china covid lockdowns

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
liquefied natural gas tanker

China’s Covid Pivot Set to Worsen the Global Energy Crunch

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s pivot away from Covid Zero is poised to boost natural gas demand in the world’s biggest importer,

December 14, 2022
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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Cruise Ships

Carnival Halts Asia Cruises As China’s Covid Zero Policy Bites

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) Costa Cruises, a unit of cruising giant Carnival Corp. that targets the nascent Chinese market, is canceling all future Asia

October 25, 2022
Total Views: 2742

Monday, October 24, 2022
Cruise Ships

Costa Cruises Pulls Asia Trips Amid China’s Covid Zero Policy

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) — Costa Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corp. that aimed to cater to the Chinese market, is canceling all future Asia departures

October 24, 2022
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Friday, September 9, 2022

Could China’s Exports Be Under Long-Term Threat?

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Capacity demand for Chinese exports is in decline, mainly due to full inventories in Europe and the US, which has seen

September 9, 2022
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
yantian port

China’s Exports Bounce Back, But Global Risks Darken Trade Outlook

By Ellen Zhang and Ryan Woo BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – China’s exports rose at the fastest pace in five months in June as factories

July 13, 2022
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Shanghai’s Mass COVID Testing Raises Spectre of More Lockdown Disruption

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – With mass testing again underway, there are renewed fears that Shanghai could go back into lockdown and disrupt peak

July 12, 2022
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Friday, June 17, 2022
shanghai free trade zone

VesselsValue Says Shanghai Port Congestion Remains at Seasonal Norms

Shanghai port congestion remains at normal season levels, even as COVID-19 lockdowns have been reimposed throughout much of the city, according to new data

June 17, 2022
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Thursday, June 9, 2022

China’s Exports Surge on Easing COVID Restrictions

BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – China’s exports grew at a double-digit pace in May, shattering expectations in an encouraging sign for the

June 9, 2022
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

China’s Export Boom Fades as Spending Shifts

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — After two years of record exports, Chinese manufacturers are turning downbeat as consumers in their biggest markets curb

June 8, 2022
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Monday, June 6, 2022
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Shanghai Port Waiting Times Returning to Normal -VesselsValue

Port congestion at Shanghai, home to the world’s busiest port, is returning to normal levels as the city emerges from its two-month COVID-19 lockdown. This

June 6, 2022
Total Views: 1940

Friday, June 3, 2022

California Ports Prepare for Cargo Surge as Shanghai Reopens

By Lisa Baertlein and Tom Polansek June 2 (Reuters) – California port leaders expect imports to rise as Shanghai, home to the world’s busiest

June 3, 2022
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Shanghai Faces Long Road to Recovery as Lockdown Lifts

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Shanghai faces weeks, if not months, of slow recovery until economic activity can fully bounce back from the crippling

June 1, 2022
Total Views: 2415

Friday, May 27, 2022

China’s COVID Lockdowns: Is the Shanghai ‘Bullwhip’ Ready to Crack?

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With Shanghai on the cusp of unlocking its manufacturing and unshackling frustrated container exports, spot rates from

May 27, 2022
Total Views: 1862

Thursday, May 26, 2022
port of shanghai yangshan at dusk

Shanghai Port Rebounds as Lockdown Loosens But Backlog Remains

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Daily operations at Shanghai’s port have almost fully recovered from the effects of the city’s Covid-19 lockdown,

May 26, 2022
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Monday, May 23, 2022

Containership Transit Times, Not Simply Backlog Counts, Could Offer Clearer Picture of Shipping Crisis, Windward Says

Backlogs of ships waiting outside major ports across the world is perhaps the most visible sign of the on-going global container shipping crisis and issues in

May 23, 2022
Total Views: 4617

Cargo ship Guangdong Port

Russia’s War in Ukraine, China’s COVID-19 Lockdowns ‘Darken’ Outlook for Global Economy, WTO Says

Russia’s war in Ukraine and China’s COVID-19 lockdowns are adding additional risks to the global trade recovery, the World Trade Organization said

May 23, 2022
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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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: 1791

Friday, May 13, 2022

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: 3266

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
yantian port

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: 1234

Thursday, April 28, 2022

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: 2264