As the Omicron variant of COVID 19 spreads across China, the Chinese government is sticking to its Zero tolerance policy. The Covid-19 port restrictions in China are likely to remain in place for some time, as the strict measures to contain the virus are unlikely to be relaxed in the short term, a key aspect of such measures is to prevent the import of cases from abroad.
Overall, cases are trending downwards across the country. Only Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai are currently subject to widespread restrictions.
China Inland Trucking Service
The state of inland transportation is dynamic and subject to change. Currently, trucking services are still available in China’s major ports and neighbouring cities if the drivers have a negative Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) report, as required by local governments. Our agents have stated that trucking services will gradually improve as the number of COVID cases deceases.
Our agent has confirmed Ningbo, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Qingdao, and Guangzhou port warehouses are fully operational. However, for cargo delivery, truckers must present a negative NAT report within 48 hours.
After a long period of closure, warehouse activities in Shanghai have partially resumed.
In the northern city of Tianjin, more compounds and suburbs are being locked down, but operations of the port have not yet been affected.
Despite the relaxation of lockdown regulations, manufacturers in Shanghai must continue to operate in closed loop systems, with staff sleeping on-site to keep production running.
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