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Shanghai Trucking Shortage Gradually Eases But Hurdles Remain

  • Traffic into city improves while outgoing volume stays muted
  • Global challenges are as acute as any time in two years: Citi
Trucks at the Waigaoqiao Container Port in Shanghai, China, on June 3.

Trucks at the Waigaoqiao Container Port in Shanghai, China, on June 3.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Optimism is growing that port delays and a trucking shortage in Shanghai are quickly abating, providing some relief to supply chains, though major hurdles remain.

Traffic into the city is picking up, with some logistics experts seeing activity returning to about 80% of levels seen before Shanghai’s Covid-19 lockdowns. The trucking situation in Shanghai could return to normal within the next one to two weeks, digital freight forwarder Flexport Inc. said in an e-mailed reply to queries.