The current worldwide situation with the Coronavirus is having serious implications on Global Supply Chains. Some areas of the world are feeling a deeper impact than others. We want all our valued Customers to know Alba Wheels Up has been monitoring the situation – and is taking steps to ensure we can serve your needs while we get through this unprecedented event.
The current outbreak has not impacted our US Operations. Our offices and personnel have felt no effects from the virus. We are in daily communication with our overseas agents. To date the most severely affected Countries remain China, South Korea, and Italy. We will be providing market overviews in a separate email.
Many businesses are promoting social distancing by taking steps to allow workers to telecommute and limit physical contact through the month of March and early April. Alba has a program to allow employees to work in a virtual environment if required. Our ERP systems, RDP, and e-mail systems allow for us to effectively operate in a Cloud based environment. We are in contact with airlines, warehouses, trucking companies, and steamship lines to monitor their operations and identify port delays and bottlenecks. Alba Management is in contact with CBP and other government agencies and we are following their guidance closely. We are asking our overseas offices to provide us daily updates and insights on their markets. Our goal is to relay this information to you via regular updates during the weeks ahead.
For the next three weeks we will be limiting the travel of our Sales Team. Our Sales Team will be available via phone and email to provide you with updates. While we realize there are current difficulties in the market – you are trying to run your business and we are here to assist with new projects and proposals. The Alba Team will also provide you with market intelligence from the severely affected markets – as rates and service levels will fluctuate considerably in the weeks ahead.
We are doing everything we can with our partners and agents to mitigate rate swings and secure space to move your goods. We appreciate the trust you put in Alba. We will be there for you as the world deals with the virus and its critical impact on global supply chains.
Please check the Alba Website for updates – as well as your Inbox. We will be sending out regular communication until this crisis is over.
The Alba team is here to support your business. Feel free to contact any one of us should you have questions about your current cargo – or future needs. The Management Team at Alba is carefully monitoring this situation daily. Thank you for your support and business
- Posted by Joe DeSilvetri
- On March 13, 2020
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