PLS Plantations Bhd said its durian export business to China has not seen any significant impact from the Covid-19 outbreak.
According to CEO Eric Chan of its subsidiary, Dulai Fruits, while there have been delays in order shipments to China, the company has not seen any order cancellations. “Our shipments have been affected by port closures in February due to the bottleneck instead of concerns from the outbreak. The authorities have told us that port closures were due to increased shipment volume, and the ports are scheduled to resume in early March."
Thesundaily.my reported that, as the frozen durians to China can be stored for 18 months, he said the company could wait for the conditions to improve. Prior to port closures, PLS exported an average 10 containers of durians to China per month.