Asia

19 May 2022

On the ocean

We are doing our utmost to meet customers’ needs related to space, loading schedule and transit time. However, in some cases, there may be potential disruptions to our service offering and we kindly ask for your understanding under the current circumstances.

In ports and terminals

The rapid spread of Omicron is disrupting the supply chains, particularly in China.

Shanghai, China- The city of Shanghai is under lockdown for more than six weeks now. Originally a two-stage lockdown had been planned, though as the number of confirmed cases continued to increase, the lockdown was extended. The Shanghai government sticks to strict rules to curb the spread of COVID-19 and strict restrictions are put in place in lockdown areas, controlled areas and precautionary areas. Residents in lockdown areas are not permitted to leave their home, while those in controlled areas cannot leave their residential complex. Gatherings are strictly prohibited in precautionary areas, and residents in precautionary areas cannot go to lockdown areas or controlled areas. The Shanghai government has been trying to resume productions of key manufacturers and more than 70 percent of Shanghai’s key companies have resumed operations. Many other enterprises in Shanghai are also making preparations to resume work in coming weeks. However, the current partial lockdown measures will continuously affect the supply chains. The manufacturers face various challenges such as parts shortage and labor shortage. The cargo delivery from and to Shanghai Haitong International Automotive Terminal and our operation in the Shanghai port are expected to be heavily disrupted for the time being. We will keep monitoring how it develops and take necessary measures.

At our processing centres

Vehicle processing:
Southeast Asia:
All our facilities in Thailand and Singapore are open and service levels are adjusted to current activity level. We are taking all possible measures to provide a safe and compliant environment for employees and visitors.

Equipment processing:
Operations:
All our facilities in Southeast Asia are open and service levels are adjusted to manage required volumes and orders. We are taking all possible measures to provide a safe and compliant environment for employees and visitors.

Our facility in South China Guangzhou Port is open and running as normal. We are taking all possible measures to provide a safe and compliant environment for employees and visitors.

As OEMs continue to operate with varied manufacturing schedules, we are committed to supporting our customers as they face new and potentially unforeseen challenges to maintain a healthy supply chain. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs further.

Inland distribution

All our inland transport services are operational and we are taking bookings as normal, except for the cross-border transportation from China to Mongolia and the transportation from and to Shanghai. The cross-border transportation from China to Mongolia is temporarily disrupted as the border is closed due to COVID impact - we are following the status closely and will advise customers as soon as the border is reopened. The transportation to and from Shanghai is workable, though slow, due to the shortage of drivers resulted by COVID control actions.