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Archive: Covid-19

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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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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Yantian port to reopen on 24th June

The Yantian port area (YICT) will resume normal operations from 00:00 on the 24th June, but it will take weeks to work through the backlog of container stacks in the terminal, with productivity impacted across Shenzhen, Chiwan, Shekou, and Nansha.…

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Asia carriers dominant

The unexpected surge in East and Westbound demand in June combined with already tight air and ocean capacity – the container shipping alliances had already cancelled a significant number of May/June sailings to match the low demand – sent China…

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PSP joins the Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is responsible for managing the procurement of goods and services on behalf of the government, including PPE and medical equipment from China and the US. PSP Worldwide Logistics is an approved suppler (ID C1908) to…

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China tighten PPE export controls

New regulations announced last week by China’s Ministry of Commerce further strengthen the export quality supervision of on-medical use face masks, testing reagents, medical face masks, medical protective suits, ventilators and infrared thermometers, including a blacklist of suppliers which failed…

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Official guidance for importing Chinese PPE and medical devices

Procuring PPE has emerged as one of the main challenges facing the NHS, as it seeks to treat patients with coronavirus and contain its spread. Official guidelines have been published for British businesses seeking to procure and import PPE and…

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