Tank container shows axed over Covid-19 restrictions
Taking all this into account - the travel restrictions, health concerns and the reduced nature of the show - the ITCO board has agreed that it would not be possible, practical or beneficial, to organise an ITCO Village there this year.
The size and scope of this year’s transport logistic China will also change.
As a number of major international exhibitors have cancelled their participation, the June event will become “China domestic”, rather than “international” – and it will be smaller in size.
A spokesman said: “This is naturally very disappointing for all of us – ITCO members, the secretariat and other tank container stakeholders.
“But it has been agreed unanimously and there is no question that this is the correct decision.”
The annual tank container villages in Munich and Shanghai are great show-cases for ITCO’s members and for the tank container industry, but these will not happen this year.
The spokesman added: “The 2018 show in Shanghai was our busiest and best Shanghai Tank Container Village so far – and we were all hoping that this one would be even bigger and better.”