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Extended Shanghai Lockdown Increases Supply Chain Strains

The Chinese city of Shanghai has been put on an extended lockdown, which is causing further uncertainty over Chinese supply chains. The Chinese government has placed severe restrictions on the eastern half of the city that were supposed to be lifted as of April 1st, however the easing of restrictions didn’t happen and nearly all of Shanghai remains on l ...

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A “Bump” In The Silk Road

China has expended a lot of financial and political capital in the ambitious development of its belt and road project to connect its manufacturing hubs to Western European markets. The project employs all modes of transportation, sea, road, and rail. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has severed connections between Asia and Europe.Over the past t ...

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Container Congestion in Vietnam & China

Container terminals continue to see congestion due to COVID -19. A lockdown in Vietnam has led to a buildup of at least 100,000 teu at Cat Lai port in Ho Chi Minh City and in China newly enacted COVID restrictions are increasing congestion at ports in Ningbo and Shanghai, the world’s two largest ports. In Vietnam’s Cat Lai port, despite 2.000 container ...

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Container Shortage Worsens as Chinese Ports Need Empties

Container availability at southern Chinese ports continues to decrease as carriers skip calls due to Covid outbreaks in Guangzhou province. Recently we published a post about congestion at the port of Yantian and others caused by restrictions set due to the same outbreak, which has led to multiple container lines choosing to omit some ports from their ...