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Disruptions linger amid COVID curbs in China

Mirko Woitzik | May 9, 2022

On May 9, China reported 415 new daily locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in addition to 3,918 asymptomatic infections across the country. As the situation has failed to improve in recent weeks, authorities in Beijing continue to enforce lockdown measures that started on April 25 across 15 districts in the capital. Though production activities in Shanghai and Kunshan are in the process of recovery, logistics operations remain disrupted due to a shortage of trucking capacity and tightened restrictions at airports. The central and northern parts of the country are also impacted by the spread of COVID-19 infections. Cities in Liaoning, Henan, Hebei, and Shandong are under varying degrees of lockdown measures.  

Key takeaways:  

  • As production gradually resumes in Kunshan and Shanghai, COVID-19 infections persist across China, prompting further lockdown measures elsewhere. 
  • Closed-loop management remains the go-to measure to avoid complete stoppages in areas that remain under partial or full lockdown.  
  • Lockdowns and stringent regulations hinder ground transportation. 
  • Recurring outbreaks have disrupted air freight operations and have delayed import handling at ports due to inadequate trucking capacity.  

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