Shanghai Lockdown And Logistics Impact

Shanghai has now entered its fifth week of lockdown, with Covid cases continuing to surge and many logistics services hampered in the region.

There seems to be no immediate signs of the strict restrictions being lifted, in fact some apartment buildings were fenced off during the past few days in a drastic attempt to enforce the tight controls.

Ocean and air freight have been significantly impacted. While the sea port remains open, restrictions on driver movements from surrounding regions have slowed exports through the port.

Vessel congestion has led to vessels switching to other ports and volumes through Shanghai have dropped by around 40% during the lockdown period.

Its a similar story for airfreight through the major hub of Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG), where trucking on and off airport is heavily restricted. Air cargo from other regions, that would usually fly from Shanghai, have been diverting elsewhere, leading to congestion at other Chinese airports.

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