Covid chaos in Shanghai causes bottlenecks elsewhere in China

Shanghai’s turbulent Covid-19 situation, which has caused severe supply chain issues, appears to be spreading and causing bottlenecks in other places in China. A solution could be far away.

The lockdown in Shanghai, which affects the world's biggest container port, increases bottlenecks other places in China. | Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

The logistics chaos which for weeks has characterized the world’s biggest container port in Shanghai appears to be spreading.

Even though the problems have never been directly linked to operations in the port terminals but have centered around logistics to and from the port, the number of canceled sailings is now starting to increase, says container analyst and Vespucci Maritime CEO Lars Jensen to ShippingWatch.

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