This nasty little virus took many of us by surprise and its impact much more severe than anticipated. Harvest Chemicals placed some orders during December 2019 for shipment end of February 2020, just after the Chinese New Year (CNY). Covid-19 cases in China started an upward trajectory mid-January and by the time CNY arrived at the end of January, Chinese lockdown was in full swing. CNY was extended again and China virtually closed down.
- There were no shipments at the end of February 2020 and suddenly worst case scenario took root.
- The nett effect of this was delivery delays were generally 1 – 2 weeks.