China Update


The Shanghai city lockdown has continued for almost a month with no end in sight as to when workers will be free to return to their workplaces.

While Shanghai port is claimed to be operating as normal, the fact is that there are very few trucks that are able to access the port and many factories have been closed for some 3-4 weeks.

Many vessel have been omitting Shanghai in an attempt to maintain scheduling however this action has increased vessel waiting times in Qingdao and Ningbo ports, now up to seven days.

Similar municipal closures are widespread across China, with Beijing being the latest major city to undergo mass COVID testing.

It has been reported that 57 out of China’s top 100 cities have relatively strict restrictions in place.