Coronavirus crisis: GLS networks running and stable

GLS continues to provide parcel shipping services in all countries in which the Group operates – keeping local communities across Europe and North America connected at this critical time. Parcel service providers have a crucial role to play in the coronavirus crisis by providing essential logistic services facilitating the flow of goods.

GLS’ international long-distance line hauls are stable. They are continuously adjusted to the latest circumstances at borders and in individual countries. However, increased checks at border crossings may result in backlogs and longer transit times.

All GLS companies continue to deliver parcels – even in countries severely affected by the pandemic. In some postcodes, restrictions may apply due to local official measures.

 

Continuous adjustment of international routes

 

GLS has installed task forces at national and international levels. The international task force is continuously adjusting the international routes according to the latest circumstances at borders and in individual countries. Cross-border services are available across the entire European network and GLS’ international long-distance line hauls are stable.

 

Contactless delivery to safeguard health

 

GLS subsidiaries have implemented procedures to safeguard the health of their employees, partners and consignees. These include offering recipients contactless delivery options in all countries. Information about the options available nationally can be found on the website of the respective country.

 

Parcel senders’ assistance requested

 

As many businesses are currently closed, GLS requests parcel senders to check in advance whether 2B consignees are open and able to receive parcels. Where delivery is not possible, GLS has to return parcels to senders as it is not able to offer storage services.

 

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