and in customs operations as safety measures are in place. Airlines that have restricted or cancelled flights are reviewing operations plans moving forward and it will have an impact on schedules and capacity. Our team in China is closely monitoring the situation and the impact to operations and processes and is working to offer contingency measures where possible.
What about Hillebrand?
The health and safety of our employees is our first priority and Hillebrand has taken several preventive measures to ensure the wellbeing of our teams.
Our whole international network, together with port operators and all our Hillebrand partners, will continue working to help customers find the best possible solutions and continue providing the usual customer service in these difficult times.
All updates will be posted in this page. For more information please. contact your local Hillebrand office or local representative.