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Ningbo-Zhoushan Port operations stable amid Covid-19 outbreak

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China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port has maintained steady operations during the latest Covid-19 outbreak that started from the beginning of the new year.

On the first day of 2022, the first confirmed Covid-19 case was reported in Beilun district of Ningbo, which includes several of the busiest container terminals of Ningbo-Zhoushan port.

The district has upgraded its Covid-19 emergency response to the highest level. A temporary lockdown in Beilun district and the closed-loop management measures were implemented locally.

To ensure container services and logistics operations of port areas in Beilun, local authorities had taken a series of measures, including issuing passes to qualified truck drivers to enter into the lockdown areas, opening up greenways for external container vehicles for entering the port region.

During the period of 1 January-3 January, daily container throughput at Ningbo-Zhoushan port was more than 97,000 teu, the volume was 108.5% of the same period of last year.

Last August operations Ningbo-Zhoushan’s Meishan Island International Container Terminal (MSICT) were suspended for two weeks due to a Covid outbreak. The impact on the supply chain was, however, less severe than that caused by the closure of much of Yantian Port for three weeks in June last year due an Covid outbreak.

China continues to maintain a zero-Covid strategy and 11 million people in the city of Xi’an are currently under a strict lockdown.

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