Cisa asks govt to help mills overcome coronavirus-related logistical hurdles

The China Iron & Steel Association (Cisa) is seeking the Chinese transport ministry’s help to solve logistical problems experienced by steelmakers in recent weeks, especially those affecting the delivery of raw materials, market sources told Fastmarkets.

Various transportation restrictions have been put in place throughout China since late January as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country.
These, coupled with government instructions for companies to delay the restart of business after the Chinese New Year break in the final week of last month resulted in a major shortage of truck drivers.

Some regions have even taken more extreme measures and blocked off access roads, affecting the transportation of raw materials and steel products, Cisa says in a letter sent to the ministry on...


Jessica Zong

February 13, 2020

09:35 GMT