Earlier today it has been reported that there are now 4,494 cases of Coronavirus in Mainland China including 106 deaths.
The epicentre of the outbreak in Wuhan and other cities in the central Hubei province have been put on lockdown.
In an effort to prevent the virus from spreading further the Chinese Government has extended the Lunar New Year holiday by three days until 3 February. Businesses in Shanghai have been ordered by the local government to suspend operations until 10 February.
With the extended closure of factories and our offices there will be corresponding delay in cargo moving after the Lunar New Year.
We will keep you updated as to what actions are being taken in China or elsewhere that may have a detrimental effect on the movement of cargo due to the Coronavirus outbreak.