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The COVID-19 situation is affecting business activities all over the world. You will find all the news regarding our current business situation here.

Dear valued business partners,

We'd like to inform you about the current situation regarding COVID-19. The majority of our team is working from home office and just a few colleagues stay at the office to keep the business going.

At present, our supply chain from all over the world is still stable and we do our very best to deliver all of our customers on time. As you all know nobody can foresee how the situation will develop during the next weeks but we will keep you informed about all the changes. In some regions, we are already faced with company closings so that our logistic partners have to return the goods as there is no buffer storage. So please inform us if there are any restrictions for the receiving of goods with your company.

We thank our team and all our partners for the outstanding performance in such a crisis situation. You are amazing!

For further information contact your person in charge via phone or e-mail.

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Monday, 30 March 2020 / 17:17

At Magnesia GmbH we are still available for our customers with full commitment. As a supplier for customers in the pharmaceutical and food industries, we see ourselves as a system-relevant, reliable partner even in difficult times. All divisions try to make everything possible to ensure that all orders from our customers will be delivered on the desired dates. Our procurement department can continue to secure that we also receive goods from Italy, India and the USA despite partial company shutdowns, as our supply partners also do everything possible to maintain the supply chain.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 / 17:06

We have another update regarding our exhibition planning for this year. The Compounding World in Essen will also be postponed. You will find the official statement as follows:

"We are writing to let you know that the plastics industry exhibitions that we had scheduled for 3-4 June at Messe Essen will now take place at the same venue on 7-8 October 2020. This announcement covers the Compounding World Expo, Plastics Extrusion World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo and Polymer Testing World Expo, plus their related conferences."

We will keep you updated about all the latest developments concerning COVID-19.

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Waiting times at the European borders

Dear customers, in the following we inform you about the current waiting times at the European borders. The information is based on daily updates from our logistics partners and is continuously updated by us.

Monday, 23 March 2020 / 10:40

UPDATE to Poland

The current waiting time at the Germany / Poland borders has eased further for the time being, currently 2-4 hours

UPDATE to Slovakia

The current waiting time in the Czech Republic / Slovakia is 3-8 hours; The driving ban on Sundays and public holidays has been repealed until further notice.

UPDATE to Croatia

The current waiting time is up to 2 hours.

UPDATE to Hungary

The current waiting times Slovakia / Hungary, Romania / Hungary are about 3-5 hours; The driving ban on Sundays and public holidays has been repealed until further notice.

UPDATE to Serbia

The current waiting times for Hungary / Serbia are up to 48 hours.

Note on customs clearance in other European countries

We are receiving more and more messages that customs offices are sometimes closing or shortening their opening hours, and in some cases working from home office. So far, this mainly affects the countries: Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland. Delays and waiting times can be expected.

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Friday, 20 March 2020 / 12:11

UPDATE to Poland

The opening of additional borders relieves, the current waiting time at the borders Germany / Poland is between 6-12 hours.

UPDATE to Croatia

The current waiting time is still 5 - 8 hours.

UPDATE to Austria

The current waiting time from Italy to Austria is approx. 12 - 18 hours.

UPDATE to Serbia

The Serbian government declared a national emergency on March 15, 2020. Entry to Serbia is only permitted for Serbian citizens and foreigners with a Serbian residence permit. For these, 28 days quarantine apply when entering Germany, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Austria, Romania, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain from Serbia; when entering from another country, 14-day self-isolation applies. Truck drivers in international freight traffic and truck drivers in transit traffic are exempted from the entry ban, they may drive through Serbia for a period of 12 hours! If there are signs of infection, the drivers are turned away at the border and transferred to a quarantine measure.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 / 09:36

Poland

Entry control, health control Germany / Poland border → the current waiting time at the border is up to 35 hours, the Polish authorities have confirmed that additional borders will be opened from 19.03.2020. Entry and health checks will continue to be carried out. The truck driving ban on Sundays and public holidays will not be checked until further notice.

Immigration control, health control Czech Republic / Poland, Slovakia / Poland → Waiting time: approx. 4 hours. Immigration control, health control Ukraine / Poland, Belarus / Poland → Waiting times up to 24 hours.

Czech Republic

Entry control, health control Germany / Czech Republic → Waiting time: 2-4 hours, traffic jam: approx. 10 km
Congestion when leaving the Czech Republic due to the closure of various border crossings → waiting time: approx. 2 hours

Slovakia

Entry control, health control Czech Republic / Slovakia, Hungary / Slovakia, Poland / Slovakia → waiting time: 2-4 hours, traffic jam: approx. 10 km

Hungary

Entry and health controls have been expanded. Austria / Hungary, Slovakia / Hungary, Romania / Hungary → Waiting time: approx. 6-8 hours. The trend is increasing

Romania

Entry control, health control Hungary / Romania → waiting time: 2-4 hours

Bulgaria

Entry control, health control Romania / Bulgaria → waiting time: 7-9 hours

Serbia

EU external border: border & customs clearance, some health checks → regular waiting times

Slovenia

Entry control depending on the origin of the goods (risk areas) Austria / Slovenia → Waiting time: minimal delays

Croatia

Entry control, health control Slovenia / Croatia, Hungary / Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina / Croatia, Serbia / Croatia → Waiting time: up to 3 days

France, Spain, Portugal

Immigration controls partially, health controls partially → short waiting times, so far no impact on transit times

Austria

Entry controls, health checks Italy / Austria → waiting time: 24-36 hours

Ukraine, Belarus

Entry controls at the EU's external borders: border & customs clearance, health checks → waiting times approx. 24 hours, and the trend is rising

NOTE: Ukraine; Belarus, Russia: For your deliveries to Ukraine; For Belarus and Russia we recommend planning the delivery time to extend the minimum of 3 days!

Due to the out of routine and sometimes severely disrupted traffic flows, we have to assume across Europe that the cargo space will become scarcer by the next week at the latest. Please register your orders with us as soon as possible and inform your customers / recipients about expected delays due to extended terms. Please continue to plan your orders according to your needs, however, so as not to generate clumped deliveries and thus logistical blockages. We strive to continue to offer you our usual and best possible service.

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