February 10, 2020

Battle for truck capacity looms as China's factories and warehouses reopen

Marco Reichel, Business Development Manager ASPAC spoke to Sam Whelan from The Loadstar on the issues impacting global supply chains in the outbreak of the Coronavirus

Freight forwarders in China are expecting a battle for truck capacity next week as factories and warehouses slowly reopen following the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Shanghai-based Marco Reichel, APAC business development manager at Crane Worldwide Logistics, some manufacturers will restart on Monday, while others will stay shuttered until 14 February.

“The biggest issue next week will be the trucking,” he told The Loadstar.

“There are some trucking companies in tier-1 cities able to receive bookings for next week. Otherwise definitely there will be a fight for trucks – all forwarders are trying to get as many as they can.”

Read more in The Loadstar

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