As the current Covid-19 outbreak in China gets more severe a direct impact on the cargo-flow within China and globally cannot be ignored. That said, our rich experience, our key-values and our detailed emergency plan give us the confidence to stand strong against the current wave of uncertainty and emerging supply-chain hiccups.
Current situation in the ports in China
12 out of 16 districts are affected by the current outbreak. However, ocean ports and airports operations are not affected yet. Ocean lines are facing serious outbreaks, which will delay issuing documents (MBL). Some factories, especially in the Hebei province, are closed and in restricted areas. Some high-speed roads are blocked and crossing province-borders might be prohibited without a negative test.
Some factories are closed and in restricted areas. Ocean port operation is not affected. Ground handling at the Qingdao airport requires a longer operation time.
Some factories might be in restricted areas and undergo mass testing respectively a partial lockdown. Domestic trucking for pick-up and delivery is affected due to high-speed roads blockage, and crossing province borders might be prohibited without a negative test. Ocean ports are not affected. The Civil Aviation Administration banned an international inbound flight to Shanghai which will lead to a lower capacity.
Quanzhou, Fengze area of Quanzhou, Luojiang area of Quanzhou have been put under lockdown.
The whole city undergoes mass testing. Container freight stations for consolidation closed. Ocean ports in the region are not affected. However, ocean lines expect delays and congestion (click here). Ground handling at the Shenzhen airport requires a longer operation time.
Ocean ports in the region are not affected. Ground handling at the Guangzhou airport requires a longer operation time.
Day-to-day life is affected heavily but due to the city’s nature as a financial and service-orientated powerhouse no significant impact on the cargo flow. Ocean ports in the region are not affected. Cross-border transportation and airfreight solutions might be limited though.