The quarantine that began in March in Shanghai is over. The effects of Shanghai production shutdown on supply chains have spread across the country and around the world, impacting the supply of critical components.
Imports from China – low volumes of goods and reduced maritime space, until mid-June Shanghai – is still in quarantine Shipping lines have announced “blank sailings” by mid-June Due to the extensive Covid quarantine under which China is still located, the volume of goods available for exports from this region has decreased considerably.
Shanghai has been quarantined in stages since March 28, with the latest restrictions initially announced to end on April 5. The reporting of more than 73,000 positive covid-19 infections, and the Chinese policy of 0 cases are the reasons why the city with over 25 million inhabitants and important industrial hub, remains blocked indefinitely. The Shanghai quarantine has been extended indefinitely, thus impacting the sea and air transports in the area. Almost all of Shanghai is now blocked; residents cannot leave their homes. Most warehouses are closed.
Shanghai – imposes a quarantine on the background of the spread of a new wave of COVID China is facing a large spread of the Covid-19 virus, with more than 5,550 cases reported nationwide on Saturday. The Chinese policy regarding Covid-19, is still tolerant 0 cases, so after the quarantine of Shenzhen, an economically strategic city, at the beginning of this month, now Shanghai, another major industrial hub with over 25 million inhabitants, will be quarantined in 2 stages, to allow mass testing for Covid-19 cases as follows: 28.03 – 1.04 Shanghai Pudong area is quarantined (east of the Huangpu River).
China – affected by a new wave of COVID The war in Ukraine continues to affect the transport of goods The covid cases in China have tripled, which is why, since this week, new strict measures have been imposed to combat the virus. The Chinese policy regarding Covid is “tolerance 0”, thus quarantine measures have been imposed. Imports by sea, train and air from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Yantian will be affected this week and at least next. Shenzhen is in quarantine and activity has been stopped in most factories and warehouses, except those that provide essential services shipments.
Airlines start to apply a war surcharge Constanta Port is congested by containers destined for Ukraine Trains from China to Europe will be affected by reduced capacity Most of the road transport to Ukraine and Russia is suspended AIR The current situation in Ukraine and the closure of Russian airspace for EU carriers have resulted in a significant increase in costs and operational problems. To partially compensate for these additional costs, the main airlines, from the second week of March 2022, will apply a war surcharge for all goods that have Asia origin or destination.
All types of transport are affected by the conflict situation in Ukraine The war in Ukraine impacts the entire supply chain, leading to blockages, congestion, price increases on all types of transport, goods and fuel. Here is part of the impact so far on types of transport: Sea: The shipping lines have decided to suspend all ship stopovers in Ukraine, starting today, February 25, until further notifications; Space bookings on vessels to/from Odessa are suspended; Goods that are already on their way to Ukraine will be redirected to other ports. Depending on the loading port, they can be directed through:
Do you have any goods to import from Ningbo or Xi’an, China at the beginning of this year? Updated information on Chinese imports can optimize your shipment: Ningbo is fighting another Covid-19 outbreak; Xi’an has been in lockdown since the end of Dec 2021 and the railway terminal is blocked; At present, especially in Ningbo, many factories cannot deliver goods as planned; In the next period, shipments from Ningbo will be very difficult to organize, the shipping lines can skip Ningbo port, and many factories will soon start their Chinese New Year holiday (CNY) New cases of Covid-19 were discovered.