Chinese logistics grind to a halt on coronavirus fallout

The coronavirus outbreak in China has severely disrupted logistics in the country, creating a shortage of available truck drivers and rail freight cars, with transport between provinces severely disrupted.

“We haven’t delivered any materials for the moment because transportation has been delayed due to the coronavirus [situation],” a magnesia producer told Fastmarkets on Friday February 7.
“Currently, most logistic companies haven’t come back to work [since the extended break for the lunar new year holiday], which [means that there are] fewer freight cars to deliver materials and freight fees are higher than usual,” a fluorspar producer said.

“We resumed part of our production recently, but we face difficulties in transporting materials to customers...


Carrie Shi

William Clarke

Sybil Pan

February 07, 2020

18:06 GMT

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