Deutsche Post no longer accepts parcels and parcels to China, Hong Kong and Macau. The reason is the problems caused by the outbreak of coronavirus in transport, customs clearance and delivery, said a spokeswoman for the logistics group. In contrast, letters would be accepted and processed until further notice. However, due to the current restrictions in traffic, delays in delivery can be expected.
The collection, delivery and warehouse management operation of DHL in Hubei province is currently suspended because the provincial government has suspended all commercial flights to and from Wuhan and sealed off all the arterial roads in the provincial capital, the company said.
The Post emphasized that deliveries to Taiwan are not affected by the acceptance stop for parcels and parcels. In principle, express shipping of documents to China is still possible. But there are also restrictions in some regions – for example in Hubei.
VW sales collapse, airlines with losses
Meanwhile, the wave of diseases is having an increasing impact on the global economy. Many airlines are already anticipating billions in sales losses. The International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) estimates an initial estimate of $ 4 to $ 5 billion for the first quarter.
In Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the economic impact of Covid-19 is likely to outstrip that of the 2002/2003 Sars epidemic. The interim chief of French automaker Renault, Clotilde Delbos, also warned of risks. The group used crisis management. Many auto parts come from the particularly affected province of Hubei in central China.
Volkswagen is particularly affected by the outbreak of the virus. The carmaker’s sales plummeted in January. China is the group’s most important single market: deliveries of all VW brands there fell by 11.3 percent compared to the previous year.