Source: FedEx / www.fedex.com / February 24th, 2020
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the associated extension of the Chinese New Year holiday (also known as the Spring Festival) and measures imposed by governments around the world, there are currently unavoidable service impacts on air and ocean freight shipments shipping into and out of China.
Countries outside of China have released and continue to develop rules and regulations in an effort to help control the impact and further transmission of the virus. Those rules and regulations are impacting our service in certain markets.
This information is provided for general guidance only. Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, the information is subject to change without notice. We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates as they become available.
The safety and well-being of our team members and customers is our top priority. We are closely monitoring guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and taking all recommended safety precautions.
FedEx is currently supporting relief efforts through our longstanding relationships with humanitarian aid organizations including Direct Relief and International Medical Corps. These relief organizations are providing critical needs like masks, disposable medical protective clothing and disposable medical gloves. FedEx is maintaining frequent communication with them and other nonprofits to ensure that our resources are deployed effectively.
Service Impact of COVID-19 Containment Measures in China (as of Feb. 24, 2020)
The COVID-19 outbreak that began in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, has impacted the region and the shipping industry. With a reduction in the active Chinese labor force and business closures imposed by an extension of the holiday, there are indications there could be additional potential impacts on global supply chains. FedEx Logistics is committed to keeping our customers updated and is monitoring the situation.
Customers can expect the following service adjustments:
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