TROISDORF, Germany, Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Since January 23, a deadly coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province – a major industrial and transport hub in central China – has triggered full or partial lockdowns in 13 Chinese cities that have severely restricted key land, air, and maritime transport routes across the country, and globally. Today, Resilience360 released a special report outlining the impacts of the coronavirus on the global supply chain.
Insights from the report include:
- Severe disruptions to inbound and outbound air cargo shipments, trucking and rail cargo services, as well as heavy port congestion for vessels along the Yangtze River near Wuhan, will likely persist as the coronavirus crisis unfolds. The regional lockdown has already severely impeded logistics operations that rely on access to highways to carry goods into and out of the region, while severe delays should also be expected on inbound and outbound air cargo shipments.
- Should the lockdowns continue beyond the Lunar New Year holidays – a major Chinese festive period from January 24 to January 30 that has been extended to February 2 – it could have a major impact on supply chain operations and industrial production throughout China across industries such automotive, pharmaceutical and medical supplies, and high-tech manufacturing.
- Several major jurisdictions – including Beijing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong, and Shanghai – have put further restrictions on when companies will be able to return to normal operations in a bid to quell the coronavirus outbreak.
“The Wuhan coronavirus has already had a horrific impact and we are extremely sad for the lives and families it has impacted,” said Shehrina Kamal, Product Director Risk Monitoring, Resilience360. “This situation is evolving quickly and we will continue to evaluate and provide updates as events warrant.”
Kamal continued, “As a leading supply chain risk management and insights company, Resilience360 is well-positioned to develop this report having leveraged the power of its network by obtaining on-the-ground intelligence of the situation in Wuhan and assessing industry-level impacts of the outbreak. Resilience360 is able to do this through a balanced blend of machine-learning and a global team of multilingual risk experts.”
Resilience360 predicts, monitors, and mitigates disruptions both man-made and natural, including hurricanes, cyberattacks, labor strikes, protests, and a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Resilience360’s platform enables near real-time monitoring of incidents by accessing millions of open-source media sites to provide an accurate assessment of potentially disruptive events that can impact the supply chain. Resilience360’s risk mitigation tools provide businesses with the information they need for supply chain visualization, procurement, and trade compliance.
Resilience360 helps companies to visualize, track and protect their business operations. The Resilience360 solution facilitates intuitive supply chain visualization, tracks shipments and ETAs across different transport modes and enables near real-time monitoring of incidents capable of disrupting supply chains. Resilience360 easily integrates with business systems and helps companies keep track of risk in combination with their business performance indicators. It enables companies to better ensure business continuity, building risk profiles based on over 30 risk databases, and identifying critical hotspots using heat-maps to mitigate risks and to turn potential disruptions into a competitive advantage. For more information, go to https://www.resilience360.dhl.com/.