China – Operational Impact due to Coronavirus, Lunar New Year Holidays Extension
In order to prevent the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus, China had announced that the Lunar New Year holidays will be extended to 2 February 2020 across the country. Additionally, to date, several municipality and provincial governments have announced further extension to 9 February 2020:
- Shanghai Municipality
- Chongqing Municipality
- Jiangsu Province
- Zhejiang Province
- Guangdong Province
- Fujian Province
At APL, ensuring the health and safety of all our employees and partners are a priority. As such, we are allowing our employees in China to work from home until the situation improves.
In the meantime, APL is following up closely with all port authorities on their procedures for vessels calling China. So far, there has been no significant impact to vessel schedules.
As of now, other than Wuhan port, all other Chinese ports remain open.
Rest assured that APL will fully comply with any regulatory requirements and policies aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus. We will continue to keep you informed of any development in relation to port operations.
We thank you for your business and continued support.