THE Intermodal Asia conference, originally scheduled for March 2020, has been rescheduled for 14–16 July in Shanghai following the recent outbreak of coronavirus.

Group director Informa Markets, Rob Fisher, after careful consultation with the China Container Industry Association, they had decided to reschedule this year’s event to ensure the safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff.

“By delaying Intermodal Asia, we are providing the container shipping and intermodal sectors time to recover from any setbacks experienced as a consequence of the outbreak and its effect on global trade,” Mr Fisher said.

CCIA president and CIMC vice president, Huang Tianhua, said the decision to postpone was the right one.

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“We greatly appreciate the decision to postpone Intermodal Asia 2020,” Mr Tianhua said.

“It reflects the organiser’s responsible attitude towards the safety and health of its international exhibitors and visitors, but also reflects confidence in China’s ability to quickly overcome the outbreak.

“CIMC Group intends to continue fully supporting Intermodal Asia 2020. We also call on international container partners and industry leaders to join Intermodal Asia 2020 to showcase solutions and share knowledge and take this important opportunity to build new business relationships.”

Mr Fisher apologised for any disruption due to the change.

“Moving to July will allow us to deliver a premium event where buyers can source products and technologies, discover innovations and build new relationships in this fast-changing sector,” he said. “My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you to Intermodal Asia 2020 later this year.”

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