Maersk flags risk of new Chinese lockdowns

Resurgent Covid-19 infections in China put port cities like Shanghai at risk of facing new health restrictions, Maersk warns.

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Chinese public authorities have started a massive effort of testing residents for Covid-19 infection following a wave of new outbreaks, thereby increasing the risk of new lockdowns in the nation’s big port cities, Maersk warns in an customer update.

Cities such as Tianjin, home of northern China’s largest port, as well as Shanghai, which hosts the world’s biggest container port, are the major hubs where the threat of new supply chain blockages is growing.

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