On wednesday, one of Ningbo’s container terminals has closed due to a positive Covid test, sparking fears of a Yantian-style nightmare for cargo owners. According to Chinese media, a port worker at Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal tested positive this morning, prompting authorities to suspend all operations for “epidemic management”. “More information is pending regarding the actions from carriers and ports to re-arrange cargo to other terminals in the Ningbo area, and which shipments and sailings may be affected. Most carriers use this terminal, but also call at others in Ningbo, such as Zhoushan.”
China’s Ningbo airport has suspended inbound and outbound flights to the capital Beijing from August 11 due to a “public health incident”, state television reported on Thursday.
The eastern city where Ningbo Zhoushan port, China’s second-largest container port by handling volume, is located has suspended services at a subsidiary Meidong port after an employee at Meidong port tested positive for COVID-19.