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Archive: China

Shipping lines cancel a quarter of sailings from China

In the pre and post-Chinese New Year (CNY) period, from 1st January to 17th February, Alphaliner has calculated that the three big carrier alliances plan to skip 27% of their originally scheduled Asia – Europe sailings. In a normal year,…

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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 lockdown indefinite

With Shanghai now under indefinite lockdown, the primary container port and airport are struggling with congestion and data has shown a doubling of port congestion across China since the latest lockdowns began. (more…)

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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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