Delays expected for transports in China

Longer closures of Chinese companies by Coronavirus

Due to the spread of the lung disease, Shanghai and more and more Chinese provincial regions have asked companies to extend the Chinese New Year holidays and close them for a longer period of time.

The authorities said that the companies should only resume operations after February 9. Exceptions are companies that ensure urban operations and are important for the existential needs of the people. Schools and kindergartens in Shanghai are even to remain closed until February 17.

Due to the current situation, we kindly ask for your understanding if there are delays in the delivery or pick up of shipments in China. Possible time losses should be taken into account in the planning process at an early stage.

If your shipment is affected, your contact person will be happy to advise you at any time. You will find your contact person at

General information on the current situation can be found on the website of the German Chamber of Commerce: