Imports from China – impacted by the Covid crisis

  • Imports from China – low volumes of goods and reduced maritime space, until mid-June

  • Shanghai – is still in quarantine

Shipping lines have announced “blank sailings” by  mid-June

  • Due to the extensive Covid quarantine under which China is still located, the volume of goods available for exports from this region has decreased considerably.
  • The shipping lines have already reduced traffic from Chinese ports, many of them announcing “blank sailings” in several Chinese ports, until the middle of JUNE.

Covid-19 situation in Shanghai:

  • Shanghai is still in quarantine, although Covid cases are declining, but control policy is even stricter now than last year.
  • The Chinese administration has announced that it will soon support companies to gradually resume production.
  • The port of Shanghai is operating normally, but some container terminals have begun to close to support anti-Covid government control, affecting the shipping schedule.

The Cosco maritime line announced on May 4 and May 25, respectively, the blacksailing in Shanghai, with the first possible departure after that date. Due to the fact that Constanta port is blocked, the maritime line will omit Constanta port and will unload the goods destined for this port in Piraeus, Greece.