China Impacted By New Covid Outbreak

China faces its biggest Covid crisis since the Wuhan outbreak two years ago. Over 3,000 cases were reported yesterday, twice as many as the day before, resulting in millions of residents going in to lockdown.

The latest outbreak is expected to lead to some major disruption, especially in the areas of Shenzhen and Shanghai, with the current situation being as follows:


  • City under complete lockdown.
  • All offices and factories in Shenzhen are closed this week.
  • Most staff working from home, with some delays in communication expected.
  • Ports at this moment operate normally.
  • Factories outside of Shenzhen remain open except for areas also affected by partial lockdowns, such as Dongguan.
  • Trucks from outside of Shenzhen to ports still run normal as of now, but drivers need PCR test not older than 24 hours.
  • LCL operations suspended, no cargo in/out of Yantian warehouses.


  • City under partial lockdown.
  • Many offices closed this week, with staff working from  home.
  • Many factories in Shanghai closed, some remain open for now.
  • Ports at this moment operate normally.
  • Biggest challenge is trucking; some cities outside do not accept vehicles from Shanghai. Other cities require a driver PCR test not older than 48 hours – huge demand means tests are hard to find.
  • Situation is changing frequently.
  • Some Jiangsu province shippers looking to move cargo via Ningbo.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Should you require further information, then please contact a member of the team.


Your Killick Martin Team