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Ningbo-Zhoushan terminal closed for sixth consecutive day

Polly Splash247.com 2021-08-18 14:30:57

To say that the status of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is an important port in the Yangtze River Delta, a major port along the coast of China and an important hub of China's national integrated transportation system (from Baidu). Now all work is stagnant, adding to the already difficult shipping.

Sunny Worldwide Logistics often ships from Ningbo port. In this situation, we are always paying attention to the needs of customers and the update of information.


Ningbo-Zhoushan terminal closed for sixth consecutive day

The Meishan terminal at Ningbo-Zhoushan port remained closed for a sixth straight day on Monday, with ship queues outside the port at record levels.

A 34-year-old port worker was found to have caught Covid-19 sparking the terminal’s swift closure early on Wednesday morning last week. In the intervening days, a number of liners have rerouted ships to avoid Ningbo-Zhoushan. The terminal accounts for around one fifth of the approximate 30m teu throughput of the port.

When a Covid-19 outbreak hit Yantian Port in eastern Shenzhen in late May, the port was partially closed for around four weeks creating massive liner disruption.

While the port authority remains tight lipped in Zhejiang Province, sources in Ningbo told Splash today that the port has earmarked a tentative reopening date for Meishan of September 6.

The sheer enormity of Ningbo-Zhoushan port, the world’s largest port in tonnage terms, appears to have helped prevent a wider total port lockdown.

Meishan Island is approximately 30 km away from Ningbo’s major container terminal at Beilun, and 60 km away from Ningbo downtown.

“An indefinite partial shutdown at Ningbo-Zhoushan is the latest problem that could deepen the strain on global logistics….. About 350 containerships capable of carrying almost 2.4m 20ft boxes are waiting off ports globally."https://t.co/w7xcDkQWjK pic.twitter.com/bYHSQXKcrM

— Wandile Sihlobo (@WandileSihlobo) August 16, 2021

Source:  Sam ChambersAugust 16, 2021 from Splash247.com

We do not know if the date of the reopening of the port on September 6 is true. There are too many unpredictable factors. The shutdown of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port also hindered the related logistics supply chain and reduced the level of transportation capacity.

At Sunny Worldwide Logistics, what we can do is to explain the situation to customers. Port congestion, delays in shipping schedules, and the current epidemic spreading to key routes may reduce shipping timeliness; in addition, in the case of unabated demand, improving service levels and optimizing transportation plans are also our must-do items.

I hope that the epidemic will pass as soon as possible, the transportation problem will be resolved, and everything will be better!Ningbo-Zhoushan terminal closed for sixth consecutive day