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DSV Panalpina: Coronavirus has canceled 60 percent of sea freight between Asia and Europe

In an interview with newspaper Berlingske, transport and logistics major DSV puts numbers on the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. In the past week, a large number of sea freights have been canceled.

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The Coronavirus outbreak and a lack of activity in China has in the past week canceled around 60 percent of all ship freight between Asia and North Europe, DSV Panalpina tells Danish newspaper Berlingske.

Even though the situation is normalizing for alternative freight methods such as air and rail, ship freight is still hit by the biggest challenges, says DSV's managing director for Air & Sea, Henrik Nielsen.

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