søndag 3. april 2022

Shanghai ports continue to receive international ships as normal, but surrounding provinces and cities are rejecting container trucks from the city

As Shanghai shuts down, one half at a time, factories across east China are facing a wave of canceled and delayed shipments. The port of Shanghai, the world’s largest by trading volume according to the World Shipping Council, is continuing to load and unload ships, but getting containers into the city is another story as many neighboring cities restrict travel from Shanghai.

Truck drivers trying to leave Shanghai have described hours-long waits at health checkpoints, 100-kilometer detours, and long quarantines after journeys, among other challenges. Many said they plan to keep driving. Many exporters, however, said the delays are making the difference between narrow profits and losses.