Shanghai approaches reopening – but normalcy lies further into the future

Shanghai, which has been shut down for weeks and caused chaos in logistics chains, is heading for a gradual return to normal. But it could take significantly longer before container traffic sees stability return, says shipping analyst.

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Shanghai, which has been shut down for weeks due to Covid-19, has just presented plans to return to more normal conditions and thus the end of a lockdown that has had very clear consequences for container logistics, among other things.

But according to Xeneta chief analyst Peter Sand, the outlook to a more normal Shanghai, in terms of the container industry, might be a significantly farther-off prospect.

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