china covid lockdowns

gCaptain’s full coverage of China’s COVID-19 lockdowns and its impacts on global supply chains.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022
cargo ships loading at port of oakland
Shipping

Worker Shortages Snarl Shipping Even as Shanghai Lockdowns Ease

By Ann Koh and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to

May 18, 2022
Total Views: 1086

Friday, May 13, 2022
Ports

Port of Long Beach Continues Record-Setting Streak and Warns of Cargo Surge When China Reopens

The Port of Long Beach set another new single-month record in April as the port continues to clear marine terminals of cargo ahead an expected new wave of

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 3118

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
yantian port
Ports

Ad-Hoc Carriers and Retail Charters Hit By China Lockdowns

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The combination of Covid lockdown cargo delays in China and congestion at US east coast ports has prompted alliance

May 3, 2022
Total Views: 1089

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Shipping

Hong Kong Sees Surprise Export Drop as China Locks Down

By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — Hong Kong’s exports plunged in March by the most since January 2020 as Covid restrictions in China weighed on the

April 28, 2022
Total Views: 2223

ship loading coal
Shipping

China Locks Down Part of Northern Hub for Coal Shipping

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The northern port of Qinhuangdao is the latest Chinese commodities hub to get hit by virus-related lockdowns. The city

April 28, 2022
Total Views: 1802

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Ports

Global Supply Chain Crisis Round Two Could Be ‘Bigger Than Last Year’

By Brendan Murray, Ann Koh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) China’s stringent rules to curb Covid-19 are about to unleash another wave of summer chaos on supply

April 26, 2022
Total Views: 3986

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Restricted To Ship In China Poster
Shipyard

WATCH An American Ship Get Locked Down In China

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In November American Merchant Marine officer Madeleine Wolczko left her island home and took a Washington State Ferry to Seattle then

April 24, 2022
Total Views: 10256

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California
Ports

U.S. Ports Await Surge from China’s COVID Lockdowns

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The U.S. should brace for another surge in the supply-chain crisis as manufacturers in Asia reopen their factories from

April 21, 2022
Total Views: 2734

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Shipping

Brazilian Meat Exporters Face Hurdles Shipping Through Shanghai

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ABPA, a lobby group representing large pork and chicken processors like JBS SA and BRF SA,

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 1775

angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

Windward: 1 in 5 Containerships Globally Are Stuck Waiting Outside Congested Ports

The number of containerships waiting outside of congested ports has risen sharply in recent months, with 20% of all containerships trading globally now stuck

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 4333

Monday, April 18, 2022
shanghai free trade zone
Shipping

China’s Economy Expands More Than Forecasted in Q1, But Risks to Outlook Abound

BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at a faster than expected clip in the first quarter, official data showed on Monday,

April 18, 2022
Total Views: 1380

Shipping

China Port Delays Cause Ships to Bypass Singapore Bunkering Hub

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Container and bulk ships are skipping Asia’s largest refueling hub in Singapore as delays at ports in China and elsewhere

April 18, 2022
Total Views: 6061

Saturday, April 16, 2022
Maersk Reefer Containers
Ports

Maersk Says No To China Meat And Fish Exports

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –AP Moller-Maersk A/S, one of the biggest shipping lines in the world, has stopped bookings to ship refrigerated containers into

April 16, 2022
Total Views: 63402

Friday, April 15, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

Shippers Seek Alternatives to Southeast China Ports Hit By Covid Lockdowns

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – As supply chain uncertainty at China’s key port cities drags on, shippers are hunting for alternative cargo options

April 15, 2022
Total Views: 1458

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

China’s Imports Drop, Export Growth Slows on Covid Lockdowns

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s imports unexpectedly fell in March and export growth slowed, with Covid lockdowns disrupting port

April 13, 2022
Total Views: 1086

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Shipping

Covid Testing in South China Could Bring More Export Limitations

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – The Shanghai lockdown is delaying shipping schedules in South China and bringing down spot rates. And now

April 12, 2022
Total Views: 1283

Friday, April 8, 2022
Shanghai Lockdown Barriers
Ports

Containers Pile Up At China Ports As Lockdown Blocks Trucks

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Containers full of frozen food and chemicals are piling up at China’s biggest port in Shanghai as a Covid lockdown in the city and

April 8, 2022
Total Views: 2694

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Shipping

European Trade Group Warns China Lockdowns Threatening Supply Chains

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — European businesses operating in China are struggling to cope with lockdowns that are hurting production and threatening

April 6, 2022
Total Views: 1007

Monday, April 4, 2022
angshan Deep-Water Port
Shipping

Supply Chain Chaos Continues as Shanghai Lockdown is Extended Indefinitely

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – The Shanghai lockdown has been extended indefinitely, a move that casts further uncertainty over Chinese supply

April 4, 2022
Total Views: 2828

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
shanghai free trade zone
Shipping

Maersk Warns Shanghai Covid Lockdown Will Increase Shipping Costs Further

SHANGHAI, March 29 (Reuters) – Danish shipper Maersk said the Shanghai lockdown will severely hurt trucking services and increase transport

March 29, 2022
Total Views: 2558