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Need to Know: Chinese Port Update


Chinese ports continue to be impacted by regional lockdowns and localised measures to combat Covid, with the Omicron variant now spreading.

Regional lockdowns and local Covid regulations are affecting many ports throughout China

The situation varies port to port and may lead to carriers changing vessel rotations at short notice to avoid badly impacted ports. This may be more likely in the next two to three weeks, as we have now entered the build-up period to factory closures during the Chinese New Year.


Update so far:

(although this is subject to change)


Dalian – currently operating without lockdown or major restrictions.

Ningbo – Restrictions in place which mainly affect trucking in and out of the port and between Ningbo and other cities. Significant delays, which have seen many shipments rerouted to Shanghai.

Qingdao – currently operating without lockdown or major restrictions.

Shanghai – currently operating without lockdown or major restrictions.


Shenzhen – Parts of Shenzhen are now in lockdown and delays are being experienced collecting and delivering containers. The port is open but up to date negative PCR tests are required to enter the port.


Tianjin – In lockdown, with public now required to work from home with mandatory testing. The port is open but restrictions for truck drivers are causing delays.

Xiamen – currently operating without lockdown or major restrictions.


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