China is re-imposing Covid-19 restrictions only weeks after reopening, raising concerns that the country may once again enact strict lockdowns. The mass quarantine measures in Shanghai have included highway closures, which have severely affected trucks carrying exports heading to ports. “Trucks loaded with cargoes and containers were unable to enter the Shanghai terminal,” stated logistics company Orient Star Group. “Many clients have no choice but to change the loading ports to Ningbo or other small ports along the Yangtze River.” As a direct result, the Port of Ningbo, which became the alternative port destination, is now showing an increase in congestion since covid cases keep showing up in certain Shanghai districts. An article published by CNBC reports further on the supply chain pinch that the world is experiencing.
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