The city of Shanghai has entered the first of a two stage lockdown due to an increase in Covid cases, which is expected to lead to more delays on both ocean and air freight.

In what is widely considered to be China’s most drastic measures since the outbreak of the pandemic, the eastern side of the city is now in lockdown until Friday, with the western side following suit between 1st and 5th of April.

The port and the airports remain open, but strict rules for trucking have already led to a lack of available transport, which is impacting LCL, FCL and Air freight movements.

The lockdowns have led to factories and businesses being closed down, public transport being halted and office staff working from home.

It is possible that delays will be incurred, to and from the region, for the next couple of weeks.

Westbound are continuing to monitor the situation closely and suggest that customers contact us before arranging any urgent shipments.

On the flip side, lockdowns and restrictions have eased in the Shenzhen area during the past week or so. While congestion is still affecting logistics, the ports are starting to return towards normal.

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