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Shipping hit by soaring cases of covid in China

Shipping hit by soaring cases of covid in China
Sam Chambers December 23, 2022

Ships are backing up along the Chinese coastline as soaring cases of covid take out port staff.

With China easing its strict zero-covid policies this month, hundreds of thousands of citizens have been struck down by the illness. Beijing continues to play down the number of cases, but local reports suggest the figures are at record levels.

Many factories are reinstituting so-called closed loop working environments, while traffic in and out of major cities has slumped in the past couple of weeks.

Shipyards are also expected to slip behind schedule in some newbuild and repair projects as workforces get hit by the illness.

From our Port captain:

...90% agents staffs are sick this week.
The fast development of covid in CN is out of control...

For Beijing, 20M citizen confirmed in 10 days. Tianjin/xingang: 10 mill citizen confirmed in 7 days . Same speed for other cities...
= congestion rising