China – Operational Impact due to Coronavirus, Lunar New Year Holidays Extension
Dear Valued Customer,
We would like to offer you our latest update on the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in the Hubei province and any impact to CMA CGM Group’s operations in Greater China. CMA CGM Group’s Greater China leadership teams are closely monitoring the situation as part of our strong commitment to ensure the safety of our employees whilst working towards mitigating any possible impact to our customers’ operations.
The situation as of today, January 31st, 2020 is as follows:
Lunar New Year holiday extension
According to a Central Government directive issued on January 27th, the Lunar New Year holiday is extended to February 2nd in Mainland China. All companies in Mainland China have been requested not to re-open their premises until Monday, February 3rd.
The local governments are permitted to adjust the Lunar New Year holidays based on the local situation in the needs of Novel Coronavirus control. As per today, the following municipalities and provinces have announced the further extension of the holidays till February 9th:
- Shanghai Municipality
- Chongqing Municipality
- Jiangsu Province
- Zhejiang Province
- Guangdong Province
- Yunnan Province
- Fujian Province
- Sichuan Province
- Jilin Province
- Anhui Province
- Shandong Province
- Jiangxi Province
- Heilongjiang Province
- Henan Province
The Lunar New Year holidays are extended to February 13th, 2020 in the Hubei Province (including Wuhan).
CMA CGM Group’s operations in Greater China
Except for Wuhan, all CMA CGM Group operations including Terminal, Warehousing, Depots, Offices and other facilities continue to operate uninterrupted as per usual. Load/Discharge moves at Wuhan port have been suspended until further notice. Our customer service teams are in close contact with all affected customers following up on shipment status and discussing alternative transport plans.
Health and Safety measures taken by CMA CGM Group
Ensuring the health and safety of all our employees and partners is a priority. The CMA CGM Group has undertaken significant preventive and proactive measures prior, during and after Lunar New Year to ensure we best safeguard our employees’ health and safety and continue to manage our day-to-day operations with little or no impact to our customers’ supply chains.
Our Emergency Management Teams are monitoring the situation daily and we continue to review specific procedures and guidelines across all CMA CGM’s Group offices in China. All CMA CGM Group’s offices have solid Business Contingency Plan (BCP) ready, in case the situation escalates.
Rest assured that the Group 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 changes to the current situation.
We thank you for your business and continued support.