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More Shipping Disruptions, Entire City of Shanghai Placed Under Lockdown

Global supply chains have not recovered from Covid-19. Any yet another major disruption is underway.
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Shanghai port delays, image via Tweet

Shanghai port delays, image via Tweet

Entire Shanghai Placed Under Lockdown

Bloomberg reports Entire Shanghai Placed Under Lockdown

Shanghai’s 25 million residents are almost all under some form of lockdown as the financial hub struggles to contain the coronavirus’s highly contagious omicron variant.

The eastern half of the mega Chinese city remains under tight movement restrictions despite the end of a four-day sweeping lockdown Friday morning, according to a government statement Saturday. That means the entire population of the metropolis is currently under some form of quarantine as the two-part lockdown shifted to the western half of Shanghai on Friday.

Residents in the western part of the city, where about two-thirds of its population live, began their four-day lockdown at 3 a.m. local time on Friday as the program approached an end in the east. During the restrictions, residents are barred from leaving home except for mandatory mass Covid tests.

Port Disruptions Before the Total Lockdown

Port Delays Getting Worse

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In very bad news for global supply chains, Port Delays are Getting Worse in Shanghai

VesselsValue, a global shipping data provider, said the number of ships waiting to load or discharge at Shanghai's port had skyrocketed to more than 300 this week, a near five fold increase in the past two and half weeks.

Shanghai is the world's busiest container port. It handles more than four times the volume at the Port of Los Angeles.

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