NEOLINK Announcement – Coronavirus Update and Impact on Shipping from China – 17.2.20
Dear Valued Clients,
Given the continuing impact on the global economy the Coronavirus is having, I thought It was important to provide an update this morning.
The Coronavirus as I am sure you are all aware is having a significant impact on the global economy and is anticipated to have an impact on all countries gross domestic product this quarter.
I have provided a short breakdown below on how this is happening from a global logistics perspective and how this is impacting Supply Chains for you to share with your customers:
|A3S||OOCL/ANL/Cosco||XMN/SHK/HKG to SYD/MEL/BNE||* Three weeks blank sailing ETD SHK 19/2 + 24/2 + 2/3
* Shipping line arrange A3C sailing add call Shekou / HKG to take all AUEC booking ex S. China.
|A3C||OOCL/ANL/Cosco||SHA/NGB to SYD/MEL/BNE||* In week 7 + 8 + 9 – add call Shekou / HKG|
|AAUS-SL/Yoyo||HSUD/MSC/Maersk/ONE||XMN/NSA/YTN/HKG to SYD/MEL/BNE||* Three weeks Blank sailing ETD YTN 16/2 + 23/2+1/3
* Shipping line arrange AAUS-NL sailing add call HKG to take all AUEC booking ex S. China. Booking ex Shenzhen/PRD via HKG.
|AAUS-NL / Boomerang||HSUD/MSC/Maersk/ONE||TAO/SHA/NGB to BNE/SYD/MEL||* In week 7 + 8 + 9 – add call HKG|
|CA6||ANL/EMC/HMM/HPL||TAO/SHA/NGB/YTN to SYD/MEL/BNE||* From week 8 – change the routing – first calling Melbourne then Sydney and Brisbane
* extend 6-7 days T/T to SYD
|ANZEX/CNS||OOCL/ANL/Cosco/HPL||SHA/NGB/SHK to BNE/NZ ports||* Blank sailing ETD SHA 14/2
* The sailing ETD SHA 21/2 omit call Brisbane
|ANZL/JKN||HSUD/Maersk/ONE/Cosco||SHA/YTN/HKG to BNE/NZ ports||* From week 8 – extend 7 days T/time to Brisbane and New Zealand ports.|
So what can we do and what is our recommended approach?
Control the controllables! Please ensure that the NEOLINK team are aware of ALL of your pending/upcoming purchase orders along with the factory and load this into the system (we will also proactively reach out). This will enable us to forward plan as much as possible and ensure that we can work with the carriers to manage accordingly. Please DO NOT hold onto orders and then approach us at the last minute expecting a booking – our team will do our best in this situation, but there is a higher risk with this approach in delays occurring. Please leverage the Purchase Order Manager Service we offer (free of charge and part of our offering) and let us manage/prebook accordingly.
Despite our above recommendation there is still a high probability of delays occurring across all carriers and ports in the coming weeks, so please manage your customers’ expectations accordingly. Alternatively; Chris and I are also have to speak directly with your customers to answer any direct questions they might have if they want a bit more insight into what is occurring.
NEOLINK Marketing Team