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Advisory - Ningbo port suspension

Update 1st September 2021: Operations at the terminal are now active, however continue to be severely disrupted with the port being omitted by several sailings.


01.09.21 The Ningbo terminal is now fully operational, however is experiencing severe disruption. The knock-on effect of this is several vessels omitting the port, putting pressure on storage which will likely lead to a lack of equipment in the coming weeks.

18.08.21 Following yesterday’s advisory on the impact of renewed COVID-19 cases on Asia port operations, today at 15.30 local time one Ningbo port terminal suspended its operations and all container pick ups from the terminal until further notice due to one detected case of COVID-19.

Ningbo-Zhoushan, along with Shanghai port, were hit hard by a typhoon late last month. This, together with the newly implemented COVID regulations, has seen them battle unprecedented volumes of containerships queuing up over the last few weeks.

Vessel requirements to quarantine for 14 to 28 days if they previously berthed in India or performed a crew change within 14 days of arriving in China have further added to the struggle to work through the backlog.

Ships are now being turned away from Ningbo port. We will update any affected clients as to carrier schedule updates ex-Ningbo as soon as they’re available.

For more information or to contact our expert teams to discuss how to minimise the impact on you and your clients, please reach out to us here.

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