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World’s Third-Busiest Port Remains Partially Shut in China

  • Ningbo port’s Meishan terminal has been closed for six days
  • Sparked concerns delta could fuel port disruptions elsewhere
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China Port Closure Raises Fear
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China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan container port, the world’s third-busiest, remained partially closed for a sixth day Monday, amid ongoing concern over whether the shutdown will disrupt trade from the region longer term.

The port hasn’t published any updates on its operations since Wednesday, when it halted all inbound and outbound container services at its Meishan terminal after one employee tested positive for Covid-19. Consultant GardaWorld estimated the terminal accounted for about 25% of container cargo through the port, though Ningbo-Zhoushan had said it would redirect ships to other terminals and adjust operating hours at other docks.