Cargo Handling Delays due to Shanghai Pudong International Airport Lockdown | GEODIS

Dear Valued Customer,

Following five confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shanghai’s Pudong New District, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has been put under lockdown as of 20 November 2020.
All cargo terminals have been shut down, and all cargo operations were obliged to stop over the weekend. Import handling is progressing, but with expected delays. Customs inspections have also closed as of 23 November until further notice. Starting on 25 November, all airport staff will be asked to confirm a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed to re-enter the terminals. This will likely result in further delays in terms of restarting airport activities.
Several airlines have confirmed that their flights have been impacted by the airport lockdown, including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cabo Verde, Lufthansa, Nippon Airways, Polar Air Cargo and Air China. Local authorities have requested all aircraft and unit load devices to be cleaned and disinfected after arrival and use at PVG airport.
GEODIS’ teams have already informed customers whose shipments might be impacted by the PVG lockdown. We are doing everything we can to provide alternative options to minimize supply chain disruptions and delays as much as possible. We will update you directly if your cargo is impacted.
GEODIS is also in contact with local authorities to closely monitor the situation, and we will keep you updated about the COVID-19 situation through our frequent Customer Advisory Bulletins.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your GEODIS Account Manager or your nearest GEODIS office.
Your GEODIS Team

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