DSV is open for business for essential services only
We are keeping supply chains flowing for essential services
In support of our customers that are classified as essential service providers to the country, the duration of the national lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramphosa to combat the spread of COVID-19, DSV will continue to keep supply chains flowing.
Based on the information provided by government this applies to food and basic goods, pharmaceuticals, medical products, hygiene products, essential banking services (such as credit cards) and telecommunication products.
The cross-border flow of goods to neighbouring countries will continue, as will various services related to Ocean and Air imports and exports.
We can only act on what we know from government which at this stage has not been 100% finalised and is pending finite guidance expected at the ministerial briefing at16:00 on 25th March. In the interim we ask you our customer to provide the necessary written confirmation of your classification as an essential service provider in order to protect both parties from engaging in what could be deemed as non-essential and therefore illegal.
The lockdown is effective from midnight on Thursday, 26 March, and we are ready to play our part in helping bring down, and ultimately eliminate, the spread of the coronavirus. We embrace the responsibility, along with colleagues in the industry, to ensure millions of South Africans continue to access essential services during the 21-day lockdown.
Our country faces perhaps the greatest challenge since our transition to democracy. President Ramaphosa said that in the days, weeks and months ahead, our resolve, our resourcefulness and our unity as a nation will be tested as never before.
DSV is working around the clock with our customers to adapt to the rapidly changing circumstances, and we are confident that, working together, we will overcome the coronavirus crisis, as we have prevailed in the past when faced with other challenges.