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Category: Coronavirus

China COVID restrictions finally loosen

Following widespread protests the Chinese government finally appear to be relaxing their zero-COVID strategy, which will give residents more freedom and finally loosen supply chain constraints. (more…)

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Shanghai and China supply chain update

Even with tiered restarting of manufacturing and partial lifting of the lockdown in Shanghai, the situation across China remains challenging, with a total of 56 sailings blanked over the next four weeks. Despite press reports of a further COVID clampdown in…

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Shanghai in lockdown after COVID surge

After recording 2,630 new COVID cases on Saturday, Shanghai started a nine-day lockdown yesterday, which will be conducted in two stages, so that half the city will remain functioning while authorities carry out infection testing. (more…)

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China lockdowns and supply chain impact

On Sunday Shenzhen entered a seven day lockdown and earlier today authorities in Langfang, which borders Beijing and Dongguan in the southern province of Guangdong were locked down for a week, while the entire province of Jilin has been placed…

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Freight market report – February 2022

Supply chain pressures remain well above their pre-pandemic levels, on all modes, with 2022 starting pretty much as last year finished, but there are indications that disruption may soon start to recede and analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of…

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China freight market update

The critical Chinese port of Ningbo has returned to normal operation, while trucking operations in Shenzhen and Tianjin are now facing interruptions, due to COVID testing of drivers and Hong Kong air crew quarantines have slashed air cargo capacity. (more…)

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