Thursday, August 6, 2009

Freight Conference Cancelled Due To Swine Flu

Sino-Europe event to be rescheduled
Shipping News Feature

SPAIN - The WCA Family of Logistics Networks has cancelled its conference which was due to take place in Barcelona in October due to fears of the swine-flu epidemic.

The president of WCA Family of Logistic Networks, David Yokeum, said: “It is with regret that we must announce the cancellation of the Sino-European Freight Forwarders conference. This is particularly sad as indications were that this would have been the largest gathering of Chinese and European international freight forwarders ever held in Europe.

WCA Family has been in close communication with both CIFA (China International Freight Forwarders Association) and the main sponsors of the event, Port de Barcelona, and this decision has not been taken lightly. Due to the worsening swine-flu pandemic, we are aware that international travel restrictions and travel warnings are being considered. It is also thought that the pandemic will reach its height during the traditional flu-season in the autumn and we cannot and will not endanger anyone in this regard.”

The conference shall be rescheduled for a future date in 2010.