Coronavirus and pandemic - Bring is monitoring the corona situation and we are doing everything we can to keep our deliveries going

The current very serious situation that affects all of society means that the Posten Norge AS and Bring group must notify all parties that this is now a force majeure situation. As long as this results in obstacles to our deliveries, any deviations from agreements will not constitute non-fulfilment of the agreement. We therefore want to notify you that it is unlikely that we will be able to fulfil all our obligations as intended, and that deviations may occur. For example when it comes to pick-up times, shipping times, delivery times and our time guarantees.

We must continuously prioritise which services and customer volumes can be produced. Access to personnel and vehicles and other limitations are key factors. Our prioritisations are based on life, health and the key interests of society. At the same time, we would like to emphasise that the group is doing all we can to ensure that agreed deliveries and services are carried out in accordance with the agreements in place.

When delivering goods, we will no longer allow recipients to sign our PDAs due to the risk of infection. This will apply until further notice. Drivers will record deliveries and the GPS coordinates will be recorded automatically upon delivery.

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We are closely monitoring the corona situation and are well prepared

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and follow the official health advice. The Posten Norge Group consists of a big workplace with an important business in the Nordics and in some countries outside of the Nordics. Several cases of the coronavirus have now been detected in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

- We are closely monitoring the development and are well prepared should the situation change. We have informed our employees and encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with and follow the official health advice provided by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The same goes for our employees in other countries, who must follow the advice provided in the country where they reside, says CEO Tone Wille, Posten Norge.

Affects international trade and transport

The corona situation has so far had relatively little impact on international trade and transport. As of today, there is no indication that there are any risks associated with the purchase of goods and the reception of parcels from China. The infection spreads between people.

The exchange of post and goods between countries is proceeding mainly as usual. In China, there has been a partial stop in production of goods and consequently reduced volumes of post and goods for transportation. This is recovering. In Italy, restrictions have been introduced nationwide, not just in northern Italy. Right now, the flow of goods is normal, but we must take into account that there may be delays in the shipping of post and goods. The same will apply to other countries where the coronavirus is widespread. We are in close contact with our international partners, especially with the other postal companies in the Universal Postal Union.

- We have close contact with our international partners and especially with the other postal companies in the international postal union. We are prepared and ready to handle the situation. If the situation deteriorates and leads to irregularities in our supply chain, we have initiated a dialogue with some major customers about the prioritisation of their shipments, says Wille.

A number of measures have been implemented

Major events have been cancelled and all non-essential air travel, both domestic and international, have been stopped in all countries where we have employees. This restriction applies until further notice. 

External meetings must generally be carried out via Skype/Teams or by phone until further notice. External participants who attend meetings at Bring’s and Posten Norge’s premises will be asked if they have been in areas of ongoing infection or if they show symptoms of infection. 

Increased use of home offices has been introduced within the Posten Norge Group, in addition to a number of extraordinary hygiene and cleaning measures at terminals, post reception points and the head office. This to strengthen the daily work with cleaning and hygiene already in place and to prevent infection. 
 

Last updated: March 13, 2020.