15 Dec 2022

China’s lockdown, impact on West Coast ports – ongoing congestion, limited alternatives

Overall, China’s total container volumes have only seen a marginal contraction of 2.5% in April despite pandemic-related lockdowns in Shanghai. Even though Shanghai port recorded a -25% drop in containers handled in April, much of that volume was redirected with seven of the ten largest container ports located in China, The McCown Report assessed. Cargo […]

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02 Dec 2022


  Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye today released her Final Report for Fact Finding 29, “The Effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain,” a two-year investigation involving hundreds of Commission stakeholders participating through Team meetings, phone conversations, emails, and presentations to various groups. Commissioner Dye presented the Final Report with twelve Final Recommendations to […]

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16 Jun 2022

Greater China Yantian Port Operations

  After a few positive COVID-19 cases were detected at the end of May and the western area of the YICT were suspended, the situation continued to deteriorate with new positive cases confirmed in Shenzhen (ports of Yantian and Shekou) and Guangzhou (port of Nansha). While local authorities have implemented elevated safety measures (quarantine and […]

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20 Apr 2022

Carriers hunt alternative ex-SE Asia cargo as lockdowns hobble China ports

Shanghai container port has been operating but the lack of trucking capacity has resulted in chaos in supply chains. According to a global forwarder, trucking and entry problems are creating pressure at some yards in Shanghai port. Additionally, some carriers which include Maersk and ONE, have “started to cancel calls at Shanghai to instead provide […]

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30 Mar 2022

Lockdown in Shenzhen Partially Lifted

    Source: Splash247.com, Reuters Local authorities have eased lockdown restrictions in Shenzhen, saying the COVID-19 outbreak is now mostly under control. Factory operations and public transport in four districts including Yantian and a special economic zone have been put back into operation. Landside logistics and productivity at key manufacturing hubs had been impacted by […]

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19 Mar 2022

Zero Covid lockdowns to cause greater damage to China’s supply chain than the Russia-Ukraine crisis

International Shipping News   After two weeks since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there seems to be a negligible impact on the container prices and leasing rates in China. Container availability has improved soon after the Chinese New Year until Friday across key ports in China. However, with the announcement of nationwide lockdowns, the supply chain […]

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