LBC Express, Inc. will temporarily stop its cargo shipment services for five days, from July 12 to 16, as its capacities have already been exceeded.

“While putting all [the] safety and logistics measures in place, our capacities were exceeded and have created backlogs,” LBC Express said in a statement e-mailed to reporters late Saturday.

It added: “To bring us back to speed, we will temporarily pause cargo acceptance in certain areas from July 12 to 16, 2020.”

Affected areas are National Capital Region (NCR), North Luzon, South Luzon (all domestic cargo), Visayas (domestic cargo to NCR, North and South Luzon), and Mindanao (domestic cargo to NCR, North and South Luzon).

LBC’s money and bills payment services will continue, which means that all branches will remain open.

The company said it opened three new warehouses to ensure social distancing among its workers.

There have been “frequent rapid testings to protect us all from the pandemic,” it added.

LBC also assured the public that it has equipped its branches with protective shields, disinfection booths, and new online touch-points to provide contactless options.

The company did not stop operations during the lockdown period. — Arjay L. Balinbin